Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

November 24, 2003

Fort Meade center offers job search help to workers

The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at Fort Meade has partnered with Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp. to operate the A76 Employment Transition Assistance Center to support the 210 workers affected by impending layoffs.

Each Monday afternoon, affected employees can obtain assistance through career counselors for resume writing, interviewing skills, training opportunities, job search strategies, direct job referrals and health and safety issues.

Located on base, the center opened in October and will remain operating through the employee exit date next spring.

Titan Publishing moves to Hanover office park

Titan Publishing Corp., a fast-growing publisher and creative design firm in the Baltimore-Washington area, has expanded and moved its offices to the Baltimore Commons office park in Hanover.

Founded in 2000, Titan produces major publications and supporting materials for chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, visitors' bureaus and other membership organizations.

Titan and TPC Creative provide services to about 30 clients, including the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chambers of Commerce, Comcast Chesapeake Bay Group, the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

Titan and TPC Creative's new offices are at 7466 New Ridge Road, Suite 14, Hanover, 21076. Information can be obtained at www.titanpubs.com and www.tpccreative.com or 410- 694-9600.

Blue Heron Center expands catering options

The Blue Heron Center at Quiet Waters Park now offers clients a choice in catering firms. The clients will be responsible for supplying the necessary documentation demonstrating that their caterer meets health department and insurance requirements.

Quiet Waters Park will provide details regarding date availability and rental requirements at 410-222-1777.

Internal medicine group leases Annapolis space

Annapolis Internal Medicine Group recently leased new office space at 116 Defense Highway in Annapolis.

The medical group, which consists of seven physicians, signed a 10-year lease through McShea & Company Inc. of Montgomery County.

Post Haste Mailing Services marks 20th anniversary

Post Haste Mailing Services of Annapolis celebrates 20 years in business this year. Owner Jack Ellis began his business on Church Circle in 1983 and has outgrown three locations.

In 1986, Ellis was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Small Business Administration for the State of Maryland.

Post Haste has 17 employees.

Holiday sponsors needed for families, seniors

The Holiday Sharing Program at the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services is seeking donors in the northern area of the county.

The 20-year-old county-run program, which matches donors with families and senior citizens, has received 2,199 requests for help for the holidays, and only 1,567 have been met. Remaining are 632 families and seniors.

Donations of food and meals are essential. Monetary donations are used to purchase gift cards at area grocery stores for families who are not matched with a donor. Social Services is located at 80 West St., Annapolis, 21401. Information: 410- 269-4462.

The Salvation Army of Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County is also seeking help with its "Adopt a Family" program.

Families need food, toys and clothing. The Salvation Army will provide first names, genders, ages and sizes. The deadline is Wednesday. Donated items should be taken to the Salvation Army at 351 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis by Dec. 15.

Information: 410-263-4091.

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Legal assistance:

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service is a nonprofit organization that provides free or low-cost legal assistance to low-income Maryland residents. The service handles denial of public benefits; will, deed and name changes; and landlord-tenant disputes. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. 410-547-6537 or 800-510- 0050.

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