Business Notes


December 01, 2003

Lee Airport receives $91,341 aviation grant from MAA

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. recently announced that Lee Airport in Edgewater will receive a $91,341 aviation grant from the Maryland Aviation Administration.

The MAA grant will provide Lee Airport with the resources to create an airport layout plan to help guide short- and long-term capital development. The state funding will also help improve the airport's taxiway to enhance access to airfield services.

The MAA grant program provides assistance for up to 90 percent of an airport improvement project. Public-use airports throughout Maryland are eligible to apply for the grant program.

Crops conference set tomorrow in Waldorf

The 24th annual Southern Maryland Crops Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Holiday Inn in Waldorf.

The conference provides an opportunity for those involved in agriculture to meet and discuss common problems and hear from speakers on the latest in agricultural production and management.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit sponsor exhibits and talk with company representatives. All-day attendance at this program will also fulfill the requirements for private Pesticide Applicator Recertification.

The $5 registration fee includes lunch. Information: 301-753-8195.

Program to help employers upgrade workers' skills

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp. President Andrew Moser has announced Maryland Business Works, a new training funding initiative.

Designed to help Maryland employers upgrade the skills of their currently employed workers, Maryland Business Works provides matching funds to businesses to train incumbent workers in specific skills needed by the business or industry.

Companies eligible for the program in Anne Arundel County include private sector for-profit and nonprofit or not-for-profit companies headquartered, or with a permanent physical location in, Anne Arundel County. The program will match a company's training costs dollar per dollar, up to $5,000 per employee. Its focus is on small businesses and in-demand industries, especially health care.

Employees must be full-time incumbent employees, with some benefits. Information: 410-315-9688, Ext. 332.

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 more than 2,000 requests for help for the holidays.

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. Donated items should be taken to the Salvation Army at 351 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis by Dec. 15.

Information: 410-263-4091.


Martha L. Boyd has been named to the Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities. Boyd, an Annapolis area volunteer, will serve on the board for four years, beginning in January.

Others appointed to the board include: James M. Bannantine, Stephen J. Bisciotti, Ralph L. Boyd, John J. McLaughlin, Michael D. Sullivan and Michael J. Wallace.

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