Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

December 08, 2003

Basheer & Edgemoore, Sigma Engineering honored for Kingsport

The Home Builders Association of Maryland's Land Development Council recently presented the Community Development Award of Excellence to Sigma Engineering Inc. and Basheer & Edgemoore for its Kingsport of Annapolis project.

The award recognizes the two companies for excellence in design, planning and construction of the 172-unit single-family community off Forest Drive in Annapolis. It is the companies' first project together.

The team also won top honors with the Finest for Family Living's Site/Land Planning Award. The award also recognized the Kingsport of Annapolis project.

Sigma Engineering Inc. has specialized in Anne Arundel County commercial and residential development since 1975.

Training funding initiative available for businesses

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

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

Companies eligible for the program in Anne Arundel County include private sector for-profit and nonprofit companies headquartered or with a permanent physical location in Anne Arundel County. The program's 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.

Giant Food opens store, pharmacy in Pasadena

Giant Food recently opened its newest full-service store and pharmacy combination at 4315 Mountain Road in Pasadena. The 62,543-square-foot store will provide approximately 100 new jobs.

Brian Dowling will be the manager of the new store. Dowling began his career at Giant in 1986. Jaime Peterson will be a manager. Peterson has worked at Giant for more than 15 years.

Proceeds from a five-day sidewalk sale of hot dogs and soda will be donated to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank, which distributes food and other resources to more than 80 church pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and treatment centers for displaced children in Anne Arundel County. In addition, each day through Dec. 20, the first 500 customers will receive a free item.

Store hours will be 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Pharmacy hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

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.

People

Robert Kaczanowski, a Realtor with Long & Foster in Bowie, is a candidate member of the CCIM Institute. Kaczanowski is pursuing the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation conferred by the organization.

The CCIM designation is awarded upon completing a graduate-level curriculum and attaining qualifying experience. CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing asset management, valuation and investment analysis, and form a business network encompassing approximately 1,000 markets throughout North America.

The Chicago-based CCIM Institute is an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

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