Business Briefs

February 16, 2004

Catering companies merge to create expanded operation

About Thyme Catering has merged with The Main Ingredient to form the largest full-service catering company in the greater Annapolis-Anne Arundel County area, according to the company.

It is operating under the Main Ingredient name, and owned and managed by the five partners from the merged companies: Michelle O'Brien, president and chief executive; Christina Chomo, vice president; Kelly Golkin, chief financial officer; Evelyn Loftus Ray, vice president of sales; and Jennifer Francis, director of catering sales.

The Main Ingredient will feature an expanded catering operation that includes an 8,000- square-foot kitchen and bakery, and The Main Ingredient Cafe, which serves breakfast lunch and dinner. The company will employ more than 50 people, including head chefs Michael Stipeck-Sherbert and Natalie Schumard. Its headquarters are at 914 Bay Ridge Road in Annapolis,

Chamber of Commerce seeks project volunteers

The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to work in its offices and help with a variety of projects throughout the year.

Volunteers will assist with planning events, answering phones, coordinating mailings and performing light office duties. Computer experience is helpful but not essential. The chamber offers flexible hours. Information: 410-672-3422.

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NPO:

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp., a nonprofit organization, offers help to job seekers and employers throughout Anne Arundel County through its One Stop Career Center in Severna Park and through satellite offices throughout the county.

The organization helps job seekers with job acquisition, career change and employment re-entry, and employers with their work-force needs in hiring and downsizing. The organization is funded by the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and Anne Arundel County.

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