Business Briefs

March 29, 2004

Mixer scheduled to assist minority business owners

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold a "Diversity Mixer" from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 8 at the offices of SKY Neurological Rehabilitation, 190 Admiral Cochran Drive, Annapolis.

Minority-owned firms will have an opportunity to meet chamber officials, and learn about services available from the following organizations:

Anne Arundel County Office of Central Services/MBE Program.

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp.

Black Chamber of Commerce of Anne Arundel County Inc.

Annapolis Office of Economic Development.

Entrepreneurs' Exchange.

Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce.

MicroEnterprise Council of Maryland.

Alyson Hall, chairwoman of the Minority Business Enterprise Committee, and Bob Jacobs of Chesapeake Telephone Systems and chairman of AAACCC's Diversity Committee, and their organizations will work to increase economic opportunities for women and minority businesses in Anne Arundel County.

SKY Neurological Rehabilitation, owned by Sharon Sauls, is a new African-American-owned firm providing specialized therapy to people with neurological injuries such as stroke, aneurysms, tumors or brain injuries.

MBEC will sponsor 10 nonmember, minority- or women-owned companies interested in attending. The deadline to request a sponsorship is Friday. Information: 410-268-7676 Ext. 110 or 410-222-7620.

Steven Parker nominated for truck dealer award

Steven E. Parker, president of Baltimore Mack Trucks Inc. in Linthicum, was nominated for the ATD/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year Award, sponsored by Heavy Duty Trucking and the American Truck Dealers division of the National Automobile Dealers.

The winner will be announced during the 41st annual ATD Convention and Exposition in Seattle next month.

AACC, AchieveGlobal to offer business training

Anne Arundel Community College and AchieveGlobal, which deals in performance skill training and consulting, have entered into a partnership to combine resources and meet local business needs.

AACC will provide AchieveGlobal training modules to businesses in Anne Arundel County.

AchieveGlobal delivers products and services in more than 40 languages to more than 400 Fortune 500 customers in more than 70 countries.

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