Outreach fair targets minorities, women

This week in business

Event offers entreprenuers chance to register as city contractors

Symposium promotes employee volunteering

This week in business

April 05, 2004|By Tawanda W. Johnson | Tawanda W. Johnson,Special to Baltimoresun.com

Minority- and women-owned businesses hoping to set up shop in Baltimore City may want to attend Mayor Martin O'Malley's third annual Women & Minority Business Outreach Fair on Monday.

The free event takes place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant, 8201 Eastern Blvd. in Baltimore.

"The fair provides an opportunity for businesses to network with various city agencies to determine opportunities for them within Baltimore City," said Rick Abbruzzese, the mayor's spokesman.

"It also allows minority and women-owned businesses opportunities to register as certified contractors with the city."

The fair is being co-sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Committee, Metcalf & Eddy, East Baltimore Development, Inc., Marsh USA, Inc. and Marketing Outsource Associates.

For more information, contact the Mayor's Office of Minority Business Development at 410-396-3818.

Other business events scheduled this week include:

Tuesday: The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce sponsors its brown bag symposium, "Employee Volunteering is Good Business." The meeting will be held at the Center for Business & Training, 14 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

The event is free and open to chamber members and nonmembers. To register, call 301-739-2015.

Wednesday: The Greater Baltimore Committee will feature its "2004 Lunch With The Orioles" beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St. Business leaders will gather to salute this season's team and its new manager, Lee Mazzilli. Other Orioles players expected to attend include Jay Gibbons, Melvin Mora, B.J. Ryan and Luis Matos -- as well as former Orioles Rafael Palmeiro and Sidney Ponson. The newest members of team also will be introduced.

For more information, call 410-727-2820 or visit www.gbc.org.

The Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce holds its Ambassador Committee meeting from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Ambassadors help new chamber members maximize their chamber membership. The meeting takes place at the chamber office, 102 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 101, Towson. Contact Gayle Clow at 410-825-0036.

Also, the Mortgage Bankers Association releases its weekly mortgage application survey. Visit www.mortgagebankers.org.

Thursday: Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce's Small & Minority Business Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the chamber office, 4640 Forbes Blvd., Suite 130, Lanham. For more information, call 301-731-5000.

Friday and Saturday: Ocean Promotions presents a two-day Easter Art & Craft Fair at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 40th & Coastal streets, Ocean City. Event hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. General admission: $4; Seniors and students: $3; Ages 4 to 14: $2; Age 3 and under: free. For more information, call the convention center at 410-289-8311.

Next week

The Maryland-Washington Minority Contractors' Association, Inc. hosts its 2004 Spring Membership Breakfast on Friday. The event takes place at The Forum, 4210 Primrose Ave., Baltimore. Tickets are $35 per person; $350 for a table of 10. For more information, call Cheryl Morton at 410-243-4864.

Originally published April 5, 2004, 11:08 AM EDT

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