Business Digest

BUSINESS DIGEST

August 16, 2004

New public access channel studio opens in Glen Burnie

Anne Arundel Community Television has relocated to Glen Burnie. The new studio is at 7480 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., formerly a movie theater.

Operating hours for the 6,500-square-foot studio are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. while staff completes the move. Night and weekend hours will be added in the near future.

Anne Arundel Community Television is the public access cable channel for Anne Arundel County. Its purpose is to provide a medium for individuals and organizations to communicate with county citizens by offering training in the use of television production equipment. The facility is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The channel will share the overall 24,000-square-foot facility with the county's emergency operations center, the Workforce Development Corp. and community groups. Information: 410-222-0099.

Habitat for Humanity to raffle resort vacation

Arundel Habitat for Humanity is conducting a Vacation Raffle fund-raiser with proceeds going to help build houses for qualified families living in substandard housing in Anne Arundel County.

The vacation offered is one week, from Sept. 24 to Oct. 1, at the Massanutten Resort near Harrisonburg, Va. Twelve people can be accommodated in two adjoining units, each of which sleeps six. There is also a kitchen facility. The raffle is for lodging only with an estimated value of $1,600.

Raffle tickets are $25 or three for $50. Tickets can be purchased at www.arundelhabitat.org or by calling 410-384-9212, ext. 10. Habitat staff, board members and their immediate families are not eligible.

The drawing will take place at noon Sept. 1 at the Arundel Habitat office, 273D Peninsula Farm Road, Arnold.

Radio station honored for community work

Sajak Broadcasting Corp.-owned WNAV 1430 radio station was presented recently with awards at the National Night Out Celebration at the Annapolis City Dock.

The event, held by the Annapolis City Police Department, was attended by the Maryland State Police, Anne Arundel County police and fire departments and a number of other public safety and community organizations.

WNAV and members of its staff received a Governor's Citation from Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. recognizing outstanding service to the community and the positive contribution to a successful police-community partnership to promote neighborhood safety and awareness. Station owner Pat Sajak, news director Rhonda Wardlaw, news reporter Gary Sheridan, program director Bill Lusby and general manager Stephen Hopp received individual citations.

The station was also presented with a Citation of Merit from the city of Annapolis acknowledging community service in keeping Annapolis residents informed through cooperative efforts with the Annapolis City Police Department. WNAV broadcasts the Annapolis Police Neighborhood Watch Community Policing Report each weekday morning at 8:25 a.m.

Media specialist Eaddy promoted to director post

Herrmann Advertising Design/Communications media specialist Rebecca Eaddy has been promoted to media director.

Eaddy has more than seven years of broadcast, advertising and marketing experience, including positions with ABC television, CBS Radio, The Leffler Agency and Herrmann.

Herrmann's clients include a number of top U.S. law firms and companies in industries including telecommunications, financial, real estate, technology and transportation.

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