Business Digest

Business Digest

October 04, 2004

Annual business expo to be held Oct. 15 at Annapolis hotel

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will present its sixth annual business expo from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Radisson Hotel in Annapolis.

The expo features 55 exhibitors from throughout the Anne Arundel County market, a two-hour power breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. with networking opportunities and a new and prospective member lunch.

The chamber is accepting exhibit booth and sponsorship reservations. Exhibitors will have access to the expected 600 attendees and a listing in the program.

Sponsors receive a double-wide booth stationed at the end of one of four rows, a flyer or ad insert in the chamber newsletter and the chance to present a five-minute talk at the breakfast.

The expo is free and open to the public. Exhibitor and sponsor sign-up sheets are available at chamber offices. 410-266-3960 Ext. 101.

Bank of Glen Burnie names chief lending officer

The Bank of Glen Burnie recently appointed Barbara J. Elswick to chief lending officer.

Elswick is responsible for managing the bank's loan administration, operations and credit departments. As the chief lending officer, Elswick administers all lending functions for the bank's commercial, consumer and indirect loan portfolios.

She also oversees the bank's internal loan operations, credit underwriting and risk assessment. Elwick's responsibilities include originating loans and developing new lending programs and products to serve the community. She supervises seven staff members.

Elswick has been employed with the Bank of Glen Burnie for 29 years. She is a member of Financial Women International and the Risk Management Association.

The Bank of Glen Burnie serves Anne Arundel County as a locally owned community bank with seven branch offices. It is the oldest independent commercial bank in the county.

Veronica Wright named to enterprise commission

Anne Arundel County executive Janet S. Owens recently appointed Veronica Wright to the county Minority Business Enterprise Commission.

Wright co-owns Grady-Wright Insurance Associates in Glen Burnie. She has held management positions with the Mass Transit Administration, NASA, Ford Aerospace and the Hubble Space Telescope project, and has been the recipient of numerous awards for sales and service to the community.

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