Business Notes


March 20, 2005

Owens to speak at BWI breakfast

The BWI Business Partnership will hold a March Spirit of Success breakfast featuring County Executive Janet S. Owens at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at North Arundel Hospital.

Tickets are free for members and $40 for nonmembers. Reservations are required.

Information: 410-859-1000.

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers course on GPS

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a Global Positioning System(GPS) course for boaters, hikers, hunters, cyclists and sailors, from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Edgewater Library, 25 Stepney Lane, Edgewater.

The cost is $30 and registration is required by Friday.

Information: 410-798-5952.

Macintosh users club to meet in Severna Park

The Annapolis Apple Slice, a club for Macintosh computer users, will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Severna Park Library.

David Helmley from Adobe is scheduled to speak. A question-and-answer session also will be held.

Information: 410-266-9752.

Womanship to open sailing program

Womanship, the sailing school that helps women gain sailing skill and confidence, will begin its 2005 sailing season in Annapolis on April 1-3.

The program is designed for the sailor who is "all thumbs" when attempting to maneuver a boat in or out of a slip or in congested quarters in moorings and harbors.

Included will be hands-on instruction on correct line handling, and how to make knots that hold tightly and release easily.

Participants may enroll for one, two or all three days of instruction and practice. All-day sessions are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Half-day sessions are available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fees are: $275 per day-long session and $175 per half-day session.

Information: 410-267-6661, or 800-342-9295.

Anne Arundel job fair at community college

The Anne Arundel County Job Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 in Jenkins Gymnasium at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold.

The event will include free seminars on interviewing tips at 10:30 a.m. and effective resume preparation at noon. More than 75 employers and government agencies are expected to attend.

Prospective employees include those seeking entry-level positions and those already in the work force.

The deadline for booth reservations is Thursday. Registration is $200 and includes a 6-foot table, two chairs, directory listing and lunch for two representatives. No late registrations will be accepted.

For information, registration forms or to arrange special accommodations: 410-269-4427 or 410-222-7410.

Visitors bureau launches Web site

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau has launched a new Web site to make it easier to experience the many things to do in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

The new site is www.visit

Each page contains links to accommodations, restaurants, shopping and attractions.

BankAnnapolis honors McMillion for service

BankAnnapolis has announced that Jessica McMillion, operations supervisor, has been awarded Service Fanatic of the Year for 2004.

She was recognized by her customers and fellow employees as being committed to quality customer care throughout the year.

The award includes a $500 prize.

Business foundation holds awards gala

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber Foundation recently held its 48th annual gala to benefit its scholarship fund and recognize individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to the community and foundation.

Honored businesses were:

Award of Excellence: PBS&J, engineering consulting firm; and BWI Development Council.

Frank P. Casula Memorial Transit Leadership Award: Vincent J. Leahy Jr.

President's Awards: Individual, Nicole Harvey, Harvest Printing & Graphics Design Studio Inc.; Corporate, Minuteman Press of Laurel.

Small Business of the Year: (25 or fewer employees), Precision Toner Systems, Bryan Aaron, chief executive officer; Large Business of the Year (26 or more employees), Bob's BMW, Bob and Suzanne Henig, owners.

VBP OutSourcing expands office

VBP OutSourcing Inc., a Glen Burnie-based company that specializes in business outsourcing, has expanded its office facilities for the second time in little more than a year.

VBP OutSourcing is located in the Empire Towers building on Ritchie Highway, Suite 404.

Information: 410-590-5000.

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