Business Notes


April 03, 2005

Internet access starts for mechanical permits

Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens announced that as of last week, county mechanical permits can be applied for and issued over the Internet.

"This is the first phase of a major goal to automate, simplify and improve the permitting process in Anne Arundel County," Owens said. "This is the first in a series of permits that will come online this year."

Mechanical contractors will have the option of obtaining heating and air conditioning permits online or from the county's Permit Application Centers in Annapolis and Glen Burnie.

Within the next two months, licensed mechanical contractors in the county will receive a letter with information on accessing the system.

Earlier this year, the Department of Inspections and Permits made permit status information available online.

Information: www.aacoun

BW Corridor Chamber of Commerce plans events

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce has announced its activities for the month:

Tuesday: BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. Breakfast and networking begin at 8:15 a.m. Don and Margie Anne Bonnette from Sandler Training Institute will present a Business Tools Group Seminar on "Trigger Words That Cause You to Lose That Sale" at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $10 in advance for members; $20 at the door.

Thursday: BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. An Energy Co-Op Information Session will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The BWCC will start a second Electric Cooperative and add a Gas Cooperative. Free. Reservations: 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714.

April 13: BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. A "TIPS: Techniques & Ideas for Professional Salespeople" program will be held at 8:30 a.m. on "Preparing Trade Show Follow-up." Free to members; $20 to nonmembers.

Information: 301-725-4000, ext. 102.

Family Chamber Night set at Medieval Times

The Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce has announced its monthly events.

A Family Chamber Night will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament at Arundel Mills. The cost is $45 for adults and $38 for children.

An After Hours Business Mixer will be held at 5 p.m. April 14 at Severn Graphics, 7590 Ritchie Highway. Members should take business cards to exchange. Refreshments and door prizes will be featured. The cost is $5.

Information: 410-766-8282.

Arundel Tech Council sets lunch event April 12

The Anne Arundel Tech Council will hold a lunch program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 12 at Anne Arundel Community College's Arundel Mills campus.

Information on technology programs and financing through the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and the Maryland Technology Development Corp. will be given.

Information: 410-222-7410, ext. 124.

Networking breakfast April 13 in Gambrills

The West County Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. April 13 at Kaufmann's in Gambrills. This kickoff to the annual membership drive will feature door prizes to those bringing in the most new members.

The cost is $10, or bring a friend and each pay $5.

Information: 410-672-3422.

SCORE plans seminar on marketing strategies

SCORE Chapter 390 will hold a seminar on "Developing a Marketing Strategy" from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21 at the Big Vanilla Athletic Club, 1209 Ritchie Highway, Arnold.

This workshop covers market research to sales, with emphasis on how to best to use tools such as advertising and trade shows to promote a business.

The cost is $50 and includes lunch. Advance registration is required.

Information: 410-266-9553.

Economic development agency promotes 2

The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. recently appointed Christina Wiegand as senior vice president.

The agency also promoted Sarah Boone to vice president of business development.

Wiegand's responsibilities will include attracting and encouraging the location and expansion of businesses in the county.

Boone will help businesses with their location, expansion or relocation needs.

Chesapeake Treasures selling spring fashions

Chesapeake Treasures, a resale store that benefits Hospice of the Chesapeake, is selling spring fashions.

The store is in the Park Plaza Shopping Center at 558-D Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. Hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and until 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Information: 410-384-9260.

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