Business Notes


April 10, 2005

Goose-calling champ to offer mini-clinic at Arundel Mills

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World will hold a waterfowl mini-clinic, featuring world goose-calling champion Sean Mann from noon to 5 p.m. today at the Arundel Mills store.

Mann, a member of the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World RedHead Pro Staff, will offer tips on decoy setup, blind location and call selection.

Hands-on demonstrations and question-and-answer sessions will be included.

Information: 410-689-2500, ext. 5217.

County job fair Thursday in gymnasium at AACC

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

More than 80 employers have signed up to participate, including schools, banks, medical practices, police departments, government and military agencies, technology industries and retail stores.

The event will include free seminars on interviewing tips at 10:30 a.m., and effective resume preparation at noon.

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

Information: 410-269-4427, or 410-222-7410.

Chamber of commerce schedules April activities

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce has announced this month's activities.

Thursday: BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. An orientation program for business professionals will be held at 8:30 a.m. on "What Can the Chamber Do For Me?" Free.

Thursday: BWCC office. A Business Dialogue Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will meet with fellow business owners and operators to discuss ideas, solicit and receive advice and gain new ideas. Bring a bag lunch.

Thursday: Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. An Energy Co-Op Information Session will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to start a second electric cooperative and add a gas cooperative. Free to members. Registration is required.

Friday: BWCC office. Breakfast and networking begins at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Business Tools Group Seminar at 8:30 a.m. on "5 Steps to Huge Profitability Growth" by Lee Martin of Action Business Coaching of Maryland. The cost is $10 in advance and $20 at the door.

Information: 301-725-4000, ext. 102

Young professionals club announces social events

The Young Anne Arundel Professionals, a social club primarily for single professionals to make new friends and share camaraderie, has announced this month's programs:

Today, Movies at the Annapolis Mall, 4 p.m.

Friday, China Buffet in Severna Park, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Bob Evans in Glen Burnie, 8 a.m.

April 17, Putt Putt Golf in Severna Park, 5 p.m.

April 23, Annapolis Cinema Grill, 6:30 p.m.

April 26, Rocky Run at Marley Station Mall, 7 p.m.

April 30, Jumpers Movies in Pasadena, 6:30 p.m.

Information: 410-757-4922.

Alchemy Tea & Trading opens in Annapolis

Alchemy Tea & Trading Co., 92 Maryland Ave. in Annapolis, has opened, offering exotic loose teas, gourmet snacks and imported foods.

More than 50 teas are available by the cup, teabag or pound, with imported certified organic teas from small plantations and gardens around the world.

There is also a dessert case and gourmet selections in the dry goods room with snacks and treats.

The store is planning evening events such as guest speakers, book signings, classes and seminars, and acoustic music.

Information: 410-216-7001.

Ex-surgeon general joins public policy board

Lt. Gen. Paul K. Carlton Jr., former surgeon general of the U.S. Air Force, has joined the board of directors of the Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy.

He is director of homeland security of the Texas A&M University System, Health Science Center. He retired from the Air Force in 2002.

Still an active surgeon, Carlton studied the roots of terrorism after the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

He is active nationally and internationally in terrorism preparedness.

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