Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

April 24, 2005

Dog obedience course offered at park to owners

A dog obedience course will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through June 21 at Bell Branch Park in Gambrills.

Participants will learn how to train their dogs using positive methods. Dogs must be at least 5 months old and have current vaccinations.

The cost is $90 for nine lessons. Proceeds benefit the Bell Branch Dog Park.

Information: 410-798-6875.

Annapolis public policy center to honor Texan

The Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy will honor U.S. Rep. Joe L. Barton, a Republican from Texas, at its annual dinner Tuesday at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington.

The center honors individuals who support rational, science-based thinking and policy-making.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are required.

Information: 410-268-3302, ext. 104.

Employee hiring seminar scheduled for Wednesday

The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Small Business Solutions seminar on "How to Hire Top Notch Employees" at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the West County Area Library in Odenton.

Daryl Hancock, franchisee of Rita's Ice in Odenton, will describe how the company uses interviewing techniques to identify employees who will work hard and be loyal.

The seminar is free, but registration is required.

Information: 410-672-3422.

Fort Meade job fair open to public and military

The Fort Meade Morale, Welfare and Recreation fund will hold a job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road, Fort Meade.

The fair is open to the public and military and will feature 60 employers seeking candidates for a variety of positions. Job-seekers should bring resumes and be prepared to interview.

Those without a Department of Defense identification or sticker should enter via Route 175 at the Reece Road gate and must show photo ID. All vehicles will be inspected at entry.

Information: 410-674-5240.

Chamber of commerce announces activities

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce presents the following activities:

Wednesday: Bozzuto Landscaping Co., 5601 Van Dusen Road, Laurel. A Membership 101 program for those who want to learn how to maximize their membership will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For directions, call 301-497-3900. Free to members.

Thursday: Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Road. A Business Networking Mixer will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Door prizes and a literature table will be available. For directions, call 301-860-4000. The cost is $12 in advance, and $22 at the door.

Information: 301-725-4000, ext. 102

Chamber to hold seminar on competitive advantage

The Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar on "Sustaining Competitive Advantage," at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the offices of Albert J. Bartlinski, 408 Crain Highway, Suite 10, Glen Burnie.

The cost is $45. The first 10 people to register will receive a $20 discount.

Information: 410-766-8282.

Grocer to help raise money for American Cancer Society

Graul's Markets will hold the fourth annual "Grocers Fight Cancer Days" to raise money for the American Cancer Society on Friday at the Annapolis and Cape St. Claire stores.

Graul's will donate 5 percent of store sales that day, plus the proceeds from raffles, donations and other activities, to the American Cancer Society.

Activities will include visits by the Baltimore Ravens mascot, Chester Cheetah, magicians and balloon artists.

Information: 410-308-2100.

2005 Race Unity Awards to be presented May 1

The Baha'i of Annapolis has announced its Race Unity Awards for 2005.

The awards are given to people who serve society and work to bring others closer together.

Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. May 1 at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis.

Winners are: Gerald Stansbury, president of the Anne Arundel County Chapter of the NAACP; Yevola S. Peters, recently retired as chief executive of the Community Action Agency in Annapolis; Deborah Wood, founding director of the Chesapeake Children's Museum; Nicolas Gomez, director, Hispanic Initiative and immediate past chairman of the Annapolis Human Relations Commission; and Ida Mae Sims, educator and Annapolis human relations commissioner.

The keynote speaker will be Layli Miller-Muro, who will discuss "Race, Gender and the Human Rights Crisis."

The event is free and open to the public.

Information: 410-626-1449.

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