Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

June 05, 2005

Volunteer Center to hold fund-raiser in Annapolis June 17

The Volunteer Center will hold its second annual fund-raiser, a celebrity waiter dinner called "Keep the Change," at 7 p.m. June 17 at the Sheraton Hotel Annapolis, 173 Jennifer Road.

More than 20 community leaders have volunteered to raise money for the center's programs and services. Each table's celebrity waiter will work for tips for the center, which connects volunteers with opportunities to meet community needs in the county.

The Reagan Years Band will perform dance music from the 1980s. A silent auction and cocktails will begin at 7 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. Tickets are $100, of which $50 is tax-deductible.

Information: 410-897-9207.

Aviation conference to be held in Hagerstown

The Maryland Aviation Administration and the Maryland Airport Managers Association, with Hagerstown Regional Airport, will hold the 10th annual Maryland Regional Aviation Conference June 21-23 in Hagerstown.

The focus of the conference is bringing federal, state and local officials, and airport owners, operators and users together to discuss current events, trends and expectations related to general aviation.

Presentations and seminars will be offered during the conference.

Information: 410-859-7027.

Business network chapter announces new officers

The Thursday Morning Annapolis Business Network International chapter has announced new officers.

Officers are: Chip Whitaker of Whitaker Insurance Services, president; Simon M. Kann of the Law Office of Simon Kann, vice president; and Rita Spirak-Weill of Minuteman Press, secretary-treasurer.

Membership chairs are Sean O'Neill of UBS Financial Services Inc., Barbara Wadsworth of Pivotal Impressions, Susan Wingo of Premier Designs, and Becky McLaughlin-Treakle of Personalized Travel Consultants. McLaughlin-Treakle is immediate past president.

Visitor hosts are Richard J. Rooney of Rooney & Associates and Debbie Rosen McKerrow of Chesapeake Estate Services Inc.

The Thursday BNI chapter meets from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Saucy Salamander Cafe, 2661 Riva Road. Visitors are welcome.

Information: 410-269-0214.

Chamber schedules orientation program

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold an orientation program for business professionals, "What Can the Chamber Do For Me?" at 8:30 a.m. June 14 at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

Tips and techniques on free or inexpensive ways to promote a business will be given. Free.

Information: 410-792-9714 or 301-725-4000, ext. 102.

Glen Burnie executive in Md.'s Top 100 Women

Paula Klepper, president and chief executive officer of Mid-Atlantic Business Finance Co. of Glen Burnie, has been recognized as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women and has been named Financial Services Champion of the Year for Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region.

The annual Top 100 award was created in 1996 by The Daily Record to recognize the professional achievements of women who are having an impact in Maryland.

The U.S. Small Business Administration's Financial Services Champion of the Year for Maryland and Region III (Mid-Atlantic) award recognizes individuals who assist small businesses through their advocacy efforts to increase usefulness and availability of financial services.

Westfield Shopping Center to help in literacy project

The Westfield Shopping Center in Annapolis is joining Save the Children to raise awareness and money for the importance of literacy in helping lift children out of rural poverty.

This month, the shopping center will accept donations and give away bookmarks. Children can enter an art contest with the theme "What Reading Means to Me."

Information: 410-266-5432.

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