Business Notes


July 17, 2005

Seminar offered on preventing employee fraud

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a seminar, "How to Prevent and Deter Fraud in Your Business," from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Small Business Resource Center, 2660 Riva Road, Suite 200, Annapolis.

Murray Leigh of Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Co. will present the seminar primarily for owners of small to medium-sized companies to help protect their businesses from employee fraud.

He will explain the types of fraud that can be perpetrated, profile the type of people who commit fraud, and offer practical ways to prevent it.

Attendance is limited to 20. Registration is required.

Information: 410-266-3960.

Chamber announces July activities

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce has announced activities.

July 26: A Membership 101 program for members who want to learn to maximize their membership will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. Free to members, but registration is required.

July 27: A Business Networking Mixer will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Fort Meade, 2700 Hercules Road, Annapolis Junction. Door prizes and a literature table will be available. For directions only, call 301-498-8400. The cost is $12 in advance and $22 at the door.

July 28: Energy Co-op Information Session from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. A second electric cooperative and a gas cooperative are being added. Entities with a commercial electric or gas account are welcome. Free. Reservations: 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714.

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

Executive committee, directors announced

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce has announced its new executive committee and board of directors for 2005-2006.

Officers are: Donald R. Vogt of PBS&J, chairman; Thomas Davis of Bozzuto Landscaping Co., vice chairman; Christine Walters, of the FiveL Co., vice chairwoman; Kathy Grice of Bormel, Grice & Huyett, treasurer; William Chambers, of the Show Place Arena, immediate past chairman.

Board members include: Bryan Aaron of Precision Toner Systems; Richard Barnard of Melwood; Jeff Bernstein of Goozman, Bernstein & Markuski; Mark Carter of G&K Services; Greg Caruso of Harvest Associates LLC; Jamie Costa of Patuxent Publishing Co.; Michael Fowler of Constellation Energy Group; Robert Grandfield of Citizens National Bank; Jason Groves of Verizon Communications; John Henry King, city of Bowie; Richard Knight of the Knight Group Inc.

Also, Andrea Leahy-Fucheck, of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston; Sandra Long of American Business Radio; Emilio Lopez of United Parcel Service; Natalie McIntyre of ImageLine LLC; Andrew L. Meyer of Anne Arundel Community College; Robert Mignon of Minuteman Press/Laurel; Jill Mooty of Jill M. Mooty; Laura Swisher of Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission; Rhonda Tomlinson of Enterprise Systems Solutions Inc.; Tracey Veihmeyer of Laurel Regional Hospital; Jay Williams of Jay Williams Design Co.; Cathy Yost of Business Monthly.

@SUBHEDConnect-A-Ride adds new paratransit bus

Corridor Transportation Corp. recently expanded its Connect-A-Ride fleet of 22 vehicles with a 22-passenger paratransit bus for its Americans with Disabilities Act curbside service called RYDE.

The bus serves Laurel and parts of Anne Arundel, Howard and Prince George's counties.

The CTC is a nonprofit affiliate of the Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce.

Information: 800-270-9553.

Bank recognizes 10 community members

Sandy Spring Bank recently recognized 10 individuals as its Community Champions -- people who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to their community in different categories.

County citizens were asked to nominate champions and tell how they had made a difference in the community.

The honorees, category and their community contribution were: Cpl. Eric E. Crane, police, Annapolis Police Department, youth fishing camp; Wendy Scarborough, business, Recreation Dees for Special Needs Inc.; Jesse Simmerman, coach, Maryland South Delaware Optimist; Dr. Claudia C. Hays, medical profession, Family Support Center; William Hill, student, Bywater Boys & Girls Club.

Also, Pamela A. Rogers, senior citizen, Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department and Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation; the Rev. Lee Ferrell, teacher, Alzheimer's Association; Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Brown, family, Arundel Community Development Services; and Thomas Nevin Jr., firefighter, Glen Burnie Volunteer Fire Department.

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