Business Notes


July 24, 2005

2 seminars scheduled on real estate careers

Long & Foster Realtors will hold seminars on "A Career in Real Estate" to address the questions of people who are thinking of going into business for themselves.

Topics will include how to get started in a real estate career, course requirements, training costs and the benefits of a real estate career. Seminars are free, but reservations are advised.

Upcoming seminars are:

Aug. 1: 6 p.m., Deale office, 5544 Muddy Creek Road, West River, 410-867-1000.

Aug. 16: 6 p.m., Pasadena office, 4100 D Mountain Road, 410-437-9000.

Boating safety course to be held next month

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a Maryland boating safety course at the Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane.

Classes will be from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Aug. 9, 11, 15 and 16, with the final exam Aug. 18.

Successful completion of the course and the final examination qualifies for the Maryland boating safety certificate.

The cost is $20. Students must be at least age 10.

Registration deadline is Aug. 7.

Information: 410-798-5952.

Annapolis firm hired by state Dept. of Education

BlueWater Agency, a marketing and advertising firm in Annapolis, was recently contracted by the Maryland Department of Education for a food campaign.

The firm is to provide market research services and develop a marketing brochure, poster and magnet to promote statewide awareness of and participation in public school breakfast and lunch programs.

Hospice of Chesapeake hires Glen Burnie woman

Hospice of the Chesapeake has hired Bobbie Bloch, registered nurse and Ph.D., as director of staff development.

Bloch, of Glen Burnie, is a nurse educator, author and clinical mentor. She earned a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University College of Nursing in Detroit; a master's at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing; and a doctoral degree from the University of Toledo, College of Education and Allied Professions.

Bloch's professional experience includes academia, as well as administrative and educational leadership. She is a co-author of Ethnic Nursing Care: A Multicultural Approach.

Financial services group expands into Glen Burnie

Paradigm Financial Group LLC, which provides credit care processing and alternative funding to small and medium-sized businesses, has expanded its sales and operations divisions to Glen Burnie.

The firm's headquarters will remain in Silver Spring.

The company acquired two offices in the Empire Towers building to allow the hiring of additional funding agents and to have operations in a secure area close to the sales force.

ASO board of trustees elects members, officers

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's board of trustees recently elected new members and officers for 2005-2006.

Officers are: Anne S. Potter, chairman; Kathleen B. Eisenhart, vice chairman; Jean A. Moreau, vice chairman for finance; Joan E. Leanos, treasurer; and Danielle M. Mosley, secretary.

Trustees are: Larry R. Innis, Brian S. Kahan, Lisa Kelly, Jon M. Mahan, John P. McKim and Michael Phillips.

PR firm leases space in Annapolis building

The public accounting firm of Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Co. LLC recently leased more than 7,000 square feet of space in the new 888 Bestgate Road building in Annapolis.

Founded in 1975, the firm has outgrown its current space on Defense Highway and expects to double its revenues in the next five years.

The company is headquartered in Bethesda.

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