Business Notes


August 28, 2005

Talk planned on state, federal health care issues

The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold an Open Legislative Committee meeting from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the West County Library, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton.

Ronald Wineholt of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and Ellen Valentino of the National Federation of Independent Business will speak on state and federal health care issues and the "Wal-Mart bill."

The meeting is free, but reservations are required.

Information: 410-672-3422.

Tech Council to discuss trends, wireless security

The Anne Arundel Tech Council has announced its activities for next month.

Sept. 7: Wireless Security InfoMixer from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chesapeake Innovation Center. Participants will network with area technology executives while learning about wireless security. Solirix will give an update on secure wireless interactions, including a list of wireless vulnerable spots across the county. TEDCO will offer funding opportunities in wireless security and related markets.

Sept. 22: Capstone Series, Trend Titans, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chartwell Country Club, Severna Park. Trend Titans will bring together a panel of technology executives discussing new trends in technologies. Executives from ARINC, TeleCommunication Systems, Under Armour and Bay Bridge Decision Technologies will participate.

For reservations, visit

Information: 410-222-7410, ext. 124.

Bank offers seminars for local businesses

BankAnnapolis has developed a series of roundtable-style business seminars designed to support growing local businesses.

The first seminar is "Sell SMART: Position Yourself More and Compete Less" on Sept. 15.

Sales trainer and business consultant Lynn Zimmerman, president of Sales Mindshare, will help executives find sales strategies.

The interactive seminar will take place at the bank's Bestgate Headquarters. Registration details are on the bank's Web site, Complimentary boxed lunches will be served.

Information: 410-975-9001.

Arundel official to lead regional growth panel

Bill Badger, president and chief executive officer of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp., has been named chairman of the Greater Washington Initiative's Area Business Development Officials Committee.

ABDOC is a group of local, senior economic development executives.

Badger has more than 20 years of experience in economic development. He was formerly with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. He also is chairman of the newly established World Cities Alliance.

The Greater Washington Initiative is the regional economic development marketing organization that assists firms in expanding their businesses in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland.

BWI earns 3 awards for marketing, PR

Baltimore-Washington International Airport was recently honored by Airports Council International-North America with three awards in the 2005 Excellence in Marketing and Communications Contest.

The airport won first place awards in Marketing Campaign and Radio Advertising, and a third place in the Flight Guide category.

The marketing and radio campaigns were part of the airport's marketing to Washington-area travelers.

The flight guide award recognized the publication that keeps frequent flyers informed about flight schedules and options.

The competition, which drew entries from 54 airports across the country, recognizes the work in marketing and public relations produced by North American airports.

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