Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

September 04, 2005

Real estate agency sets seminars for this month

Long & Foster Realtors will hold seminars on "A Career in Real Estate" for people considering entering that profession.

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

Sept. 20: 6 p.m., Pasadena office, 4100 D Mountain Road, 410-437-9000.

Pentagon briefing among chamber events in Sept.

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce has announced events for this month.

Tuesday: "Briefing from the Pentagon" from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum. Eric S. Edelman, undersecretary of defense for policy, will offer an update on the war on terror. Directions: 410-859-5700. The cost is $20 for members in advance, and $30 for nonmembers and at the door. Reservations are required.

Thursday: A Membership 101 program for members who want to maximize their membership will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. Free to members, but registration is required.

Sept. 14: "Techniques and Ideas for Professional Salespeople" at 8:30 a.m. at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. The topic will be presentation tips and common mistakes made by salespeople. Free to members; $20 for nonmembers.

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

Florist to participate in Good Neighbor Day

Chris Cogliano of Red Rose Florist, at 337 Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie, will participate in the 10th annual Good Neighbor Day on Wednesday.

Beginning at 9 a.m. she will give away up to 10,000 roses in bunches of a dozen to anyone who visits the shop.

Good Neighbor Day was created to give the community a chance to meet each other through acts of kindness.

Information: 410-761-4445.

Environmental center plans homeowner classes

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Grasonville is offering a series of workshops for homeowners on restoration practices to raise property value and promote a healthier Chesapeake Bay.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: David Burke of Burke Associates will present shoreline erosion-control techniques and discuss the benefits of living shorelines.

Sept. 21, 7 p.m.: Julie Thompson, a biologist from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will discuss phragmite control and grants for spraying services.

The one-hour sessions are free, but registration is required.

Information: 410-827-6694.

Chamber of Commerce plans mixer, networking

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce has announced its monthly events.

After Hours Mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Maryland Seafood Festival, Sandy Point State Park. The cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $25 for nonmembers.

Networking 9s from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 16 at Atlantic Golf South River, 3451 Solomons Island Road. The cost is $35 in advance.

Information: 410-266-3960.

Business expo scheduled next week in Glen Burnie

The Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business-to-business expo, Today's Steps, Tomorrow's Success on Sept. 14 at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie.

The expo is designed to help small and medium-sized firms increase their business through business development workshops and networking opportunities. More than 50 exhibitors, business leaders and government officials are expected to participate.

The expo will focus on the small businesses in Anne Arundel County and surrounding counties and the issues they face as growing companies.

Exhibitor applications are being accepted.

Information: 410-766-8282.

Safe-boating course to start this month

Annapolis Flotilla 1-6 will hold a 13-week basic Power Boating Skills and Seamanship Course this fall.

The course offers an overview of the rules and fundamentals of safe boating and will familiarize students with required safety equipment, as well as right-of-way rules.

Classes will start Sept. 14 and run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Annapolis High School. The cost for materials is $40.

Information: 410-956-6979.

Master gardeners offer Bay-Wise certification

The Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners have a Bay-Wise program to help homeowners help the bay.

A small group of gardeners will visit your property and consult with you to certify your property as "Bay-Wise." This certification is granted to property owners who use garden practices that help to improve the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

The program is free.

The Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners is a group of volunteers trained by the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service to educate citizens about effective and sustainable horticultural practices and landscaping problem-solving through demonstration projects, partnerships with other organizations, and public outreach activities.

Information: 410-222-6755.

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