Business Notes


September 25, 2005

AACC workshops for nonprofits set

Anne Arundel Community College will hold a Nonprofit Resource Day from 8 a.m. to noon Friday in Applied Learning and Technology Room 100 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The event will feature workshops and more than 40 exhibits by nonprofit and volunteer groups from around the region. Keynote addresses will be given at 8:40 a.m. by Vanessa Morales, grant administrator for Anne Arundel County; and Griff Hall, executive director of Leadership Anne Arundel. Workshops will begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. as follows: Anita Nowery Durel of Durel Consulting Partners will discuss "The Lifecycle of Nonprofit Organizations"; Susan Still of Still Consulting and Fay Mauro of the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County will demonstrate how to give organizations "A Nonprofit Health Checkup"; Abbie vonSchlegell, managing director of Brakeley Briscoe Inc. and Shauna Chabot, consulting associate, will discuss "Current Giving Trends." Admission is free, but reservations are recommended by Tuesday. Information: 410-777-2121.

Air cargo show planned Saturday

The Maryland Aviation Administration will hold the BWI Cargo Show Expo 2005 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The event will offer the air cargo community, which employs 1,000 full-time workers at BWI, an opportunity to promote their services to businesses within the Baltimore-Washington corridor and the northeastern United States. Information: 800-I-FLY-BWI, ext. 7030.

First Citizens Bank to open Md. branch

First Citizens Bank has received regulatory approval to open its first office in Maryland and has hired veteran banker Matt Pipkin to lead the new facility. First Citizens, the principal subsidiary of First Citizens BancShares Inc., has obtained consent from the FDIC, the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks and the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation to operate a branch in Annapolis. The bank is renovating office space at 1967 West St. in Parole and expects to open at the end of this year.

Dentist taking over established practice

Dr. John M. Cutting recently took over Edgewater Dental Arts, a practice that has been serving the community at 1 Dental Road for more than 50 years. Cutting purchased the practice from Dr. Carroll A. Johnston, who has served there for 30 years and will remain for one more year to ensure a smooth transition. Cutting is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He specializes in restorative, implant and cosmetic dentistry. He lives in Annapolis. Information: 410-956-3525 or 301-261-4595.

Arts foundation honors 6 residents

The Anne Arundel County Cultural Arts Foundation recently honored six county individuals who have made lasting, significant and inspiring contributions in their fields of art with Annie Awards.

Visual arts: Joanette Hoffman Egeli.

Performing arts: Mark Schatz.

Arts patron: Robert Giddings.

Arts educator: Hydee Schaller.

Lifetime achievement: Thea Lindauer.

Literary arts: Marcia Talley. Information: 410-222-7949.

Tour boat operator honored for safety

The Coast Guard has awarded Annapolis Tours and Watermark Cruises with five Certificate of Excellence awards in recognition of outstanding safety records for the 2005 vessel inspection year. According to Lt. Matthew Edwards of the Small Vessels Division of the Coast Guard, "Each award represents zero infractions during the vessel inspection process." Annapolis Tours and Watermark Cruises also received the Office in Charge, Marine Inspection Award for vessels that have had no infractions during a five-year period. Annapolis Tours and Watermark Cruises owns and operates 11 vessels, including the water taxi service in Annapolis Harbor.

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