Business Notes


October 02, 2005

Chamber releases lineup of activities

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

Tuesday: A Biz Tools Group Seminar will be held at 8:15 a.m. at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. Representatives from Wood Street Inc. will discuss "Internet Marketing -- Search Engine Optimization," Web design, content and marketing, what works and what doesn't. The cost is $10 in advance for members, and $20 for nonmembers and at the door.

Oct. 12: Techniques and Ideas for Professional Salespeople at 8:30 a.m. at the BWCC office. The topic will be "Using the Telephone to Gain More Clients." Free for members, and $20 for nonmembers.

Oct. 13: A Membership 101 program for members who want to learn how to maximize their membership will be held at 9 a.m. at the BWCC office. Free to members, but registration is required.

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

Workshop's focus is overseas business

The Annapolis Economic Development Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce will present a free workshop on "How to Chart a Course to Take Your Business International" from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at City Hall.

Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Speakers and topics include:

Susan Lusi, Trade Information Center, U.S. Department of Commerce, will discuss how U.S. companies focus internationally.

A panel including Vince Mallozzi, president of International Marketing Systems, and Cathleen Arch of International Financial Services at BB&T Bank Inc. will discuss "Are You Ready to Export -- Marketing Plans; Developing Relationships and Financing Your Endeavor."

Attorney Kevin O'Connell will discuss the legal logistics of doing business overseas.

Jolanta C. Coffey, international trade specialist of the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Baltimore, will give the wrap-up.

Information: 410-263-7940.

Business expo planned for Friday

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a 2005 Business Expo on Friday at the Radisson Hotel in Annapolis.

The event will feature area businesses showcasing their products and services. Networking opportunities will be available for participants and visitors.

Information: 410-266-3960.

GreenScape pushes for area cleanups

The GreenScape Committee is encouraging its participants to conduct a fall cleanup of their landscape area and plant spring bulbs Oct. 22, National Make a Difference Day.

The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department will have available yellow and white daffodil bulbs and red tulip bulbs to plant in public spaces in the city.

Annapolis also will participate with projects.

Reservations for bulbs are being taken now, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Callers should provide name, phone and organization (if applicable), and should indicate what public area they will be planting and the number of bulbs requested. There is a limit of 100 bulbs per project.

Bulb pick-up will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 to 21 at the Annapolis Recreation Center.

Information: 410-263-7958.

Foundation sets fundraising gala

The Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Inc. will focus on "Changing Lives" at its annual gala to raise funds for scholarships and projects that support AACC students in their educational pursuits.

The event begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 in Jenkins Gymnasium on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

The evening will include dinner catered by Ken's Creative Kitchen of Annapolis and dancing to the music of Radio City of Baltimore.

Tickets are $200 for the black-tie optional event and must be purchased by Oct. 15.

Information and reservations: 410-777-2515.

Tech council names 2 to board

The Anne Arundel Tech Council, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and enriching the area's growing technology industry, recently announced two new members to its board of directors.

John Etgen, director of business development for the National Security Solution Group with L3 Titan Corp. in Annapolis Junction, and Richard Perrin, president of Annapolis-based AdvanTech, joined the board as at-large members.

Their terms run through November 2006. Both men took over vacant positions on the board.

The council also announced that Richard Young, executive vice president and chief executive of TeleCommunication Systems Inc., recently was elected vice president of the board.

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