Business Notes


October 09, 2005

Chamber annouces October activities

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

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

Thursday and Oct. 27: A Membership 101 program for members who want to learn how to maximize their membership will be held at 9 a.m. at the chamber office. Free to members. Registration is required.

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

Annapolis to hold civility conference

Annapolis will hold a civility conference at 1 p.m. Oct. 16 in Room 306 at Maryland Hall.

The conference will provide an opportunity for nonprofits and volunteer organizations to network and showcase their areas. There will be speakers, entertainment and free refreshments.

Attendees are encouraged to donate nonperishable food to be distributed in the community or donated to support Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Thor group names vice president

Thor Group LLC, a business brokerage in Severna Park, has named Francis J. Keenan vice president.

Keenan will work with businesses transferring ownership. He is a former vice president of Baltimore-based Erachem Comilog Inc.

Real estate careers focus of seminar

Long & Foster Realtors will present a seminar, "A Career in Real Estate," at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at 4100 D Mountain Road in Pasadena.

Participants will learn how to start a real estate career, the course requirements and costs for training. The free seminar is open to the public. Reservations are recommended.

Information: Dave Hall, 410-437-9000.

Meals on Wheels to honor volunteers

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland will hold a volunteer recognition luncheon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at La Fontaine Bleu, 7514 S. Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.

Last year, volunteers contributed 121,160 hours and drove 763,305 miles to deliver meals to homebound clients in Baltimore and in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.

Martin L. Wake, president of the Meals on Wheels board, will present awards to the organization's top volunteers.

Renewable energy workshop planned

The Green Building Institute and Solar Energy International will present a five-day workshop on renewable energy beginning Nov. 14 at the EnviroCenter, 7761 Waterloo Road, Jessup.

The workshop will give an overview of solar, wind and water power as well as an introduction to the art and science of natural building materials, techniques, and design considerations for straw bale, adobe, pressed block, cob and natural plasters.

Participants will also learn how to use photovoltaic technology to safely produce their own solar electricity on-grid.

Tuition is $550. To register, call 970-963-8855 or visit

GreenScape pushes for area cleanups

The GreenScape Committee is encouraging its participants to conduct a fall cleanup of their landscape areas and to 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.

Reservations for bulbs are being taken 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 in and the number of bulbs requested. The limit is 100 bulbs per project.

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

Information: 410-263-7958.

Foundation sets fundraising gala

Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Inc. will hold its annual gala Oct. 29 to raise funds for scholarships and projects that support AACC students.

The event will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. 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 Saturday.

Information and reservations: 410-777-2515.

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