Business Notes


October 16, 2005

Annapolis to hold civility conference

Annapolis will hold a civility conference at 1 p.m. today 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.

Make nominations for tech awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Anne Arundel Tech Council Awards, which will be presented Dec. 8 at Loews Annapolis Hotel. The ceremony will recognize innovation and leadership in the county's tech companies.

To fill out a nomination form, visit nomination.html.

Cradle is awarded McDonalds grant

Ronald McDonald House Charities has awarded a $3,500 grant for its Gifts for Grooming program to Rob W. Cradle, founder and executive director of Rob's Barbershop Community Foundation of Odenton.

The program, which has been active in the Anne Arundel community for five years, emphasizes the importance of good grooming, hygiene and self-image to children between ages 12 through 18.

Chipotle fundraiser for Arundel High

Chipotle Mexican Grill will open a new location at 2535 Crain Highway in The Village at Waugh Chapel Shopping Center on Wednesday.

As an opening preview, the restaurant will hold a fundraiser for Arundel High School from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. A $5 donation will get a gourmet burrito and a drink. Proceeds from the event will be donated to support the school's athletic programs.

`Taste Buds' Oct. 25 at academy stadium

The Annapolis Business Association will host "Taste Buds," an annual fundraiser, Oct. 25 at the Naval Academy banquet facility in the Navy Marine Corp Stadium from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Proceeds will be used to purchase and maintain the hang- ing flower baskets and contained gardens that grace downtown Annapolis,

The theme for event will be "Annapolis: Then and Now." It will be a retrospective featuring the works of photographer and honoree Marion Warren.

Attendees can enjoy food from 25 of the region's restaurants. Admission will include parking, beer, wine and cocktails, entertainment and a chance to win original artwork.

Tickets are $80 and can be purchased at Rams Head Tavern; Laurance Clothing; Zachary's; Loews Annapolis Hotel; and the Bestgate branch of Bank Annapolis. Tickets can also be purchased online at

Chamber sponsors business breakfast

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce Power Networking Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sam's Club, 3535 Russett Green East in Laurel.

The cost is $20 for members in advance and $30 for non-members and members paying at the door.

To register, visit balt and go to the events section.

Information: 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714.

Real estate careers focus of seminar

Long & Foster Realtors will present a seminar, "A Career in Real Estate," at 6 p.m. Tuesday 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.

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 solar

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