Business Notes


October 23, 2005

Procurement fair to be held Tuesday

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Baltimore/Washington Area Government and Prime Contractor Procurement Fair from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Greenbelt Marriot, 6400 Ivy Lane.

The fair is an opportunity for business people to meet procurement officials from federal, state, county and local government. Participants can learn directly from experts how to do business with government entities and talk to representatives from the Baltimore and Washington regions.

Because of the support of sponsorships and exhibitors, the committee has extended the registration deadline to tomorrow. The admission fee is $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers. The cost at the door will be $75.

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

Arts council sets marketing workshop

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County will hold a "Publicity and Marketing Tips for Nonprofit Organizations and Grant Writing Workshop" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Chesapeake Room of the Heritage Center, 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis.

The free workshop will focus on strategies for nonprofit arts organizations to publicize events, write eye-catching news releases and gain feature news coverage and reviews.

Reservations are required.

Information: 410-222-7949.

Business and image topic of cable show

Hollis Minor, owner of the Minor Group Inc., and Carroll Hynson, owner of Image Power Inc., appear on Anne Arundel County Minority Business Report's Image is Everything, which airs daily on Comcast Channel 98 at 1 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. this month.

The program focuses on why image is important in business; how to develop an image; how much it costs; and how strategic alliances can help propel a business.

Rotary sponsors Norway exchange

Rotary International Exchange is seeking people age 24 to 40 as candidates for its group study exchange in Norway next year.

Rotary International will pay all expenses for teams of men and women in the early stages of their business and professional careers to travel abroad and share vocational information with representatives of their professions in other countries.

Team members will spend four to five weeks studying the host country's institutions, economy and culture while observing how their professions are practiced abroad.

Participants are expected to attend planning and orientation sessions on their own time before departure.

Participants will leave for Norway on May 13 and return June 10.

Applications are required by Nov. 1.

Information: wfine46@com

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 solar electricity.

Tuition is $550.

To register, call 970-963-8855 or visit shops.

`Taste Buds' Tuesday at academy stadium

The Annapolis Business Association will host a "Taste Buds" fundraiser Tuesday at the Naval Academy banquet facility in the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Proceeds will be used to purchase and maintain the hanging 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

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