Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

October 30, 2005

Marketing firm wins two awards

Annapolis-based Crosby Marketing Communications was recently honored with two awards for its public service campaign "One Nation Free from Poverty" for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

Crosby won the Thoth Award and a certificate of excellence in the categories of multimedia communications and radio public service announcements during the 37th Annual Thoth Awards, sponsored by the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Tech Council holds health care summit

The Anne Arundel Tech Council will hold its "Healthcare Summit 2005: Emerging Technologies in Healthcare" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 17 at ARINC headquarters, 2551 Riva Road in Annapolis.

The event will feature speaker Dr. Victor Plavner, chairman of the Maryland/D.C. Collaborative for Healthcare Information Technology.

There will also be two panels on electronic medical record systems and wireless networking with participants from the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins, Greater Baltimore Medical Center and others.

Rains re-elected to appraisers post

Charles W. Rains, senior manager at Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Co., has been re-elected as treasurer/secretary of the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers.

Watkins, Meegan, Drury has offices in Annapolis, Bethesda, Washington and Tysons Corner, Va.

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 Tuesday.

Information: wfine46 @comcast.net.

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 solarenergy.org/work shops.

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