Business Notes


November 06, 2005

Whole Foods offers holiday classes

Whole Foods Market in the Annapolis Harbour Center, 2504 Solomon's Island Road, will offer a series of classes to inspire a spirit of appreciation, thanksgiving, tradition and celebration during the fall holiday season Tuesday through Nov. 18. All classes will begin at 7 p.m.

Some classes are free, while others will have a nominal supply fee, which must be paid at registration. The classes are mostly demonstration classes and always include generous samples of the dishes that are shown.

Participants should meet in the cafe at the front of the store. Registration is required.

For the cooking class schedule:

Information: Diana Love, 410-573-1800.

Severna Park group schedules trade fair

The Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual holiday trade fair from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on Ritchie Highway.

There will be food and beverages from area restaurants, entertainment, face painting, and an assortment of vendors.

Information: Linda Zahn, 410-647-3900.

Chamber to hold holiday mixer

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold a holiday mixer from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 17 at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville.

The festivities will include live and silent auctions, music and food from local restaurants and caterers.

Attendees will also receive a 10 percent discount when shopping at Homestead Gardens during the event.

The cost is $45 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Proceeds will benefit the chamber's program of work.

Information: Cheryl Ames, 410-266-3960.

Arbogast & Assoc. wins 3 PR awards

The National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has honored Donna Arbogast & Associates, a public relations and marketing firm in Crofton, with three awards for excellence in the field.

The marketing firm was recognized for its Living Well with Cancer kit, prepared for Washington Hospital Center; and the Bolger Center Fall Festival for Dolce International.

The Washington chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators also honored the planning and measurable results of the Bolger Center Fall Festival with a Silver Inkwell Award.

Chipotle opening Arundel Mills site

Chipotle Mexican Grill will open a new location Friday at Arundel Mills Shopping Center, 7049 Arundel Mills Blvd.

As an opening preview, the restaurant will hold a fundraiser for Meade High School from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. A $5 donation at the door buys a gourmet burrito and a drink.

Proceeds will be donated to support the school's sports booster programs.

Symposium to focus on mathematics

Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber Foundation, the National Security Agency and the BWI Development Council will host the 12th annual Mathematics Symposium on Nov. 15 at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum.

The event will feature an address by James M. Rubillo, executive director of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, as well as aviation artist Keith Ferris, who will present "The Mathematics of Art" in one of the morning breakout sessions.

Additional morning and afternoon sessions will provide teachers with a variety of techniques, strategies and classroom methodologies for teaching mathematics.

A $35 registration fee is required to attend. Space is limited.

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

Watkins, Meegan hires Komlosy

CPA and business advisory firm Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Co. has hired David J. Komlosy as an audit manager in its Annapolis office.

He will be responsible for conducting company audits for the firm's specialty service-group areas, construction/real estate development and nonprofit organizations.

Glen Burnie ice rink opens for season

The Glen Burnie Town Center Ice Skating Rink, 103 N. Crain Highway, is open for the season and will remain open through the first week in March.

Honor-roll students at participating schools will be able to enjoy a free two-hour skating session; Friday and Saturday nights will feature contemporary music to appeal to middle and high school students; and Fridays will continue to be Arthur Slade Day. Arthur Slade students will be welcome to skate for a reduced rate, including skate rental, from noon to 6 p.m.

Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. Skate rental is $2.50.

Season passes and discount cards are available.

Information: 410-768-7700.

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