Business Notes


November 13, 2005

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. Thursday 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.

Minor Group gets federal certification

The U.S. Small Business Administration has certified the Minor Group Inc. as a participant in its 8(a) Business Development program.

Such firms are eligible for federal government contracts on a sole-source basis up to $3 million for goods and services, and may receive up to $100 million in sole-source contracts during their program participation.

Whole Foods offers holiday classes

Whole Foods Market in the Annapolis Harbour Center, 2504 Solomon's Island Road, is offering a series of classes to inspire a spirit of appreciation, thanksgiving, tradition and celebration during the fall holiday season through Friday. 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 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.

Kids may create fairies for contest

Mark Roberts, creator of collectible fairies, Santas and elves, will hold his second Fairy Creation Contest in conjunction with his signing tour. He will be at Interior Concepts, 2560 Riva Road in Annapolis from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20.

During the signing, children are invited to enter the contest by coloring, embellishing, naming and creating the story behind a fairy of their imagination.

The winning fairy will be created and sold in 2006 as the Healing Heart Fairy, furthering the Mark Roberts Healing Heart Charity. Proceeds will go to children's hospitals throughout the country.

Entries must be received by Dec. 25.

Information: 410-263-2213.

CDI Medical gives Guatemala supplies

Fort Meade-based CDI Medical Systems Inc. has donated more than $100,000 worth of medical litters, cots, pillows, blankets, and other emergency medical supplies to assist Guatemalan relief efforts in areas devastated by mudslides in the wake of October's Hurricane Stan.

Philanthropy group honors Hillman

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) has recognized Lisa Hillman, senior vice president and chief development officer for Anne Arundel Medical Center, for achieving the AHP Fellow designation.

The award is the highest level of achievement in the field of health care philanthropy and recognizes individual professional distinction, dedication and continual self-advancement.

Business network names new leaders

The Thursday Morning Annapolis Business Network International chapter has named new officers.

Among those announced are president Simon M. Kann of the law office of Simon Kann; vice president Sean O'Neill of UBS Financial Services; and secretary-treasurer Rita Spirak-Weill of Minuteman Press.

BNI provides a supportive environment for members to develop and exchange quality business referrals.

Information: 410-269-0214.

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