Business Notes


November 27, 2005

Amputee center to hold showcase

The Amputee Center of Maryland will hold its product night, showcasing products that may assist those living with disabilities, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 in Room 250, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis.

There will be product demonstrations, hands-on trials and information on many items and services including net peddlers, home improvement, prosthetic care and acupuncture.

Refreshments and snacks will also be provided.

Information: amputeecenterof

Giving Tree to help needy children

Annapolis Lighting, 71 Forest Plaza, is holding its second annual Giving Tree Campaign, which benefits families affiliated with the Child and Family Services Agency in Washington, D.C. The campaign aims to make the holiday season special for underprivileged children in the area.

Participants may visit any of the four Annapolis Lighting showrooms and select a holiday stocking from the Christmas tree, which contains a card that lists the name and age of the child and gift suggestions. All gifts should be turned in to any showroom before Dec. 5.

Annapolis Lighting also has locations in Columbia, Rockville, and Falls Church, Va. Information: Alex Mead, 888-346-4427.

Holly Trolley offers sightseeing tours

Discover Annapolis Tours will inaugurate its Holly Trolley tours this holiday season offering sightseeing tours with new evening hours and deals for visits to the Hammond Harwood and William Paca houses.

Tour packages of the 18th- century mansions will be offered Saturday and Dec. 8, 9 and 10.

Private tours to see Lights On the Bay at Sandy Point State Park are also available and are $180 for a one-hour tour for up to 23 people.

Proceeds will support the expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Information:

Party celebrates cafe's reopening

The Szechuan Cafe, formerly in Glen Burnie, has reopened in Pasadena at Lakeshore Crossing shopping center, at the eastern end of Route 100 at Mountain Road.

To celebrate the occasion, owner Tim Leung invited family, friends and longtime customers to a noontime party, at which a burst of firecrackers announced the arrival of a pair of giant dancing lions and a ceremonial blessing was given.

The performance was provided by the American Jow Ga Kung Fu Athletic Association.

Leung has also changed his purely Chinese offerings to add Japanese cuisine and a sushi bar.

Energy information meeting Thursday

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold an Energy Cooperative Information Session from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

Business owners, managers and any other entity that has a commercial electric or natural gas account will learn how to save their business money.

Cookies with Santa scheduled for Dec. 10

The Centre at Glen Burnie will hold Cookies with Santa at noon Dec. 10. Holiday crafts, gifts and cookies will be available for children. The event is free, but a donation of two canned items per child is appreciated. Registration is required. Information: 410-766-6529.

Seminar to discuss real estate careers

Long & Foster Realtors will hold a seminar, "A Career in Real Estate," at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at 5544 Muddy Creek Road, West River.

The seminar will address questions of people who are considering going into business in real estate but do not know how to investigate the pros and cons.

The seminar is free and open to the public, but reservations are advised because space is limited.

Information: Bonnie McArdle, 410-867-1000.

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