Business Notes


December 04, 2005

Jewelry store reopens down street

One week after a five-alarm blaze forced Zachary's Exquisite Jewelry from its Main Street location in downtown Annapolis, the high-end jewelry store has reopened just a few doors away.

The family-owned business set up shop Friday at 100 Main St. and continues operations today with a weekend sale. Customers will receive 20 percent off all purchases.

The new space was provided by Harvey Blonder, owner of Zachary's former location at 122 Main St., which was destroyed by a fire last month that also ripped through two other commercial buildings downtown. Zachary's displaced City Dock Outfitters, another Blonder business, at 100 Main St.

Precious Metals will hold open house

Annapolis Precious Metals, 169 Defense Highway, will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. A portion of the day's proceeds will be donated to the Anne Arundel County chapter of the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Katrina during the holidays.

Visitors can talk with the artists and goldsmiths.

Information: 410-266-9559.

CASA to host evening of holiday shopping

Court Appointed Special Advocates will host an evening of holiday shopping at Tin Can Allee, 63 West St., Annapolis, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Ten percent of the evening's proceeds will go to benefit CASA, whose members speak on behalf of abused and neglected children.


Professionals group sets Sunday brunch

Young Anne Arundel Professionals, a social club for single professionals, will hold a Sunday brunch at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at O'Loughlin's, Bay Dale Shopping Center, College Parkway, Arnold.

Information: 410-757-4922.

Chesapeake Cycles is toy drop-off site

Chesapeake Cycles, a retailer of Victory Motorcycles and Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles, is an official drop-off site for donations for the U.S. Marine Corps' "Toys For Tots" campaign.

The store is at 2037 Industrial Drive, one block from Bestgate Road in Annapolis.

Information: 410-266-0015.

Tree stand seminar will be held at mall

The Natural Resources Police hunter safety education staff will hold a tree stand safety seminar at 1 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Bass Pro Shops at Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover.

The program will be held in the Tree Stand Grove at the store and will provide hunters with information concerning proper use of tree stands and related safety issues.

Information: 410-260-8003.

Chamber sets meeting with Currie

In anticipation of the 2006 legislative session, the Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast with state Sen. Ulysses Currie, chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. Dec. 13 at the University of Maryland College Inn and Conference Center, Chasen Room, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi.

The cost is $27 for prepaid members and $32 for nonmembers and members without prepayment.

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

Program planned for salespeople

TIPS, or Techniques and Ideas for Professional Salespeople, will hold its monthly BWCC program from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

Participants will learn new sales techniques, share ideas and get motivated for success.

The meeting is free for members and $20 for nonmembers.

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

Tech Council awards are a first for firms

The Anne Arundel Tech Council will hold its inaugural awards ceremony for area technology companies from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St., Annapolis.

The event will mark the first time that Anne Arundel County technology companies will receive local recognition for innovation and leadership.

Awards include Tech Company of the Year, Innovator Award, Legend's Circle and the Good Apple Award. Reservations:

Millersville landfill supervisor honored

The Department of Public Works, Waste Management Services Bureau has awarded veteran employee Richard Howeth with the Solid Waste Association of North America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Landfill Operator of the Year Award.

Howeth, a landfill supervisor at Millersville Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility, has consistently worked nine-hour days, seven days a week to ensure smooth operation of the landfill facility.

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