Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

December 11, 2005

After Hours Mixer set for tomorrow

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold an After Hours Mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Chart House, 300 2nd St., Annapolis.

The event will provide participants an opportunity to celebrate the holidays and network with fellow chamber members.

The cost is $10 for advance payment, $15 at the door and $25 for nonmembers.

Information: 410-266-3960.

DoodleSport.com aimed at dog lovers

Amy Vansant Brunell, chief executive of Vansant Creations Web Development, has designed and launched a new Web site for dog lovers, Doodle Sport.com.

The site features embroidered dog breed images on apparel and accessories, including dog stockings for the holidays.

Inauguration for aviation head

The BWI Business Partnership will inaugurate Timothy L. Campbell as the new executive director of the Maryland Aviation Administration from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights.

Campbell will oversee the management and operations of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Martin State Airport, and provide assistance to public-use airports.

The cost is free for members and $40 for nonmembers. Reservations are required.

Information: 410-859-1000 or bwipartner.org.

Giant Food executive earns service award

The Food Marketing Institute has awarded Odonna Matthews the 2005 Esther Peterson Consumer Service Award, recognizing 33 years of distinguished service to the customers of Giant Food.

Established in 1986, the award honors a lifetime of dedicated service to consumers. Its namesake pioneered the position of consumer adviser at Giant and in the White House when the position of special assistant to the president for consumer affairs was created during the Johnson administration.

Matthews retired this year as the vice president of consumer affairs for Giant and Stop & Shop Supermarkets.

Fundraiser helps Healthy Start

In support of the county Department of Health's Healthy Start Program, the Alliance - family members of physicians in the Anne Arundel County Medical Society - will accept donations for its complimentary gift wrapping at Barnes & Noble Booksellers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 22 at Annapolis Harbour Center Shopping Center, 2512 Solomons Island Drive, Annapolis.

Funds raised from wrapping gifts will promote family literacy and will be used to buy children's books for families participating in Healthy Start.

Shoppers can also purchase books for babies and preschoolers at the bookstore and donate those books to the program.

Healthy Start assists expectant mothers and new parents with the health and safety of their infants.

Information: 410-222-7004.

Kids' model home contest scheduled

Arundel Habitat for Humanity will hold a Craft Model Home Contest for ages 5 through 25. The contest will run through Dec. 31.

Participants should build a model home out of materials such as toothpicks, pipe cleaners and clay, and should include an essay of 1,000 words or less about the importance of having a place to call home.

Entries should be no larger than 8-by-14-inches and no taller than 1 foot.

Proceeds from the contest will help support Arundel Habitat's Youth United Build.

For entry forms: 410-384-9212, ext. 22

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