Business Notes


December 18, 2005

Networking breakfast is set

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold a Power Networking Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Laurel West, 15101 Sweizter Lane, Laurel.

Participants will enjoy breakfast and speed networking to promote their own business and make referrals and new alliances.

There will be door prizes, a literature table and speakers.

The cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers and members without advance registration.

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

Additional services OK'd for hospital

The Maryland Health Care Commission granted Anne Arundel Medical Center's request for an additional 50 beds, eight operating rooms, and expanded emergency and radiology services.

The additional services are part of the hospital's plan to build a nine-story addition to the Acute Care Pavilion, located in the Medical Park campus in Parole.

Construction of the addition, which will include parking facilities, could begin in fall 2007. The cost for the project is estimated at $200 million.

The hospital plans to pay for the project through bond financing, charitable contributions and earnings at AAMC.

Firm chosen to lead Main St. rebuilding

Catherine Purple Cherry Architects has been selected as the architecture firm to lead the renovation and construction of the three lower Main Street historic buildings destroyed by a five-alarm fire on Nov. 25 in Annapolis.

One building will be designed to reflect the 21st century. Two other structures proposed to remain will be reconstructed preserving their historical facades, pending the final inspections.


Magazine honors Compass CEO

John White, chairman and chief executive officer of Compass Marketing in Annapolis, was honored as a Future 50 CEO by SmartCEO Magazine Dec. 8 at a banquet at the American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore.

Compass Marketing, a national sales and marketing firm, was founded in 1998 by White while working out of his home.

Eight years later, the company has grown to represent 10 Fortune 500 clients, who collectively have more than $165 billion in annual sales.

Seminar to discuss real estate careers

Long & Foster Realtors will hold a seminar, "A Career in Real Estate," at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 4100 D Mountain Road, Pasadena.

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: Dave Hall, 410-437-9000.

Seminar focuses on customer service

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar series, "Exploring Customer Service in Your Business," from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Small Business Resource Center, 2660 Riva Road, Suite 200.

The cost is $25 with paid advance registration and limited to 20 attendees.

Information: 410-266-3960.

Dog obedience course is planned

YMCA Camp Letts, 4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater, will offer an eight-week dog obedience course from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays from Jan. 9 through Feb. 27.

Dogs must be at least 4 months old and current on their vaccinations.

Information: Margie Dowsett, 410-798-6875.

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