Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

February 05, 2006

`Informatics' event to be held March 2

The Anne Arundel Tech Council will hold an "informatics" breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. March 2 at Northrop Grumman Historical Electronics Museum, 1745 Nursery Road in Linthicum.

Michael Dunn, dean of the school of informatics at Indiana University, will provide an in-depth look at the informatics industry and how it affects businesses in the Baltimore-Washington area.

The cost is $30 for council members and $45 for nonmembers and walk-ins.

Information: 410-222-7410 ext. 124.

Maritime Institute finishes renovations

Glen Paine, executive director of the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, has announced the completion of a $1 million renovation program to upgrade its 232 overnight guest rooms and conference facilities.

Guest rooms have been equipped with new amenities, including desks, cable television, bedding, refrigerators, coffee makers and high-speed Internet access.

Amenities in common areas of the center, on Maritime Boulevard in Linthicum Heights, also have been renovated.

Information: ccmit.org

Cutting energy costs focus of session

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, finance managers, nonprofits, private schools and other organizations that have commercial electricity or natural gas accounts will learn how to cut energy costs for their businesses.

Information: 301-725-4000

Chamber to hold legislative event

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold a legislative reception for Maryland General Assembly members from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Miller Senate Office Building, President's Conference Center West, 11 Bladen St. in Annapolis.

Participants will be able to meet legislators and discuss legislation pending in the General Assembly.

A chartered bus will leave the chamber offices in Laurel at 4:30 p.m. and will return immediately after the reception at 8 p.m.

The cost is $35 for prepaid members, and $45 for nonmembers and members without advance payment.

Seating is first-come, first-served.

Reservations: 301-725-4000.

Whole Foods plans Chocolate Festival

Whole Foods Market at Annapolis Harbour Center will hold a Chocolate Festival to benefit the Center for Applied Technology, North from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

From 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. a brunch and coffee bar will offer chocolate fruit and cake fondue, made-to-order doughnuts, French bread and biscuits with chocolate toppings, and omelets.

Chocolate truffles, mole, souffles and chocolate bourbon pie also will be offered, along with burgers, hot dogs, and mole chicken.

Information: diana. love@wholefoods.com.

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