Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

March 19, 2006

Chamber to honor Arundel teachers

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for the 2006 Excellence in Education Awards Dinner on April 27.

The event, which will honor outstanding educators in the county, is expected to draw 500 attendees.

If interested, please call Chris Wilson at 410-266-3960, ext. 101.

Energy co-op invites businesses to join

The Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold an information session from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the chamber's Laurel office for businesses interested in joining an energy-purchasing cooperative.

The chamber's office is at 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104. Information or to register: Shirley Redd, 301-725-4000; or baltwashchamber.org.

Chamber to hold power breakfast

Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold a power breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St.

The event, which includes a speaker, costs $17 in advance or $22 at the door ($35 for nonmembers).

Information: 410-266-3960.

County offers Web workshop

The Anne Arundel County Small Business Development Center will hold a workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday to discuss Web-based marketing.

The workshop will highlight how to increase site traffic, optimize search engines and use a blog. The workshop will be held at 2660 Riva Road, Suite 200, Annapolis. The cost is $25 in advance. add phone

Information: 877-421-0830.

Hampton Inn wins industry award

The Hampton Inn & Suites Arundel Mills won the National Lighthouse Award, making it as one of the brand's top hotels among more than 1,300 in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

The hotel was recognized for its high rankings in quality, guest satisfaction and business performance. The hotel was also a recent recipient of Hampton's Circle of Excellence Award. The hotel is located at 7027 Arundel Mills Circle at Route 713.

Wine event, auction set to aid Kent Island

A "Wine Pairing Extravaganza" will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 7 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville to aid emergency services on Kent Island.

Queenstown Bank and Centreville National Bank are sponsors, with donations from Clark's Landing Boat Sales and ERA Weese Realty.

Select vintages will be paired with fine cuisine from dozens of regional chefs under the direction of Wheeler Baker of Baker's Liquors in Chester.

There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $75. For reservations, call 410-643-6288.

BWI wins award for best concessions

Airport Revenue News awarded Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport the 2006 Best Concessions award.

Fire & Ice, Jos. A. Banks, Borders Books and Hudson News also received awards and were individually recognized.

Airport Revenue News is a publication for airport executives, concessionaires and others involved in the aviation industry.

Chamber schedules seminar series

The Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold a four-part seminar titled "Increase Sales: Learn to Network Like a Pro."

The seminars will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. April 12, May 10 and May 31 at the Laurel offices, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104. The cost is $20 for members in advance and $30 for nonmembers members at the door.

Marcia Hall, a certified "Contacts Count" presenter, will demonstrate how to make networking more profitable.

County offers energy assistance

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and the Anne Arundel County Salvation Army will join the Anne Arundel County Office of Home Energy Programs for Energy Assistance Application Day on April 11.

Residents needing assistance paying energy bills can file applications from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Salvation Army office, 511 S. Crain Highway in Glen Burnie.

Residents applying for energy assistance should bring a photo ID, recent proof of income and Social Security cards for all household members, proof of residence, and a current energy bill. Residents who have applied for energy assistance since July 1, 2005, are disqualified.

For more information, call Office of Home Energy Programs toll-free at 800-352-1446, or 410-626-1910.

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