Business Notes


March 26, 2006|By MARCIA CEPHUS

Hotel employee wins Pride award

Dalila Sosa, assistant general manager of Hampton Inn & Suites Arundel Mills/BWI, received the Spirit of Pride award, the Hilton's most prestigious team member award.

The award is given to team members who make a positive impact on guests, fellow staff members and the hotel community.

The hotel is at 7027 Arundel Mills Circle at Route 713.

Contest offers feng shui service

Feng Shui at the Bay will announce the winner of its Feng Shui at the Bay Flow & Grow Contest at 10 a.m. Friday at Anne Arundel Medical Center's Sajak Pavilion, Suite 250, Annapolis. The contest - in which participants give five reasons why they need a feng shui consultation - is open to any business in Anne Arundel County that is registered in Maryland. The deadline for entering is Thursday. The winner will receive a feng shui office consultation. Information: or 410-271-1377.

Boat safety class set for next weekend

The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 72 will hold a two-day boating safety course from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and April 2 at the Laurel Rescue Squad, 14910 Bowie Road.

Registration is required and seating is limited. There is a $25 fee to cover cost of materials. Information: Stephen Klein, 410-531-3313.

Wine event, auction 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. Reservations: 410-643-6288.

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 are disqualified.

Information: Office of Home Energy Programs, 800-352-1446 or 410-626-1910.

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."

Part 2 of the seminar, "Three Key Moments in Conversations," will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. April 12 at the Laurel offices, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104. The cost is $20 for members in advance and $30 for nonmembers, and for members at the door.

Marcia Hall will demonstrate how to make networking more profitable.

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

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 county educators, is expected to draw 500 attendees.

Information: Chris Wilson, 410-266-3960, ext. 101.

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