Business Notes


April 16, 2006|By MARCIA CEPHUS

Power breakfast planned for Tuesday

The Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce, the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and the Network Referral Group will hold a Power Networking Breakfast followed by a walk to the Business-to-Business 2006 Trade Show.

The breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104 in Laurel.

The cost is $20 for members in advance and $30 for nonmembers and members at the door. Directions: 301-725-0400.

Doctor to hold open house

Ramona Seidel, an Annapolis family doctor, is celebrating the opening of her office in Annapolis. She will be holding an open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at 530 Bellerive Drive.

Seidel obtained her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her residency training in family practice at the University of California, San Diego.

Seidel specializes in treating patients from infancy through geriatrics. For more information, call 410-349-2250.

Consulting firm awarded contract

Annapolis-based Capuco Consulting Services Inc. has been selected to assist the Maryland Fuel Fund in developing a long-range vision as the nonprofit faces the challenges of rising heating costs.

Capuco Consulting Services also assists the Light House Shelter, the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation and the Friends of Back Creek Nature Park.

The Maryland Fuel Fund primarily serves Marylanders who live at or below the federal poverty guidelines. Last year, it served 6,200 families.

Opera auditions set for May 5 and 6

Annapolis Opera announces auditions for its 2006-2007 season. Auditions will be held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 5 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6 at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis.

Applications can be obtained online at admin@annapolis The application deadline is April 28. For additional information, call 410-267-8135.

Environment award takes applications

Nominations are being accepted for the Jan Hollmann Environmental Education Award for people or organizations that have made a notable achievement in the promotion and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding areas.

The deadline for applications is June 9. Applications and questions should be sent to Anne-Marie Dammeyer at 410-222-3822 or at

CollabraSpace forms partnership

CollabraSpace and BEA Systems, a maker of enterprise infrastructure software, have signed a software license agreement to deliver a collaboration solution designed to integrate with the BEA WebLogic environment.

This deal will make Collabra- Space's collaboration software system available to BEA's thousands of clients.

The new solution can help provide Internet-accessible, secure, configurable virtual work environment for organizations.

Trainers needed for autism project

The Anne Arundel County Chapter of the Autism Society of America is recruiting three trainer/instructors to serve as a training team for a pilot project being led by the Youth Empowerment Alliance, part of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council.

The pilot training program is peer-to-peer for youths and young adults with developmental disabilities on the subject of "identifying and using community services and resources."

Information: 410-937-4957.

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