Business Notes


April 23, 2006|By MARCIA CEPHUS

Merchant kits focus on tobacco sales

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is giving away free Tobacco Sales Compliance Kits to county merchants.

The kit includes "No I.D., No Tobacco" posters, a training guide to instruct employees on how to refuse tobacco sales to minors, and a reference card to help cashiers spot a fake I.D.

To request a kit, call the Learn to Live Line at 410-222-7979 or visit

BWI partnership to hold breakfast

The BWI Business Partnership Inc. invites the public to its April Spirit of Success Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday to welcome Wesley Smith, chief architect of Wireless Interoperable Network Solutions.

Marvin Ingram, director of public and enterprise solutions at ARINC Inc., will speak.

The event is free to partnership members who have paid their annual dues. Nonmembers pay $40. For more information, call 410-869-1000 or visit

Applications due for opera auditions

The Annapolis Opera will hold auditions for its 2006-2007 season 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 by e-mailing admin@ The deadline is Friday. Call 410-267-8135.

Booklet details healthful foods

Giant Food is featuring "Super Star Foods" in its free quarterly "Healthy Living" booklet as part of its effort to educate consumers on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid food groups.

The foods are rich in nutrients and have added health benefits. The booklet is available at the entrance of all Giant stores or can be downloaded from

Giant Food LLC is based in Landover and operates 191 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland and Washington.

Grants target substance abuse

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Services Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health is seeking community organizations to apply for grants to implement the Strengthening Families and Second Step model programs.

Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 5 p.m. May 12 at 407 S. Crain Highway, second floor, Glen Burnie. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

For more information, visit or call Heather Stunt at 410-222-6724.

Blood bank seeks donations

The Anne Arundel Medical Center Blood Bank is seeking blood donors because of a severe shortage in supply of all blood types.

This hospital's blood bank relies solely on its blood supply, unlike other hospitals that buy blood or use donations from the Red Cross.

To schedule an appointment, call 443-481-4215.

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