Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

April 30, 2006

Northrop Grumman appoints director

Northrop Grumman Corp. has appointed Catherine Lamb-Heinz director of communications for the company's electronic systems sector.

Lamb-Heinz joined Northrop Grumman in 1995 as manager of external communications. She will be responsible for all communications functions and the company's Internet and intranet communications content.

Northrop Grumman is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles. Its Baltimore-based electronic systems sector is a world leader in defense and commercial electronics and systems.

Volunteer Center wins Web award

The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County has won the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network 2006 Regional Award for best Web site.

This award recognizes the best in fundraising concepts, marketing, communications, newsletters, direct mail and special events. The competition was open to more than 350 centers nationwide.

Fay Mauro, executive director of the Volunteer Center of Anne Arundel County, accepted the award.

Blood bank seeks donors of all types

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 American Red Cross.

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

Free 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 aahealth.org.

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 My Pyramid food groups.

The booklet is available at the entrance of all Giant stores or can be downloaded from giant food.com.

Community groups asked to register

The Anne Arundel County Office of Community and Constituent Services seeks community associations to register on its database.

The database is used to notify communities of actions and events that might affect their neighborhood, and is the primary contact list to be used in the Emergency Operations Center during disasters. The Web site will only include the community association's name and mailing address, and is made available to the public through the Anne Arundel County Web site.

To be entered into the database, call 410-222-1795 or visit aacounty.org/countyexec/comserve/orgchange.cfm.

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 aahealth.org or call Heather Stunt at 410-222-6724.

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