Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

June 25, 2006|By MARCIA CEPHUS

Chamber to host power breakfast

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will host a power breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Historic Inns of Annapolis, 58 State Circle.

The cost is $17 in advance and $22 at the door for members, $35 for others.

Information: 410-266-3960.

MVA appoints second in command

The Motor Vehicle Administration has selected one of its veteran managers as second in command.

Newly appointed Administrator John T. Kuo named Milton Chaffee chief deputy administrator.

Chaffee joined the MVA in 2002 as director of employee and administrative services. In 2003, he was named MVA associate administrator of operations, overseeing 1,700 employee at 45 branches.

Chaffee is a resident of Odenton and holds a bachelor's degree in consumer science and home economics from Miami University.

Millersville company honored for charity

Lantastic Extreme, an interactive entertainment company in Millersville, was recognized as the third largest contributor in a national charity drive for the Get Well Gamers Foundation.

The charity drive was sponsored by nVIDIA, a computer graphics technologies company and the largest distributor of video cards nationally and internationally.

The Get Well Gamers Foundation distributes computer console games and peripheral equipment to hospitals that deal with children in burn units, critical care and rare disease management.

Jim McConnell, a University of Maryland graduate, started Lantastic Extreme two years ago.

Information: 410-987-2324.

Referral group inducts officers

The Northern Anne Arundel County Tuesday Lunch Chapter of Business Network International has inducted new officers.

They are Joe Dyer as president, Kathy Davis as vice president, and Elwood Abbot as secretary/treasurer.

Bryce Bennie, Cliff Peet, Rudwan Abu-rumman, Dr. John Greensfelder, Deborah Frantz, and Paula McConnell were the newly selected membership committee members.

BNI is an international word-of-mouth referral organization with more than 4,100 chapters in 26 countries.

Information: 443-694-3335.

AACC appoints community director

Anne Arundel Community College has appointed an executive director of community and professional programs.

Charlene Templeton of Catonsville has been named executive director of community and professional programs in the school of continuing and professional studies at AACC.

Templeton is responsible for overall planning, development, implementation and support of noncredit, continuing education and contract courses.

Before accepting her new position, Templeton was director of technology training. She holds a master's degree in distant education from University of Maryland University College.

Information: 410-777-2325.

Renovation Station anniversary sale

Arundel Habitat for Humanity's store, Renovation Station, is celebrating its second anniversary this month. All home improvement items at the station will be on sale.

Renovation Station is at 8101 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena. Station hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Arundel Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

Information: 410-974-4357.

Fearns added to chamber's board

Carol Fearns, general manager of Westfield Annapolis, is the newest addition to the board of the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

Fearns has been a board member for America Recycles Day and as an adviser to the Department of Commerce. She holds a master's in business administration from Mount St. Mary's University.

Information: 410-266-3960.

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