Business Notes


July 09, 2006|By MARCIA CEPHUS

Workshop offered for salespeople

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will offer "TIPS: Techniques and Ideas for Professional Salespeople" from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

The topic will be "Creating Sales Ideas." Free to members, $20 for nonmembers.

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

Tech Council to hold Comcast BBQ

The Anne Arundel Tech Council will hold its second annual Comcast BBQ on the Bay/Members Tech Expo from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis.

This year's event will be open to everyone.

The cost is $45 for members, and $55 for nonmembers and at the door. Information: 410-222-7410.

Chamber to host membership event

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will offer a "Membership 101" program at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

The program is for members who want to learn how to maximize their membership and for nonmembers who would like to join, and learn networking techniques and ways to promote a business.

The program is free.

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

Chamber plans networking event

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will have an informal networking event.

The chamber will hold an After Hours Mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Carefree Boat Club, 2830 Solomons Island Road, Suite 303C.

The cost is $10 with paid advance registration, $15 at the door and $25 for nonmembers.

Information: 410-266-3960 or 443-532-8000.

Chamber to host `Buzzable' program

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will offer a seminar series from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 18 at the Small Business Development Center, 2660 Riva Road, Suite 200.

The topic will be "Making Yourself Buzzable." Attendees will combine learning with networking.

The cost is $25 in advance, limited to 20 attendees.

Information: 410-266-3960.

BWI ranks third in national satisfaction

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport ranked third in overall passenger satisfaction among medium-size airports according to the 2006 North America Airport Satisfaction Study released by J.D. Power and Associates.

The medium airport segment includes airports serving 10 million to 30 million passengers annually.

BWI received an overall airport satisfaction index score of 706 based on a 1,000-point scale. The segment average was 685.

The 2006 North America Airport Satisfaction Study is based on responses from more than 9,800 passengers who took a flight between January and May 2006.

Information: 410-859-7027.

Celebrate Apple with Annapolis team

The Annapolis Mac users group, Annapolis Apple Slices, in cooperation with The Apple Groups Team, will celebrate its 20th anniversary as supporters for all things Apple and Macintosh.

The celebration will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at Deep Creek Restaurant & Marina, 1050 Deep Creek Ave., Arnold. The featured speaker will be Dave Mara, Apple senior systems engineer.

Tickets are available to members of AAS and user groups from the surrounding local communities on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information: 410-761-8101.

Hilton to host art at opening party

Hilton Baltimore/BWI Airport, a full-service hotel, will feature an assortment of works from Anne Arundel County artists for its in-house displays.

The hotel will feature original art by Viki Keating, Marie Linnekin, Lorraine Ellerson, Elizabeth Dax, Lisa Masson and Philip Gurlik. The artists were selected for their diverse style and distinctive form of expression.

The art will be officially unveiled at the Hilton Baltimore/BWI Airport's official grand opening party Nov. 8. The hotel will open in October.

Information: 202-835-3313.

Crosby adds four to creative team

Crosby Marketing Communications, an advertising, public relations, direct-response and interactive service company, has added four new staffers to its creative team.

New team members include Hillary Reilly as senior art director, Rick Washington as copywriter, Brad Petty as interactive developer and Greg Leeuwen as production artist.

Crosby has offices in Annapolis and Washington.

Information: 410-626-0805 or

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