Business Notes


August 20, 2006

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 Old Country Buffet, 81-A Forest Drive.

There will be networking, speakers and literature tables.

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

Information: 410-266-3960 or 410-224-0921.

Sales tax holiday starts Wednesday

Maryland's sales tax holiday is scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday. Certain clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less will be exempt from Maryland's 5 percent sales and use tax.

Clothing or footwear designed primarily for protective use and not for normal wear, such as football pads, do not qualify. Nor do accessory items such as handbags, jewelry, ties and umbrellas.

Information: 1-800-MD-TAXES.

Breakfast to help business networking

RiverWest Marketing has launched a three-pronged initiative, "Education Through Many Minds," that features a monthly power breakfast. The second prong, a "Mind Your Business" breakfast, will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at 647 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis.

The initiative is an effort to connect business leaders in Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas.

Information: 410-266-3600.

Dr. Ankrom to head Senior Care center

Dr. Michael Ankrom has been named medical director of Baltimore Washington Medical Center's Senior Care.

Dr. Ankrom received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Geriatrics Society and the Gerontological Society of America.

Senior Care is located at 8601 Veterans Highway in Millersville.

Information: 410-729-0424.

New scout to seek security technology

Roger London has been named director of technology scouting for the Chesapeake Innovation Center in Parole, the Anne Arundel County incubator for fledgling businesses focused on homeland and national security.

As director of technology scouting, London will locate technology companies that match criteria established by CIC partners to acquire, invest in, team with or implement within their own enterprise.

London has been an affiliate of CIC since 2003 as principal partner of Nokia Innovent and as a portfolio manager.

County offers kits on tobacco rules

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will offer free tobacco sales compliance kits to help businesses enforce tobacco sales laws and prepare employees for police tobacco sales checks.

The Tobacco Sales Compliance Kit is part of Learn to Live, the department's healthy living program.

The kits can be ordered from the Learn to Live Line.

Information: 410-222-7979.

County Web site ranked nationally

The Center for Digital Government ranked Anne Arundel County government's Web site eighth in the nation, the second consecutive year the Web site has made the top 10.

All counties in the United States were invited to participate in the 2006 Digital Counties Survey. County officials responded to questions that included more than 100 measurements and data points about online service delivery, infrastructure, architecture and governance models.

The Center for Digital Government, based in Folsom, Calif., is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.

Information: 410-222-1288.

Tyler Heights gets funds for uniforms

Heritage Harbor Dining Club and the Navy Federal Credit Union have donated $5,202.50 to Tyler Heights Elementary School in Annapolis to support the school's new uniform program.

The Dining Club presented a check in the amount of $3,202.50, and the credit union provided $2,000.

Because of the generosity of the community, private donors and fundraisers, each student attending Tyler Heights will be given a voucher to cover the cost of his or her first school uniform in the 2006-07 school year.

A total of $7,627.50 has been raised to purchase 305 navy shirt/khaki bottom uniforms.

Information: 410-222-1630.

Compiled by Marcia Cephus

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