Business Notes


September 17, 2006

Seminar offered on running business

SCORE Chapter 390 will hold a seminar, "How to Manage Your New Business," at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Big Vanilla Athletic Club's community meeting room, 1209 Ritchie Highway, Arnold.

Topics will include how to write a business plan, business entities and recordkeeping, risk management, marketing and sales, financial factors and sources of capital, and the library and other resources.

Information: 410-266-9553 or

Transportation group to meet

The Annapolis Regional Transportation Management Association will hold its annual meeting from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Annapolis, 124 Womack Drive.

Samuel Minnitte, director for the Office of Planning for the Maryland Department of Transportation, will be the guest speaker.

Topics of discussion will include traffic mitigation for the Annapolis region, countywide mobility preparation for federal military base reorganization, the Inter-County Connector and other developments.

The meeting is free for association members. Reservations are required by tomorrow.

Information: 410-897-9340 or

Insurance, financial advisers set meeting

The Anne Arundel Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will hold a joint breakfast meeting with the Prince George's association, and will offer two hours of continuing education on living trusts.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Rip's Restaurant, 3809 Crain Highway, Bowie. You must be present on time to get credit.

The meeting is free for members, $25 for nonmembers.

Information: 877-413-8148.

Network session set for Wednesday

The BWI Business Partnership Inc. will launch its fall event series with a networking reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the National Security Agency's national Cryptologic Museum, 9900 Colony Seven Road, Fort Meade.

The cost is $25 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by tomorrow.

Information: 410-859-1000.

Information on energy co-ops

The Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will host a free information session on energy purchasing cooperatives for commercial account-holder members.

The sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at chamber offices, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

Topics will include reviewing current practices, selecting an energy provider and making energy service calls.

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

Local businesses have new owners

Gateway Health Services and daughter company Cypress Creek Therapy Associates, headquartered in Severna Park, are under new ownership.

Lauren Carbo and Lou Powers, the organization's top executives, assumed ownership on Aug. 28 from Brian and Lisa Gallagher.

Program offered for job seekers

The state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has launched the Maryland Workforce Exchange job matching and case management service at the One-Stop Career Center at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Job seekers can store resumes, receive training and search for job opportunities in Maryland.

Employers can post job openings, recruit and screen candidates for employment and advertise programs tailored to enrolling veterans.

Information: 410-859-7949.

Annapolis couple starts foundation

Kathy and Jerry Wood, longtime Annapolis residents who owned and operated the Annapolis Sailing School and the Annapolis Boat Shows, have established the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation.

It will award college scholarships based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

Information: 410-267-5980.

Compiled by Marcia Cephus

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