Business Notes


December 24, 2006|By Marcia Cephus

Thrivent to assist Habitat with homes

A national homebuilding alliance between Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will underwrite Arundel Habitat for Humanity's work on two new homes in 2007.

The additional homes, in Brooklyn Park, are part of Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity, an alliance that mobilizes volunteers and significant financial support.

Thrivent will commit $24.5 million to build 355 additional homes in 43 states.

Information: 410-384-9212, Ext. 18.

Jobs program being developed

The Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp. is partnering with the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services in the development of the JobsWork! Program.

JobsWork! Arundel is a comprehensive job-readiness program designed to move temporary-case assistance participants to self-sufficiency.

Information: 410-269-4530.

Trolley rides offered during holidays

Discover Annapolis Tours is offering rides on the "Holly Trolley" during the Christmas season.

It is available for rides to the Decorator Show House, "Lights on the Bay" at Sandy Point State Park and other destinations, and for sightseeing tours.

Tours depart from Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Visitor Center, 26 West St.

Information: 410-626-6000.

Photographer sells calendars

Celia Pearson, an Annapolis photographer whose work has appeared in Coastal Living and Metropolitan Home, among other magazines, is selling calendars featuring a custom-designed stand and her own fine-art photographs.

The desk- and mantel-top calendars start at $35, with discounts available for bulk orders. Information: or 410-263-0999

Event to benefit local Red Cross

Spirit Hyundai of Annapolis is holding a benefit for the local American Red Cross from Tuesday to Saturday.

For a donation of $19.95 to the American Red Cross, Spirit Hyundai will give motorists an oil change.

Spirit Hyundai, at 935 West St., will serve refreshments. No appointments will be taken for this first-come event.

Information: 410-295-1234.

Counties association slates conference

The Maryland Association of Counties will hold its annual winter conference, "Rolling Up Our Sleeves," Jan. 3 to 5 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge.

Participants may sign up for single-day registration or full registration. Registration must be accompanied by payment, and there are no refunds.

The association is committed to being nonpartisan, promoting and advancing the general well-being of Maryland's citizens through county government.

Information: 410-269-0043 or 301-261-1140.

Greystone Grill to open in Annapolis

Greystone Grill has signed on as the newest tenant in the Severn Bank Building on Westgate Circle in Annapolis.

Winner of this year's Diners Choice Award for Best New Restaurant in Maryland, Greystone Grill is a locally owned business with other locations throughout Maryland.

The restaurant will open in the spring.

Kenneth Evans Jr. promoted at firm

Kenneth Evans Jr. has been promoted to associate with the Morris & Ritchie Associates Inc., a Mid-Atlantic land planning, engineering and architectural firm.

Evans has over 21 years of experience in land-surveying and land-planning.

He is a resident of Severn.

Linda M. Schuett to focus on land use

Former Anne Arundel County attorney Linda M. Schuett will join the law firm of Linowes and Blocher LLP in Annapolis on Jan. 2. Schuett, who served for almost eight years under former County Executive Janet S. Owens, will focus her practice on land-use matters.

Executive names information officer

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has appointed Dave Abrams as a public information officer.

In the position, Abrams will communicate the administration's policies and issues to the media. Before joining county government, Abrams was a political reporter for The Capital newspaper in Annapolis.

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