Business Notes


January 21, 2007|By Marcia Cephus

Government contracts to be program focus

The Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will present a GovCon Contracting Information Series program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Courtyard by Marriott Fort Meade, 2700 Hercules Road, Annapolis Junction.

Dennis Smythe of Government Contractor Resources LLC will present "The Five-Step Process to Becoming a Successful Government Contractor," and Richard Barnard of Arundelton Consulting will present "Preparing Your Not-For-Profit for Government Contracting."

The cost is $35 in advance for members, $50 at the door.

Information: 410-792-9714; 301-725-4000, Ext. 102; or 301-498-8400 (directions only).

Chamber plans power breakfast

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce plans a power breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Courtyard by Marriott Fort Meade, 2700 Hercules Road, Annapolis Junction.

The breakfast will include speakers and literature tables.

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

Information: 410-266-3960 or 301-498-8400 (directions only).

Informatics discussion set

The Baltimore-Washington Chamber of Commerce is planning an Informatics Breakfast with area business leaders from Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's counties to discuss Informatics' potential impact on the regional economy.

The breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at University of Maryland University College at Dorsey Station, 6865 Deerpath Road, Elkridge.

Information: 410-266-3960 or 410-796-3178.

Chamber schedules membership session

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold its second "Membership 101" session at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the chamber office, 49 Old Solomons Island Road, Annapolis.

The session is free for members. An RSVP by 2 p.m. on the day before the session is requested.

Information: 410-266-3960.

Tech Council plans reception

The Anne Arundel Tech Council has scheduled its yearly President's Reception InfoMixer for 6 p.m. Thursday at Bank Annapolis, 1000 Bestgate Road, Annapolis.

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Hannon will speak on trends in technology.

The cost is $20 for nonmembers and free for members.

Information: 410-222-7410, Ext. 124, or

Business women to meet Feb. 7

The Maryland Capital chapter of the American Business Women's Association plans its monthly meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Sheraton Hotel Annapolis, 173 Jennifer Road.

Members and guests are required to wear red.

Registration for the meeting is required for guests and members by Jan. 31.

The cost is $28 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

Information: 410-757-7057 for members, 443-790-7358 for nonmembers.

Accounting firms announce merger

Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman P.A. and Annapolis-based Siebert Kullman have merged.

The new firm provides accounting, tax and audit services with offices in Timonium, Columbia, Bel Air and Annapolis.

Tech, training firm moves to new offices

Exemplary Performance, a Chesapeake Innovation Center incubator company, will move to offices in the Westwoods Building on Admiral Cochrane Drive in Annapolis.

Exemplary Performance provides software, training and consulting to businesses.

Mason to speak at tourism summit

A Severna Park woman will be a presenter Tuesday at the Hospitality and Tourism Summit organized by the Governor's Workforce Investment Board.

Mary Ellen Mason, director of Anne Arundel Community College's Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute, is also co-chairwoman of board's Hospitality Image Subcommittee.

She will discuss the need to make the industry's image more enticing to attract workers.

The summit takes place from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the University of Maryland University College Inn and Conference Center in Adelphi.

Additional information and online registration can be found at

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