TasteBuds benefits city floral displays

BUSINESS NOTES

October 28, 2007

The Annapolis Business Association and the city of Annapolis will present the eighth annual TasteBuds, a culinary event to raise funds for the hanging flower baskets and container gardens that adorn downtown, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Westin Annapolis Hotel, 100 Westgate Circle.

The event will feature a live and silent auction, live music and a martini bar.

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at www.annapolis tickets.com.

Information: 410-956-0182.

Martin + Osa grand opening

Martin + Osa, a retail shop that sells casual clothing and accessories for women and men, will celebrate the grand opening of its store in Westfield Annapolis Thursday through Sunday.

The grand opening will be held at noon Thursday.

Westfield Annapolis is located at 2430 Annapolis Mall.

Tech council to honor innovators

The Anne Arundel Tech Council will hold its TechAwards 07 ceremony to recognize innovators in the area.

The ceremony will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 at Loews Hotel, 26 West St., Annapolis. Tickets are $105 for members, $125 for nonmembers and at the door. Tickets for a table of 10 are $900.

Information: www.aatech council.org or 410-222-7410.

Executive to speak at conference

Paula Constantino, chief executive officer of Women's Support TEAM, an Internet resource based in Annapolis, will speak at the International Business Women Conference in Washington.

Constantino will present a workshop on How to Build Virtual Teams Worldwide on Friday.

Information: paula@w-s-team.com.

Crofton Medical pediatrician retires

Natwarlal B. Shah, a pediatrician who practiced in the Odenton, Crofton and Gambrills areas for more than 20 years, recently retired from practice. Dr. Shah last practiced at the Crofton Medical Group on Defense Highway.

New director named at Ginger Cove

Joan C. Williams has been named director of marketing at Ginger Cove, a life-care retirement community located in Annapolis. She will manage marketing and sales for the waterside community, which houses 350 retirees.

New director at Leadership group

Leadership Anne Arundel has named Pamela M. Brown as its executive director.

Brown, an Ernest O. Melby Fellow, previously was chief of staff for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Brown will join Leadership Anne Arundel on Nov. 5. She replaces Griff Hall, executive director since 1999.

19 new retailers at Westfield

Westfield Annapolis has announced 19 additional retailers will be part of its expansion that will be unveiled Thursday.

The additional retailers are Noodles & Company, Stoney River Legendary Steaks, Teavana, Martin + Osa, Janie and Jack, Garage, Ruehl, Madewell 1937, Fossil, GUESS, Aerie, Vans, Ann Taylor Loft, Bare Escentuals, L'Occitane, Sephora, Perfumania, Alta Jewelers, and CJ Watch.

Group announces new exec hire

Opportunity Builders Inc. has named Leslie I.D. Prewitt as marketing and public relations manager.

Prewitt is responsible for increasing community awareness of Opportunity Builders' mission as a nonprofit organization that trains and employs adults with developmental disabilities.

Prewitt was owner of the Edible Edge and Grift and Grin. Prior to that, she was communications director for the Anne Arundel Trade Council.

Compiled by Marcia Cephus

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