PR society to host discussion

BUSINESS NOTES

December 23, 2007

The Central Chesapeake Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will host a panel discussion on public relations trends at its first meeting of the new year.

Panelist will discuss trends that dominated discussions during the society's International Conference.

The event will be held at noon Jan. 9 at the O'Callaghan Hotel Annapolis, 174 West St., Annapolis.

The cost is $25 for society members; $30 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by Jan. 4.

Information: 410-757-2753 or prpeople@comcast.net.

Businesswomen hold meeting

The Maryland Capital Chapter of American Business Women's Association will hold its monthly membership meeting from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Sheraton Barcel?, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis.

Highlights of the meeting include featured speaker Adam Santavicca's presentation on how small businesses can succeed in today's economy, and Dana Delikat's presentation on ways to improve Valentine's Day.

The cost is $30 for members with reservations by 5 p.m. Jan. 3; $35 after noon Jan. 4; $45 at the door and for nonmembers.

Information: 443-463-5913.

Business journalist to speak Jan. 4

The Maryland Bankers Association will host "First Friday," an economic outlook forum, featuring journalist and business forecaster Knight Kiplinger, who will address Maryland's business community.

The forum will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Westin BWI, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum.

Registration is $99 and includes a special session and lunch.

Information: 443-837-1608.

Tech Council plans January activities

The Anne Arundel Tech Council has announced its activities for January.

The President's Reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at BankAnnapolis, 1000 Bestgate Road, Annapolis. Participants will meet, greet and get plugged in to technology executives from around the region, get an update on what AATC's name change means for tech council members and hear insight on tech trends to watch for in 2008. The cost is free for members; $20 for nonmembers.

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West. St., Annapolis. Meet with elected officials to discuss issues affecting Anne Arundel County. The cost is $25 paid in advance; $35 at the door.

For reservations, visit www.aa techcouncil.org.

Information: 410-222-7410, ext. 124.

Energy Savers winners announced

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. announces the grand prize and first prize winners of its "Smart Energy Savers Program," BGE's effort to increase awareness about energy efficiency.

Robert Blair from Glen Burnie receives a $3,000 credit and Arnold Gittleson from Baltimore receives a $2,000 credit toward qualified appliances from Cummins Appliances in Pikesville.

Glen Burnie Bancorp announces dividends

Glen Burnie Bancorp, parent company of The Bank of Glen Burnie, announces its Board of Directors declared a regular dividend of 12 cents per share of common stock and a bonus dividend of six cents per share.

The regular dividend is payable on Jan. 10, and the bonus dividend is payable on Jan. 14.

The board also approved a stock dividend of one share for every five shares owned as of record date Jan. 14, 2008, payable on Jan. 18, 2008.

Severna Park resident honored

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council has presented Paul Massicot of Severna Park with the Carl S. Weber Award for his leadership in monitoring Maryland's waters.

Massicot helped educate government decision-makers on the importance of water monitoring and engaged the public by promoting volunteer monitoring.

Compiled by Marcia Cephus

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