PR society to host discussion

BUSINESS NOTES

December 30, 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 2008, 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 Friday.

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 Barcelo, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis.

Featured speaker Adam Santavicca's will talk about how small businesses can succeed in today's economy, and Dana Delikat will share a presentation on ways to improve Valentine's Day.

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

Information: 443-463-5913.

Chamber to discuss new Maryland laws

The North Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce will offer a seminar on Maryland laws that take effect Tuesday.

The educational "brown bag lunch" seminar, "Data Protection and Identity Theft: Action Steps for Maryland Businesses," will cover state and federal data protection laws, sanctions if businesses fail to comply, identity theft risks and steps businesses can take to protect data.

The event will be held at noon Jan. 9 at the North County Public Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie.

The event is free. Pre-registration is suggested.

Information: 410-766-8282 or www.naaccc.com/events.html.

Business journalist to speak Friday

The Maryland Bankers Association will host "First Friday," an economic outlook forum, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Westin BWI, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum.

Journalist and business forecaster Knight Kiplinger will discuss Maryland's business community.

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

Information: 443-837-1608.

Leadership academy gets $15,000 grant

State Farm Insurance has awarded a $15,000 grant through its Good Neighbor Citizenship Program to Leadership Anne Arundel.

The grant is the fifth that Leadership Anne Arundel has received from State Farm. It allows Leadership Anne Arundel to provide free training to participants in its Neighborhood Leadership Academy program.

AAEDC names Webb development director

The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. has appointed Lisa L. Webb as business development director.

Webb will work with the business development team to attract new business to Anne Arundel County and help existing county companies stay successful and grow.

Graham Landscape honored by peers

Graham Landscape Architecture in Annapolis has received a 2007 Honor Award from the Maryland Potomac chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects for its work at Wye Hall on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

It is the American Society of Landscape Architects' highest award.

Music Institute honors Tom Wisner

The Chesapeake Music Institute has awarded its first Lifetime Achievement Award to Tom Wisner.

Wisner, also know as "the Bard of the Bay," receives the award for his 40-year career as a singer, songwriter and environmental educator who uses the arts to connect his audience with the Chesapeake Bay.

Compiled by Marcia Cephus

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