Business alliance members to speak

BUSINESS NOTES

April 27, 2008

Members of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies group will speak at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Annapolis City Council Chambers, 160 Duke of Gloucester St., second floor.

Chairman Ted Rouse and Executive Director Keith Lasoya will discuss the value of BALLE and its success in Maryland.

BALLE is a network of businesses nationwide. There are 250 Maryland-owned businesses that are part of BALLE's network.

Information: 301-261-3209.

Expo features exhibits, vendors

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber and the Maryland Hispanic Chamber and NRG will host the Baltimore Washington Business and Technology Expo 2008 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Medieval Times, Arundel Mills, Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover.

The expo will feature exhibitions of products and services of vendors in the Baltimore/Washington area.

A networking breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Dave and Buster's in Arundel Mills will precede the event.

The breakfast is $25 for members, $45 for nonmembers and at the door. The expo is free for anyone submitting a business card, $10 without business card.

Information: 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714 .

Flower basket judging Thursday

The Garden Club of Old Annapolis Town will host its annual judging of the flower baskets that decorate the shops and business in downtown Annapolis on Thursday.

Businesses will open at 8 a.m. and serve refreshments to judges and spectators.

Information: 410-956-0182.

Business chapter names officers

The Thursday morning Annapolis Business Network International chapter has named new officers for the year. They are:

Sean O'Neill, president; Justin Watts, vice president; Kevin Gerstein, secretary-treasurer; Rikki Schneider, membership chair; David Hough and Amelia Mitchell, visitor hosts; Susan Singo, mentoring coordinator; Debbie McKerrow, public relations coordinator; and Ron McKie, networking education coordinator.

The membership committee includes Richard J. Rooney, Lynn Cohen, Adam Santavicca , Lauren Pilli and Scott Meushaw.

Women's center opens at facility

Dr. Mark D. Baganz announces the opening of the new Women's Imaging Center at Chesapeake Medical Imaging. It provides all-digital mammography, breast MRI, ultrasound and bone density studies.

Dr. Helen Mrose and a team of specialists will provide services there.

Information: 410-571-0350.

Wine store opens in Edgewater

The Wineaux Shop's first retail location has opened at 167 Mitchell's Chance Road in Edgewater's Main Street at South River Colony, off of Route 2.

The shop features wines from around the world.

Glen Burnie mall adds four stores

Four new stores are opening at the Centre at Glen Burnie.

Bottom Line Boutique, a women's clothing store, opened on March 15.

Tobacco Etc., a convenience store, Unique Beauty, a beauty supply store, and Accessory Planet, a technology and electronics store, will open in the coming months.

The Centre at Glen Burnie is located at 6711 Ritchie Highway.

Maryland honors alumnus with award

Steven R. Leonard, president and CEO of American Truck and Bus Inc., was honored by the University of Maryland with a Distinguished Alumni award for dedication to his work and his community.

Leonard, who owns a transportation company, has been named the Thomas Built Bus Dealer of the Year twice in the past 10 years. He is a member of the Maryland School Bus Safety Advisory Committee.

Notre Dame names new director

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland has named Mabel Valdivia of Laurel as its director of foundation, corporate and government relations.

Valdivia's previous experience includes working in external and government relations, program development, management and evaluation, and leadership building.

Compiled by Marcia Cephus

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