Business Notes


June 15, 2008

Schools receive Giant Food grants

Giant Food has presented $2 million in grants from its 2007-2008 A+ BonusBucks program to more than 3,000 schools, including two in Anne Arundel County.

Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn received $16,344, and Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie received $14,201.

Giant's A+ BonusBucks program allows Giant customers to assist local schools by making purchases with their BonusCards. The customers' designated schools then receive BonusBucks for every dollar spent. The program ran from Oct. 5 to April 3.

Luncheon seminar to address fraud

Joel Charkatz of Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman P.A. and Jim Astrachan of Astrachan Gunst Thomas P.C. will hold a free luncheon seminar on corporate fraud and theft of trade secrets.

The seminar will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Morton's Steakhouse, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis.


Cole picked to lead Light House

Harry Cole has been hired as executive director of the Light House, a homeless shelter and support center at 206 West St. in downtown Annapolis.

Cole comes from Lifestarts Youth & Family Services in Washington, where he was chief of operations. Cole also served as program director for the D.C.-based Coalition for the Homeless.

Backpack drive taking donations

The sixth annual Anne Arundel Bar Association's Back to School backpack drive is accepting contributions.

A donation of $25 will provide a backpack filled with school supplies to disadvantaged elementary school children of Anne Arundel County.

Contributions must be received by July 31 to AACBF, P.O. Box 161 Annapolis, 21404.

The association will also hold its annual membership meeting at 5 p.m. June 24 in Courtroom No. 1 of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, followed by a president's reception at the Annapolis Yacht Club.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 after Wednesday.

Information: 410-280-6950.

Bay alliance names 4 directors

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has appointed four new members to its board of directors.

The new members are Gerald Slater, one of the founding members of the Public Broadcasting System and a producer with Rock Creek Productions; Scott Fosler, visiting professor of public policy at the University of Maryland; Mary Wadleigh, director of the visitor center at the historic Sewall Belmont House and chapter affairs director the National Association of Corporate Directors, Capital Area chapter; and R. Bruce Keiner Jr., senior partner at Crowell & Moring, LLP.

The new members will have roles on the board's executive, program, development, finance and governance committees.

Compiled by Marcia Cephus

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