June 29, 2008

Entrepreneur's Exchange to meet in Edgewater

The Entrepreneur's Exchange will hold its next meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9 at the Yellowfin restaurant, 2840 Route 2 S. in Edgewater.

Melissa Carrier will discuss "What Angel Investors Can Do for the Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner."

The cost is $30 for members and members of any chamber having an affiliate relationship with Entrepreneur's Exchange; $42 for nonmembers; $25 for students. Walk-ins pay $5 extra.

Information: 410-647-8167.

Chamber of Commerce elects new and returning directors

The Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce has elected new and returning directors.

Ed Aaron, Barbara Barnow, Timothy Campbell, William F. Casey, Allen Cornell, Joseph C. Durham, Anthony C. Nelson, Sharon R. Pinder, Leonard R. Raley and Josie Mosqueda Thompson have all been elected for a first, three-year term.

John Henry King and Rhonda J. Tomlinson have been elected to a second, three-year term.

Orchestra honored for contemporary music selections

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and the League of American Orchestras presented the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra with a second-place award for demonstrating exceptional commitment to contemporary composers and featuring music written within the last 25 years.

ASO music director Jos?-Luis Novo accepted the award on June 12 at the National Performing Arts Conference in Denver.

Businessman gets help with design startup

Matt Edwards, founder of Edwards Printing Co. and a participant in the Providence Center's Supported Employment Program, received a Xerox digital printer from Millennium Marketing Solutions, a financial contribution from the Annapolis Council 1384 of the Knights of Columbus, and a supply of paper from paper supplier XPEDX, to help with his new business.

Edwards, who has cerebral palsy, designs and prints items such as business cards and brochures.

Providence Center is a not-for-profit corporation that offers prevocational training, retirement day care for those with medical needs, an art institute, skill building programs, and transportation services to adults in Anne Arundel County with developmental disabilities.

Crosby Marketing hires Kilmurry, promotes Jorgensen

Crosby Marketing Communications has hired Matthew Kilmurry as interactive project manager and promoted Fred Jorgensen to vice president of interactive services.

Kilmurry will manage search engine optimization and marketing projects.

Jorgensen will expand his leadership role in the strategic planning and oversight of the agency's interactive team.

BankAnnapolis hires Mark Smith as loan officer

Mark Smith has been hired as a mortgage loan officer by BankAnnapolis. The Chester resident will focus on developing the bank's residential lending business.

He joins BankAnnapolis from Equity United Mortgage Corporation in Columbia, where he most recently served as vice president of corporate affairs.

Company named stewardship award finalist

The Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber and Corridor Transportation Corp. have been named as a finalist for the Alliance for Regional Stewardship Organizational Champion Award.

The Organizational Champion Award recognizes regions, regional alliances and regional leaders for excellence and demonstrated progress in at least one of four principles of regional stewardship: innovative economy, livable communities, social inclusion and a collaborative style of governance.

The four finalists will be honored on July 29 at the ARS Regional Strategies Forum in Pittsburgh.

BankAnnapolis launches private business initiative

BankAnnapolis recently announced the launch of "Private Business Banking," a new concept in business banking that will provide local businesses with easy access, guidance and support to an exclusive set of financial products and services.

A private business banking division has been established to help owners and entrepreneurs manage and grow their businesses.

Compiled by Marcia Cephus

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