Business Notes


July 13, 2008

A.C. Moore store celebrates opening

A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts Inc. will celebrate the opening of its new store at Governor's Plaza, 6625A Governor Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie at 10 a.m. today.

The event will include in-store product demonstrations, children's crafts, face painting, product offers and a chance to win a shopping spree at A.C. Moore.

Chamber to discuss energy-buying pool

The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold two informational meetings to discuss its members-only energy-buying pool.

The free meetings will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday and at 3 p.m. July 23. Members will be educated on the specifics of deregulation and the next buying pool enrollment period.

Registration is required. The location will be announced soon.

Information: 410-672-3422.

County to hold open forum on zoning

The Pasadena Business Association, along with the Northern Anne Arundel County and the Greater Severna Park Chambers of Commerce, will sponsor an open forum regarding zoning enforcement and the permit process in Anne Arundel County.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. July 24 at Earleigh Heights fire hall, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park.

Those who wish to speak may sign up starting at 6 p.m.

Business owners, community members and organizations are encouraged to attend.

This is the first meeting of several to be scheduled.

Information: 410-360-4722.

'Best of' fundraiser tops $15,000

The Loews Annapolis Hotel hosted the 2008 Best of Annapolis and Eastern Shore contest and fundraiser that raised more than $15,000 for the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center and Modest Needs.

More than 700 guests attended the event last month and enjoyed cuisine from local restaurants, champagne from the sponsor Veuve Clicquot, and live music by Doug Segree.

Awards were presented in categories such as Best Dock and Dine, Best Outdoor eating, best wait staff, best innovative seafood and best chef.

Mediation nonprofit honors Peter Pervi

Community Mediation Maryland, a nonprofit that increases awareness about mediation through training and creating partnerships with businesses and organizations, honored Peter Pervi at its third annual gala at the Banneker-Douglas Museum in Annapolis.

Pervi is the president of the board at the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center and facilitates meetings, conducts intake and community outreach.

Compiled by Marcia Cephus

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