Business Digest


July 20, 2008

Knight used to woo bank customers

Employees with the Columbia Bank and a knight in shining armor from Medieval Times restaurant at Arundel Mills mall went door-to-door delivering gifts of three jars of fruit preserves to residents of the Arundel Preserve community in Hanover to promote the opening of the bank's newest branch.

The Columbia Bank's first branch in Anne Arundel County is at 7692 Dorchester Blvd. in Hanover.

Clear Choice receives $70,000 grant

The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. has funded a $70,000 loan through its Arundel Business Loan Fund to Clear Choice of Maryland.

Clear Choice of Maryland, at 111 Chinquapin Round Road in Annapolis, provides custom-built vinyl windows for residences.

The ABL Fund loan will be used to expand Clear Choice of Maryland and add staff.

Lukmire adds project architect

Leroy T. Artis has joined the Annapolis office of the Lukmire Partnership, an architectural firm, as a project architect.

Artis is responsible for managing projects from programming through construction. He holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from Howard University and has more than 22 years of experience in the architectural field.

Boys and Girls Club names board

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Board of Directors announce the results of its Executive Committee election.

Brent Boone, an assistant vice president and senior financial adviser at Merrill Lynch, is president. Pete Summers, vice president of Enduro Medical Technology, is vice president. Dede Duncan-White, a retired Navy commander and current director of academic support services for student-athletes for the Naval Academy Athletic Association, is treasurer.

Lisa Seborowski, a sales manager for Viamedia in Linthicum, is elected secretary. Dave Cordle, Annapolis alderman and chief investigator in Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office, is chairman of the Programs Committee. Pete Ponne, senior vice president of Sun Trust Community Development, is chairman of the Facilities Committee.

BankAnnapolis offers more ATMs

BankAnnapolis announces its partnership with MoneyPass, a surcharge-free ATM network, to provide bank customers with free access to their cash at more than 12,000 ATMs across the country.

BankAnnapolis customers holding ATM cards can immediately begin withdrawing funds from MoneyPass ATMs without having to pay service fees.

Providence recycling partnership

Providence Center, a nonprofit corporation that provides employment, vocational, retirement and medical and adult day care and transportation services to more than 450 adults with developmental disabilities, has formed a recycling partnership with Mondo Polymer Technologies of Ohio to recycle and reuse boat wrap plastic for highway safety devices.

Marcia Cephus

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