Business Notes


August 03, 2008

Tourism event to start tomorrow in Annapolis

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau will host the Fifth Annual Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance Media Marketplace from tomorrow through Thursday at the Westin Annapolis Hotel.

The event will bring together more than 60 journalists and 50 destination marketing organizations from the Mid-Atlantic region.

Information: 410-263-0511.

Five companies attend innovation program

Five companies specializing in defense and homeland security technology participated in the Chesapeake Innovation Center's TechBridge program.

Companies come to the TechBridge program from around the world through recommendations from partners at Anne Arundel County's business incubator in Parole. .

The center will hold its next TechBridge program Sept. 24.

Information: 410-224-2030 or

Free finance seminars offered in Glen Burnie

Author Leo Vidal will present free finance seminars at 11 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Aug. 15 and 16 at the offices of Enterprise Financial Training Inc. in Glen Burnie.

The topics will be financial security and retirement planning. Reservations are required.

Information: 800-341-8286.

Glen Burnie Giant store to hold grand reopening Aug. 22

Giant Food will hold a grand reopening for its newly remodeled store at 7940 Crain Highway in Glen Burnie, at 8 a.m. Aug. 22.

The reopening will showcase improvements to the store's produce and other perishable departments, the new decor and other customer service offerings.

One hundred Giant stores in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Washington are being remodeled as a part of the company's "Project Fresh" remodeling program.

Annapolis law office offering free bankruptcy workshops

O'Herlihy Law is offering free, weekly informational workshops on "What You Should Know If You Are Considering Bankruptcy" from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday beginning Aug. 28 at the law office, 100 Ridgely Ave. in west Annapolis.

Workshop topics include an explanation of bankruptcy and its consequences; how to determine whether bankruptcy is the right next step; and the difference between chapters 7, 11 and 13.

Pre-registration is recommended.

Information: 443-270-3198 or

Two new stores coming to Westfield Annapolis Mall

Westfield Annapolis Mall will add a Crate & Barrel and a Cheesecake Factory, mall officials announced last week.

Crate & Barrel will open in August 2009 in the mall's new wing. The Cheesecake Factory will open this fall between JC Penney and Nordstrom.

Two at bay foundation honored for environmental education

Two Chesapeake Bay Foundation education leaders have been recognized for outstanding work in environmental education.

Don Baugh, the foundation's vice president of education, was named the Jan Hollmann Environmental Educator of the Year by the Jan Hollmann Environmental Education Award Committee of Anne Arundel County.

Bill Portlock, the foundation's senior educator for the bay, received the Blanche Hornbeck Award from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History.

Marcia Cephus

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