Business Notes


November 02, 2008|By Marcia Cephus

Hill & Associates office relocates in Annapolis

Hill & Associates, an energy research and consultancy subsidiary of Wood Mackenzie, recently relocated its Annapolis office to Park Place on West Street and held an open house to celebrate the company's move from Eastport.

Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer joined more than 60 people in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.

Since 1982, Hill & Associates has developed from a one-person company, moving to Eastport in 1986 with three people, and then growing to 28 people as Wood Mackenzie in a more-than-4,000-square foot office.

Hill & Associates is known for its strategic domestic U.S. and international research studies in the coal and electricity industries and for its consulting.

Cox to practice law

Attorney Linda T. Cox will practice estate planning, administration and business law at the Annapolis law firm of Hyatt & Weber, P.A.

Cox previously owned her own Annapolis practice, was an assistant county attorney in Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties and was an attorney at Jordan Coyne and Savits in Washington, D.C.

Cox is a member of the Anne Arundel County and Maryland State Bar Associations in the Business, Estate and Trusts, Family Law and International Law sections.

Day care fundraiser

St. Jane Frances Extended Day Care Center, 8499 Virginia Ave. in Pasadena, and Proshred, an on-site document destruction company, will hold a fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the day care center. Proshred will charge $10 to shred business and personal documents. Proceeds will be used for new playground equipment.

Information: 410-242-9224.

Entrepreneur conference

Anne Arundel Community College will host the second annual E-nnovations 2008 Mid-Atlantic Entrepreneurship Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21 in Rooms 219 and 224, Cade Center for the Fine Arts, Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway.

Planned are a networking breakfast, workshops on how to recognize business opportunities, and how to use available resources and obtain funding to start or expand your business.

Business owners can in the Exhibitors Hall. The cost for exhibitors is $100.

The conference costs $59 per person. Registration and payment can be made online at or by mail at Entrepreneurial Studies Institute, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, HUM 014, Arnold, MD 21012.

Registration deadline is Friday. Information: 410-777-2066.

Tech council mixer

Chesapeake Regional Tech Council in Annapolis, will hold an InfoMixer Networking event from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at Lake Presidential Golf Club, 2817 Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro.

The event will feature a brief, new-tech showcase, speed networking sessions, and a new tech spotlight from the social media committee chair, Liz Thibbodeau of Take One Digital Media.

The cost is $10 for members in advance, $15 for members at the door and $20 for nonmembers.

Information: 410-222-7410, ext. 124.

Entrepreneur's luncheon

The Entrepreneur's Exchange will hold a luncheon meeting, Protecting Your Business from The Bad Guys, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at Severn Inn, 1993 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Annapolis.

The event will feature speakers Michael Cogan and Kristin Fleckenstein of the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office.

The cost is $30 for members, $42 for non-members, $25 for students; walk-ins add $5.

Information: 410-647-8167.

Options Industry seminar

The Options Industry Council will hold a seminar, "Basic: Getting Started with Options," from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum.

The seminar will feature an options professional who will educate investors on the concepts and terms of options contracts as well as their risk/reward characteristics.

It is recommended that attendees have a basic knowledge of stocks and some experience with stock investing.

The seminar is free. Registration is required.

Information: 1-888-678-4667 or www.options

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