Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

April 05, 2009

Severna Park Chipotle opens Wednesday

Chipotle Mexican Grill, a quick-service restaurant chain, will open a new eatery Wednesday at 557 Ritchie Highway in the Severna Park Marketplace.

Before the grand opening, Chipotle will hold two fundraisers, both from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The first will be Monday to benefit the Severna Park July Parade, and the second on Tuesday to support Severna Park High School.

During the fundraisers, a $5 donation will get visitors a gourmet burrito or an order of tacos, with tortilla chips and salsa or guacamole and a fountain drink.

Chipotle's hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Information: 410-315-9501.

Commerce events

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce announced monthly activities.

* "Membership 101" networking meeting for business professionals to learn about the BWCC: 9 a.m. Thursday at BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. Free for members and nonmembers.

* Business Tools Group Seminar: 9 a.m. April 17 at the BWCC office. Al Betz from Outfluence will discuss "A Free Marketing Stimulus Plan with Immediate Impact." The cost is $10 in advance for members, $30 at the door for everyone.

Registration is required for programs at www.baltwashchamber.org.

Information: 301-725-4000, ext. 102.

Easter Bunny

Marley Station Mall will be host to the Easter Bunny through Saturday in Center Court. Photos will be available for purchase. Information: 410-766-2033.

Farmers' market

The Riva Road Farmers' Market has opened from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, and will remain open through Dec. 19 at the corner of Riva Road and Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis.

The indoor Westfield Annapolis Farmers' Market is also open from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 5, 19 and 26 on the first level of the Nordstrom Parking Garage at the mall. Starting May 3, it will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 25. Information: Riva Road and Westfield, 410-349-0317.

The Severna Park Farmers' Market will open from 8 a.m. to noon April 25 to Oct. 24 at Ritchie Highway and Jones Station road. Information: 410-827-9192. The farmers' markets all accept WIC and Senior FMNP checks.

CPAs honored

Morton's the Steakhouse of Annapolis will celebrate the end of the tax season by honoring certified public accountants on April 16.

CPAs can enter to win a free steak and seafood dinner for two. Interested CPAs must contact Morton's at 410-280-1170 by April 14 to be entered into the drawing. The winner will be notified April 15 and must show proof of being a licensed CPA when going for dinner April 16.

Women's reception

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together, a women's giving circle focused on improving the lives of women and girls in the county, will hold a reception for members and prospective members from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 15 at Fishing Creek Farm Marina Club, 1222 Cherry Tree Lane, Annapolis. The group operates as a fund managed by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County.

The reception will highlight AAWGT's vision and activities to help women, families and children who are economically disadvantaged. In addition to providing grants, the group educates women donors about issues affecting women and their families, and promotes collective philanthropy.

The only membership requirement is an annual contribution of $550, or $275 for women ages 35 and younger. Reservations are requested for the reception. Information: 410-440-9879.

Professionals week

Anne Arundel Community College and the Black-Eyed Susan Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will celebrate Administrative Professionals Week April 19-25 with a conference, "Professional Success Career Skills: Building a Better You," from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 in the Cade Center on AACC's Arnold campus.

Keynote speaker will be Virginia D. Jacobs. The cost is $120. Advance registration is required at www.aacc.edu/conferences.

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