Business Notes


April 12, 2009

Electric and gas cooperatives offered

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber, in partnership with CQI Associates, is offering residential electric and gas purchasing cooperatives to employees of members trying to contain their utility bills.

A free information session will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Anne Arundel Community College at Arundel Mills, 7009 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover.

Employees of BWCC member organizations can join the Residential Energy Purchasing Cooperative created to reduce the cost of electricity and natural gas supply services at their homes. Employees of nonmember companies are welcome to attend the meeting to take information to their employers.

Registration is requested. Call Arlinda Andrews at 301-725-4000, or Questions about the technical aspects of the cooperative should be made to Rachel Trager at

Tech council events

Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) has announced monthly events.

* Tech Focus Seminar will be held 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Severn Bank, 200 Westgate Circle, Annapolis. The topic will be ideas to grow your business. The cost is $10 for members in advance and $15 at the door, and $20 for nonmembers.

* Happy Hour InfoMixer will be held 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Millennium Marketing Solutions, 10900 Pump House Road, Annapolis. The topic will be "The Cost if Counterfeiting." The cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door for members, and $20 for nonmembers.

* Membership 101 will be held 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp., 2660 Riva Road, second-floor conference room, Annapolis. Free.

* Expo Power Networking Breakfast will be held 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Dave & Buster's in Arundel Mills Mall, Hanover. Members from area chambers and tech councils come together to network. The cost is $25 for members and $45 for nonmembers.

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

Federal employees to meet Tuesday

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1519 will meet 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 7438 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie.

Esther Manning, a consultant with Kaiser Permanente, will discuss awareness and exposure of NARFE to current federal employees at Kaiser.

Information: 410-760-3750.

Charity basketball game Saturday

Morton's the Steakhouse in Annapolis and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County will hold a charity basketball game 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club at Wiley H. Bates Legacy Park, LaRon Cephas Gym, 121 S. Villa Ave.

Restaurant staff will play against the Boys & Girls Clubs. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 18 and younger at the door. Proceeds benefit the BGC of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.

Information: 410-263-2542.

Sailing cruises

The Schooner Woodwind and her identical twin, Woodwind II, will offer Annapolis match racing sailing cruises Wednesday evenings April 22 through Sept. 9 at 80 Compromise St., at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

The races will begin five minutes after the Annapolis Yacht Club's Wednesday Night Series of races. The two staysail schooners will race each other, piloted by a father-and-daughter team. The race ends off Triton Light on the Naval Academy sea wall.

Guests can help with the sailing, or just enjoy the ride. After the race, an informal party is held at the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Eastport.

Tickets for the match race and all sunset sails are $37 for adults and $22 for children younger than 12.

Information: 410-263-7837.

Day on the Bay

Watermark Tours at the City Dock, Annapolis will offer a Day on the Bay Cruise to St. Michael's Food and Wine Festival 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 25.

Guests can enjoy the festival with gourmet chefs, wine demonstrations and tastings. Tickets are $110 per person and include transportation, festival admission and entry to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Guests must be 21 or older to enter festival tents.

Reservations are required at 410-268-7601.

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