Business Notes


April 19, 2009

Annapolis Towne Center meeting

The Public Relations Society of America, Central Chesapeake chapter, will learn about the new Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole at a meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 29 at the project sales office, 2505 Riva Road.

Executives of Greenberg Gibbons will display articles, ads and brochures that were developed for the mixed-use project. A guided tour of Grandview, the condominium project, will be included.

The cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.

Registration is requested by Wednesday at 410-757-2753.

Technology expo to be held April 28

The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council and Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber will co-sponsor the Baltimore Washington Business & Technology Expo 2009, "Work Smarter," from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at Medieval Times at Arundel Mills Mall.

The day will start with a networking breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Dave & Busters.

The expo will include a medieval knight demonstration at noon; technology demonstrations by university engineering departments, emergency responders and local businesses; and exhibits.

Information: CRTC, 410-222-7410; BWCC, 410-792-9714.

Beaufort Candle donates to shelter

The Beaufort Candle Co., an Annapolis-based seller of environmentally responsible candle products, is donating 10 percent of its April sales to the Light House Shelter that provides a variety of services to the homeless population.

Beaufort, an online company, offers soy-based candles, nonflame LED lights and other aromatic products.

For information on the shelter, visit For information on the Beaufort Candle Company, visit www.beaufortcandles .com.

Pirate Adventures offers sailing for kids

Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, a themed adventure for children, is offering hour-long sails daily through Oct. 31 in the Annapolis Harbor.

Children get their faces painted, dressed up as pirates and set sail for a treasure hunt on the water.

While reading a map to find sunken treasure, the young pirates use water cannons in defense against an enemy pirate and discover a secret stash of pirates' grog.

Holiday and special occasion events are offered. Mother's Day sessions May 10 will offer free admission to mothers and grandmothers.

The Sea Gypsy sails six times a day (9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.). Reservations are recommended.

Information: 410-263-0002.

Spring Fling Happy Hour slated

The Thursday Action Group will hold a Spring Fling Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at BB&T Bank, 2623 Riva Road, Annapolis.

The event will feature hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

TAG is an independent business group that focuses on building professional relationships.

Information: 410-573-0555, ext. 228.

Canines & Cocktails to be held Friday

Paws Pet Boutique and Loews Annapolis Hotel will hold its annual Canines & Cocktails for a Cause events starting Friday at Loews' Weather Rail Patio, 126 West St.

The free events, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the last Friday of the month, are dog-friendly, with free munchies for both humans and canines, event raffles, and $2 self-parking at Loews. Proceeds go to the featured cause of the month.

The April 24 event is a Pirate Pooch Contest & Photos with photo sessions in a wooden boat by Pet-aw-graphy. The charity is Golden Retriever Rescue, Education & Training.

Information: 410-263-8683.

Praxis sponsors charity golf event

Praxis Engineering will hold its second annual charity golf outing May 8 at Compass Pointe Golf Course, 9010 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena.

Registration begins at 7:45 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per person; groups are welcome. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland.

The event includes 18 holes of golf, cart, access to the driving range, breakfast and lunch, unlimited drinks, door prizes and awards.

Information: 301-490-4299, ext. 1210.

Tuscan cooking class offered

Ferguson Kitchen Showroom will offer a Tuscan Cooking Class from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 30 at 302 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Suite M-P, Annapolis.

Personal chef Terry Antoniuk will demonstrate and prepare "The Art of Tuscan Cooking" meal for those looking for something different to have for dinner. The menu, which will be served with wine, will include Tuscan bean soup, grilled bell pepper salad with olives, wild mushroom risotto with Parmesan, beef braised in red wine and tomato, and chocolate hazelnut cake.

The cost is $49 per person or $80 for two. Reservations are required.

Information: 410-990-9924.

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