Business Briefs

July 12, 2009

Federal jobs available

Ward 7 Alderman Sam Shropshire will host a meeting discussing jobs coming to the area and how to apply, 6 p.m. Tuesday the City Council chambers, 160 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. Guest speaker will be Nancy Fink, assistant director of the Professional Outplacement Assistance Center in Columbia. Fink is certified as a federal job search trainer and counselor and also holds a global career development facilitator certification.

Fink will explain POAC's free program for training and assisting Marylanders in the federal job application process.

For more information, call 410-570-7053 or 410-267-6591.

Appraisers' courses

The American Society of Appraisers will offer courses at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St., Sept. 10-13. Course topics include business valuation, business valuation case study, and machinery and technical specialties valuation. Call 410-263-7777 for reservations. For more information, call 800-272-8258 or go to

Fort Meade golf

The courses at Fort Meade are open. Veterans are eligible to play with a copy of their DD214, which they have to bring only once to be able to play all season. There is also a tax-free pro golf shop.

Information: 301-677-4333.

Farmers' markets

* The Riva Road Farmers' Market is open 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Dec. 19 at the corner of Riva Road and Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. It also is open from 7 a.m. to noon Tuesdays until Oct. 27. Events include a Harvest Festival in October and a Holiday/Christmas Festival in early December. Information: 410-349-0317.

* The indoor Westfield Annapolis Farmers' Market is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 25 on the first level of the Nordstrom Parking Garage at the mall. Information: 410-349-0317.

The farmers' markets all accept WIC and Senior FMNP checks.

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