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May 20, 1991
The Anne Arundel Trade Council presented awards to members Bruce Williamson, founder of Snow White Cleaners Inc.; Joseph Conte, presidentof J& A Builders; and Michael T. Rose Associates at the recent TradeCouncil spring general membership meeting.Williamson received his award in recognition of decades of extraordinary contributions to the community.In 1971, he opened Snow White Cleaners in Eastport Shopping Center in Annapolis and began serving on the Trade Council the same year. At 73, he is still active in the business and is a member of the council's board of directors.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2000
The revolving door at the Maryland State House has spun again. Former Del. Gerald J. Curran, who resigned his seat in the House of Delegates two years ago amid an ethics probe into his business dealings, is back in Annapolis -- this time lobbying for a Baltimore construction union group. Curran has teamed with former Del. Connie Galiazzo DeJuliis to represent the Baltimore Building and Construction Trades Council before the General Assembly -- specifically on legislation requiring that the prevailing wage be paid to construction workers on school building projects.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Staff Writer | December 2, 1993
The Anne Arundel Trade Council is launching a legislative hot line on Tuesday for county residents who want their views relayed to county council members.The hot line is primarily intended as an information-sharing resource, more than an "I'm-against-this or I'm-for-that" hot line, said Jeanette Wessel, chief executive officer of the Trade Council.Council employees will write down the views of callers who leave them and tell legislators what comes in over the phone lines, regardless of whether the views coincide with the trade council's position on various issues.
NEWS
December 7, 1998
Chamber plans mixer with trade councilThe Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce will hold a joint business mixer with the Anne Arundel Trade Council from 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Thursday at Big Vanilla Athletic Club.The cost is $10 in advance, $13 at the door, and $20 for nonmembers.Proceeds will benefit a needy family. Information: 410-647-3900.Y2K seminar to include diskette for computer testAnne Arundel Trade Council and the Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce will jointly sponsor a "Y2K Seminar" from 8: 30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at the Days Inn, 2520 Riva Road, in Annapolis.
NEWS
January 18, 1995
The Anne Arundel Trade Council, which represents about 900 businesses, unanimously endorsed yesterday a report that says building a 78,600-seat stadium for the Redskins in Laurel would create 358 jobs and bring about $8.4 million in taxes to the state and county.It was the second time the trade council's 35-member board of directors had voted to support the proposed $160 million stadium next to Laurel Race Course. The council endorsed the stadium a year ago, just after Jack Kent Cooke, owner of the National Football League team, announced that he wanted to move to Laurel.
NEWS
April 1, 1992
Students won't be the only ones with report cards come June. Legislators will get them, too, courtesy of the Anne Arundel Trade Council.While the Maryland Business for Responsive Government group monitors state legislators' votes on business issues, the county group willlook exclusively at the five state senators and 13 delegates who represent the county, said Jeanette D. Wessel, trade council executive director."
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | September 11, 1997
The Anne Arundel Trade Council is launching today a glossy, coffee-table book on the county that organizations plan to use as a marketing tool to attract businesses.Titled "Still Revolutionary," the $30 book delves into the county's history and includes pictures of communities, schools and businesses as bait for companies interested in the area."More and more today, employers are aware of the need to provide for the needs of the employees a need for the quality of life that employees expect," said Bob Burdon, the council's executive director.
NEWS
March 18, 1993
The legislative committee of the Anne Arundel Trade Council voted yesterday to oppose an anti-smoking bill being considered by the County Council.The bill, sponsored by Council woman Diane Evans, R-Arnold, originally was written to ban smoking in public places, but exempt businesses, restaurants, hotels and motels. But Councilwoman Maureen Lamb, D-Annapolis, whose stricter anti-smoking bill faced certain defeat, introduced an amendment to Ms. Evans' bill at Monday's meeting.Her amendments would ban smoking in businesses employing more than 50 people and require restaurants seating more than 75 patrons to provide a nonsmoking section.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff writer | February 21, 1992
The Anne Arundel Trade Council is courting hundreds of corporations from around the country, trying to draw new business and boost economic development.The trade council, with the help of the county Office of Economic Development, will sponsor the county's first Executive Tour in April for corporate chief executive officers. The bus tour will highlight commercial properties and stress the quality of life in Anne Arundel.Tour committee chairman Tad Wood of Smithy Braedon said the tour will build on Annapolis' national name recognition and focus on the county as a whole.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff Writer | October 22, 1992
A ballot question that would limit the growth of property taxes would paralyze Anne Arundel County during an economic crisis, possibly forcing officials to severely cut basic services, say county business leaders opposing the measure.But the leader of a county taxpayer group says the Anne Arundel Trade Council's position on the tax cap is just bad business.The Trade Council's board of directors -- nearly 30 senior executives of county-headquartered companies -- voted unanimously to oppose a county charter amendment that would slow annual growth in property tax income to 4.5 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less.
NEWS
August 24, 1998
Networking breakfast set for Severna Park clubThe Anne Arundel Trade Council's monthly Power Breakfast Network will meet at 7: 30 a.m. Wednesday at Chartwell Golf and Country Club in Severna Park.The event includes informal networking and breakfast as well as presentations by three trade council members.The cost is $20 at the door and $25 for nonmembers.Information and reservations: 410-757-6709 or 410-974-4402.YWCA offers career help to single parents, othersYWCA Career Services is offering services for single parents and low-income homemakers interested in pursuing job training.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | July 17, 1998
Declaring its appreciation for the jobs produced by big-ticket state construction projects, an umbrella group of Baltimore trade unions last night endorsed Gov. Parris N. Glendening for re-election.In backing Glendening, leaders of the Baltimore Building and Construction Trades Council also noted his opposition to efforts to roll back union protections in state law."We have the best governor in America when it comes to issues affecting the working men and women of Maryland," Jim Correll, president of the trades council, told a rally of about 300 union members at the Carpenters Union Hall on West Patapsco Avenue in South Baltimore.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | September 11, 1997
The Anne Arundel Trade Council is launching today a glossy, coffee-table book on the county that organizations plan to use as a marketing tool to attract businesses.Titled "Still Revolutionary," the $30 book delves into the county's history and includes pictures of communities, schools and businesses as bait for companies interested in the area."More and more today, employers are aware of the need to provide for the needs of the employees a need for the quality of life that employees expect," said Bob Burdon, the council's executive director.
NEWS
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | June 11, 1997
Bob Burdon, a former publisher of the Washington and Baltimore Business Journals and other area publications, has taken over as executive director of the Anne Arundel Trade Council.The position opened in March when Jeanette Wessel left the executive director post. Burdon, of Arnold, was picked last week after the council launched a national search that brought in more than 100 resumes."He has a very strong background as an administrator, and he has a very clear understanding of what the future looks like for businesses, especially for small businesses," said Ed Ladd, the council's president.
NEWS
June 23, 1996
Names in the newsMartin "Chip" Doordan and the Anne Arundel Medical Center received the Anne Arundel Trade Council's president's award. Doordan is chief executive officer and president of the hospital's Anne Arundel Health System. He has served two consecutive terms on the Trade Council's board of directors. The medical center was cited for its partnership with the Trade Council for the first 55+ Expo.Kimberly B. Gomoljak has joined Design Teams of Annapolis as chief accountant. She will supervise all client accounting functions for the operating companies of McCrone Inc. in Maryland and Florida.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | April 10, 1996
Seniors provide a growing market, and the Anne Arundel Trade Council is giving local businesses an opportunity to tap into it at the third annual 55+ Expo next week in Glen Burnie, organizers say.The expo, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 at La Fontaine Bleu on Ritchie Highway, will include representatives from banks offering advice on estate planning and travel agents talking about getaways, said Jeanette Wessel, chief operating officer of the Anne Arundel...
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff Writer | February 26, 1993
At the same time the Clinton administration is turning to private business to help strengthen education nationally, a county business group is forging its own links with local educators.The Anne Arundel Trade Council has begun forming partnerships with the county school system to start several programs that, like the Clinton proposals, would strive to form long-term relationships between businesses and schools.Officials discussed plans yesterday during an education committee meeting.This week, the Clinton administration announced tentative proposals to add a 13th year of school and set national graduation standards -- plans that would rely on businesses to offer high school internships and help set standards.
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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1995
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. was the only member of the county legislative delegation to get a perfect score on the Anne Arundel Trade Council's annual report card.The District 27 Democrat voted for Trade Council-backed bills nine times during the past General Assembly session. Seven other legislators were close behind, scoring about 90 percent.Del. Robert C. Baldwin, a Millersville Republican who ran on a pro-business campaign, scored the lowest, supporting six of 10 bills the Trade Council favored, according to the business group's fourth annual report.
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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1995
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. was the only member of the county legislative delegation to get a perfect score on the Anne Arundel Trade Council's annual report card.The District 27 Democrat voted for Trade Council-backed bills nine times during the past General Assembly session. Seven other legislators were close behind, scoring about 90 percent.Del. Robert C. Baldwin, a Millersville Republican who ran on a pro-business campaign, scored the lowest, supporting six of 10 bills the Trade Council favored, according to the business group's fourth annual report.
NEWS
By From Staff Reports | August 22, 1995
The Anne Arundel Trade Council will explore "Gaming and Its Effects on the Community" at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at Anne Arundel Community College.The meeting, in Room 101 of Florestano Allied Health Building, will help business leaders learn about casino gambling, which the General Assembly may decide to legalize next session.Guest speaker will be Don Hunter, president of Hunter Interests Inc. of Annapolis. Mr. Hunter, an urban economist and real estate consultant, is a nationally recognized expert on the impact of gaming on communities.
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