Power lunchThe Anne Arundel Trade Council is...


Power lunch

The Anne Arundel Trade Council is sponsoring a "Power Lunch Network" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Annapolis Ramada.

Registration is $15 for members, $25 non-members. Information:

Regional market explained

A county planning official will explain just who makes up the Anne Arundel regional market at the May meeting of the Annapolis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America at noon May 28 at Harry Brown's in Annapolis.

Sandy Speer, the featured speaker, heads the information services section of the county Office of Planning and Zoning.

He will speak on "Who Lives in Anne Arundel County: The Anne Arundel Regional Market."

Cost is $15 for members and their guests, $18 for non-members. Information: 974-0997.

Starting a businesss

Service Corp of Retired Executives/Active Corps of Executives (SCORE/ACE) will sponsor a one-day workshop entitled "Starting Your Own Business" from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28 at the Conte Building, 116 Defense Highway, Annapolis.

The workshop, co-sponsored by the Greater Annapolis Chamber Commerce, is designed for people interested in a new business or who have recently started one. Topics will include start-up, management and operation of a small business.

The registration fee is $20. Information: 268-7676.

High Technology meeting

The Anne Arundel County High Technology Council will have its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Conte Building, Defense Highway, Annapolis.

Speakers will include Walter Poasela of the Montgomery High Tech Council and O. J. Phillips of Federal Small Business Office. Other presentations will be made by representatives of the OXKO Corp. and the Anne Arundel Trade Council.

RSVP is necessary. Information: 269-0642

Strategies for business

The Small Business Development Center, Entrepreneur's vTC Exchange and the Service Corp. of Retired Executives are sponsoring a seminar to address business issues vital to home-based businesses from 8 a.m. to noon June 1 at the Conte Building, Defense Highway, Annapolis.

The seminar, "Effective Benefit Strategies for Businesses" will teach techniques to maximize the value of money spent on insurance and benefits. Teaching one-person businesses how to design programs and control rising health care costs is another objective.

Cost is $25 per person. Reservations required. Information: 553-6101

High sales

In the past two months, Annapolis-based Manis & Wright Realty residential sales record has tripled in number of units it settled and quadrupled its gross sales compared with March and April of 1991.

In addition, Manis & Wright has added 13 new agents to its staff and has recently moved to larger offices at the Clock Tower Place in Annapolis. Information:280-0600

Harbour School fund

Dr. Linda Jacobs, director of the Harbour School in Annapolis, recently announced the formation of the Relocation and Development Fund Program.

Due to tremendous growth in the student population, the Harbour School is striving to relocate to a larger facility and to increase the educational resources available in the classroom.

The Harbour School provides an academic setting where learning disabled and multi-handicapped children are free to learn in a limited-risk environment that is individualized to each child's needs.

% Information: 841-6410

Meter readers study

Bowne Distinct, Ltd. of Columbia, Md., and Mineola, N.Y., a consulting company that specializes in solving routing and scheduling problems, has recently undertaken a pilot study of the route structure of the meter readers for the Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.

Using its RouteSmart computer program, Bowne Distinct will generate new routes and optimal travel sequence for a selected operating territory in the vicinity of Howard County and Anne Arundel County.

Bargain store opens

Everything's A $1.00, a fast-growing bargain chain, has recently opened at Marley Station Mall in Pasadena.

Everything's A $1.00 features a line-up of merchandise that includes housewares and hardware,

toys and games, bath items and toiletries, jewelry, books, videotapes, perfumes and lipsticks.

Launched in the mid-'80s in Virginia Beach, Va., Everything's has expanded to more than 200 stores across the country.

Capabilities video

Marlene Prendergast & Associates Inc., an Annapolis-based public relations and marketing firm, has recently completed a capabili

ties video for The Bay Area Midwifery Center of Severna Park.

The 12-minute video, produced by Lisa Seborowski, account executive with MPA, highlights the philosophy and services offered by The Bay Area Midwifery Center. The video also includes the delivery of a baby in a hospital birthing room at St. Agnes Hospital.

Marlene Prendergast & Associates Inc. is a full-service marketing and public relations firm with offices in West Annapolis.


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