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Minority businesses show products, services

The Anne Arundel County Minority Business Enterprise Committee, working with area chambers of commerce, presents a "Salute to Minority Business," 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Conte Building Conference Room, 116 Defense Highway, Annapolis.

This event is presented to mark Minority Enterprise Development Week, which was created by the Minority Business Development Agency of the federal government.

It is intended to give minority businesses an opportunity to display products and services to other sectors of the business community; to make contact with support agencies, and to develop future business contacts. Government buyers and staff will be in attendance.

Information: 222-1367, 757-7609, or 672-3422.

West County Chamber schedules two events

The West County Chamber of Commerce offers a one-day workshop, presented in cooperation with SCORE and ACE of Maryland, on "How to Start and Manage Your Own Business."

It takes place at 8 a.m. today at Rick's Cafe in the Odenton Shopping Center. The fee is $20, payable at the workshop.

The chamber also offers "How to Make the Sale and Get 10 More Clients: Boosting Profits Through Outstanding Customer Relations," from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8, at the Fort Meade Officers Club, 6600 Mapes Road, Fort Meade. Topics include effective phone and sales counter etiquette, telemarketing tips, eye-catching floor displays and office furnishings, relationship marketing and how to please the dissatisfied customer.

The cost is $25 for chamber members and $30 for non-members. Continental breakfast and luncheon included. Reservations required.

Information: 672-3422.

Trade Council offers monthly events

The following events are offered in October by the Anne Arundel Trade Council.

* An Evening at the Paca Gardens -- 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Guests include C. Berry Carter II, superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools, and the Board of Education. The event takes place at the Paca Gardens, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis, and features an open bar with light fare. Cost is $20.

Improve confidence and communication

A workshop entitled "Building Self-confidence Through Improved Communication Skills," takes place from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the Careerscope Offices, Harper's Choice Village Center, Suite 219, 5485 Harper's Farm Road, Columbia.

It will include the following topics: active listening, assertiveness, positive thinking and stress management.

Information: 992-5052 or 596-1866.

American Management holds video conference

Anne Arundel Community College hosts the American Management Association's first national video conference, "Working Women: Leadership for the '90s" at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

A panel of women leaders will offer practical insights on leadership strategies, organizational visibility, manager-to-leader development, and personal leadership plans.

The panel includes author Ann Morrison, Avon executive Joyce Roche, businesswoman Felice Schwartz, journalist Lee Thornton, and Marti Austin, who works in the computer field.

The fee is $22, and registration is required.

Information: 541-2325.

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