Business group to hear sports agent ShapiroLawyer...


Business group to hear sports agent Shapiro

Lawyer and professional sports agent Ronald M. Shapiro will be the keynote speaker at a "Spirit of Success" luncheon meeting sponsored by the BWI Business Partnership.

The event will be 11: 30 a.m. Tuesday at Double Tree Guest suites, 1300 Concourse Drive.

Shapiro, who represents Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray and broadcaster Jon Miller, is to discuss today's sports economy, baseball's labor dispute, and negotiation techniques that have proven effective in winning his clients multimillion dollar contracts. Admission is free to Partnership members, and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required.

Information: 859-1000

Annapolis bank offers defense loan program

Annapolis National Bank has announced that it is offering Defense Loan and Technical Assistance (DELTA) services, up to $1.25 million.

The DELTA loan program is sponsored by the Small Business Administration and the Department of Defense to provide financial assistance to businesses that have been adversely affected by defense reductions.

To be eligible, the applicant must demonstrate an ability to retain or create jobs and modernize facilities to become more integrated into the commercial sector. The local SBA office can provide specific criteria.

Names in the news

Century 21 Volke Realty of Pasadena has announced the appointment of Betty Minton of Timonium as vice president of sales development. Minton has been in the real estate business for 14 years and has been a member of the Century 21 system for six years. She is a graduate of Boston College and a member of the Century 21 Real Estate School's planning committee. Century 21 Volke Realty is at 8096 C Edwin Raynor Blvd. in Pasadena.

The Bank of Glen Burnie recently appointed Michael Livingston chief lending officer. Livingston, who has more than 15 years of banking experience, will be responsible for administering loan functions in the bank's residential and commercial departments and in its six branches. He will develop new lending programs and products. Livingston earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1975. He is vice president of the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. A Maryland resident since 1963, Livingston lives in Severn with his wife and two children.

Bernie Hoff, advertising director of Capital-Gazette Newspapers, has joined the Leadership Anne Arundel board of directors. Hoff has worked for Capital-Gazette for 20 years. Before that, he worked in the marketing department of Maryland Cup Corp. in Baltimore. A native of Annapolis, he is a graduate of the University of Baltimore with a degree in marketing. Hoff is a member of the Annapolis Lions Club and lives in Annapolis with his wife, Maggie.

Patricia L. Gordon has been appointed chief financial officer of Ginger Cove, an Annapolis retirement community. Gordon will report to Ginger Cove's board of directors and serve on its finance committee. Gordon has a bachelor's degree in medical technology from the University of Maryland and a certificate in accounting from Anne Arundel Community College. Next year, she will participate in Leadership Anne Arundel, a program that develops the county's most promising executives. Gordon is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

The Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce board of directors recently approved its 1997 top officers: Larry Ulvila, Insurance Solutions, president; and Bernie Hoff, Capital-Gazette Newspapers, senior vice president. Ulvila is a longtime chamber member and director and serves on the executive board as vice president of special events.

The Anne Arundel County Employees Federal Credit Union has announced the promotions of three employees: Brian J. Vittek from chief of operations to executive vice president; Pandora Gross from operations teller to operations specialist; and Patricia Rice from teller to loan officer.

Michael K. Shelby, of Shelby and Associates P.A. in Annapolis, recently completed a six-session seminar series on estate and gift tax planning. The program covered planning techniques for small-business owners, the use and titling of life insurance contracts and the role that trusts play in reducing estate taxes.

Pub Date: 12/11/96

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