Business Notes

County housing fair scheduled for Saturday

Anne Arundel County will hold Housing Fair 2004 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in celebration of Homeownership Month. The event will take place at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park.


Featured will be exhibits, presentations and general information about various housing and homeownership improvement programs and opportunities available to county residents.

Attendees can talk with housing counselors, lenders and real estate agents about their services. There will also be raffles, refreshments, giveaways, face painting, balloons and more. County Executive Janet S. Owens will make announcements and a presentation at 10 a.m. Information: 410-222-7600, Ext. 130.


Souza Agency hired to market Rams Head sites

The Souza Agency has been contracted by the Rams Head Tavern and Fordham Brewing Co. to provide creative direction and design services for the tavern's growing stable of area restaurants, pubs and entertainment venues. Services will include development, enhancement and integration of print and Web-based marketing products.

Souza has redesigned and produced new menus for the tavern's restaurants in Annapolis, Savage and Rehoboth Beach, and for Rams Head Roadhouse, a new venture on the site of Rudy's Tavern in the Crownsville-Annapolis community.

Part of Souza's creative and design services include reenvisioning the menus for all Rams Head establishments to incorporate new menu and venue information and a strong brand identity.

Education franchise opens academy in Annapolis

FasTracKids International Ltd., a children's education franchise, has opened an academy in Annapolis at 2803 West St. to serve area children ages 3 to 6.

Trained instructors teach students in 12 subject areas, including biology, literature, economics, earth science and mathematics. Children can enroll in FasTracKids at any time and typically attend four two-hour sessions per month for two years.

The company has appointed 160 licenses in more than 30 countries.