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Third Annual Links Challenge tomorrow

Opportunity Builders Inc. will hold its 3rd Annual Links Challenge starting at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Compass Pointe Golf Course, 9010 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena.

The event will feature hole-in-one, putting, longest drive and closest to the pin contests. Trophies will be awarded. The cost starts at $125 for individuals.

Information: 410-787-0700.

Chamber of Commerce offers TIPS program

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold TIPS: Technique & Ideas for Professional Salespeople at 8:30 a.m. June 14 at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

The topic is "Avoid Annoying Things Our Clients Wish Salespeople Would and Would Not Do" and is ideal for business owners and sales professionals who want to learn new sales techniques.

Free for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Information: 301-725-4000.

South County flag to be dedicated

The winning design in the South County Flag Design contest - sponsored by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society - will be dedicated Friday in memory of Barbara Owings, the nonprofit's late founder and president.

Nancy Lee Young of Deale was the winner of the contest.

Second place went to Sue Dipple of Lothian and third place went to Clara Gouin of Deale.

Twenty-one entries were received from surrounding communities.

A flag based on Young's artwork will be displayed on the new flagpole at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum.

Information: 301-261-5234.

Nurse of the Year announced

Baltimore Washington Medical Center names registered nurse Linda Bradshaw, who is charge nurse on the medical center's third floor, as Nurse of the Year for 2006. As charge nurse, Bradshaw oversees other nurses on the unit while providing patient care.

She received her nursing degree from the Riverside Hospital School of Professional Nursing in Newport News, Va.

Bradshaw started at BWMC in 1983. She lives in Hanover.

Women honored for success

Thirty-four county women in professions such as defense, communications, banking and health care were honored by their employers and communities at the 21st TWIN awards program dinner at BWI Airport Marriott Hotel. The dinner was sponsored by M&T; Bank and YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

The honorees were Sandie Anderson, Lois Banscher, Melissa Beardmore, Susan A. Bowen, Theresa Bronakoski, Doris Burgess, Barbara Burns, Nennah A. Byle, Karen Engelke, Cindy Ensey, Wendy Ferris, Alexis M. Henderson, Tonya L. Hill, Cheryl C. Johnson, Natasha Jordan-Bailey, Jamie King, Ruth "Cookie" Kiser, Kris Kohlmann, Karen Kuczinski, Mary E. Lanham, Barbara McCamish, Christie Merwarth, Donna Ray, Gail H. Sanders, Carol Sanilla, Donna Sills, Jennifer Sprungle, Paula Daniels Wadley, Barbara Ward, Betty White, Merrilyn Williams, Jean Williamson, Christine Wilson, and Suzanne M. Zarin. The honorees live or work in Anne Arundel County.

TWIN, a Tribute to Women in Industry, is a program of the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County that honors women at managerial, professional or executive levels who have contributed significantly to their companies' success.

Information: 410-757-2753.

BankAnnapolis hires vice president

BankAnnapolis recently hired Eva G. Cotterman as a vice president in the Business Development Group. Cotterman has worked in the finance and sales industries for more than 20 years.

In her new position, she will focus on developing new business relationships for the bank.

The bank also appointed S. Lee Caudle as a new mortgage loan officer for the Bestgate Branch in Annapolis.

Caudle has worked in the finance field for more than 20 years and brings experience in management, marketing and loan processing.

BankAnnapolis was founded in 1990 and serves small businesses, professional concerns and individuals through six banking offices in Anne Arundel and Queen Anne's Counties.

Information: 301-725-4000.

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