Workshop to focus on fruits, vegetables

The University of Maryland's Maryland Cooperative Extension will hold the Fruit & Vegetable IPM Workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road.


It will explore such topics as crop selection, insect and disease control, soil fertility and crop management.

Information: 410-222-6759.


Tips on increasing sales to be offered

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly TIPS (Techniques and Ideas for Professional Salespeople) meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

The topic will be "Powerful Qualifying Questions to Win More Sales."

Free to members; $20 for nonmembers.

Reservations: 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714.

Chamber to hold after-hours mixer

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold an after-hours mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Park Place Sales Center, 47 Spa Road, Annapolis.

The cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door and $20 for nonmembers.


Information: 410-266-3960 or 410-216-9267 (directions).

Downtown shops open late Thursday

The Annapolis Business Association will present Midnight Madness II on Thursday. Downtown shops will be open until midnight, with caroling, free gift wrapping and a visit from Santa Claus. 410-263-1183.

Marines, WPOC to hold toy drive

The Centre at Glen Burnie will host the Marines and WPOC radio live for a toy drive from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the center, 6711 Ritchie Highway.

Guests are invited to take an unwrapped toy to be donated to the Marines, who will deliver the toys to children.


Information: 410-766-6529.

Chamber to offer year-end tax tips

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce Business Tools Group will sponsor a seminar on year-end tax tips from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

Jill Mooty, owner of Jill M. Mooty P.A., will conduct the seminar.

The event is $10 for members in advance; $20 for nonmembers and at the door.

Information: 301-725-4000, 410-792-9714 or


Homebuilder gets four awards

Caruso Homes, a homebuilder in the Greater Washington region, was honored by the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association and the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association.

Caruso won awards in the categories of single-family homes, active adult housing, attached housing and mixed-use design.

Foundation elects new board member

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber Foundation has elected new board members R. Stephen Carroll, William R. Chambers and Donald R. Vogt.

They will help manage the foundation's scholarship funds, annual events and the mathematics symposium.


Information: 301-725-4000.

Crosby Marketing promotes executive

Tammy Campbell-Ebaugh has been promoted to executive vice president of Crosby Marketing Communications.

Ebaugh will be responsible for client leadership, expanded strategic planning, team-building initiatives and staff training.

Visitors Bureau director honored

Joyce Stinnett Baki, director of group sales for the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau, has been named Tourism Person of the Year in Maryland.


Baki, a resident of Calvert County, accepted the award during the annual Maryland Governor's Tourism Industry Conference held in Cumberland.

Information: 410-280-0445.

Landscaping firm receives award

Graham Landscape Architecture of Annapolis received a 2006 Merit Award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for its Piedmont Farm project in Howard County.

The award was presented at a ceremony Thursday in Baltimore.

Information: 410-269-5886.


Compiled by Marcia Cephus