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Seminar to focus on 'biz tools'

The Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold a "biz tools" group seminar from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

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

Information: 410-792-9714 or 301-725-4000, Ext. 102.

Sessions slated on real estate

Long & Foster Realtors will hold the following seminars on a career in real estate:

6 p.m. tomorrow at the Deale office, 5544 Muddy Creek Road, West River, 410-867-1000.

7 p.m. Tuesday at the Severna Park office, 568 Ritchie Highway, 410-544-4000.

7 p.m. April 12 at the Crofton office, 2191 Defense Highway, Suite 120, 800-735-5122.

6 p.m, April 30 at the Ft. Meade/BWI office, 802 Landmark Drive, Glen Burnie, 410-969-1005. Topics will include how to get started in a real estate career, course requirements, training costs and the benefits of a real estate career. Seminars are free, but reservations are advised.

DPW to host safety seminar

The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works will host a work zone safety seminar at the Blue Heron Room at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis twice on Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again from noon to 3 p.m.

Information: 410-222-4052.

Breakfast planned for April 12

The BWI Business Partnership will hold it monthly signature breakfast meeting from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. April 12 at the Rose Restaurant at the Comfort Inn, 6921 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Brooklyn Park.

The agenda will include guest speaker Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.

The breakfast meeting is free for members and $40 for others. Reservations are required by April 10.

Information: 410-859-1000 or

Group plans annual fashion show

The Maryland capital chapter of American Business Women's Association will hold its annual fashion show at 6 p.m. April 19 at the Doubletree Hotel, 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis.

The event will feature models showing fashion, makeup and hair; a live auction; and a raffle.

Tickets are $55 until April 8 and $65 afterward.

Information: 443-463-5913 or 410-956-8427.

Career seminar offered April 19

Bringing On New Direction Inc., a nonprofit career resource center, will hold its first career seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 at 1490 Matthews Town Road, Hanover.

"Success: A Journey, Not a Destination" will provide career information on how to market yourself, resume development, effective interviewing, salary negotiating and how to advance in corporate America.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The cost is $10, and registration is required.

Information: 410-507-0939 or

Walbert joins Providence Center

Michael Walbert joins Providence Center as director of the community division.

Walbert will oversee the division's Employment Support Services, Art Institute and the Individual Support Services and Community Supported Living Arrangement programs.

The community division serves more than 125 adults with developmental disabilities.

Children's center ranked No. 1

Fort Meade child development centers rank No. 1 with best child care standards and best oversight practices in the U.S.

The center's rank is based on a survey conducted by the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

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