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Marketing focus of tech discussion

The Anne Arundel Tech Council will hold a panel discussion, "TechFocus - Marketing for Tech Companies," at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. first-floor training room, 2660 Riva Road.

The panel will focus on creating effective and meaningful marketing campaigns through writing, branding and advertising.

The cost is $20 for members; $35 for nonmembers at the door.

Information: 410-222-7410, ext. 124.

Businesswomen's group to meet

The Maryland Capital chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold its monthly membership meeting from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheraton Barcelo, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis.

Highlights will include the approval of the 2007-2008 budget, introduction of committee leaders and teams and the awarding of the chapter's Outright Grant.

The cost is $35 at the door.

Information: 443-463-5913.

RiverWest plans marketing seminar

RiverWest Marketing, 647 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis, will hold a free seminar, "7 Secrets of Successful Marketing," from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Information: 410-266-3600 or

TasteBuds benefits city floral displays

The Annapolis Business Association and the city of Annapolis will present the eighth annual TasteBuds, a culinary event to raise funds for the hanging flower baskets and container gardens in downtown Annapolis.

TasteBuds will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Westin Annapolis Hotel, 100 Westgate Circle. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Information: 410-956-0182.

Maritime Museum benefit Saturday

The Boatyard Bar and Grill will host its annual Boatyard Beach Party to benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday on the museum's beach, 723 Second St., Eastport.

Last year's beach party raised $50,000 to help rebuild the McNasby's building at the museum. Tickets are $50.

Information: 410-216-6206 or

Executive training to be offered

Anne Arundel Community College will host Balanced Scorecard training for executives of businesses and organizations in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area on Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 at the Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia.

The Balanced Scorecard system teaches managers and executives to mobilize employees to fulfill an organization's mission and to translate goals into action plans.

Information: 410-777-7057.

BWI partnership to hold breakfast

The BWI Business Partnership will hold a signature breakfast from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, 952 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights.

Dr. Thomas M. Scalea, physician in chief at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, will speak.

The breakfast meeting is free for certain membership levels; $25 for other membership levels; and $40 for nonmembers, space permitting. Reservations are required by Sept. 18.

Information: 410-859-1000.

Word of mouth to be discussed

The Gambrills Thursday Morning B chapter of Business Network International Inc. will host a visitors day to discuss the impact that word-of-mouth marketing has on local businesses' bottom line.

The event will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at Bob Evans Restaurant in the Village at Waugh Chapel on Route 3, Gambrills.

Information: 410-446-9193.

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