UMAB student gets $1,5000 grant

The Baltimore Sun

The Maryland Capital chapter of the American Business Women's Association has awarded a $1,500 education grant to Margaret Jarboe of Davidsonville.

Jarboe is a student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

RiverWest plans marketing seminar

RiverWest Marketing, 647 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis, will hold a free seminar, "Prospecting in Today's Market," from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The seminar will provide information on finding the right client.

Information: 410-266-3600, or www.riverwestmarketing .com.

Magazine features feng shui specialist

Baltimore magazine is featuring Yarrow, an Annapolis resident and certified feng shui practitioner and consultant, in its October issue.

The article, "Space Woman," discusses the psychological and spiritual aspects of Yarrow's work.

BRAC symposium to be held Oct. 16

The Anne Arundel County legislative delegation and Merge Business Development Systems, Inc. will host a symposium next month to address opportunities for business owners created by the military expansion in Maryland.

A panel will discuss topics about the benefits and preparation of contracts related to the base realignment and closure process.

The symposium will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Senate hearing room at the State House in Annapolis.

R.S.V.P. by Oct. 10.

Information: 410-255-5411.

Businesswomen's group to meet Oct. 10

The Maryland Capital chapter of American Business Women's Association will hold its monthly membership meeting from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Sheraton Barcelo, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis.

Cathy Nagorka, independent director of the Pampered Chef, will speak.

The cost is $28 for members with reservations by Thursday; $35 to $45 at the door for members and nonmembers.

Information: 443-463-5913.

BWI partnership to hold breakfast

The BWI Business Partnership will hold it monthly signature breakfast meeting from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Holiday Inn BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum.

John B. Catoe, Jr., general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, will speak.

The breakfast meeting is free for members and $40 for others. Reservations are required by Oct. 16.

Information: 410-859-1000, or

TasteBuds to boost 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 that adorn downtown Annapolis.

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

Information: 410-956-0182.

Entrepreneurship focus of conference

The E-nnovations 2007 Mid-Atlantic Entrepreneurship Conference will be held at 8 a.m. Oct. 13 at BWI Airport Marriott Hotel, 1743 W. Nursery Road.

Dean Chang, director of MTECH Ventures, will speak. He will discuss entrepreneurship in technological and innovative products.

The Paul S. Sarbanes Spirit Award Dinner, co-hosted by the former senator, will follow at 6 p.m.

The cost for the conference and the dinner is $95 for students, $145 for nonprofits; and $195 for businesses and others.

The cost for the Paul S. Sarbanes Spirit Award Dinner only is $85.

Information: 410-777-7057.

Compiled by Marcia Cephus

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