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Marketing firm wins eight awards

Crosby Marketing Communications received eight awards during the "Best in Maryland" program hosted by the Maryland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Crosby won Best in Maryland in:

*Nonprofit annual reports for "Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Foundation: Report to the Community 2006"

*Audio/video programs for "On Any Given Day," a public education video for the National Association of Social Workers

*Marketing communications: existing products or services for Kaiser Permanente's Personal Health Kit.

Crosby won the Award of Excellence in:

*Special purposes publications for the "Art Bra," a series of posters for the Anne Arundel County Department of Health

*Special events and observances for "Celebrating 100 Years in the Community," an anniversary campaign for Washington Adventist Hospital

*Public service for "Poverty Line," a campaign for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

*Marketing communications: Existing Products or Services for Kaiser Permanente Federal Open Enrollment

*Creative application of technology for "Hack & Yack" teen e-cards, a project to promote non-smoking for the Anne Arundel County Department of Health.

The PRSA's Kansas City chapter judged the event.

Entrepreneurs group holds meeting

The Entrepreneur's Exchange will hold its next meeting 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Yellowfin Restaurant, 2840 Solomon's Island Road in Edgewater.

The featured speaker, Melissa Carrier from the University of Maryland, will discuss "What Angel Investors Can Do for the Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner."

The cost is $30 for members, $42 for nonmembers and $25 for students. Walk-ins add $5. The cost includes lunch.

Information: 410-647-8167.

Tech council holds barbecue, expo

The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council will hold the fourth annual Comcast BBQ on the Bay Tech Expo from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis.

The cost is $50 for members, $65 for nonmembers and $70 at the door.

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

Group offers class in membership benefits

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will offer a free Membership 101 class from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

It offers a comprehensive review of benefits of BWCC membership.

Reservations are required.

Information or 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714.

Chamber to discuss energy buying pool

The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold two informational meetings to discuss its members-only energy-buying pool.

The free meetings will be held at 9 a.m. July 15 and at 3 p.m. July 23. Members will be educated on the specifics of deregulation and the next buying pool enrollment period.

Registration is required. The location will be announced soon.

Information: 410-672-3422.

A.C. Moore store celebrates opening

A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts Inc. will celebrate the opening of its new store at Governor's Plaza, 6625A Governor Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie at 10 a.m. July 13.

The event will include in-store product demonstrations, children's crafts, face painting, product offers and a chance to win a shopping spree at A.C. Moore.

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