Service Agencies to Gather

The Human Services Coalition of Prince George's County and the Washington Council of Agencies will sponsor "The Empowerment Conference: Strengthening the Capacity and Voice of Human Service Partnerships in Prince George's County" on June 10 and 11 at SHABACH! Ministries, Inc., First Baptist Church of Glenarden, 3600 Brightseat Rd., Landover.

The conference will focus on strengthening the ability of human service organizations to obtain and manage funds; evaluate, market and communicate the value of their organizations' work and contributions; and gain greater knowledge of the public policy arena.

Highlights will include workshops, a funders' round table breakfast and a nonprofit "town hall" meeting with Prince George's County officials and lawmakers.

The keynote luncheon speaker is Victor L. Hoskins, Maryland Secretary of Housing and Community Development.

Registration information and conference details can be found at

Purchasing Electric Power

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold an informational session on purchasing electric power from 3 to 5 p.m. June 10 at the chamber's office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. The meeting will focus on the impact of deregulation and its costs for businesses, and on the chamber's electric purchasing cooperative. The session is free for members and nonmembers.

For more information, call 301-725-4324.

-- Compiled by WILLIE PUGH

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