John Meaney, business development vice president for BankAnnapolis, was appointed recently to the boards of Severna Park's Community Center and the Parole Rotary Club.

A Severna Park resident, Meaney will serve on the executive board of the Community Center, a recreation center that offers activities for children and teens in the Severna Park area. He will be secretary of the Rotary Club, a group for businesspeople and professionals that provides scholarships to Anne Arundel County students and grants to organizations in the county.

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a sales technique workshop from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. It will include tips on how to get business referrals. Tickets cost $20 for nonmembers. Members can attend free.

The chamber will also hold an orientation meeting for those who are new to the chamber from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. next Thursday. The meeting will focus on the benefits of Chamber of Commerce membership, networking and the best ways to promote businesses and business ideas.

Both events will be held at the Chamber of Commerce offices at 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. For more information, to make a reservation or to buy tickets, call the chamber at 301-725-4000 or e-mail

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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