The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar for human resources recruiters entitled "Innovative Recruiting Practices" from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Patuxent Greens Country Club, 14415 Greenview Dr., Laurel.

Human resources leaders from Marine for Life, the United Parcel Service, Bozzuto Landscaping Co. and Securpros will discuss strategies and programs for recruiting employees.

Registration is $30 for nonmembers and $20 for members. For more information, call 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714, or visit www.baltwashchamber.org.

These Anne Arundel County businesses received awards during a Sept. 14 Disabilities Awareness Day ceremony. They were cited for their dedication to assisting disabled county residents:

* Employer of the Year Award: For small businesses, Panera Bread and Einstein Bagels, both of Severna Park. For medium businesses, Chick-Fil-A, Marley Station Mall, Glen Burnie; and Bath and Body Works, Festival at Riva, Annapolis. For large businesses, Loews Annapolis Hotel, Home Depot, Safeway and Anne Arundel Medical Center, all of Annapolis.

* Barrier Free Award: For small businesses, Ritz Camera Shop, Marley Station Mall, Glen Burnie; Annapolis Marine Art Gallery; and His Way Christian Book Store, Glen Burnie. For medium businesses, Shipley's Imaging Center, Millersville; BB&T Bank, Annapolis; CVS Pharmacy, Annapolis; Best Buy, Glen Burnie; and Waldenbooks, Marley Station Mall, Glen Burnie. For large businesses, Chico's, Harbour Center, Annapolis; and Hecht's, Marley Station Mall, Glen Burnie.

* Disabled Friendly Award: For small business, Hard Bean Coffee and Booksellers, Annapolis. For medium business, Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis.

Lee Airport, 3090 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, recently received a $170,748 grant from the Maryland Aviation Administration. Airport officials will use the grant to expand aircraft storage capacity and construct a new taxiway that will allow aircraft to enter the airport from the southwest side of the runway.

Under Armour, a sport clothing distribution and manufacturing company headquartered in Baltimore City, recently opened a 17,000-square-foot sewing room at its new manufacturing plant in Pasadena. The new room is equipped with computerized fabric spreading and cutting machines.

The Pasadena manufacturing plant moved from Baltimore County to Anne Arundel in December 2003. Under Armour President Kevin Plank estimates that the plant will employ more than 200 people by 2005. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 15 to celebrate the plant's opening. Plank said he hopes eventually to open a small retail shop at the Pasadena location.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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