Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Realtors association presents awards

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The Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors recently honored four area real estate professionals at its annual awards luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, according to a news release from the Silver Spring-based association.

Barbara Miles of Coldwell Banker Residential in Bethesda was named 2007 GCAAR Realtor of the Year. Miles volunteers for the association and the Maryland Association of Realtors, in addition to participating on more than 10 committees and task forces over the past decade.

Connie Maffin of Coldwell Banker Residential in Washington, D.C., was named 2007 Washington, D.C., Association’s Realtor of the Year. She currently serves as chairwoman of the Real Estate Board of the District of Columbia, is past president of WDCAR, and is a former board member of GCAAR.

Annette Coram of Prudential Carruthers Realtors in Washington, D.C., was named 2007 GCAAR Rookie of the Year. Coram has served as vice chairwoman of Rainbows of Greater Washington, a charity dedicated to youth grief support.

Chris Darby of Counselors Title in Washington, D.C., was named 2007 GCAAR Affiliate of the Year. Darby is a member of the local real estate community with service to and membership in GCAAR, and specializes in residential and commercial real estate transactions and the resolution of contract issues.

Graduates of the 2007 Leadership Institute, 2007 NAR Emeritus members, and all GCAAR member community service efforts throughout the year were also recognized.

Mayorga earnsminority certification

Mayorga Coffee has been certified by the state of Maryland’s Minority Business Enterprise Program, according to a news release from the Rockville-based company, which has a location in Silver Spring.

The program is part of the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Chiropractic centeropens in Burtonsville

Block Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center opened in July at 3905 National Drive, Suite 375, Burtonsville.

Ostomy associationhas new location

Metro Maryland Ostomy Association is now located at 2416 Blueridge Ave., Suite 102, Wheaton.

Rockville chamberhosts breakfast

A breakfast sponsored by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce will be held 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3 Research court, Rockville. For more information and to register, visit

Baltimore-Washington chamber hosts introduction

An introduction to the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will be held 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the chamber office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. Call 301-725-4000.

Silver Spring chamberto hold awards dinner

The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards and installation dinner 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Crowne Plaza hotel, 8777 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring.

Awards will be presented in these categories: Business Beautification, Small Business of the Year, Arts & Entertainment, Silver Spring Public Safety, Business⁄Education Partnership.

The chamber also will give a Chair’s Award, a Business Appreciation Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Call 301-565-3777 for information.

A networking breakfast sponsored by the Silver Spring chamber will be held 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. July 23 at redDog Café, 8301 A Grubb Road in Silver Spring). Chamber members pay $20 to $30; prospective members pay $25 to $35. Call 301-565-3777 to register by July 21.

County chamber holdsgolf tournament

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament, lunch and dinner will be held 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Lakewood Country Club, 13901 Glen Mill Road, Rockville. Cost is $250. For more information, contact Linda Ekizian at 301-738-0015, ext. 241, or, or visit

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