Diversity Is On Display At Exposition

Business-to-business Show Willfeature 40 Exhibitors

September 29, 1991|By Kerry O'Rourke | Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer

WESTMINSTER — If your back hurts, look for Patricia Domser on Thursday at the Business to Business Show.

The physical therapist will have a booth atthe third annual event and will talk about avoiding injuries and keeping workers healthy.

Domser, chief therapist at Westminster Physical Therapy, will be one of about 40 exhibitors at the show, which is sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and runs from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Martin's Westminster, 140 Village Shopping Center.

At another booth, M. Rebecca Leister will display artwork and give advice about office decor.

Leister, owner of Leister Gallery in Westminster, said she has begun advising more business owners about what artwork would lookbest on their walls.

Kathy Warehime, an owner of Warehime Mobile Auto Service in Westminster, said the show will give her and her husband a chance to let people know about their business, which opened inJune.

George Warehime takes the repair shop to the customer, she said. He repairs cars at the owner's home or vehicles at a business site.

Other exhibitors include banks, accounting firms, office equipment suppliers, computer businesses and travel agencies.

The showis free and open to the public.

In addition to exhibits, speakersand seminars are on tap.

WBAL radio talk show host Ron Smith willspeak at an 8 a.m. breakfast. The cost is $8.

Smith, a former Marine who has visited 34 countries, has been on Baltimore radio and television for 23 years. He also has worked as a stockbroker.

At a noon luncheon, Maryland Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein will speak. The cost is $15.

Goldstein, the state's comptroller since 1958, is Maryland's chief fiscal officer and a member of the governor's cabinet.

Three seminars will be offered:

* "Business and the Legal System" -- from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. with Robert L. Kline III, attorney withWeinberg and Green in Baltimore.

Kline will talk about corporate entities, tax issues, commercial litigation and bankruptcy.

* "Maximizing the Use of Your Personal Computer in Business; Cutting through the Maze of Software Selection" -- from 2 to 3 p.m. with Mark Ripper, a computer specialist for the Carroll County government.

* "Howto Start a Successful Business" -- from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. with Russell Schumacher, chairman of the board of Rufus Inc., and Donald E. Roesch, counselor with the Service Corps of Retired Executives.

New at the show this year will be an exhibit about business reference materials available at the Carroll County Public Library.

The exhibit will be set up in the lobby at Martin's, and staff will be on hand toanswer questions about how people can find business information at the library, said Ann Wisner, library spokeswoman.

The number of booths at the show is down by about 20 from last year, said Helen C. Utz, the chamber's executive director. Money for the booths usually comes out of advertising budgets, which many businesses have cut this year, she said.

Kathy Brown, chairwoman of the event, said the show attracted almost 1,000 people last year.

"We're looking forward toa good crowd," she said.

Participants are invited to attend a wine and cheese party from 5 to 7 p.m., she said.

For more information, call 848-9050.

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