Carroll County Farm/business

BUSINESS NOTES

December 31, 1992

Social Services issues grant report

Copies of the Department of Human Resources' Social

Services Block Grant report for fiscal 1993 are available from the county Department of Social Services.

The report is written according to new federal reporting requirements for the Social Services Block Grant program. These require the use of uniform service definitions as well as information regarding the number of people served, the amount of block grant funds spent in providing each service, the method by which each service is provided and the criteria used in determining eligibility.

, Information: (410) 333-0011.

Realtors report sales increase for 1992

Long & Foster in Westminster recently reported a 39 percent sales increase in November and 11 straight months of increases in 1992.

November is the 11th consecutive month this year that the realty company reported monthly increases over last year. Long & Foster said it expects the 1992 year sales to be the best in the 24-year history of the real estate firm.

Columbia Bank gives to charity groups

In keeping with the spirit of the holidays, the Columbia Bank has announced its charitable contributions to community organizations in Maryland.

Sykesville Group Shelter was one of the organizations to receive a donation. Recipients were selected because they primarily provide counseling, food and shelter to the homeless, elderly, abused and unemployed in the state.

Camacho rejoins Westminster Dental

Dr. Joseph Camacho recently rejoined the Westminster Dental Group as its pediatric dentist. He will again serve pediatric and disabled patients as one of several specialists in the group.

Dr. Camacho, who is certified in pediatric dentistry, graduated from Howard University Dental School before pursuing his postdoctoral training in the treatment of juvenile patients.

The office is in the Main Street Exchange at Route 97 and East Main Street in Westminster.

Taneytown Bank pays dividend for 4th quarter

Taneytown Bank and Trust recently announced that the board of directors has declared a fourth-quarter cash dividend of 12 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on Jan. 4 to stockholders of record as of Dec. 16, 1992.

A 20 percent stock dividend also was announced and will be paid at the same time as the cash dividend. Total assets of Taneytown Bank and Trust were $151.3 million, and total deposits amounted to $134.8 million on Sept. 30, 1992.

The bank also announced that it has been awarded a "Five-Star" rating from Bauer Financial Reports Inc. for the second consecutive quarter. Bauer is a national company that reviews and rates all financial institutions.

Out of 11,645 commercial banks nationwide, 34.7 percent received the five-star rating.

Taneytown Bank and Trust Company is a full-service bank that operates six branches in Carroll County.

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