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Business Notes

September 06, 1998

Elk Run Vineyards wins Governor's Cup for best wine

Elk Run Vineyards, celebrating its 15th year in business, has announced that it has won the Maryland Governor's Cup for the best wine in Maryland for the second consecutive year.

The vineyard's Vin de Jus Glace, a late harvest wine made in the German ice wine style, won this year's award. The wine is produced from Johannisberg Riesling.

The vineyard is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Elk Run is at 1511 Liberty Road, west of Taylorsville. Information: 410-775-2513.

Pampered Chef involved in annual hunger campaign

The Pampered Chef of Eldersburg will participate in the company's annual Round-up From the Heart hunger campaign, which began Tuesday and goes to Dec. 31.

The company markets kitchen products through in-home cooking demonstrations. The Pampered Chef's customers, independent contractors, corporate employees and Second Harvest, a hunger-relief organization, will team up to provide money for food for the needy.

During the campaign, customers are asked to round up their purchase totals to the nearest dollar or more. Proceeds go to Second Harvest food banks in the region where donations originate.

Customers also can buy a collectors cookie mold. The Pampered Chef will donate $1 for each mold.

Information: 410-549-2387.

Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Sept. 23, 24

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The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual Business Expo Sept. 23 and 24 at Martin's Westminster.

A "Successful Networking" seminar will be at 5: 30 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese party at 6 p.m. Sept. 23. Chuck Cassetta will present the seminar.

The seminar is free, but reservations are required.

The expo is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24, starting with a general membership breakfast. Cost is $10 per person. Tfc. George Noyes, Crime Prevention Office, and Sgt. Michael College, Drug Unit of the Maryland State Police, will discuss "How Drugs and Crime Are Affecting Carroll County Businesses."

A general membership luncheon with speaker Lynn MacAdam from the Maryland State Archives will be at noon. She will discuss "Maryland's Webmaster," the computerized system of the archives. Cost is $13.

Reservations are required for the breakfast and luncheon. Information: 410-848-9050.

Electronic monitor firm opens Westminster office

Alert, a company that uses an electronic monitoring and voice tracking system as an alternative to incarcerating nonviolent offenders, has opened an office in Westminster.

The company has an office in Baltimore, in addition to the new office at 8 N. Court St.

Alert is a division of Contemporary Counseling Services Inc., which allows the company to combine home detention with counseling instead of jail time.

Information: 410-876-8768.

Pub Date: 9/06/98

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