Cranberry Mall to hold fund-raising gift wrapping...

Business Notes

February 06, 2000

Cranberry Mall to hold fund-raising gift wrapping

Cranberry Mall will offer Valentine's Day gift wrapping Saturday through Feb. 14 for a donation of $2 to go to the American Heart Association.

Donations will support research to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular problems.

The mall is on Route 140 and Center Street. Information: 410-876-8870.

Women's Business Institute to offer online classes

The Women's Business Institute is offering online classes in partnership with Carroll Community College.

Three classes are available for small businesses -- Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business, Marketing for Small Business, and Business Communication Using E-Mail.

Courses are presented over the Internet. A computer with a 486 or faster Pentium Processor and Internet access is needed. Classes start Wednesday, March 8 and April 12.

Cost is $99 per course. Registration is required.

The Women's Business Institute is at 222 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown. Information: 410-756- 2334.

Crestar Bank branch to open at Westminster Safeway

The Westminster Safeway will have a grand opening for an in-store bank branch of Crestar Bank at 12: 30 p.m. tomorrow.

Crestar Maryland Region President Scott Wilfong and Safeway's Eastern Division President Mike Bessire will open the bank branch at 444 Western Maryland Drive.

Safeway is opening 75 Crestar branches in the region, including automated teller machines in all Safeway stores by 2002.

Nominees are being sought for volunteer award

J. C. Penney Co. Inc. is in search of outstanding Maryland volunteers to be nominated for its Year 2000 Golden Rule Volunteer Award.

Adults and youths can earn a crystal sculpture and cash award for their organization. Youth volunteers also will receive a $500 college scholarship.

Nomination forms are available at JCPenney stores, or by calling 410-715-8700.

Deadline is Feb. 18.

Cranberry Mall to hold junior security officer party

Cranberry Mall will hold its fifth annual Junior Security Officer Party for children ages 4 to 12 who are interested in becoming junior security officers from 11 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Feb. 19.

Mall security personnel will explain how the juniors help them by reporting suspicious activities. Interested youngsters will be sworn in and given badges.

The party will be held across from Lerner.

Entertainment will be provided by Sequins the Clown, who will give juggling lessons to parents and children. A state trooper, Westminster policeman and Health Department representative will offer safety tips to families.

Information will be available on seat belt safety. There will be food and music.

Information: 410-876-8870.

Chamber of Commerce to hold business fair

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Business Fair from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 18 at Cranberry Mall.

The St. Patrick's Day theme will be "Find Your Pot o' Gold, Right Here in Carroll County."

Chamber members will receive a Business Fair Packet in the mail. Exhibit space will be reserved on a first-come first-serve basis.

The fair is an opportunity for businesses to show their products and services to thousands of shoppers throughout the mall.

Booth space is $195, table space $150. Electrical hook-up, if available, is $35.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Sykesville company chosen for Polish government project

Business Integrated Technology Solutions Inc. of Sykesville has been chosen by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency to conduct a feasibility study for the Polish government.

Chris Oneto, BITS president, said the Poland Ministry of Finance Tax Administration computerization study will focus on producing technical specifications and recommendations for modernizing computers and telecommunications networks in Poland's administration offices.

BITS, in conjunction with Grant Thornton LLP, an international accounting and management consulting firm, will be part of an international team that will work on modernizing Poland's tax processing infrastructure.

Oneto also announced that Mitchell Franklin has been appointed executive vice president and chief operations officer for BITS.

BITS develops and integrates secure Internet solutions for governments and small to medium sized commercial clients.

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