Business center offers career workshops Carroll County...

Business Notes

March 05, 2000

Business center offers career workshops

Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center offers workshops and programs to help individuals seeking a job or a new career.

Programs include:

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: The personality assessment test will be administered and results of the test interpreted to determine personality styles from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

Career Ability Placement Survey, Career Orientation Placement and Evaluation Survey, and Career Occupational Preference System workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 13. These surveys help determine your abilities, values, motivation and interests.

Introduction to the Internet: Job-search techniques are introduced from 9 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. March 16 and 1 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m. March 30.

How to Negotiate: Learn how to discuss salary during a job interview. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 20.

Start Networking Now: Learn how to network to find a job from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 20.

Registration is required. The resource center is at 224 N. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-876-9556 or 410-848-1197.

Chamber of Commerce to hold monthly luncheon

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly general membership luncheon at noon Thursday at Martin's in the 140 Village Shopping Center.

Steven D. Powell, director of the county's Department of Management and Budget, will update revenues and expenditures for the coming fiscal year and provide a forecast of the 2001 budget.

Cost is $15 for lunch; reservations are required.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Outstanding Teacher Award nominations sought

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 12th Outstanding Teacher Awards. The award recognizes the best teachers in Carroll County public schools. Anyone who wishes may make a nomination.

The deadline for nominations is March 12. Forms are available at all county public schools, the chamber office and all branches of the public library. Forms require specific examples of how the nominee helps students apply what they have learned to life situations and how they inspire students.

All eligible nominees will be recognized at a chamber banquet May 1 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers in Westminster. Eight award recipients will receive a plaque and cash award.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Long & Foster offers seminar on real estate

Long & Foster Real Estate will offer free seminars to people interested in a career in real estate.

Seminars tell how to get started in real estate, course requirements, costs involved in training and the benefits of such a career. They will be held at:

Eldersburg: 7 p.m. March 14 at 1425 Liberty Road, 410-795- 9600.

Westminster: 6: 30 p.m. March 15 at 625-P Baltimore Blvd., 410-876-7100.

Hampstead: 7 p.m. March 15 at 720 Hanover Pike, 410-239-6111.

Metzler's Garden Center hires general manager

Metzler's Garden Center & Florist has hired Richard Knapp as general manager of its Howard County and Carroll County stores.

A 26-year veteran of the gardening and nursery industry, he is a certified horticulturist with a bachelor's degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Metzler's has headquarters in Columbia. The Carroll store is on Liberty Road in Winfield.

Lehigh Portland Cement hires new supervisors

Lehigh Portland Cement has recently hired Joe Cieslik as production supervisor and Wallace Brown as training supervisor.

Cieslik will be responsible for mill and kiln operations and production. He has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Michigan State University and a master's degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu. He has previously worked for cement companies in Hawaii and Frederick.

Brown was a co-owner of On Your Mark, a training consultancy, and a business and industry coordinator at Carroll Community College. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in counseling education.

Westminster Cigar Co. relocates and expands

Westminster Cigar Co. has relocated to 23 E. Main St., where it has increased its size threefold.

The 2-year-old business has experienced steady growth since opening in Locust Lane Mall.

The new location also offers newspapers, magazines and periodicals from the United States and abroad.

The store will sponsor a cigar-rolling event Saturday with master roller Raul Aguilera and cigar maker Nicholas Perdomo Jr. demonstrating the production of handmade cigars.

Information: 410-876-4786.

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