Resource center offers help to job-seekers Carroll...

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April 16, 2000

Resource center offers help to job-seekers

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

Programs include:

Introduction to the Internet: 9 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Thursday. Job-search techniques are given.

How to Negotiate: Learn how to discuss salary during the interview. Students can practice during a mock setting. The workshop will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 24.

Start Networking Now: Learn how to network to help find a job. The seminar is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 24.

Professional Cover Letters and Resumes: three workshops will teach participants how to write proper cover letters and resumes. Introduction to Resumes will be from 9 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. April 25. The resume will be examined from 9 a.m. to noon April 27. The Job Search Letter Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. April 28.

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

Belk Finishing Touches classes to start April 25

Belk of Cranberry Mall will offer its Finishing Touches classes for ages 6-11 and 12-17 starting April 25 for six weeks.

The class will conclude with a graduation fashion show June 2 in the mall. Class times are 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for ages 6-11 and 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. for teens.

Classes cover etiquette, good habits for health and fitness, developing a positive self-image and more. The teen class also covers skin care, makeup, hair styling, fashion awareness and visual poise.

The course costs $60 plus a $14.95 textbook, available at Belk.

An in-store registration will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Belk mall entrance.

Information: 410-876-7008.

Carroll school teachers to be honored at banquet

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business banquet honoring Carroll's outstanding public school teachers at 6: 30 p.m. May 1 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers on Route 140.

From all of the nominees, eight recipients are chosen to receive a plaque and cash award. Teachers have been nominated from students, parents and others and represent the best in their profession.

Tickets are $25 and reservations are required by April 25. The public is welcome to attend.

A shuttle bus will run from Weis Market to Wilhelm's.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Satellite business workshops for women planned May 9

The Westminster office of Edward Jones will sponsor a live satellite broadcast for business women and women business owners at 7: 30 p.m. May 9 at 56 W. Main St., second floor.

"The Power of Cyberspace -- Small Business and Legal Issues for the Internet" is the first of a three part series, "Winning Strategies for Women," which will demonstrate strategies for personal and business success.

This first broadcast will cover e-commerce, is the Internet right for your business, sound Internet business strategy, and positive and negative aspects of e-commerce.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

Information: 410-848-4830.

Finch Services employee named master technician

Jody Brown of Finch Services in Westminster has been accredited as a Briggs & Stratton master service technician.

Only 10 out of 1,000 applicants pass the accreditation test. He achieved 85 percent on his first test to earn the designation.

Brown, 27, has been employed by Finch for a year. Three other technicians at Finch also are certified Briggs & Stratton master service technicians: Jim White, Dave Crawford and Ed Ecker.

Anchor Pharmacies acquire MacArthur Drug Center

Anchor Pharmacies of Hampstead has announced its 15th acquisition.

Anchor has purchased MacArthur Drug Center on MacArthur Boulevard in northwest Washington, D.C., a community drug store known for its expertise in medical equipment and supplies.

MacArthur was owned by Roy and Susan Goldstone, who had 16 employees. The staff will be retained by Anchor, along with Susan Goldstone, a post-mastectomy specialist and fitter.

The new store represents $3 million in annual sales for Anchor Pharmacies.

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