Business Notes

January 14, 2001

Business center offers programs, workshops

The Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center is offering a variety of workshops and programs to help individuals who may be seeking a job or looking for a new career.

Programs include:

Starting Your Own Business: Mike Fish offers tips on exploring different business ventures and various aspects of starting your own business from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 22.

Professional Cover Letters and Resumes: Three workshops will teach participants how to write a proper cover letter and resume. Introduction to Resumes will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 23. The resume update will be from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 25. The Job Search Letter Workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22.

Introduction to the Internet: from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 24. Job search techniques are given.

How to Negotiate: Students can practice discussing salary during a mock interview from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 26.

Start Networking Now: Learn how to network to help find a job from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 26.

Attitude - Keeping It Positive During Job Search: This workshop will teach techniques to help job searchers through the tough times from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29.

Do You Need To Practice Interviewing?: Participants should come prepared to interview. They will be evaluated by a staff member and offered a critique. The program is from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 30.

Job Discrimination Workshop: Jack Kolb will discuss how to handle discrimination because of age, race, appearance, religion and other reasons from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 31.

Registration is required.

BERC is at 224 N. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410- 386-2820.

Insurance official to address concerns

The Maryland Insurance Administration wants to help consumers with insurance concerns.

A representative from the administration will be at the state comptroller's office in Westminster from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at 532 Baltimore Blvd., Suite 306.

Citizens with questions about their insurance coverage or who need help in filing a complaint against their insurance company can be assisted by the Maryland Insurance Administration.

Appointments are not required.

Information: 800-492-6116.

Steel Horse Grill & Saloon awarded alcohol license

Board of License Commissioners for Carroll County recently approved the application for a Class BC beer, wine and liquor license for the Steel Horse Grill & Saloon in Taneytown at the site of the former Havilah Inn.

Elmer Zepp and John Funk applied for the license as owners of the casual dining restaurant. Zepp, a lifelong Carroll resident, will work at the restaurant full time. Funk will temporarily work just the evenings.

The two men have been renovating the building since May. The restaurant will seat 98 people, with 18 more seats at the bar. Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. weekends. Live music for Saturday evenings also is being considered. Several people testified on behalf of Zepp and Funk for the license.

Lynne Bare completes urban planning course

Lynne Bare, a real estate agent with the O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA Hampstead office, has earned a Certificate in Urban Planning after completing a planning course offered by the Maryland Department of Planning in conjunction with the University of Maryland.

Designed for officials who are responsible for making decisions about future growth and development in Maryland, the course covers basic planning topics, as well as growth issues such as planning and zoning administration, transportation, Smart Growth, housing, and economic development.

Bare, a member of the Manchester Planning and Zoning Commission, has been a real estate associate with OPF/ERA since 1998.

A Manchester resident, Bare is a member of the Carroll County Association of Realtors and the Carroll County Million Dollar Association of Real Estate Agents.

Sharon Callahan named chair of business expo

Sharon Callahan, manager of the O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA Hampstead office, has been appointed chair of the 18th annual Hampstead Business Exposition.

The 2001 exposition is sponsored by the Hampstead Business Association (HBA).

More than 80 businesses and community service organizations have already registered for the HBA Expo, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at North Carroll High School in Hampstead.

The expo features free entertainment, drawings and information about services and products offered by businesses.

Callahan, a resident of Hampstead for 27 years, has been with O'Conor, Piper, & Flynn ERA for 16 years.

She is active in the community, with North Carroll High School's Connections and Intern programs, as well as with regional and local real estate associations.

Information: 410-239-8110.

Michael Kelly named commercial lending officer

Bank of Hanover, Pa., has named Michael P. Kelly as commercial lending officer for the Westminster, Hanover and Adams County offices.

His responsibilities will include developing new and existing relationships for business customers needing commercial loan, deposit and investment services.

He joined the bank in 1996 and has served in resource recovery, as a vice president and credit analyst.

Kelly has a bachelor's degree in banking and financial management from York College, Pennsylvania, and a master's of business administration with a concentration in finance from Mount St. Mary's College.

The bank recently opened a business service center in Westminster.

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