Chamber of Commerce to hold spring business fair...

BUSINESS NOTES

January 21, 2001

Chamber of Commerce to hold spring business fair

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Business Fair "Spring Fest" from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 17 at TownMall of Westminster.

This year's theme will be St. Patrick's Day, "find your pot o' gold, right here in Carroll County."

Businesses can showcase their products and services. Exhibit space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Booths are $195 for members and $250 for nonmembers; tables are $150 and $200, respectively. Space for nonprofit groups is $35 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Electric connection is $35.

Deadline for space is March 1.

Information: 410-848-9050.

State to honor woman for E-file tax preparation

Representatives from state Comptroller William Donald Schaefer's Westminster branch office will present Patricia A. Douglas with a certificate of recognition for being the top E-file preparer in the county for last year.

Douglas had a 102 percent increase in the number of returns filed electronically last year.

The presentation will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hull Co. Accounting, 526 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster.

Carroll Lutheran Village names volunteer chief

Carroll Lutheran Village has named Maryann Leckron as volunteer coordinator.

A former Belk area sales manager, she will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers, planning volunteer programs and tracking volunteer records.

Leckron has community work and service that includes piano accompanist for churches, schools and theater groups.

She lives in New Windsor.

H&R Block office opens in Freedom Village center

H&R Block has opened an office in Freedom Village Shopping Center in Eldersburg.

The new 1,700-square-foot office will employ 13 full-time consultants during tax season.

In addition to tax preparation, H&R Block plans to offer consultations by appointment only during the remainder of the year. The office will offer its Tuition Tax School program beginning in August.

District Manager Frank Russell said the Carrolltown Center location would remain open until May, when clients will be notified about the new office.

Freedom Village is at 6300 Georgetown Blvd., on Liberty Road east of Route 32.

Information: 410-764-3222.

Lineboro man completes fire alarm training

Jim Emerick of Lineboro, owner of Risk Management Consultants, recently completed the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association training class.

He was awarded Level II certification for fire systems installation standards and controls and communications. Barbara Harryman, executive director, and Howard Simmons, treasurer, both of Maryland NBFAA, presented Emerick with his certification last month.

The training certifies Emerick and his company to operate under the NBFAA's guidelines and code of ethics for fire alarms and security systems installation.

Risk Management Consultants provides burglar and fire alarms, closed-circuit television, risk analysis and security surveys.

Information: 410-239-3599.

Landscaping company honored at program

Chapel Valley Landscape Co. of Woodbine has been recognized with three national and five local awards for commercial and residential landscape design and maintenance.

The Associated Landscape Contractors of America presented environmental improvement awards at its 31st annual program. Chapel Valley earned a grand award for Lansdowne Conservancy in Loudon County, Va., for commercial landscape maintenance; and distinction awards for the Beakes Residence in Howard County for residential design/build, and for River Creek in Loudoun County for commercial maintenance.

The Landscape Contractors Association DC-MD-VA presented grand awards for the Beakes Residence and Landsdowne Conservancy. A Decade Award went to a private residence in Baltimore for 10 years of continuous residential landscape maintenance at a grand level award.

Chapel Valley has offices in Woodbine and Dulles, Va.

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