Insurance official to answer questions from the public...

BUSINESS NOTES

April 15, 2001

Insurance official to answer questions from the public

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.

Information: 800-492-6116.

Business center offering employment workshops

Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center is offering workshops and programs to help individuals who may be seeking a job.

Programs include:

Starting Your Own Business: Mike Fish offers tips on exploring different business ventures and various aspects of starting your own business. The program is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 23.

Start Networking Now: Learn how to network to help find a job. The program is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 25.

Money Management Workshop: Learn how to avoid money management pitfalls, live on less (for now) and plan for the future. The program is from 9 a.m. to noon April 23.

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. April 24. The resume update will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 26. The Job Search Letter Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. April 27.

How to Negotiate: Students can practice discussing salary during a mock interview from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 25.

Registering and Posting Your Resume on the Internet: Bring a resume with you and be prepared to enter it on the Internet during this hands-on workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 27.

Attitude - Keeping It Positive During Job Search: This workshop will teach techniques to help job searchers through the tough times. The program is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 30.

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

Adult employment training offered in workshops

The Renew Program at Carroll Community College provides assistance with training and employment services to adult single parents; divorced, separated or widowed women and men; and single pregnant women who have lost their primary means of support.

Susan Martin, Renew coordinator, has scheduled a series of one-hour informational sessions on the program.

Information: 410-386-8420.

Carroll Lutheran Village promotes two employees

Carroll Lutheran Village has promoted two employees to fill vacancies at the retirement community.

Robin Fletcher, who was dining service manager, was promoted to director of dining services. She is a 12-year employee of Sodexho Senior Services, the food provider for the village. She has a bachelor's degree in nutrition. She hopes to provide new programs in dining services in her new role.

Cheri Schymansky, hired as a social worker for the Health Care Center, was previously the social worker for Diven House, the village's assisted-living facility. As a full-time licensed social work associate, she will assist residents and their families with quality of care and quality of life issues as a member of the care plan team.

Schymansky also will provide additional support services for the families of residents on Good Shepherd Way with Alzheimer's and dementias.

M &

V Nursery licensed by Blooms of Bressingham

M &

V Nursery of New Windsor has announced its licensing by Blooms of Bressingham Nursery as the company's sole representative in Maryland of its line of perennials.

Blooms of Bressingham of Great Britain has been breeding and introducing perennials to Europe for more than five decades. The company introduced its product to the North American continent six years ago.

M &

V has more than 50 Blooms of Bressingham products in its inventory, including new plants and the Lovely Lady Day Lilies.

M &

V is at 15002 Oak Orchard Road off Route 31. Information: 410-635-6305.

Carroll County board OKs liquor licenses

The Board of License Commissioners for Carroll County recently approved several applications for liquor licenses.

Frank Illiano, owner and operator of New York J & P Pizza in Mount Airy, applied for a Class B beer, wine and liquor license. He has had the restaurant for 11 years and because of nearby competition, said he feels the need to offer alcoholic beverages to his customers with meals. He has arranged for himself and four employees to take certification training to handle alcoholic beverages.

Michael Fantone applied for a Class B beer, wine and liquor license for his new restaurant and bar, Sofia's at 32 W. Main St., Westminster. He previously worked for Paradiso, but has been working since January on getting the building ready for his own establishment. He is certified and experienced in handling alcoholic beverages.

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