Insurance board offers answers to consumer questions...

BUSINESS NOTES

January 13, 2002

Insurance board offers answers to consumer questions

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

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

The Maryland Insurance Administration helps residents who have questions about their insurance coverage or who need help filing a complaint against their insurance company.

Appointments are not required.

Information: 800-492-6116.

Business center offers workshops for job hunters

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

Programs include:

"Professional Cover Letters and Resumes": Three workshops will teach participants how to write a proper cover letter and resume. "Introduction to Resumes" will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 23. A resume update will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 22. A job search letter workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 24.

"Introduction to the Internet" will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Job search techniques will be given.

"How to Apply for a Maryland State Job": Lloyd Kahler will discuss how to find a job with the state from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24.

"Do You Need to Practice Interviewing?": Participants should come prepared to be interviewed, evaluated and critiqued. The program is from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 25. Call for a half-hour appointment.

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

Home Depot opens new store in Eldersburg

Home Depot opened a store in Eldersburg Wednesday. The location employs about 140 people and offers more than 50,000 products and specialty services.

Alex Madariaga is manager of the 116,000-square-foot store, off Route 32 north of Liberty Road. Store hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

In addition to homebuilding and home-improvement products, the store will offer how-to clinics for projects and an advanced learning series called Home Depot University.

Home Depot made a donation Wednesday to Sykesville Group Shelter Home. The corporation had a philanthropic budget of more than $25 million last year. It supported programs focusing on affordable housing, at-risk youth, the environment and disaster recovery in the communities it serves.

Liquor licenses approved for two area businesses

The Board of License Commissioners for Carroll County recently approved two liquor licenses for area businesses.

Frances M. Cotter applied for the transfer of a Class A beer, wine and liquor license from Robert Eberwein at Gourmet Wine and Spirits, 25 Liberty Road, near Winfield. Cotter has worked in the alcoholic beverage industry for 25 years, including time at Gourmet Wine and Spirits. She will be responsible for the daily operation of the store and oversee several employees.

Elizabeth A. Como applied for a Class B beer and light wine license for Classico Pizzeria at 444 WMC Drive, Westminster. She will be a 10-percent owner with her brother-in-law, Giuseppe Como.

Women's Business Institute counselor offers free advice

Donna Sako of Taneytown is serving as business counselor at the Women's Business Institute, a nonprofit organization serving female entrepreneurs in the state.

She provides free, confidential small-business counseling to clients in western Maryland.

Sako previously worked for Verizon Communications. She also owned a small business, Alpha Research Inc.

A chapter of the Women's Business Institute is located in Taneytown.

Image consultant receives makeup artist license

Arlene Burman, a full-service image consultant, has been licensed by the state as a makeup artist.

She completed her training and passed required written and practical exams.

Last year, she was honored by BeautiControl, a direct sales skin care, cosmetics and image and wellness company, as one of its top 50 independent consultants.

Burman is a member of Beth Shalom Congregation of Carroll County.

Westminster man finishes management training

DavCo Restaurants has announced that Howard A. Swift of Westminster recently completed courses at DavCo Management Institute and has graduated from the company's management training program.

The nine-week course includes training in cost controls, management skills and certification in Serv-Safe, a procedure for proper food storage and handling.

Swift has been assigned to the Wendy's Restaurant on North Center Street in Westminster.

DavCo Restaurants is the world's largest franchisee of Wendy's restaurants.

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