Chamber of Commerce announces its monthly meetings The...

BUSINESS NOTES

March 31, 2002

Chamber of Commerce announces its monthly meetings

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has announced its monthly meetings.

A general membership luncheon will be held at noon April 11 at New Windsor Conference Center. Diane McCoy from Junction will discuss "From Conflict to Cooperation in the Workplace - A Transforming Process." The cost is $16, and the deadline for reservations is Thursday.

The Connections After Hours networking opportunity and business card exchange will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 16 at EMA (Episcopal Ministries to the Aging), 576 Johnsville Road, Eldersburg. This combined event with the Howard County Chamber of Commerce will look at EMA's facilities that care for the aging at various stages, and Copper Ridge, which serves those with dementia. This is an informal gathering of members. Reservations are required by April 16.

A Legislative Wrap-Up luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. April 25 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers on Route 140. Members of the Carroll County delegation will discuss what happened during the 2002 General Assembly session. Participants can submit questions in advance. The cost is $20 for Leadership alumni and $25 for others. Reservations are required by April 17.

The networking breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. April 30 at Springfield Hospital Center, auditorium at "Big G," Sykesville. Attorney and author Charles H. Fleischer will discuss "An Employer's Survival Guide in the Workplace." The cost for the meal is $11. Reservations are required by April 23.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Banquet April 22 to honor public school teachers

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business banquet to honor outstanding Carroll County public school teachers April 22 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers.

A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and a program afterward. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. The public is welcome. Deadline for tickets is 5 p.m. April 15.

The chamber sponsors the program annually to recognize Carroll's best teachers. Eight recipients will receive a plaque and cash award.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Workshops scheduled for job, career hunters

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

Programs include:

Professional Cover Letters and Resumes: Introduction to Resumes will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 16. The resume update will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 15. The Job Search Letter Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. April 17.

Money Management Workshop: The program is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon April 19.

Job References Workshop: Learn how to obtain, prepare and keep references. The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. April 18.

Registration is required. BERC is at 224 N. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-386-2820.

Belquest Kennels' Longe earns national certification

Belquest Kennels and Cattery has announced that grooming manager Tami Longe has been certified by the National Dog Groomers Association of America as a master groomer.

She placed first in her sporting group certification contest with a Sussex spaniel. She also is certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for pets with the American Red Cross.

NDGAA workshops and certification testing were developed to offer groomers the chance the enhance their skills, stay current with industry trends and exchange ideas, methods and opinions with colleagues.

Before becoming a professional groomer, Longe was a veterinary technician.

Belquest is in Mount Airy and offers boarding, grooming and training for dogs, cats and exotic pets.

Sterling Financial names Hearn to marketing post

Sterling Financial Corp., parent company of Bank of Hanover, has named Steve Hearn as manager of marketing research and information systems.

Bank of Hanover has a branch office in Westminster, which is included in Hearn's responsibilities of managing marketing research initiatives for the company.

He has more than 10 years of market research experience, with four years focused on financial services marketing research. Hearn has a master's of business administration from George Washington University and a bachelor of science from California State University.

Airpark Animal Hospital to mark 5th anniversary

Airpark Animal Hospital in Westminster will celebrate its fifth anniversary from noon to 4 p.m. April 7 with activities for the family, including pets.

Formerly Kable Animal Hospital and Bond Street Veterinary Hospital that served the community since the 1950s, Airpark Animal Hospital is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association and American Boarding Kennel Association.

The celebration will include tours of the facility, Teddy bear surgeries for children, clowns, and information and demonstrations on training, geriatric care, dental care and more.

Related vendors and community organizations will provide information and assistance.

The hospital features a pharmacy, laboratory and radiology services, computer-equipped exam rooms and a surgery suite.

Airpark Animal Hospital is at 1000 Littlestown Pike.

Information: 410-848-9188.

Random House official Jeff Sprinkle retiring

Jeff Sprinkle, vice president of distribution and administration at Random House, has announced his retirement after 32 years with the company.

He has been involved in all phases of the distribution aspect and fulfillment operations in a variety of leadership roles and has been the company's corporate ambassador to the community.

In recent years, Sprinkle was a major contributing force in the upgrades and expansion of the Westminster distribution center, as well as the company's systems integrations and inventory projects.

Among his community activities is serving on the Carroll County General Hospital Foundation board.

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