Networking group to meet for discussion of Web auction...

Business Notes

April 07, 2002

Networking group to meet for discussion of Web auction site

The Business Networking Group will meet Wednesday at Fat Cat Cafe in Westminster.

Networking will be from 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch and a business meeting.

Annetta Spreen will discuss the Internet auction site eBay and how to use it.

The group promotes personal and professional growth through networking and exposure to issues and concerns facing business professionals.

Fat Cat Cafe is at East Main and Center streets.

Reservations: Debby Jackson, 410-848-5800.

Long & Foster holding seminar on real estate

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. will offer a free seminar, "A Career in Real Estate."

The seminar will discuss getting started in real estate, course requirements, costs of training, and the pros and cons of the career.

Registration is required.

The next seminar will be 7 p.m. April 23 at the Hampstead office, 720 Hanover Pike, 410-239-6111.

Daniel E. Dutterer joins New Windsor State Bank

Daniel E. Dutterer has joined New Windsor State Bank as senior vice president and chief lending officer.

He has more than 19 years of community banking experience, mostly with Westminster Bank and Trust Co., as well as with Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Co.

Dutterer, a lifelong Carroll resident, will work from New Windsor State Bank's new Business Loan Center at 181 E. Main St., Westminster.

He has a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Maryland, University College and a master's from Mount St. Mary's College.

Dutterer became a certified public accountant in 1987.

Nursery expands business with new Web site

Carroll Gardens Inc. of Westminster has expanded its business with a new Web site.

The 69-year-old grower of more than 3,200 types of plants, flowers and shrubs has upgraded from its previous site and has increased its orders five-fold.

The company has used its Web site, rather than its catalog, to showcase its plants without raising prices or reducing stock.

Brave New Markets Inc. of Owings Mills helped Carroll Gardens with strategy and implementation.

The Web site is at www.carroll gardens.com. Information: 410-876-7336.

Former McCormick official on Mission of Mercy board

Mission of Mercy, a mobile clinic that offers free medical care to the needy, has appointed Paul J. Rock to its board of directors.

He retired as director of vendor sales from the McCormick Co.

As a board member, his goals are to "help Mission of Mercy develop their financial-management capabilities and expand those capabilities," he said.

David Liddle, chief executive officer of Mission of Mercy, which serves Carroll County, said he believes Rock's experience will help strengthen the clinic's financial infrastructure.

Bank pledges $160,000 to hospital expansion

Westminster Union Bank has pledged $160,000 to the expansion of Carroll County General Hospital as part of its tradition of community philanthropy.

The five-year expansion project is estimated to cost $80 million and be funded through hospital revenues, long-term debt and the "Fulfilling the Promise" campaign.

Bank President Mark Pohlhaus said the extent of the project demonstrated community support.

Hospital officials noted that private support would be essential to completion of the expansion.

Transfer of liquor license at Sandy's Carryout OK'd

The Board of License Commissioners for Carroll County has approved a request for transfer of a liquor license at Sandy's Carryout in Finksburg.

Henry B. Crowley applied for the Class A beer, wine and liquor license held by Mark Timchula, Stephan Timchula and Eva Timchula.

Crowley lives in Carroll and has owned a food business since 1993. He will buy Sandy's Carryout and lease the real estate through C.S.S. Carryout LLC. At least two investors will support Crowley.

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