Chamber plans awards luncheon, networking events The...

Business Notes

April 28, 2002

Chamber plans awards luncheon, networking events

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has announced its meeting schedule for next month.

A Hats Off luncheon will be held at noon May 9 at Westminster Riding Club, 366 N. Colonial Ave. Individuals, businesses and organizations who have received awards or reached a milestone will be honored. The cost is $16. Reservations are required by Wednesday.

The Connections After Hours networking opportunity and business card exchange will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 21 at Wheeler Automotive Group, 112 Railroad Ave., Westminster. This fourth-generation family-owned business will show off its new facility. This is an informal gathering of members to network and exchange business cards. Reservations are required by May 15.

A networking breakfast will be at 8 a.m. May 28 at A Grand Affair, 4041 Gill Ave., Hampstead. Craig Clagett, vice president for planning, marketing and assessment at Carroll Community College, will discuss "Every Employee's Marketing Role" - from face-to-face situations to telephone and e-mail. The cost is $11. Reservations are required by May 21.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Job search, career change workshops on schedule

The Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center offers a variety of workshops and programs to help individuals who are seeking a job or looking for a new career.

Monthly programs are offered on topics including career-ability surveys, preparation for a job fair, employment goal identification, choosing child care, surviving layoffs, applying for a state job, computer and Internet classes, job discrimination, computerizing resumes, interviewing, negotiating skills, starting a business, posting resumes on the Internet, time and money management, networking, writing cover letters and resumes, and job references.

Registration is required for programs. A schedule of workshops is available at the center, 224 N. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-386-2820.

Antrim owners nominated for restaurateur award

Richard and Dorothy Mollett, owners of Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, have been nominated for Maryland's Restaurateur of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Maryland.

Three other nominees are also up for the award, which honors restaurateurs for character, durability and innovation.

The award will be presented at the association's annual industry awards gala tomorrow at Martin's West.

F&M Bancorp earnings, income rise in 1st quarter

F&M Bancorp announced first-quarter earnings of 53 cents per diluted share, an 18 percent increase over the same period last year.

Net income for the first quarter rose 16 percent compared with last year, to a record $5.78 million.

Total assets as of March 31 were $1.88 billion, up from $1.77 billion as of March 31, 2001. Deposits this quarter totaled $1.53 billion, a 7 percent increase over last year.

F&M Bancorp is the parent company of Farmers & Mechanics Bank, with offices throughout the area.

Jiffy Mart managers get Subway training

Eight Jiffy Mart managers recently attended a weeklong seminar at Subway World Headquarters in Mitford, Conn., to learn about Subway restaurant operations.

They learned food preparation and safety, inventory and controls, baking procedures and certification criteria.

The program graduates from Carroll County were: Christy Geelhaar, Darleen Skeen, Debbie Frank, Pam Baker, Fred Graham, Marlene Vandgrifft, Danielle McGowan and Maureen Keenaghan.

NAI KLNB named broker for Commerce Center sales

NAI KLNB Inc. has been named the exclusive sales and leasing broker for Carroll County Commerce Center in Westminster.

The 30-acre site at Route 140 and Route 97 will have two buildings with more than 64,000 square feet that will be available in July. When complete, the complex will have 11 office and warehouse buildings with more than 225,000 square feet.

The center is owned and being developed by National Instrument Co. Leasing is being handled by Michael T. Mull and Walter L. Patton of NAI KLNB.

Information: 410-719-3081.

Coldwell Banker names top Carroll sellers, listers

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced its top Carroll County agents for last month.

Eldersburg: Bill Sapp, top lister; Ramona Beccio, top seller.

Hampstead: Sherri Fales, top lister; Ric and Lori Robbins, top sellers.

Mount Airy: Cathie Alexander, top lister; Pat Plum, top seller.

Westminster: Darlene Kegel, top lister; Judy Gill, top seller.

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