Allfirst Bank opens newest branch in Westminster...

BUSINESS NOTES

July 08, 2002

Allfirst Bank opens newest branch in Westminster

Allfirst Bank recently held a grand opening for its newest branch office, at the SuperFresh store in Westminster.

Branch staff welcomed business leaders and the community to the ribbon-cutting and reception. The bank also gave away five $100 SuperFresh gift certificates.

Bank hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The SuperFresh store is on Englar Road at Route 140. Information: 410-751-8766.

Construction apprentice training programs set

Carroll Community College, in partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) and the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, will train individuals for the following construction trades: heating, ventilation and air conditioning; carpentry; and masonry.

Apprentices attend classes two evenings per week while working during the day in a related job for which they earn on-the-job training hours.

Evening classes consist of classroom sessions and practical skills applications in a lab setting. All classes will be held at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center.

ABC is a national nonprofit construction trade association that promotes the interests of merit shop contractors. ABC's apprenticeship programs have been approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council and Veterans Affairs.

Information: Helen Jones at CCC, 410-386-811. To register for classes, Joan Warner of ABC, 301-739-1190.

Kendig accredited in public relations

Rose Maria Kendig of Finksburg recently earned the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation from the Universal Accreditation Board.

She is a media relations representative with Constellation Energy Group in Baltimore and a member of the Public Relations Society of America, Maryland Chapter.

Candidates earning the APR designation must complete oral and written examinations testing their knowledge of public relations theory and practice, the profession's history and role in society, and industry ethics standards.

Real estate salespeople graduate from academy

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Hampstead office has announced that four of its sales associates recently graduated from Floyd Wickman's Master Sales Academy in Las Vegas.

The Floyd Wickman Academy is a training program for real estate agents. The four local graduates are Valeri Balaz, Sarah Forbes, Cathy Gertz and Ann Kaminski.

The sales associates attended seminars and panel sessions with the Master Sales $10 million and $5 million winners, who discussed how they reached their goals.

Copper Ridge board elects new members

Copper Ridge Institute in Sykesville recently held its annual election of board members.

Members are Chairman William F. Peck, Harris Kaplan, Edward S. Clay, Meryl Comer, Amber Curtis, Marjorie Kimble, John Parham and James I. Melhorn.

Melhorn is president and chief executive officer of Episcopal Ministries to the Aging, the parent company of Copper Ridge.

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