Business Notes

Business Notes

September 08, 2002

Casa Rico plans remembrance of Sept. 11 victims

The management and staff at Casa Rico restaurant in TownMall of Westminster will remember the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by donating 10 percent of the proceeds from sales Wednesday to charity. Employees also have offered to donate a portion of their earnings on that day to the American Red Cross.

Information: 410-857-8009.

`Finishing Touches' class to be offered at Belk

Belk department store in TownMall of Westminster will offer its six-week "Finishing Touches" classes for girls ages 6-17 starting Sept. 17.

The classes will help girls discover how to look, feel and be their best and help them develop self-confidence, poise and good habits.

"Finishing Touches" for ages 6-11 will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Ages 12-17 will meet Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The teen course covers basic modeling, fashion awareness, natural make-up and career tips. The class will conclude with a graduation fashion show at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the mall.

The cost is $75 plus the cost of the textbook ($14.95 plus tax).

An in-store registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Information: Nicky Smelser, 410-876-7008.

Hoagie-eating contest scheduled for Saturday

Giulianova Groceria has rescheduled its fourth annual Italian Hoagie Eating Contest for charity for 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the store on East Main Street in Westminster. The contest's original date was canceled because of the extreme heat.

Contestants have 30 minutes in which to eat as many of store owner Tony D'Eugenio's Italian hoagies as they can to raise money for the Child Abduction Prevention Program Inc., which teaches parents and children the risks of abduction and how to protect themselves.

Pledge jars will be set up during the event for spectators to show support for contestants, who also can collect donations in advance. Prizes will be awarded to the person who eats the most and the person who collects the most money.

Applications for the contest are available at the store, 11 E. Main St. Registration deadline is Wednesday.

Information: 410-876-7425.

Women's fitness center to open in Eldersburg mall

Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg has announced that Body Shapes for Women, a women's-only health club and weight-loss center, is expected to open its doors this month in the space previously occupied by Namco.

Body Shapes for Women will feature classes for all fitness levels, including 30-minute toning, slimnastic and ab workouts to 60-minute low-impact aerobics, step and kick boxing classes. The club will offer workouts on treadmills, bikes, elliptical trainers and Cybex weightlifting equipment.

The club offers personal instruction by certified personal trainers included in the cost of membership, as well as tanning, child care, one-on-one nutritional counseling and a medical weight-loss program supervised by an on-site doctor and nurse.

Memberships start at $30 per month and are available in 12-, 24- and 36-month terms. The club will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 410-552-9519 or

Carroll transit director receives certification

Neal Roop, executive director of Carroll Transit System Inc., has been designated a certified community transit supervisor and certified community transit manager by the Community Transportation Association of America.

The certification programs recognize community transit supervisors and managers for skills they have acquired through experience, education and professional development and for achieving a passing score on exams. Areas of skill include human resources, finance, operations and development of transit programs.

The Community Transportation Association of America is a national association of more than 4,000 organizations and individuals.

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