Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

October 06, 2002

Networking group to meet Wednesday in Westminster

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.

Candidates for county commissioner have been invited to present their platforms and answer questions.

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 are required by calling Debby Jackson at 410- 848-5800.

CommunityBanks plans two branches in Carroll

CommunityBanks Inc. of Harrisburg, Pa., has announced that it is planning to open two branches in Carroll County, pending regulatory approval.

The first office, expected to open in next month at 4501 Hanover Pike, Manchester, will offer drive-through banking and a 24-hour drive-up ATM.

The company also has entered an agreement to lease a full-service banking office at 309 Woodward Drive in Westminster, which is expected to open in the spring.

Coldwell Banker offers class on real estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Real Estate School is offering "Principles and Practices of Real Estate" from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 14 to Nov. 9, at the Eldersburg office. The class for anyone interested in becoming a real estate agent with the company.

Information: 800-992-4794.

Long & Foster schedules `A Career in Real Estate'

Long & Foster Real Estate offers a free seminar, "A Career in Real Estate," to people interested in entering that profession.

Seminars discuss getting started in real estate, the cost of training, and the pros and cons of a career in real estate. Registration is required.

The next seminar will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Hampstead office, 720 Hanover Pike, 410-239-6111.

Carroll Lutheran board welcomes new members

Carroll Lutheran Village Corp. recently held its annual meeting, during which delegates elected new members to the board of trustees.

New board members are David Bollinger and Sandra Ferguson.

Three other board members were re-elected: Jane Horn, Marion Suski and Arthur Wisner. Also joining the board as Resident Association Council president is Dorothy Gilbert.

Departing board members included Wayne Barnes, Ellis Leatherwood and Thomas Zirpoli. Geary Milliken, president and chief executive officer of the village, and Christine Whiteleather, board chairwoman, presented them with gifts of appreciation for their service.

Accounting firm announces new employee's arrival

McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond, certified public accountants, has announced the hiring of a new employee.

Andrew J. Runge of Westminster has joined the firm's Baltimore office as a specialist in business valuation, economic damages, financial investigations and insurance claim services.

He will lead the company's insurance services consulting practice and work with the financial investigations team.

Runge has more than 13 years' experience in insurance services, forensic accounting, economic damages and business valuations. He holds a bachelor's degree from Whittier College and an MBA from Claremont Graduate University.

The firm recently moved its Westminster office to 127 E. Main St. Phone and fax numbers remain the same.

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