Business Notes

Business Notes

October 13, 2002

Perdue official to speak at Biz Tech Expo

The Carroll County Technology Council, Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Community College will hold the Biz Tech Exposition 2002 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the college.

The expo will offer information and demonstrations to help businesses become more effective and display the latest in technological advances.

Keynote speaker Jim Perdue, board chairman of Perdue Farms Inc., will discuss how technology has helped his business. As board chairman of the company, he is responsible for developing Perdue's vision and growth strategies.

Master of Ceremonies Mario Armstrong of Channel 2's Digital Spin also will participate in a live taping of the Technically Correct TV show at 2 p.m.

Workshop topics will include banking electronically by BB&T, video conferencing by CTSI, marketing in-house by Kohn Creative Solutions, and using Power Point and Microsoft Office by the college.

Other seminars will be offered on accounting software, Internet banking, databases and what they can do, the electronic farm and hiring online.

Registration the day of the event is $25.

Information: 410-848-9050.

State insurance office offers help Friday

The Maryland Insurance Administration wants to help consumers with insurance concerns.

A representative from the administration will be at the state comptroller's office in Westminster from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at 532 Baltimore Blvd., Suite 306.

People with questions about their insurance coverage or who need help in filing a complaint against their insurance company can be assisted by the Maryland Insurance Administration.

Appointments are not required. Information: 800-492- 6116.

Legislative update class for real estate industry

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will hold a legislative update class from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 24 at the Westminster Training Center.

The continuing education class provided overviews of federal, state and local laws pertinent to the industry. The class is approved by the Maryland Real Estate Commission.

Registration is required. Information: 800-825-3113.

Westminster video firm gets flight school contract

Odyssey Video Productions of Westminster has been contracted to produce the video for the Michael Jordan Senior Flight School at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas.

On a recent trip to Nevada, owner Donna Biemiller and her staff met with Jordan about the project.

Odyssey staff includes Terry Williams, Terry McClung and Brian Robinson.

New executive director of child care centers

Carroll Child Care Centers Inc. has hired JoAnn Goldberger as its executive director.

Her responsibilities will include running the nonprofit center, marketing, public relations, board development and fund-raising.

She has 25 years experience in nonprofit management, most recently in Miami, where she was national director for operations for the Alexander Muss High School in Israel, an eight-week academic program for American high school juniors and seniors.

Carroll Child Care Centers offers child care on a sliding scale tuition basis for ages 6 weeks to 10 years.

Adult day care facility opens in Mount Airy

Lee and Enid Schwaderer have opened Catoctin Meadow Adult Residential & Respite Care in Mount Airy.

The facility, on 4 acres at 5810 Leslie Lane, offers adult day care services for parents, loved ones or adult children in need of care.

Enid Schwaderer, administrator, is a licensed practical nurse and pharmacy technician. Lee Schwaderer, director, has a Maryland state teaching certificate and is OSHA-certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.

The home is licensed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Information: 301-829-8551.

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