Business Notes

Business Notes

January 19, 2003

Economic outlook to be focus of seminar Feb. 5

RESI Consulting and Research and the Carroll County Department of Economic Development will sponsor the 2003 Economic Outlook Seminar from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 5 at the Best Western Conference Center in Westminster.

The seminar will provide information on the region's economy, industries and long-term demographic trends.

The morning will begin with registration and a buffet breakfast. At 8:30 a.m., Anirban Basu, director of applied economics at RESI at Towson University, will discuss recent economic history and Maryland's economic outlook.

The cost of the seminar is $12. Registration with payment is required by Jan. 29. For registration information, call 410-386-2070.

2 county men elected to trucking group posts

The Maryland Motor Truck Association Inc. recently elected a Sykesville man chairman and an Eldersburg resident first vice chairman.

William Wachter, executive vice president of Von Paris Moving & Storage, was elected chairman of the association, which has more than 1,000 members. Von Paris was founded by his great-grandfather in 1892 and operates mainly in the mid-Atlantic region. He lives in Sykesville with his family.

Raymond Shipley of Shipley Transport of Eldersburg was elected the group's first vice chairman.

Nominations sought for teacher awards

Nominations for the 15th annual Outstanding Teacher Awards are being accepted until Feb. 17 at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.

The awards recognize county public school teachers who exemplify the best in their profession. Students, parents, the community and fellow teachers may make nominations.

Any full-time teacher in the public school system may be nominated, except recipients of the previous year's awards.

Nomination forms are available at all public schools, public library branches and the chamber office, 700 Corporate Center Court, Suite L, Box 871, Westminster 21158.

Forms ask for examples of ways a teacher helps students apply what they have learned to real life and how they inspire students to learn and build confidence and self-esteem.

Teams of judges of retired teachers and the business community review the nominations. All eligible nominees will be recognized at a chamber banquet April 14 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers. Eight recipients will receive a plaque and cash.

This year, the Carroll County Teacher of the Year will be chosen from the eight winners and that winner will represent Carroll County in the Maryland Teacher of the Year Program.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Child care centers get state accreditation

Carroll Child Care Centers Inc. has received Level One accreditation from the Maryland State Department of Education, making the centers eligible for additional state funding.

The nonprofit centers provide child care on a sliding tuition scale based on family income and number of children.

The accreditation also will allow the centers to improve programs and customer satisfaction and provide professional growth for staff.

JoAnn Goldberger is executive director of the centers located in Westminster and Taneytown.

Coldwell Banker names December's top agents

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced its top Carroll County sales agents for December.

They are:

Eldersburg: Jane Schneider.

Hampstead: Scott Maddrix.

Mount Airy: Patty Nolan.

Westminster: Sherri Campeggi.

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