Business Notes

Business Notes

April 06, 2003

Networking group to meet Wednesday in Westminster

The Business Networking Group will meet Wednesday at Fat Cat Cafe in Westminster.

Damian Halstead, president of the Westminster Common Council, will discuss his trip to Estonia and its economic development opportunities.

Networking will be from 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch and a business meeting. Fat Cat Cafe is at East Main and Center streets.

Reservations are required by calling Debby Jackson at 410- 857-9009.

Spring Job Fair set at community college

Carroll Community College will hold its Spring Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Great Hall of the 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster.

Students, alumni and the community are welcome to the fair, which features local employers promoting hiring opportunities for seasonal, temporary, permanent, part-time and full-time employment.

Participating employers will include: ABC Care Inc., Best Staff Services Inc., Carroll County General Hospital, Carroll County government, First Union/Wachovia Bank, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Manpower Temporary Services, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Maryland Job Service, Netpay 2K, Random House Inc., Target Community and Educational Services Inc., and Turf Valley Golf and Country Club.

Information: 410-386-8523 or

Chamber of Commerce to honor local teachers

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business banquet honoring outstanding Carroll County public school teachers April 14 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers.

A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the awards program. Johns Hopkins University Professor P.M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility, will be the guest speaker.

The awards banquet is open to the public. Deadline for reservations is 5 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students. Shuttle bus service will be available from the satellite parking at Weis Market to Wilhelm's.

The chamber sponsors this annual event to honor and recognize the men and women of the Carroll County public school system who represent the best in the teaching profession. Eight award recipients will be named that evening and each will receive a plaque and a cash award.

Information: 410-848-9050 or 410-876-7212.

Chamber of Commerce announces April meetings

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has announced its monthly meetings.

The Connections After Hours networking opportunity and business card exchange will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 15 at New Windsor State Bank Loan Center, 181 E. Main St., Westminster. This is an informal gathering of members to network and exchange business cards. Reservations are required by Tuesday.

The networking breakfast will be at 8 a.m. April 29 at Taneytown Senior Center, 220 Roberts Mill Road. "The Chamber on Location" will feature Taneytown Mayor Henry Heine sharing news about his town. The cost for the meal is $12. Reservations are required by April 22.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Casa-Rico Charity Day to benefit Goodwill

Casa-Rico Mexican restaurant in TownMall of Westminster will hold a Charity Day on April 15 to benefit Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley Inc.

The restaurant will donate 15 percent of the day's food sales to Goodwill.

Reservations for Charity Day are being taken at 410-857-8078.

Meeting set April 22 to discuss road upgrade

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Transportation Improvement Update from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. April 22 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers on Route 140, Westminster.

State, federal, county and local transportation officials are conducting a project planning study for improvements to Route 140 from Market Street to Sullivan Road.

The chamber estimates that about 60 businesses or more may be affected by the proposed changes. This meeting will provide information on the planning process and present findings of alternate studies. Participants will be able to comment on the proposals. Displays will be available.

Coffee and tea will be provided. The program is free, but registration is required by April 16.

Information: 410-848-9050.

EMA honors workers for their performance

James I. Melhorn, president and chief executive officer of Episcopal Ministries to the Aging, recently awarded the EMA Presidential Service Award to four employees.

Recipients were: Susan Bender, director of Resident Services at Fairhaven; Jayson Luckenbaugh, corporate controller of EMA; Steve Vozzella, director of Activities and Volunteer Services for Fairhaven and Copper Ridge; and Deborah Watts, assistant to the corporate financial officer of EMA.

The Presidential Service Award honors exceptional work that fulfils EMA's mission.

EMA is the parent corporation to Fairhaven, a continuing care retirement community; Copper Ridge, a facility dedicated to the care of those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias; and the Copper Ridge Institute, which focuses on Alzheimer's research and education.

Women's clothing store open in Westminster

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