Business Notes

Business Notes

April 20, 2003

Taneytown hotel to hold wine dinner May 1

Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel in Taneytown will hold a wine dinner May 1 featuring the wines of California's Chateau Potelle. Owner and winemaker Marketta Fourmeaux will present an array of award-winning wines.

Marketta and Jean-Noel Fourmeaux purchased their 202-acre estate on Mount Verdeer in the Napa Valley in 1988 and have been producing fine wines since.

The evening includes hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., remarks from Fourmeaux and dinner at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $98, including tax and gratuity. Dinner guests planning to spend the night may receive reduced room rates.

Information: 410-876-0237.

Chamber plans breakfast and networking event

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has announced several meetings.

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

The Connections After Hours networking opportunity and business card exchange will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 6 at Casa-Rico Mexican Restaurant in TownMall of Westminster. Participants can sample Mexican cuisine. This is an informal gathering of members to network and exchange business cards. Reservations are required by April 29.

A general membership luncheon will be held at noon May 8 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers. Dale Johnson and Michael Bell will discuss "Carroll County Agriculture -- Dirt to Dollars." The cost is $18; deadline for reservations is May 1.

Information: 410-848-9050.

College to hold seminar on fun in the workplace

Carroll Community College will hold a seminar in "Fun at Work Is Serious Business" from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 13 in the Scott Center.

The seminar will offer "301 ways to have fun at work" that provide increased employee morale and productivity, decreased turnover and better recruitment potential.

David Hemsath, nationally renowned expert in fun in the workplace and author of 301 More Ways to Have Fun at Work, will lead the seminar. He will teach the "fun-damentals" of motivating the work force, creating learning organizations, and promoting individual and team excellence while enhancing customer service.

The evening will begin with a light dinner at 5 p.m., the workshop at 6 p.m. and a book sale and signing at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $28 for adults and $25 for senior citizens.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Arc receives accreditation from commission

The Arc of Carroll County has been accredited for three years by the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.

The accreditation is for the Arc's employment services offered to those with developmental disabilities, community services, family services, respite care and community living programs.

Organizations receiving three-year accreditation have demonstrated the highest measurable quality of its programs. This is the Arc's third consecutive three-year accreditation from the commission.

The Arc of Carroll County has been serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families since 1955.

Water-quality consultant inducted into firm's circle

Water-quality consultant Eric May Sr. of Carroll Water Systems Inc. was recently inducted into Eco Water's Fleet Admiral's Circle at the company's international convention.

Eco Water Systems inc., parent company of Carroll Water Systems, is an industry leader in residential and commercial water treatment with more than 75 years of experience. Carroll Water Systems was established in 1982.

May was inducted into the Fleet Admiral's Circle for his expertise in analyzing water quality, his commitment to his customers and understanding their specific needs, and providing the best water filter treatment to meet those needs.

He has earned more than 10 Eco Water salesperson awards of excellence, given for achieving eight or more sales in a day.

Smith hired as coordinator of village marketing office

Carroll Lutheran Village has hired Christine Smith as marketing office coordinator to oversee the operations of the marketing office as the campus continues with its expansion program.

Smith recently worked at the village as a clerical specialist. A graduate of Westminster High School, she is pursuing an associate degree in business management at Carroll Community College.

Gibson completes course on priority senior issues

William B. Gibson, certified senior adviser with Gibson Associates, recently completed a comprehensive course on priority senior issues from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors.

The society offers programs to professionals in many fields that deal with the growing senior population. Education, monthly updates, support and marketing assistance and research about senior citizens are available from the society.

As a certified senior adviser, Gibson will take annual continuing education courses from the society.

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