Business Notes

Business Notes

April 27, 2003

Chamber schedules legislative wrap-up

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a legislative wrap-up luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 6 at Best Western Catering and Conference Center in Westminster.

The cost for lunch (to be served at noon) is $20 for leadership alumni and current class members and $25 for others.

Miles Cole, senior vice president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, will offer an overview of the General Assembly's 2003 session.

Reservations are required by Tuesday. Information: 410-848-9050.

Pampered Chef plans Help Whip Cancer event

The Pampered Chef will hold a Help Whip Cancer corporate giving campaign next month to help the American Cancer Society raise awareness and money for early breast cancer detection programs.

The kitchen equipment supplier will offer specials on products, with part of the proceeds going to the cancer society.

Independent Pampered Chef consultant Kathy Thomas will donate her profits for the month of May to the American Cancer Society. She can be contacted at 410-549-5990.

F&M Bancorp announces quarterly dividends

The board of directors of F&M Bancorp has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 29 cents per share payable May 15 to shareholders of record on May 1.

The parent company of Farmers & Mechanics Bank had assets of $2.1 billion as of March 31. The bank had revenues of $27.8 million the first quarter of 2003, up 7 percent from the same period in 2002.

The bank offers financial services at offices in the Baltimore metropolitan and western Maryland areas.

Probst-Mason promotes three within company

Probst-Mason Inc., architects for buildings at Carroll Community College and the Carroll County Agriculture Center, has announced promotions within the company.

Leo Matanguihan was promoted from associate architect to senior project manager. He is overseeing the new nursing and allied health building at the community college.

Hugh Clower was promoted from associate architect to senior project manager.

Carrie Ann Miller was promoted from marketing coordinator to marketing manager.

Employment center offers job-search programs

The Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center offers workshops and programs to help individuals who are seeking a job or looking for a new career.

Programs include career interest surveys, computer training, job searching and financial workshops.

Registration is required for programs. For a schedule of workshops, visit BERC at 224 N. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-386-2820.

Local brokers honored by insurance company

Brenda Myers and Harvey Tegeler, owners of Interstate Financial Services Inc., recently were honored by the Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.

They received the Gold Club Award for outstanding production in 2002.

Stylist gives makeovers for magazine's contest

Westminster hair salon and spa owner Michael Hollingshead recently provided hair styling and a beauty makeover for the winners of Seventeen magazine's contest with Matrix Inc. hair products company.

Hollingshead is a member of the Matrix Design Leaders group, made up of 50 members from the United States and Canada who travel under the auspices of Matrix Inc. to educate hairdressers on the latest trends in hair and beauty care.

Seventeen had 200 winners who were made up with new hairstyles, color and beauty makeovers.

Hollingshead owns Orbital Image Company Salon/Spa. He is a 1986 graduate of Westminster High School.

CHANGE Inc. recognizes workers for their service

CHANGE Inc. recently recognized employees who celebrated anniversaries with the organization.

Those honored were:

Five years: Evelyn Baker, transportation; Steven Green, community supported living arrangements.

Three years: Tonya Stonesifer, instructor; Ryan Wilson, community supported living arrangements.

One year: Jana Poling, development; Frank Warner, transportation.

CHANGE assists individuals with developmental disabilities.

Hampstead builder part of custom home program

Hampstead builder Robin Ford of Robin Ford Building & Remodeling Inc. has been selected for the third consecutive year to be included in the Southern Living Custom Home Program.

He is one of 100 builders chosen nationally for the magazine's annual builder program, which chooses members based on their reputation among local businesses and consumers, strength of presence in their market, superior quality and attention to detail and innovative style.

Members have exclusive rights to a portfolio of Southern Living house plans, from which they must build one house during the year.

Ford has been building custom homes since 1984. His business includes his wife, Shirlyn Evans-Ford, and 10 employees. He is repeating last year's project of building a playhouse to be raffled for charity.

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