Business Notes

Business Notes

June 15, 2003

Insurance help will be available at state office Friday

A representative from the Maryland Insurance 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.

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

Apparel store seeks 8 girls to represent line

Go Girl Garbs, the national women's apparel store in Westminster, is seeking eight girls as the official "Go Girls" for the 2004 fashion line.

The search will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the store, 21 E. Main St.

Girls between the ages of 7 and 16 with interesting stories, ambitions and accomplishments may compete. There are no fees or expenses related to competing.

Selected girls will participate in a professional photo shoot and have their story written and published in the design headquarters, on the Web site, in advertisements and company catalogs and brochures.

Samples of this season's Go Girls and their stories, and entry forms for 2004, are posted on the store's Web site at

Information: 410-871-1600.

Doll-related events at Farm Museum Saturday

Ideas etc, toys etc. in 140 Village Shopping Center will hold two doll-related events Saturday.

The first event will be a Day on the Farm with Veronique and Adele from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St. Doll designers Jason Wu and Percy Newsum, president of Integrity Toys, will be on hand for lunch. The cost is $75 and includes an exclusive "Toast of Paris" limited-edition doll, lunch, museum tour and door prizes.

The second event is an open house and doll signing from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the store. Wu and Newsum will sign dolls, available for a 15 percent discount. Gifts and refreshments will be available. This event is free.

Reservations are required for the lunch, but not for the open house.

Information: 410-840-0991.

Tea to celebrate Wimbledon planned

Lady Fingers Tea Room in TownMall of Westminster is offering a Wimbledon Tea to celebrate the annual worldwide tennis tournament in England.

The tea will be held June 23 to July 6 and include finger sandwiches, scones, strawberries and cream, "champagne" and a bottomless pot of tea.

Reservations are required in advance. The tea room is in Freestyle Salon & Spa in the rear of the mall.

Information: 410-848-4584.

BB&T employees complete `Spanish for Banking' class

Employees at BB&T recently completed an 18-hour "Command Spanish for Banking" course offered by Carroll Community College.

The course teaches industry-specific Spanish to help bank employees better serve Hispanic customers.

Eleven employees completed the program in Eldersburg and 17 more through a partnership with Prince George's Community College.

Carroll Child Care Centers receives education grant

Carroll Child Care Centers has received funding from the Judith P. Hoyer Early Care and Education Enhancement Grant for Private Providers.

The grant will be used to provide funding for professional development for center staff who wish to pursue higher education.

The program was mandated by state legislation in 2000 to provide grants to private child care providers and track progress in school readiness using the Maryland Model for School Readiness.

Carroll Child Care Centers provide quality affordable child care on a sliding scale basis.

Party supply company now has special effects

The Main Event, a retail party supply and decorating business, has expanded its services to include special effects.

New party supplies include exploding balloons, confetti/streamer cannon and exploding balloon walls.

The Main Event is at 1 S. Main St., Mount Airy.

Antionette Braglio finishes Realtors academy

Antionette Braglio of Westminster was one of 21 graduates from the Maryland Association of Realtors Leadership Academy.

The academy offers real estate associates the chance to enhance their leadership skills, knowledge and competencies in their career. Topics covered include communication, strategic planning, legislative and government affairs, parliamentary procedure, association governance and economic business trends.

Koronet chiropractor for Columbia Triathalon

David Koronet, a chiropractic sports practitioner in Mount Airy, recently was the chiropractor for the 20th annual Columbia Triathalon.

The event consisted of a 1.5-kilometer lake swim, 41-kilometer bike ride, and a 10-kilometer run.

Koronet, a chiropractor since 1991, has worked every Columbia Triathalon except one since 1995.

Coldwell Banker names top Carroll sales agents

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

Eldersburg: Jane Schneider.

Hampstead: Sherri Fales.

Mount Airy: Steve Johnson.

Westminster: Judy Gill.

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