Business Notes


October 05, 2003

TownMall plans craft fair, health festival this month

TownMall of Westminster has planned activities for Halloween and the rest of October.

The mall is collecting money for UNICEF at participating stores all month. Money collected will provide food, medicine and education to needy children around the world.

Kids Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday with a different theme each week.

A fall craft fair featuring local craftspeople will be held during mall hours from Saturday to Oct. 18 near the food court.

A health festival will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25, sponsored by Carroll County General Hospital. Health screenings, wellness information and family entertainment will be featured.

Trick-or-treating for children will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 31. The customer service counter will hand out free goodie bags and children can visit participating stores (those with a jack-o'lantern in the storefront) for treats. McGruff the Crime Dog will visit the mall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A baseball card and sports memorabilia show will be held during mall hours Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 near the food court. More than 15 vendors will have collectibles and gifts for sale.

Information: 410-857-0300.

Chamber of Commerce announces meetings

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

A general membership luncheon will be held at noon Thursday at Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center. Jack Lyburn, executive director of the Carroll County Department of Economic Development, will discuss "Economic Development: A Plan to Help You Grow." The cost is $18 and reservations are required.

The Connections After Hours networking opportunity and business card exchange will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Division of Rehabilitation Services, 125 Airport Drive, Suite 12, Westminster. Business leaders can learn how to meet work force needs. This is an informal gathering of members to network and exchange business cards. Reservations are required by Oct. 14.

Leadership Carroll alumni will sponsor a Leadership in Law Enforcement seminar Oct. 23 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers. The event will include networking at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and program afterward. Capt. R. Scott Yinger, commander of the Maryland State Police Westminster barracks, will discuss his experiences as a law enforcement leader. The cost is $20 for Leadership alumni and current class members, and $25 for others. Reservations are required by Oct. 16.

The networking breakfast will be at 8 a.m. Oct. 28 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers. "The Chamber on Location" will feature Union Bridge Mayor Bret D. Grossnickle sharing news about his town. Cost for the meal is $12. Reservations are required by Oct. 21.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Sportswear store to open in Westminster's TownMall

TownMall of Westminster has announced that Steve & Barry's University Sportswear of New York will open its first Maryland store in the mall this year.

The 59,176-square-foot store will be near the food court and will open in time for the holidays, said a mall spokeswoman.

Steve & Barry's specializes in college logo apparel and casual clothing for men, women and children. Each store has its own inventory of statewide college and university apparel, as well as jackets, jeans, footwear, polo shirts, hats and sweaters.

Based in New York, Steve & Barry's was founded in 1985.

Md. Chamber of Commerce honors Lehigh plant union

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce has awarded a workers union at Lehigh Portland Cement Co. with the Cooperative Spirit Award at the chamber's Celebration of Small Business event.

The Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union, District Council No. 1, Local 2-0031 was given the award to recognize how the union has worked with management to increase productivity levels and reduce grievances, said plant manager Peter Lukas.

Lehigh operates a cement manufacturing plant in Union Bridge. The union represents 116 workers.

Shipley elected chairman of motor truck association

Raymond Shipley of Shipley Transport in Sykesville recently was elected chairman of the Maryland Motor Truck Association, an organization serving almost 1,000 member companies.

He is vice president of Shipley Trucking, founded in 1980 by him and his father, Herb Shipley. The firm specializes in bulk transport of liquid polymers from Baltimore all over the United States and Canada.

The company has 18 tractors and 40 insulated stainless steel tankers. Shipley lives in Westminster.

Cuber joins Westminster real estate sales firm

Michael Cuber, a Realtor, has joined Maranatha Realty of Westminster.

He is retired after 27 years as the assistant district manager with the Maryland Department of Human Resources, assisting individuals and families.

He has experience in problem-solving and project management skills, which he offers to homeowners who are ready to sell their house.

New associates added to real estate offices

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced new associates at Carroll County offices.

Sharon Piccione has joined the Hampstead office.

Michael Perkins, Patricia Wells and Judith Legel have joined the Westminster office.

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