Business Notes

Business Notes

November 09, 2003

TownMall announces holiday activities and bonus bucks

TownMall of Westminster has announced its holiday events.

Now through Jan. 17, shoppers can earn Holiday Bonus Bucks that can be used to buy gifts that will be auctioned off at 2 p.m. Jan. 24. For every $10 spent, shoppers can receive one bonus buck from the customer service center.

A portion of the auction proceeds up to $5,000 will be donated to Neighbors in Need of Carroll County.

Holiday activities will include:

Salvation Army Angel Tree Program through Nov. 30: Visitors can "purchase" angel ornaments for a donation.

Sunburst Beauty Pageant from noon to 3 p.m. today.

Mid-Maryland Ford Club Car Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today: All makes, models and years of cars and trucks can register from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $10.

Santa arrives from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday: The Westminster High School Marching Band will lead a parade of a magical indoor blizzard around the mall. Children's activities will include face painting, balloon art and more.

Photos with Santa will be available through Dec. 24.

Holiday Music in the Mall will include members from the Westminster Senior Activity Center at 10 a.m. Nov. 16.

Information: 410-857-0300.

Chamber of Commerce compiling buyer's guide

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is compiling information for the 2004 Membership Directory and Buyer's Guide.

To be listed in the 2004 edition, new memberships must be processed by Friday.

Membership in the chamber offers such benefits as business exposure, networking and legislative advocacy.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Hats Off breakfast set for 8 a.m. Nov. 25

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Hats Off breakfast at 8 a.m. Nov. 25 at Westminster fire hall on John Street.

Individuals, businesses and organizations who have received awards, expanded services and/or facilities, been elected to a state or national office, or reached a milestone will be honored.

The cost is $12. Reservations are required by Nov. 18.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Emergency preparedness to be topic of seminar

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Health Department, with the American Red Cross, will present "Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness Seminar for Business" Dec. 5 at Best Western Westminster Catering & Conference Center.

The seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and includes a continental breakfast. The cost is $49 and includes a copy of Emergency Management Guide for Business & Industry: A Step-By-Step Approach to Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery for Companies of All Sizes.

The seminar will address the four steps of dealing with disaster: awareness, planning, response and recovery. A representative from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency will speak on the importance of having a plan.

Kevin Burr from the Red Cross will explain how to prepare a plan for a business. Maryland Del. Sally Y. Jameson, a Democrat from District 28, will describe the effects of the tornado that ripped through La Plata's business district last year and what that community learned from the experience.

Seminar participants will work in teams to begin developing individual disaster plans with the help of local experts.

The reservation deadline is Nov. 26. Best Western is at 451 WMC Drive.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Carroll Lutheran Village names road after Weller

Walter L. Weller Jr., owner of Carroll County Contractors, recently was honored when Carroll Lutheran Village named and dedicated a private road -- Weller Way -- for him.

The road will intersect the Wakefield Overlook expansion project at the village.

In 1982, Weller sold the village 29.2 acres northeast of Luther Drive for $7,000 an acre, where the expansion is located. He also held the mortgage on the land until it was repaid.

Weller also served on the village's board of trustees from 1988 to 1994 and as its chairman in 1993-94. Weller still serves on the board's property committee. He also owns Walter Weller Contracting.

Mount Airy black Lab named national champion

A 3-year-old black Labrador retriever from Mount Airy has been named the national champion for his breed at the Labrador Retriever National Championships in St. Louis.

Champion Winterwinds Glenn Plaid, owned by Vicky Creamer of Belquest Kennels, beat out 500 other dogs for the title. This year, he won Best of Breed and a group placement in the Sporting Group competition at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.

Glenn's handler is Rusty Howard, who has shown Creamer's other champion dogs in past years. Glenn started showing at competitions in June last year.

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