Business Notes

Business Notes

January 11, 2004

Computer security topic of free seminar set for noon Tuesday

Carroll Community College will hold a free lunchtime seminar on "Computer Security for Small Businesses" at noon Thursday in the Miller Small Business Resource Center on the 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster.

David Shaffer, president of Tier One Technology Partners, will discuss how to protect your computer business data from outside interface.

Registration is required by calling 410-386-8012.

County chamber plans dinner dance fund-raiser

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual gala dinner dance from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers in Westminster.

Dinner will include hors d'oeuvres, spinach salad, filet mignon and crab cake, vegetable medley, baked potato, rolls and beverages.

A cash bar will be available.

The Mood Swings will provide 1930s, 1940s and 1950s music.

Tickets are $55 per person, with proceeds going to the chamber's Charles D. Schaffer Scholarship Fund. Tables of 10 are available.

Reservations are required by Thursday.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Chamber talk to focus on electricity suppliers

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking breakfast at 8 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Westminster fire hall on John Street.

Richard Anderson of CQI Associates will discuss "Can You Afford a 7 to 15 Percent Increase in Your Electricity Bill?" Effective in July, commercial electricity customers will have to choose to stay with their current utility company or purchase electricity on a contract basis from a licensed supplier. Business owners can learn what will happen if they don't choose a supplier.

The cost for the meal is $12. Reservations are required by Jan. 20.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Financial group wins `Top Gun' sales award

Brenda Myers and Harvey Tegeler, owners of Interstate Financial Services Inc., recently received the Client First Brokerage Services "Top Gun" award for sales achievement for last year.

Interstate Financial Services posted the highest life insurance sales of more than 1,000 Mid-Atlantic brokers.

New partner joins Miller & Truhe law firm

Miller & Truhe LLC, a general practice law firm in Westminster, has announced that Fred S. Hecker has joined the firm as a partner.

Hecker has 16 years of civil and criminal litigation experience. A 1987 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, he is a member of the Maryland Bar Association and the Carroll County Bar Association, and a fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation.

His practice areas include divorce, custody, support and property rights, juvenile and guardianship, criminal defense and administrative proceedings.

A Westminster resident, Hecker also is actively involved in the community.

E. Suzan Miller, founder of the firm, focuses on business and corporate law, estates and related matters. She also participates in volunteer legal services.

Janet Truhe has practiced law for more than 20 years, focusing on insurance defense litigation and representing national property and casualty insurers.

New chairman selected to head chamber's board

H. Eugene Eyler, vice president of commercial lending at Westminster Union Bank, has been named chairman of the board of directors of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.

He has been a member of the chamber's executive committee for two years. He was chairman of the golf committee last year. Eyler also is active in the Bonds Meadow Rotary Club and his church.

His vision for this year includes helping members maximize their investment by making full use of programs and services offered by the chamber.

Faye Pappalardo, president of Carroll Community College, was previous board chairwoman.

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