Business Notes

Business Notes

January 18, 2004

Legal issues employers face focus of workshop

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a workshop on "Firing Without Fear and Other Workplace Legal Issues" from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 30 at Best Western Westminster Catering and Conference Center.

Attorney Charles H. Fleischer will lead the seminar on legal issues faced by employers. Topics will include interviewing and hiring, terminating employees, discrimination and sexual harassment, and Maryland's Wage Payment and Collection Act.

Also to be discussed are the employment-at-will doctrine and its exceptions, employment contracts and noncompete agreements.

Participants will receive Fleischer's new book, Employer's Rights: Your Legal Handbook from Hiring to Termination and Everything in Between.

The cost is $49 and includes a continental breakfast. Reservations are required by Wednesday.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Nominations sought for teacher awards

Nominations for the 16th annual Outstanding Teacher Awards are being accepted until Feb. 23 at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.

The awards recognize the those in Carroll County public schools who represent the best in teaching professionals. Students, parents, the community and fellow teachers may make nominations.

Any full-time teacher in the public school system may be nominated, except recipients of the previous year's awards.

Nomination forms are available at all public schools, public library branches and the chamber office, 700 Corporate Center Court, Suite L, Box 871, Westminster 21158.

Forms ask for specific examples of ways the teacher helps students apply what they have learned to real-life situations, and how they inspire students to learn and build confidence and self-esteem.

Retired teachers and the business community will review the nominations. All eligible nominees will be recognized at a chamber banquet April 19 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers. Eight award recipients will receive a plaque and cash.

The Carroll Teacher of the Year will be chosen from the eight winners and will represent the county in the Maryland Teacher of the Year Program.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Chiropractors collect food for needy residents

Drs. Andrea and Andrew Williamson of Chiropractic First in Mount Airy held their third annual Patient Appreciation Day and Food Drive in December.

The event collected more than 400 pounds of canned and nonperishable food for Mount Airy NET, the local community network that provides assistance to area residents in need.

The Williamsons provided complimentary chiropractic adjustments to more than 80 current and past patients in exchange for the donations.

Carroll Lutheran Village honors its employees

Carroll Lutheran Village recently honored 39 employees and one retiree at its annual employee banquet at Martin's Westminster.

The retiree, Helen Spencer, had been with Carroll Lutheran Village for more than 12 years as receptionist/bookkeeper in the medical suite.

Employees recognized for years of service were:

Twenty years: Sharon Carr, laundry supervisor; and Teresa Jenness, rehab specialty aide.

Fifteen years: Alice Kontz, laundry aide; Dean Martin and Catherine Petry, dietary aides.

Ten years: Lisa Brosenne, admissions coordinator; Loretta Ealy, lead housekeeper; Marcia Kehl, certified medicine aide; Tracy Stewart, purchasing coordinator; John Stonesifer, security guard.

Five years: Karen Aldrich, Keith Miller, Cynthia Rebert, dietary aides; Sherry Althoff, rehab specialty aide; Robert Andrews, security guard; Barbara Anthony, Teresa Utz, certified nursing assistants; Virginia Bowie, transportation assistant; Elisa Ann Corso, Denise Hann, Sally Preble, licensed practical nurses; Rose Clegg, program aide; Eleanor Dorsey, clerical specialist; Diane Elliott, director of nursing; Theresa Esworthy, employee health nurse; Joseph Garber, supervisor of maintenance and grounds; Geralyn Haggerty, hospitality aide; Tammy Hay, activities coordinator in Diven House.

Also, Elizabeth Hill, director of Health Care Center and Diven House; Donna Hinkhaus, cook/supervisor; Monique Lessard, Patricia Shaeffer, certified nursing assistants; Rita Livingston, secretary/receptionist in the medical suite; Kristy Martin, clerical specialist; Tabutha Norwood, certified medicine aide; Hermine Saunders, director of church and public relations; Karen Sullivan, staff development coordinator; Sandra Yingling, care plan coordinator; Susan Zepp, dining room services supervisor.

Baldwin's Station makes changes to kitchen staff

Baldwin's Station in Sykesville has announced changes in its kitchen staff.

Chef Bryan Sullivan heads the team of cooks. He previously worked at the Grand Hyatt and Citronelle in Washington. He trained at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I.

Sous-chef Andrew Little is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America who worked at The Inn at Little Washington.

Paul Bunke is head line cook.

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