Business Notes

Business Notes

April 04, 2004

County chamber announces its April meetings

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has announced its meetings for this month.

The Connections After Hours networking opportunity and business card exchange will be held with the South Carroll Business Association from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 20 at National Medical Imaging, 6190 Georgetown Blvd. in Eldersburg.

NMI provides open MRI, MRI, CT and PET scan services. Reservations are required by April 13.

The networking breakfast will be at 8 a.m. April 27 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers. Robert M. Coyne from RMC Consulting will discuss "Is Miss Manners Dead in the Workplace?" He will discuss manners and civility in the workplace and offer operating guidelines to promote courtesy and respect and a sense of corporate citizenship.

The cost is $12. Reservations are required by April 20.

The annual legislative wrap-up luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. April 29 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers. Networking will be at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.

Bill Gavin, chairman of the chamber's legislative committee, and Kathleen Snyder, president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, will discuss the chamber's eight key business-related issues, how they were addressed by the legislature and their effect on Carroll businesses.

The cost is $20 for Leadership Carroll alumni and $25 for others. Reservations are required by April 22.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Annual chamber banquet to honor top teachers

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet honoring outstanding Carroll County public school teachers April 19 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers.

A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., and dinner will be at 7 p.m. The awards program will include remarks by local author Susan White-Bowden.

The eight award recipients will receive plaques and cash awards.

The awards banquet is open to the public. Reservations are required by 5 p.m. April 12. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students. Shuttle bus service will be available from Weis Market to Wilhelm's.

Information: 410-848-9050 or 410-876-7212.

Small-business center to hold seminars

The Miller Small Business Resource Center at Carroll Community College will hold its lunchtime seminar series through next month.

Business owners and operators can take lunch to the free noon seminars, which are presented by business experts from around the county.

At the next seminar, on April 22, John Deluca will discuss "Succession Planning: Preparing Your Business for the Transition to an Heir, Partner, or Key Employee."

Participants will learn the key business systems needed to keep the business running and growing, how to develop managers and leaders, and the role of the board and corporate governance structures.

Registration is requested by April 13.

Information: 410-386-8012.

McDaniel hires director of corporate relations

McDaniel College has hired Erika R. Seth as the college's director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

A Baltimore native, Seth comes to McDaniel from the Tavis Smiley Foundation, a national nonprofit foundation serving youths in Los Angeles, where she was development director.

Seth has a bachelor's degree in English and a certificate in African Studies from Georgetown University. She spent a semester at the University of Ghana.

She also was director of major gifts and planned giving at Associated Black Charities of Maryland.

New Windsor State Bank gives $1,000 to CHANGE

New Windsor State Bank recently donated $1,000 to CHANGE Inc.'s capital campaign and endowment fund.

CHANGE Inc. is a nonprofit organization that helps those with developmental disabilities.

The CHANGE capital fund is being used to expand the Respite Inn, a program offering families a break from the daily challenges of caregiving.

The inn, which is scheduled to open this spring in the Westminster area, will include a three-bedroom home accessible to wheelchairs.

The home, which will be staffed 24 hours a day, will offer scheduled and emergency respite care.

Sykesville inn featured in B&B cookbook

The Inn at Norwood in Sykesville has been featured in the new bed and breakfast cookbook Sunrise Across America.

Two recipes from innkeepers Kelly and Steve Krum were included in the book.

Written by Claudia Givens, the illustrated cookbook features 356 recipes from 102 inns across the country, along with photos of some of the inns.

The book was written as a fund-raiser and sells for $19.95.

Information: http://estherslegacy.cjb.net.

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