Business Notes

Business Notes

April 11, 2004

Westminster mall to hold car show in its parking lot

TownMall of Westminster will hold the Mid-Maryland Ford Club spring car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 in the mall parking lot.

All makes, models and years of cars and motorcycles are welcome.

Trophies will be awarded to the top 35 cars; the top 10 trucks; the top five motorcycles; and the top five street rods, 1950 and older.

Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Entry fee is $10 and includes a 50/50 raffle drawing ticket. The first 100 cars will receive a dash plaque.

The rain date is May 2.

Information: 410-857-0300.

Seminar aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs

Carroll Community College, in partnership with Start-Up Carroll, is offering a seminar for small-business people.

Expert affiliates of Start-Up Carroll and the Miller Small Business Resource Center's mentor board will answer questions on starting or building a small business.

"Starting Up: What You Need to Know Before Starting A Small Business" will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 27 and May 12.

Topics include options for business entities, resources available to start-ups, costs of services needed, loans and financial resources, licensing and tax considerations, marketing, networking opportunities and technology resources.

The seminar will be held at the college's Business Training Center in Room T323.

Registration and information: 410-386-8012.

Session focuses on serving people with disabilities

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar on "Customers With Disabilities - Your Hidden Market?" from 8 a.m. to noon April 30 at the New Windsor Conference Center.

Marian Vessels, director of the Americans with Disabilities Act Information Center in Rockville, will lead the seminar, which is designed for business owners, managers and supervisors.

The seminar will provide participants with the resources, legal basis and potential funding sources for serving customers with disabilities.

The cost is $49, and reservations are required by April 28.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Church to be host site for leadership conference

New Hope Fellowship Church of Westminster will be a local host site for the "Maximum Impact Simulcast: The Qualities of a Leader" on April 30.

The program is open to all churches in America and will focus on the qualities that all great leaders have in common.

Writer John C. Maxwell will be joined by such business leaders as John Wooden, Zig Ziglar, Pat Summitt and the leaders of West Point.

Maxwell is the author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork. He also is the founder of Maximum Impact and INJOY, organizations that provide resources and training for personal and professional growth.

Also featured will be Steven Reinemund, chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo, and Michael Duke, president and chief executive of Wal-Mart Stores USA.

An executive panel will include Stephen R. Graves and Thomas G. Addington, co-founders of Cornerstone Group Consulting and the Life@Work journal; Thomas Chapman, chairman and chief executive of Equifax Inc.; and Eric Pillmore, senior vice president of corporate governance for Tyco International.

Information: Leanne Whitestone at 410-871-2777, or www.

Chamber presents seminar from the Disney Institute

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, with the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, will sponsor the Disney Institute seminar "Keys to Excellence" from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 4 at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City.

Workshops in leadership, management, service and loyalty will be held.

The cost for the full day is $422. The four workshops may be taken separately for $99 each. The cost for lunch and breaks is $49, or $15 for breaks.

Information: 410-269-0642.

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