Business Notes

Business Notes

May 16, 2004

Technology Council to hold celebration in Westminster

The Carroll Technology Council will launch the new Carroll Tech Council with an awareness celebration from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Carroll Arts Center in downtown Westminster.

Entertainment will include the introduction of "Computers and Music" in a demonstration as jazz musician Eric Byrd jams with a computer.

Bear, the mold-sniffing dog, will demonstrate the use of animals in the detection of mold. Carroll County schools will display the "Rookie Driver," the robot designed and built to compete in a complex ability contest.

A flying contraption covering the field of technical recreation will be flown over the audience. The Eric Byrd Trio will perform at the conclusion.

The Tech Council's mission is to promote, support, attract and influence technology in Carroll County. Programs developed by the Tech Council include Compukids, distributing computers to underprivileged children; CTC Advisors, technical experts who assist businesses and residents; Technically Correct, a TV and radio show to enlighten people on technical trends; and Web site and printed directory of tech-savvy companies in Carroll County.

Information: 410-840-3805.

Community Banks has dividend of 17 cents a share

The board of directors of Community Banks Inc. has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 17 cents a share, payable July 1 to shareholders of record June 16.

The dividend is up 7 percent from the same period last year.

The bank had earnings of $5.2 million for the first quarter of the year, ending March 31. Total assets were $1.9 billion.

Community Banks has two branches in Carroll County.

Chamber raffles tickets to Disney Institute

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce recently raffled two tickets to the Disney Institute to members JoAnn Goldberger of the Carroll Child Care Centers Inc. and Deborra Cunzeman from the Carroll County Department of Social Services.

The chamber co-sponsored the daylong seminar on leadership, loyalty, service and management, Disney-style. The event was attended by almost 200 people.

Jane Schneider wins Coldwell Banker award

Jane Schneider of the Eldersburg office was recently named a winner of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's first Home Team Spirit award.

The award honors real estate agents for going to great lengths in volunteering their time, talent and energy to their job, colleagues, clients and community.

New associates join county Coldwell offices

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced that new sales associates have joined three Carroll County offices.

The new associates are Damon Brown, Eldersburg; Mathew Elam, Ipek Ruehs, Jeanette Lindsey, Jenifer Stewart and Tara West, Mount Airy; and Barbara Nicholson, Craig Jordan and Kimberley Heath, Westminster.

Insurance agent qualifies for professional group

Roger Diehl, an agent with Prudential Financial Inc. in Taneytown, has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table.

The Million Dollar Round Table is one of the life insurance industry's most prestigious organizations. Members exemplify the highest standards of professionalism, competence, integrity and client care.

Membership is based on customer sales and service.

Diehl is a member of Prudential's Greater Maryland Agency.

Family restaurant to open in TownMall

TownMall of Westminster has announced the opening of Timeout Sports Grille this summer.

The family-oriented restaurant features American cuisine surrounded by sports memorabilia, projection television screens and video games.

The main dining room will seat 300, and a private dining room will seat 75 for banquets, rehearsal dinners, business lunches and other events.

The restaurant will be open daily at 11 a.m. for lunch. Happy hours, dinner and late-night dining will be available until 1 a.m.

The owners are Susan Metcalf and Lee Nardyz.

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