Business Notes


May 23, 2004

Class of 2003 wins Leadership Carroll challenge

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Carroll recently held Alumni Challenge Part I to highlight the program.

Since 1992, budding leaders have participated in the 10-month program to enhance their knowledge of the community, government and business.

With more than 130 graduates, each class was challenged to send the highest percentage of alumni to the Leadership Carroll alumni luncheon April 29.

The Challenge Part I winner was the Leadership Carroll Class of 2003.

Members of the class not pictured in the far right photograph include Sam Andolora, Jeanette Berger, Jennifer Bittner, Sally Long, Lonyta McClain, Ann Moore, Jill Ott, Sam Pierce, Lois Schley, Sandy Sipes, Stacey Smith and Lynn Wisner.

Village employees given grants for education

The Friends of the Village auxiliary has given $2,500 in scholarship money for employees of Carroll Lutheran Village to pursue summer semester courses at various institutions.

Employees receiving money for education are:

Virginia Bowie, transportation assistant. She will pursue state certification as an activities assistant.

Matthew Hundertmark, prep cook with the village's food service. He will pursue a culinary arts degree from York Technical Institute.

Cheri Schymansky, social worker for the Health Care Center. She will pursue a master's degree from Loyola College in pastoral and spiritual care.

Two Carroll-based banks recognized for outreach

The Maryland Bankers Association recently presented Financial Education Awards to two Carroll County-based banks that have demonstrated a strong commitment to community outreach efforts in consumer financial education.

New Windsor State Bank was given first place in School-Age Children (asset size less than $500 million). The bank operates a school banking program in which pupils act as tellers and submit essays and artwork for various contests. The bank also gives new account holders an educational activities book titled "My First Savings Account."

The bank also is actively involved with Exchange Day, a Junior Achievement program; Teach Children to Save Day; the Academy of Finance; Boy and Girl Scout troops; and the Carroll County Student Grant Program.

Westminster Union Bank was a finalist in the awards program as a supporter of the Teach Children to Save Day program, with 10 employees making presentations to more than 400 students. The employees use books during their presentations then give them to the school.

The bank also operates a student savings program and sponsors monthly contests for participants with bookstore gift certificates as prizes.

Century High teacher honored by Wal-Mart

The Eldersburg Wal-Mart store has named Nancy Blose, a mathematics teacher at Century High School, its Teacher of the Year for 2004.

Blose was nominated by Eldersburg Wal-Mart associates, including parents of her students, as well as the students themselves.

Nominations for Teacher of the Year were open to all Carroll County educators teaching in the Eldersburg vicinity. Blose, considered to be an outstanding teacher who greatly contributes to her school, was chosen from among six candidates.

Century High School will receive $1,000, and Blose will be awarded an honorary vest.

Coldwell Banker names April's top sales agents

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced its top Carroll County sales agents for last month.

Eldersburg: Kathy Dixon.

Hampstead: Douglas Johnson.

Mount Airy: Steven Jackson.

Westminster: Romaine Alt.

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