Business Notes

Business Notes

May 30, 2004

Training center to offer program for ladies night

Downtown Westminster Promotions Committee sponsors a Ladies Night Out the first Thursday of each month.

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, women can have dinner at one of several restaurants in the area, then shop at the various specialty stores along Main Street, or browse the library shelves for a book.

This month's event features a program at the Carroll County Training & Development Center at 195 E. Main St. Barbara Brown will lead the first in a "Make Every Minute Count" series by describing how to take a micro-mini vacation, learn contentment and break the "gotta do" cycle.

Participating restaurants include Johansson's, Harry's, Sofia's, the Pour House, Giulianova and Main Street Deli.

Many downtown merchants, as well as the Westminster library branch and Carroll County Arts Council, also are participants. The Historical Society is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., offering genealogy workshops at 7 p.m.

Information: Kathy Gilmore at 410-848-7116.

Chamber plans meetings on leadership, technology

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

A Leadership Carroll 2004 Commencement Luncheon will be held at noon June 8 at Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center. Ed Cramer, leadership class member, will bring greetings, and Barbara Reynolds, executive director of Volunteer Maryland, will talk to the class. The cost is $20 for leadership alumni, and $25 for others. Reservations are required by Tuesday.

A member luncheon will be held at noon June 10 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers. Members of the Carroll Technology Council will discuss "Hammers, Computers and Sanity, Oh My!" The council helps businesses understand the complexities of technology. The cost is $18 and reservations are required by Thursday.

The Connections After Hours networking opportunity and business card exchange will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 15 at Ladies Workout Express, 1030 Baltimore Blvd., Suite 185, Westminster. Men and women are welcome to see the facility. This is an informal gathering of members to network and exchange business cards. Reservations are required by June 8.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Free document shredding available for residents

Secured Shredding Services and New Windsor State Bank will hold a residential document shredding event Saturday.

County residents may bring one box or bag of documents to be shredded free in Secured Shredding's mobile shredding truck, which will be parked at New Windsor State Bank in the College Square Shopping Center in Westminster.

The event is being held to raise awareness of the need to protect against personal identity theft.

Many businesses, such as the bank, have on-site shredding to help protect their clients' identities.

The Federal Trade Commission reports that identity theft complaints accounted for 43 percent of all consumer fraud complaints in 2002.

Information: 410-861-8169.

Carroll Lutheran Village honors trustee board

Carroll Lutheran Village recently honored its board of trustees for its dedication to the village's mission and its commitment to the Wakefield Overlook expansion.

The board was recognized at the seventh annual social ministry awards dinner of the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, held at the village.

Accepting the commendation for the board were Christine Whiteleather, chairwoman; Edward Leister, vice chairman; Edward Lister, secretary; and Arthur Wisner, treasurer.

Bishop H. Gerard Knoche presented plaques to the honorees.

Social ministry organizations such as Carroll Lutheran Village also presented awards to their volunteers.

New Windsor State Bank hires VP in loan center

Brian M. Warner has joined New Windsor State Bank as assistant vice president of commercial banking in the loan center.

Warner will assist in supervising the bank's loan center business loans and deposits.

He was most recently assistant vice president of Provident Bank of Maryland's small-business center.

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