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Business Notes

July 04, 2004

County employment resource center helps job seekers

The Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center offers workshops and programs to help people seeking a job or looking for a new career.

Monthly programs range from computer classes to assistance in job searches, starting a business, and time and money management.

Registration is required for programs. For a schedule of workshops, visit BERC at 224 N. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-386-2820.

Carpet One offers makeover to school

Carpet One stores in Carroll County are taking votes through July 31 for the community's choice of a school library or media center to receive a makeover.

All local public elementary schools are eligible for the program. The school receiving the most votes from the community will receive a makeover courtesy of Carpet One as part of national "Make a Difference Day" Oct. 23.

The program, "Carpet One Makes a Difference," is part of a grass-roots community relations campaign to help improve the appearance of a local school media center.

Information: 800-450-7595, Ext. 1510.

Financial services agent earns insurance citation

Dee Farley of Interstate Financial Services Inc. in Westminster recently achieved Shenandoah Club status with Shenandoah Life Insurance Co. of Virginia.

He was ranked in the top 1 percent of Shenandoah's 10,000 agents in 38 states.

Chamber member wins leadership challenge

Joan McKee from Human Services Programs of Carroll County recently won the Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Carroll Alumni Challenge Part II for bringing in the most prospects to the program for next year.

Leadership Carroll is a program for chamber members that teaches them leadership and other business expertise.

Information: 410-848-9050.

New manager chosen for SERRV gift shop

SERRV International has named Deanna Shumaker manager of the New Windsor International Gift Shop.

A native Marylander and graduate of Susquehanna University, she has several years of experience in the nonprofit and business world.

Linda Kjeldgaard, former manager of the New Windsor shop, will assume the new position of gift shops and conference sales director. She will be responsible for SERRV's two existing stores and establish new gift shops across the country.

SERRV International is a member of the International Fair Trade community, which works with 90 groups of low-income artisans and farmers in 34 developing countries to help them market their products.

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