Business Notes

Business Notes

August 15, 2004

Office Depot opens on Englar Road in Westminster

Office Depot held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting Thursday for its store at 402 A Englar Road in Westminster.

Local officials welcomed the store and heard about the company's community outreach programs.

The store is donating $500 each to Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, the Carroll County Public Library to reach disadvantaged children, and Carroll County Food Sunday food bank.

Also, 120 backpacks with school supplies will be donated to Carroll County public schools for at-risk children.

The store will hold a food drive for Carroll County Food Sunday through Friday.

An appreciation breakfast will be held at the store Saturday for teachers who are enrolled in Office Depot's Star Teacher program. The program offers extra savings on purchases and a filled tote bag, along with breakfast.

Office Depot also offers shoppers a chance to donate a 5 percent credit to their local school on school supplies.

The Westminster store is the first Office Depot in Maryland to use the company's new store format, featuring a new color scheme, easy-to-find system and unified service offerings.

The store will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

TownMall seeks models of all ages

TownMall of Westminster is searching for models of all ages for a Back-to-School Fashion Show to be held Sept. 11.

Applications are available from the customer service desk and must include a full-length photo. Entry is free.

A Baseball Card Show will be held during mall hours Friday, Saturday and Aug. 22.

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 24. The Red Cross will set up next to Carlton Cards.

Information: 410-857-0300.

Community Banks Inc. declares 17 cents dividend

The board of Community Banks Inc. of Harrisburg, Pa., has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 17 cents per share, payable Oct. 1 to shareholders of record Sept. 16.

The bank reported earnings of $5.4 million, or 43 cents per share, for the quarter ending June 30.

Assets totaled $2 billion as of June 30.

Community Banks has two offices in Carroll County.

Group announces lawyers who provided reduced fees

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service has announced the names of 18 Carroll County attorneys who have provided free or reduced-fee legal services to residents in the past year.

Participating attorneys are: Amy E.C. Austin, Bradley Bauhof, Stephen P. Bourexis, Teresa Breen, Douglas Curtis, Alice E. Dansker Doyle, Erin Danz, Donna Engle, Daniel Green, Fred Hecker, Lloyd R. Helt, J. Brooks Leahy, E. Suzan Miller, Kelly Walfred Miller, Samantha Smith, Diana Wallace, Kenneth M. Williams and Phillip Wright.

The lawyers service is a nonprofit organization that provides free and low-cost legal assistance to low-income people in the state.

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