Business Notes

September 05, 2004

TownMall holding sidewalk sale, fashion show

TownMall of Westminster has announced activities for this month.

Many merchants are participating in the annual Labor Day sidewalk sale, which ends tomorrow.

A back-to-school fall fashion show will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in front of Steve & Barry's University Sportswear.

Models will wear fall apparel and accessories from Boscov's, Belk, Steve & Barry's University Sportswear, Pac Sun, New York & Co., Fashion Bug and Deb Shop, among others.

During the show, guests can sign up to win giveaways and prizes.

Information: 410-857-0300.

Chamber to hold networking event

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Connections After Hours networking opportunity and business card exchange from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the chamber offices.

America's Remote Help Desk, which provides businesses with computer and networking services, will demonstrate solutions to computer problems.

Tastefully Simple will offer samples of its gourmet foods and display its gift packs.

Reservations are required by Sept. 14.

The Chamber of Commerce is at 700 Corporate Center, Suite L in Westminster.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Chamber event to focus on public-private issues

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a "Critical Incident Protocol - A Public and Private Partnership" program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at Carroll Community College.

This is the first of three meetings to be held over six months between the public and private sectors to determine risks, mutual threats and vulnerabilities; identify and develop resources; and strengthen emergency planning in the event of a disaster.

The program is a partnership with the Carroll County Office of Public Safety, Carroll Community College and the Carroll County Disaster Preparedness Group. Meetings will be directed by Michigan State University officials.

The meetings are free to participants. Registration is required by Sept. 17.

The first meeting will be set up for public administrators and business executives in the morning, with operational personnel attending all day. Operational personnel will spend the afternoon doing emergency planning and risk assessments and identifying resources.

The second and third meetings will include half-day sessions to review the status of the partnership program.

The last meeting will include a tabletop exercise designed to evaluate the emergency preparedness of the public and private sectors.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Carrolltown Center adds six retailers

Carrolltown Center on Liberty Road in Eldersburg has announced the addition of six retailers.

Classic Decor Furniture has opened a 9,370-square-foot store at the rear of the mall next to Peebles Department Store. Owned by George N. Kondyulas, the store offers living room, dining room and bedroom furniture, kitchen sets, vintage pieces and overstocked and closeout items.

Jams will open a 2,785-square-foot music store at the food court end of the mall. The store will feature custom made guitars and accessories, sheet music, clothing, posters and CDs. Music lessons will be available.

Supreme Driving Academy will open a driving school for classroom training next to Freedom Christian Church.

Three new pushcart merchants also will open. They are Andies Candies, offering prepackaged candy, gum, novelty and specialty treats, and hand-molded chocolates; Bear About Town, offering stuff-your-own plush Teddy bears, clothing and accessories; and Scent Stations, selling soy candles and accessories.

Information: 410-781-7070.

TownMall of Westminster gets four new stores

TownMall of Westminster announces the addition of four new stores.

Vitamin World, near Claire's, offers a variety of quality vitamins for the entire family.

Pronails Spa & Salon opened last month next to Super Buffet Restaurant. The salon provides express manicures and pedicures, acrylic nails, silk wraps, airbrushing and hand painted designs.

Walk About Shoes will open Sept. 27 next to Haider's House of Yogurt & Ice Cream. The retail outlet will offer brands including Born, New Balance and Ecco.

Halloween Express has opened its seasonal shop next to Auntie Anne's. Halloween Express is a seasonal franchise with more than 80 stores nationwide offering costumes and accessories.

Two chamber officials get leadership training

Bonnie J. Grady, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer, and Carolyn A. Garber, its member services director, recently participated in leadership training offered by the Institute for Organization Management, a professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Grady took the institute's graduate elective enrollment program, and Garber completed a professional development program.

Institute participants receive training in leadership, chamber and association management competencies, and a targeted curriculum in membership, technology and financial management.

Graduates receive the institute's recognition for completion of more than 90 hours of nonprofit study and dedication to the profession.

Program alumni can learn more with the graduate elective enrollment program.

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