Business Notes

Business Notes

October 03, 2004

Metzler's Garden Center to hold fall activities

Metzler's Garden Center will hold a fall festival from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at 935 Liberty Road in Winfield.

The family event will feature crafts demonstrations that include stained glass, spinning, needlepoint, knitting and quilting.

Activities will include face painting, pumpkin painting and scarecrow making (take clothes; stuffing will be provided).

Wine tasting and food also will be available.

Pumpkins, gourds and fall plants and decorations will be featured.

Information: 410-549-5200.

Coldwell Banker offers real estate classes

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's School of Real Estate offers "Principles and Practices of Real Estate" classes at offices throughout the region for anyone interested in becoming a real estate agent.

The Westminster office will hold a class from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays Oct. 12 to Nov. 6.

To register, call 800-992-4794.

Chamber of Commerce plans luncheon Oct. 14

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has announced monthly meetings.

A member luncheon will be held at noon Oct. 14 at Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center. The program will be "Celebrating 80 Years of Connecting Our Members," with surprises and prizes. 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. Oct. 19 at Wheeler Automotive group, 112 Railroad Ave., Westminster. Participants can visit the Village of Wheeler and learn how the family firm has stayed so successful while supporting the community. This is an informal gathering of members to network and exchange business cards. Reservations are required by Oct. 12.

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

Information: 410-848-9050.

Leadership Carroll plans Alumni Fall Luncheon

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Leadership Carroll Alumni Fall Luncheon Oct. 21 at Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center.

Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. The program will be on "Leadership in Business" by Gary S. Murray Sr., chairman of the Maryland Economic Development Commission.

Murray also is the founder and a managing member of Human Vision Development LLC, and the company's parent organization, Human Vision LLC. In January, he was named Prince George's County's executive of the year.

The cost is $20 for leadership alumni and current class members, and $25 for others. Reservations are required by Oct. 14.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill, Panera to open next year

Greenberg Commercial has announced that Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar has signed a lease for a 6,400-square-foot, free-standing restaurant, and Panera Bread has finalized a deal for 5,000 square feet at Westminster Crossing Shopping Center at Englar Road and Route 140 in Westminster.

This is the first Maryland site for Buffalo Wild Wings, a fast-growing restaurant chain with a menu featuring salads, hamburgers and appetizers in a sports-themed atmosphere. Restaurants feature more than 50 television sets, including numerous 10-by-12-foot high-definition TVs.

The restaurant caters to families with a casual atmosphere. Buffalo Wild Wings is expected to open early next year.

Panera Bread expects to open in the spring. The national chain serves freshly baked bread, muffins and other pastries, in addition to offering breakfast, lunch and dinner items.

Signature items for Panera Bread include made-to-order sandwiches, soup in bread bowls and a variety of freshly brewed coffees.

Since November, Greenberg Commercial has signed major leases with Marshall's; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Michaels Stores; Office Depot; and Old Navy in Westminster.

Construction work on upgrades at Westminster Crossing includes new exterior facades on the retail center and roadside pylon and in-store signage.

Mikulski, Bartlett lauded for Alzheimer's efforts

The Copper Ridge Institute recently presented the second William Proxmire Award to Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat, and Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, a Maryland Republican.

The Copper Ridge Institute and honorary co-chairwoman Ellen Proxmire established the award last year in the name of her husband, former Sen. William Proxmire, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

The award recognizes Mikulski's and Bartlett's leadership in the fight against Alzheimer's disease and their support of the institute's mission: to conduct research and education on care issues, and apply these findings to train health professionals and family caregivers.

Mikulski has advocated for increasing funds for Alzheimer's research and the development of educational programs to improve the quality of life for patients and caregivers.

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