Business Notes


July 16, 2006

Workshop covers workplace issues

The Carroll County Business & Employment Center is holding human resources workshops, "Tools for Building a Strong Workplace Foundation," through October.

Workshops cover workplace issues that professionals deal with on a daily basis.

Free sessions are held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fridays at the BERC office, 224 N. Center St., Westminster. Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-2820.

Child Care Center director retires

Carolyn Starr, director of administrative operations for Carroll Child Care Center, recently retired after 11 years of service.

She will continue her affiliation as a consultant.

Westminster resident Chrissie Moore has been hired to replace Starr. She has more than 15 years of business and accounting experience.

The center also recently welcomed new board members Barry Willen and Jan Flora. Other board members include: Scott Reinhart, president; the Rev. David Schafer, vice president; Mary Ellen Gannon, secretary; Christina Arenz, Wanda Lynn, Steven Powell and Norma Jean Swam.

Joyce Duffy also recently replaced JoAnn Goldberger as executive director.

Shopping center being renovated

The Fedder Management Corporation has announced that renovations are underway at 140 Village Shopping Center, whose major tenants include Shoppers Food Warehouse, Big Lots, Rite Aid, Firestone and Liberatore's Restaurant.

The $1.5 million renovations include new arched facades, canopies and columns on rooflines, new sidewalks, decorative lighting, and replacing loading docks and handicapped access ramps.

Renovations are expected to be completed in the fall.

The shopping center was built the 1970s and is owned by 140 Village, LLP. Architects for the renovations are Mainstreet Design of Columbia. The general contractor is Chesapeake Contracting Group.

WTTR-AM receives three news awards

Carroll County's local radio station, WTTR-AM, recently earned three awards from the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association at its annual conference.

WTTR won awards in the nonmetro division of the association, which includes stations throughout Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.

The station's coverage of "Meningitis in Carroll County" by Mark Woodworth and Dwight Dingle won Outstanding Documentary or In-Depth Reporting.

For the ninth year in a row, WTTR was named the association's Outstanding Station for Year-Round Local Sports Coverage. Charles Beckhardt, Bryan McLean and Dingle accepted the award for the station's sports contributors.

WTTR's "Athlete of the Week" program, presented by Dingle, was named Outstanding Sports Feature.

Mount Airy wines served in House

Four Linganore Winecellars' wines are served in the U.S. House of Representatives dining room in Washington.

The Mount Airy winery offers 19 selections from its vineyard, four of which are offered to representatives, their families and guests in the historic building and dining room.

Linganore wines are also served at the governor's mansion in Annapolis.

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