Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

August 12, 2007

Open house today at Dream Dinners

Dream Dinners in Eldersburg will hold an open house to introduce three new programs from noon to 4 p.m. today at 1532 Liberty Road.

Owner Sue Welling will add to her line of pre-assembled meals for larger families three programs for individuals, smaller families and seniors.

Welling has studied Eldersburg and Carroll County consumers to come up with the new plans.

The "Sensational Seniors" program allows those age 55 and older to pre-purchase a number of medium (three-serving) dinner credits. They can drop in on Fridays to assemble the number of dinners they want, with no reservations and no minimum orders.

Another new program that Welling is offering is dinner assembly. For those who don't have the time to get to the store to obtain food for their meals, Dream Dinners offers a meal assembly service for its customers.

The open house today will feature food samples, prizes and information booths. Guests can purchase and assemble a dinner.

Information: 410-549-0149.

Professor chosen for yearlong program

Jennifer Kilbourne, associate professor in the school of mathematics and science at the Community College of Baltimore County, has been chosen to participate in the National Institute for Leadership Development's international program for administrators and faculty members in higher education. The yearlong program is designed to improve participants' decision-making skills.

Kilbourne, who grew up in Sykesville, has worked at CCBC since 2002. She has a doctorate in genetics from George Washington University.

Programs planned for job-seekers

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

Regular programs include career aptitude and interest inventory, applying for federal jobs, writing resumes and cover letters, effective networking, computer and Internet basics, starting a business, interviewing skills, job references and completing applications.

Additional resources and services include career counseling, job listings, computerized assessments, online job search, resource library and computer labs.

Registration is required. For a schedule of workshops, visit the center at 224 N. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-386-2820.

PNC Bank plans history project

PNC Bank has announced the Legacy Project, which will document, preserve and display the history of Westminster Union Bank.

Westminster Union Bank, an affiliate of Mercantile Bankshares Corp., was acquired by PNC in March.

The display will include historical pieces such as currency dating to the Revolutionary War and antebellum periods, check-canceling devices, coin counters and counterfeit machines.

PNC Legacy Project displays can be seen in some Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederick and Laurel PNC bank branches.

GBMC nurses get awards, promotions

Greater Baltimore Medical Center has announced the following nursing promotions, awards and recognitions:

Justine Kellar has been named clinical director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit at GBMC. Kellar oversees all unit operations and patient care. She will supervise nursing care, interact with patients and mentor new staff. Kellar is a resident of Manchester.

Lisa Paris and Susan Pescatore won first place for the poster they presented at the National Nursing Staff Development Organization conference. The poster, "Another Required Competency!? It can be a dream, not a nightmare!" detailed the challenges educators face when requiring educational competencies. Paris, a resident of Westminster, is a nursing education specialist at GBMC.

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