Plans to locate a Domino's Pizza here may run afoul of town zoning requirements.

Primarily a delivery business, Domino's would like toopen a franchise in the lower-level office area of the Barnes Building in Ridgeside Business Center. Zoning requirements limit retail businesses to the top floor of the Ridge Road building.

The building was zoned retail and office to alleviate parking problems. Terry Sparks, owner of the planned Domino's franchise, said a delivery business would not contribute to those problems.

About 7 percent of its pizza customers come into the store, said Sparks. The company requires its franchises to maintain five parking spaces at each location.

Also, Domino's hours of operation would differ from the businesses sharing space on the lower level. Hours would be 4 to 11 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to midnight weekends.

The only business with similar hours is Long & Foster Realtors, open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Planning Commission members were concerned about thelegality of changing zoning requirements to accommodate the franchise.

County planner Greg Horner said members should consult the townattorney before ruling on the request.


WESTMINSTER -- A free financial seminar will be offered 7-8 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Comfort Inn (formerly Quality Inn) College Conference Center, Route 140.

The topics to be discussed are "Generating More Income from Your Investments," by David R. Peloquin, a registered financial adviser; and "Don't Let the Cost of Long-Term Health Care put you in the Poorhouse," by Cherie Jenkins, president of Jenkins Insurance Associates Inc.

The hourlong program will be followed by a questionand answer period. Reservations are requested.

Information: 876-8583 or 848-2528.


WESTMINSTER -- Washington Heights Pharmacy has announced the addition of Theodore R. Tetkowski, registered pharmacist, to its staff.

A 1990 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, he was employed most recently ata pharmacy in Hampstead. He also has served as chairman of the Employee Relations Committee for the Maryland Pharmaceutical Association.


WESTMINSTER -- Teresa "Terri" Wilson has been selected as Employee of the Month for August by Carroll County General Hospital.

An employee of the hospital for more than 13 years, she worked nine years in the CCGH pharmacy department before taking on her position as a secretary in the administrative offices.

Her primary responsibility is to provide secretarial support to the medical staff. In addition, she attends approximately 16 monthly meetings, takes minutes, and coordinates and conducts any follow-up on issues generated during these meetings.

She was cited for her dependability and excellence in performing her duties.


WESTMINSTER -- The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will have its thirdannual Business to Business '91 Show Oct. 3 at Martin's Westminster.

Open to all business people, the show will feature more than 70 display booths for area businesses to exhibit their products and services.

Business owners, executives, buyers, salespeople and purchasing agents from Carroll and surrounding counties are expected to attend.

Featured speakers for this show will be Ron Smith, WBAL radio talk show host, at the General Membership Breakfast 8-9 a.m.; and Maryland State Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein at the General Membership Luncheon at noon.

Tickets are $8 for breakfast and $15 for luncheon. Anyone interested may attend the breakfast or luncheon, but reservations must be made in advance, as seating is limited.

Free seminars to be presented throughout the day include:

* "Successful Business is Never Having to Say . . . You're Fired," by Craig Deeb, 9:45-11:15 a.m.

* "Maximizing the Use of Your Personal Computer in Business; Cutting Through the Maze of Software Selection," by Mark Ripper, 2-3 p.m.

* "How to Start a Successful Business," with hosts Russell Schumacher and Donald E. Roesch, 3:15-5:15 p.m.

The free seminars are open to those interested, but preregistration is requested.

The show will close with a Business After Hours wine and cheese party5-7 p.m. for visitors, exhibitors and their guests.

Exhibitor space still is available for those wishing to participate.

Information: 848-9050 or 876-7212.


HAMPSTEAD -- Black & Decker employees recently recognized six of their co-workers for contributions to the company or community.

The employees and their area of work were: Pat Kalkbrenner, accessories; Debbie Wisner, product service; Jackie Warner, distribution; Bob West, consumer services; Don Nott, transportation; Jack Scott, quality.

As a result of being selected, each employee received a gift certificate for dinner, preferred parking and other gifts.


The county's economic development director is considering forming an industrialcouncil to study issues affecting businesses.

James C. Threatte told members of the county Economic Development Commission on Wednesday that he had talked with plant managers and chief executive officersat a number of county companies, and they liked the idea.

The council would discuss such issues as health care, child care and employment, he said.

Threatte also said his office is considering compiling an annual long-range economic plan for the county.

Economists, comptrollers and lawyers with expertise would be asked to give advice, he said.

Wednesday, the EDC voted to form a subcommittee to address education and training issues.

Three EDC members will study education and training issues and resources available in the county andmake recommendations to the full commission, which then will send ideas to the Board of County Commissioners.

In other business, marketing manager Eileen Shields said the county will send out 4,500 colorbrochures designed to attract more business to the area.

The first mailing will go to real estate agents, bankers, developers and others who invest in land projects.

A second mailing will go to businesses outside Maryland that may be interested in moving to the state, Threatte said.

EDC members also discussed changing their regular meeting date so Commissioner Julia W. Gouge, who is designated to represent the commissioners, may attend.

Gouge has a standing meeting on the fourth Wednesday of every month and cannot attend EDC meetings, Threatte said.

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