Zoning board OKs request by lawyer for...


Zoning board OKs request by lawyer for home office

The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a conditional-use request for a professional office at the home of a Westminster attorney.

Robert K. Parker made the request for his home at 420 E. Main St., where he plans to establish a practice with fewer than three employees.

The office, which will have a separate entrance and parking, meets zoning requirements for the area. The majority of Parker's business will be done during weekdays.

Business center offers workshops for job-seekers

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

Programs include:

Computerize Your Resume: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and Nov. 30. Have a resume ready to be typed and get help with updating, formatting and more.

Introduction to the Internet: 9 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m. Nov. 18. Job-search techniques will be given.

Career Ability Placement Survey, Career Orientation Placement and Evaluation Survey, and Career Occupational Preference System workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8. These surveys help determine abilities, values, motivation and interests.

Registration is required. The resource center is at 224 N. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-876-9556 or 410-848-1197.

Chamber of Commerce announces Nov. meetings

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has announced its November meetings.

The Connections After Hours reception will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 23 at Stewart N. Dutterer Flower Shop, 114 Pennsylvania Ave., Westminster. Reservations are required by Nov. 19.

Besides networking, members can view holiday decorations and floral arrangements, as well as jewelry by the Enchanted Jeweler for holiday shopping.

The general membership luncheon will be held at noon Nov. 11 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers. Cost is $15 and deadline for reservations is Friday.

Administrative Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck, also a U.S. Army National Guard brigadier general, will address the group on the meaning of Veterans Day.

The general membership breakfast will be at 8 a.m. Nov. 30 at Restaurant 1899 at the Westminster Inn. Cost for the meal is $10. Reservations are required by Nov. 24.

Peggy Brengle, media resource specialist for Carroll County public schools, will discuss the "The Education That Is Multicultural Steering Committee." The program is designed to teach pupils to become lifelong learners, and caring, productive and responsible citizens.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Union National Bancorp earnings up in 3rd quarter

Union National Bancorp Inc. has reported third-quarter earnings of $874,559 for the quarter ending Sept. 30.

Quarterly earnings were up 35.4 percent over the same period for last year. Net income for the nine-month period ending Sept. 30 increased 19 percent, to $2,315,604, or $1.18 per share.

Total assets were $309 million, a 10.6 percent increase over last year. Total deposits for the nine-month period were $228.3 million.

Union National Bancorp operates nine offices in Carroll County.

Retiring chamber director honored by Rotary Club

Helen Utz, retiring executive director of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, was recently honored as the Westminster Rotary Club's Outstanding Citizen of the Year for 1999.

She was lauded as a highly effective administrator and facilitator who follows the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self."

Her other community service includes chairwoman of the Carroll County Economic Development Commission, Carroll County YMCA and Carroll County Unit of the American Cancer society.

Utz also has been active in the Carroll Community College's Rotary Amphitheatre campaign and Future Business Leaders of America.

She has been the head of the Chamber of Commerce for 16 years.

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