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Chamber to hold inaugural event for new...


Chamber to hold inaugural event for new tech council

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has established a new group with technology-based businesses and organizations in mind - the Carroll Technology Council.

The council will hold its inaugural event, an informal mixer, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kohn Creative Solutions, 83 E. Main St., Westminster.

Anyone interested in the future of technology in Carroll County is welcome. The cost is $10 and reservations are required.

The council's mission is to "promote, support, attract and influence technology in Carroll County." Wednesday's event will feature speakers Robert Holmes, chairman of the chamber board, and Josh Kohn, chairman of the council.

The council's regular meetings are at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of the month at Kohn Creative Solutions.

Information: 410-848-9050 or 410-876-7212.

Employment center offers programs for job seekers

The Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center offers workshops and programs to help individuals seeking a job or a new career.

Programs include:

"Starting Your Own Business": Mike Fish will offer tips on exploring business ventures and starting a business from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 25.

Winter Job Search Open House 2002 will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Participants should bring a resume and be prepared to complete job applications. Ten local employers with job openings will be on hand.

"Time Management": Participants will learn to strike a balance among the various demands upon their time from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 27.

"Job Connections": Designed to open doors for job searchers, this workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 28.

Registration is required. BERC is at 224 N. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-386-2820.

Animal hospital receives top accreditation marks

Airpark Animal Hospital has received accreditation at the highest level after a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association.

The evaluation included an assessment of the hospital's facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet care management. To maintain the accreditation, the hospital must be evaluated by the national group on a regular basis.

The American Animal Hospital Association is an international organization of more than 16,000 veterinary care providers who treat companion animals. Established in 1933, the organization is well known by veterinarians for its high standards for animal hospitals and pet health care.

WBI to open new office in Frederick this month

Women's Business Institute, based in Taneytown, is opening a new office at the Career Center at Hood College in Frederick this month.

Clients will be served the last Tuesday of each month from the Apple Resource Center at Hood College.

WBI provides free and confidential small-business counseling to clients throughout Western Maryland. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to the empowerment of women in business.

Information: 410-756-2334.

Liquor licenses approved at Westminster businesses

The Board of License Commissioners of Carroll County has approved two liquor licenses at Westminster businesses.

Stephen T. Johnson applied to replace Charles H. Diven on the existing Class B beer, wine and liquor license at Olive Garden Italian Restaurant. Diven notified the board that he was no longer company president and requested that his name be removed from the license.

Also on the license are E. Charlene Fauley and Stacy P. Shaffer. Johnson has been director of operations for nine Olive Garden restaurants in Maryland. He will become president and director of the company operating the Westminster restaurant.

Christine Liberatore applied for a Class B beer, wine and liquor license for Liberatore's Ristorante in 140 Village Shopping Center.

Long & Foster announces top agents for January

Long & Foster Real Estate has announced its top agents for January.

Eldersburg: Mark Glannon, top producer and seller; Carole Murphy-Adams, top lister and agent with the most new listings.

Finksburg: Linda Beverly, top producer and seller; Don Hewitt, top lister and agent with the most new listings.

Hampstead: John Parkent, top producer and seller; Pamela Stone, top lister and agent with the most new listings.

Taneytown: Stephanie Myers, top producer and seller; Lisa Trout, top lister; Terry Dixon, agent with the most new listings.

Westminster: Tom Hayes, top producer, lister and seller; Carl Starner, agent with the most new listings.

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