Business Notes


Business group to offer workshops starting Tuesday

The Women's Business Institute of Taneytown is offering a series of two-hour workshops for small-business owners or anyone thinking about starting a small business.

The workshops will be held at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, and cost $15 each.

Workshops are:

Assertiveness Training, Tuesday: Learn how to deal with negative feelings, present ideas without hesitation, express your opinions, and display confidence and a positive image.

A Natural Approach to Stress Management, March 11: Stress is defined and its effects discussed. Diet, stress and hormonal changes that affect everyday life will be explored.

Location! Location! Location! on March 18: The aspects of leasing space will be discussed, including terminology, what to ask for and financial obligations.

Economic Prosperity, Women and Access to Capital on March 25: The world of lenders and investors is explored, especially the awareness of women entrepreneurs as a domestic market segment.

Registration is required through the college at 410-386- 8000.

Information: 410-756-2334.

Networking group to meet March 12 in Westminster

The Business Networking Group will meet March 12 at Fat Cat Cafe in Westminster.

Networking will be from 11:30 a.m. to noon, before lunch and a business meeting.

Fat Cat Cafe is at East Main and Center streets.

Reservations are required by calling Debby Jackson, 410-848- 5478.

Coldwell Banker in Carroll gets production awards

Carroll County offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage received four production awards recently from Masonry Homes at the builder's second annual Awards of Distinction lunch.

Masonry Homes in Manchester has been building homes in Maryland and southern Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. Coldwell Banker manages the sales teams for all Masonry single-family and townhouse communities.

Coldwell Banker awards in Carroll included:

Office with the highest number of sales: Westminster. Judy Tyree is vice president of the branch, and sales associates are Gwenn Bockelmann, Sherri Campeggi, Judy Gill, Elaine Grim, Gary Haegerich, Shirley Howes, Darlene Kegel and Rob Spring.

Realtors with the most sales: Lori and Ric Robbins, Hampstead.

Third-highest number of sales: The Hampstead office -- branch Vice President Sharon Callahan and sales associates Tusha Dobry and Lori and Ric Robbins; and the Eldersburg office -- branch Vice President Jan Hagedorn and sales associates Patti Hittel, Jim Raine Jr. and Jane Schneider.

Laser Applications reports record sales for last year

Laser Applications Inc. of Westminster reported record sales of $12.4 million last year, up 1.8 percent over 2001.

The company distributed employee bonuses as a result of the sales. The employee incentive plan is a monthly bonus program based on gross profits, with payments made quarterly.

The privately owned Laser Applications makes and services components for laser systems.

Long & Foster announces top agents for January

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

Eldersburg: Allen and Joyce Codd, top producers; Carole Murphy-Adams, top lister.

Finksburg: June Weakley, top producer and seller; Kendra Lindenberg, top lister and agent with the most new listings.

Hampstead: Loretta Ness, top producer; Clyde Utz, top seller; Fran Sturill, top lister and agent with most new listings.

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

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

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