Business Notes

Chamber to hold workshop on issues that affect employers

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a workshop on "Firing Without Fear and Other Workplace Legal Issues" from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 30 at Best Western Catering & Conference Center.


Attorney Charles H. Fleischer will lead the seminar on legal issues faced by employers. Topics will include the interview and hiring process, terminating employees, discrimination and sexual harassment, and Maryland's Wage Payment and Collection Act.

Also to be discussed are the employment-at-will doctrine and its exceptions, employment contracts and noncompete agreements.


Participants will receive Fleischer's new book Employer's Rights: Your Legal Handbook from Hiring to Termination and Everything in Between.

The cost is $49 and includes a continental breakfast. Reservations are required by Jan. 21.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Businesses are needed for chamber's 'SpringFest'

County businesses can showcase their products and services at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce's annual Business Fair "SpringFest" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 13 at TownMall of Westminster.

The expo will feature music and dance by local performers, children's activities and contests, a Best Booth contest, strolling musicians and costumed characters and Decorated Toilet Bowl races.

Exhibit booths are $250 for chamber members and $325 for nonmembers. Tables only are $200 for members and $275 for nonmembers. Remaining space is limited.

Information: Lynette Brewer, events coordinator, 410-848-9050.


Carroll Lutheran Village promotes Roy Chiavacci

Roy L. Chiavacci, who was vice president of environmental and administrative services at Carroll Lutheran Village, became executive vice president, effective Jan. 1.

He will continue in his supervisory duties with facilities management and administrative services, but will be more involved with outside organizations and serve as point person for the Wakefield Overlook expansion project.

Chiavacci came to the village in 1991 as director of facilities management, after retiring from the Maryland State Police after 26 years.

In his new position, Chiavacci will assist Geary Milliken, president and chief executive officer, in administrative matters.

Chiavacci is a graduate of the University of North Texas retirement housing profession program sponsored by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. He is enrolled in the Johns Hopkins University's certificate of aging program.


He also is a Westminster councilman.

CLV employee Cochran helped by residents, staff

Maryann Leckron, vice president of the Carroll County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, recently presented a check for more than $4,800 to Jennie Cochran, a Carroll Lutheran Village employee in the rehabilitation department who had been injured in an automobile accident and unable to work.

The money came from staff and village residents, many of whom had been helped by Cochran in her role as therapist. The village also applied for supplemental funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, a Fortune 500 financial services and fraternal organization that matches funds from its "Care Abounds in the Communities" program.

Sandy Hamilton wins American Girl award

Little Professor Book Center recently held a drawing for its annual American Girl award for members of the store's Birthday Club.


Children younger than age 12 can enroll in the Birthday Club and receive a card for a free book up to $3.50, as well as enter the American Girl drawing. The store also offers an end-of-school-year award.

Sandy Hamilton of Eldersburg won the American Girl doll Felicity. The American Girl books are based on history aimed at young adults.