Business Notes

Mall seeks models for back-to-school fashion show

TownMall of Westminster is searching for models of all ages to participate in the Back-to-School Fall Fashion Show at 6 p.m. Sept. 11.


Registration forms are available at the mall customer service desk. Applicants also must submit a full-length photo.

Entry is free of charge.


Information: 410-857-0300.

Meeting Sept. 16 to focus on Route 140 project

The Transportation Committee of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting to provide an update on Route 140 improvements.

The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 16 at Westminster Church of Christ auditorium, Route 97 north at Lamb Drive (a mile north of Airport Drive).

The purpose of the meeting is to:

Update business representatives and others on the findings of the Maryland State Highway Administration and Federal Highway Administration Project Planning Study for improvements to the Route 140 corridor in Carroll County.

Have SHA displays available for review.

Provide a forum for public comment on the final alternates under consideration for the project, approximately 2.5 miles along Route 140 from Market Street/Old Baltimore Road to Sullivan Road.


Present the official position of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce with regard to improvements to Route 140 and the creation of a Westminster Bypass.

The meeting is free, but registration is required by Sept. 14.

Seats may be reserved online from the Calendar of Events page at www.carrollcounty, or by phone: 410- 848-9050.

Workshops provide job and career help

The Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center offers workshops and programs to help people who may be seeking a job or looking for a new career.

Monthly programs include computer training, job search assistance, starting a business, money and time management, resumes, and help for families such as finding child care.


Registration is required for programs. For a detailed schedule of workshops, visit BERC at 224 N. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-386-2820.

'No hats, hoods, sunglasses' is new policy at bank

CommunityBanks of Harrisburg, Pa., which has two branches in Carroll County, has announced a "no hats, no hoods, no sunglasses" policy.

Pennsylvania banks and credit unions are beginning this policy in their lobbies in response to the rising number of robberies nationwide. Removing head and face coverings will make it easier for banks to identify clients in the event of a problem.

Signs are hung at each office lobby entrance asking people to remove hats, hoods and sunglasses before entering the building. Customers who refuse to comply will be served, but they will be monitored more closely.