Business Notes

Chamber of Commerce sets state of the county lunch

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual State of the County Member Luncheon at noon Jan. 13 at Martin's Westminster in 140 Village Shopping Center.


The county commissioners will present their year in review and look ahead to 2005. They will give their vision for working with the business community to create economic opportunities in 2005 and beyond.

The cost is $25. Reservations are required by Jan. 5.


Information: 410-848-9050.

Risk Management wins award from GE Security

Risk Management Consultants of Lineboro has been named a winner in the 2004 Innovative Awards Contest sponsored by GE Security.

The company was given a merit award in the Most Innovative Use of Wireless Technology.

Winners were recognized for outstanding system design, integration, and installation for the security and home automation markets. Risk Management Consultants offers a GE Security line of products.

The project that won the award was for an elevator alarm system at BB&T; Bank in Westminster that would call for emergency assistance in the event of a power outage or other elevator trouble.

Risk Management Consultants installed a wireless elevator panic alarm with a receiver on the lowest and highest floors to guarantee signal transmission in an emergency.

The project was made more difficult by the building's concrete and steel construction but still cost significantly less than initially estimated for an upgrade to the elevator system.


Risk Management Consultants is owned and operated by Jim Emerick.

Chamber honors Carroll Child Care Centers Inc.

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce recently awarded the Carroll Child Care Centers Inc. with its Hats Off award in honor of the center's 35th year of operation as Carroll County's first child care center, incorporated in 1969.

Sandy Sipes, chamber director of operations and events; Eugene Eyler, chamber board chairman, and Brenda Dombroski, chamber recognition and awards committee chairwoman, presented the award to JoAnn Goldberger, Carroll Child Care Centers' executive director.

Athens Health Club opens in Eldersburg

The Athens Health Club has announced its opening in Eldersburg on Liberty Road at Emerald Lane.


A full-service health club, Athens is in a renovated 14,000- square-foot building with equipment and locker rooms, trainers and instructors, and a fitness and nutrition shop.

Staff includes personal trainers, floor trainers, fitness instructors, massage therapists, nutritionists, seminar instructors and counselors. Child care services feature licensed child care technicians and a security system.

Memberships include free floor training, personal training consultations, group fitness classes and instructional seminars.

Memberships start at $35 and range from one day to three years. During this month, $100 off the initiation fee is offered.

Athens is open seven days a week. Child care is offered Monday through Saturday.

Information: 410-549-3001.