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NoWorriesIT recyling computers to benefit Neighbors in Need
Westminster, MD – July 22, 2013
NoWorriesIT, a Westminster-based networking and computer services company, is sponsoring their sixth semi-annual Recycling Computers for Charity collection drive beginning August 15th through September 20th. According to company president Don McCombie, “Old, non-restorable computers that would otherwise end up at the landfill, are sanitized (data removed) and taken to a local recycling center for cash rebates.” NoWorriesIT then matches the cash rebate and donates the total amount to one of two local charities. The 2013 fall charity is Neighbors in Need, Year Round, a program of Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. NoWorriesIT asks any individual or business with non-working computer towers, laptops, or cables (no keyboards, monitors or printers, please), who would like to donate to this program, to drop off the equipment at one of four convenient drop-off sites: NoWorriesIT office in the Airport Business Park at 57 Aileron Court, Suite 14 in Westminster, Cartridge World at 330 140 Village Road in Westminster, Carroll County Screen Printing at 1 Broad Street in Taneytown, or S. B. Technology Resource in Mount Airy (call 410-608-5299 for S. B. Technology drop-off) anytime during the August 15-September 20th drive. “It’s a win-win,” says McCombie. “You will be keeping equipment out of the landfill as well as helping a local non-profit.” For more information about NoWorriesIT, call 410-751-7650 or visit www.noworriesit.net.
NoWorriesIT Wins Award from Maryland Recycling Network
Westminster, MD – June 24, 2013
Baltimore, MD. June 20, 2013. NoWorriesIT, a technology and computer support company, was presented with the Extraordinary Achievement Award by the Maryland Recycling Network during their Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum on Thursday, June 20, 2013.
The Extraordinary Achievement Award recognizes programs that have contributed to recycling in Maryland through creativity, resourcefulness, ingenuity, and determination, among other means. Other business or organizational awards categories included Outstanding Corporate Leadership, Outstanding Government Leadership, Outstanding Small Government Program, Outstanding Environmental and Community Leadership, and Best Market Development Program.
Stemming from a concern for data security and the environment, as well as a desire to give back to the community, these core values became the foundation of the NoWorriesIT Recycling Computers for Charity program. The bi-annual computer collection drives began in 2010 and provided a resource for businesses and individuals to donate old, non-working computers, rather than resorting to the landfills. During the month-long public drives, NoWorriesIT sanitizes the data from all computers (free of charge), and transports equipment to a local recycling center for a cash rebate. NoWorriesIT then matches the cash rebate and donates the total to one of two local non-profits. The next month-long Recycling Computers for Charity drive will begin on August 15th.
For information about NoWorriesIT’s small business computer services or the recycling program, contact www.noworriesit.net or call 410-751-7650.
Howard County Tech Council Announces Annual Award Winners and Finalists
May 31, 2013 – COLUMBIA, MD - The Howard Tech Council today announced finalists and winners of its 2013 Annual Technology Awards. The finalists and winners were selected from dozens of entries and were judged in the categories of HTC ACTiVATE™ Award for Innovative Women in Technology; Green Technology Company of the Year; Healthcare Technology Company of the Year; HACKIT (Howard County Affinity for Cyber Knowledge and Intelligence Talks) Award; Emerging Technology Company of the Year; HTC Superstar of the Year Award.
“The competition this year was tough because of all of the groundbreaking work and innovation occurring within our vibrant technology community,” said Patrick Wynn, Director of the HTC. “The judging panel was unanimously impressed with the quality of the submissions. It ultimately came down to a selection of the best of the best. I applaud all of the stellar entries and our finalists and winners.”
HTC ACTiVATE™ Award for Innovative Women in Technology • Unbound Concepts –Winner • Advancing Synergy • Group Z
Green Technology Company of the Year • Mosaic Power – Winner • Indigo Print • Terrapin Adventures
Healthcare Technology Company of the Year • Vasoptic Medical – Winner • i3 Analytics • 7Delta
HACKIT (Howard County Affinity for Cyber Knowledge and Intelligence Talks) Award • Light Point Security – Winner • AirPatrol • Intelligenesis
Emerging Technology Company of the Year • MindGrub – Winner • Light Point Security • Morton Photonics
HTC Superstar of the Year Award • Webmechanix – Winner • Tactical Network Solutions • AirPatrol
The finalists and winners will be honored during an awards ceremony from 5:30-8:30 p.m., June 11 at The Gathering Place, 6120 Day Long Lane, Clarksville, MD. The keynote speaker for the awards ceremony will be Scott Case, Cofounder of Priceline.com and CEO of Startup America. For more information about the 2013 Howard Tech Council Awards or to become a member of the HTC, call 410-313-7242, email email@example.com or visit www.howardtechcouncil.org.
The Public is Invited to Share Their Opinions at The Community Media Center’s Community Forums
Westminster, Maryland (May 23, 2013) – The Community Media Center (CMC) will be holding a series of Community Forums at Carroll County Public Library locations June 3 through June 8, 2013. The purpose is to reach out to the community to discover what topics are most important to Carroll County residents, what issues concern them most, and to hear their opinions on how the Community Media Center can use media, in all its forms, to help address those needs. (A complete schedule of Forum dates, times and locations is attached)
Results of the survey will be compiled into a report to the community in the fall of 2013. The information gathered from the surveys will also be used to help the Community Media Center develop a multi-year strategic plan that includes new programs and initiatives targeted to address the specific interests and needs of our local communities.
In addition, visitors to the Forums will be introduced to the Community Media Center’s dynamic new website which includes interactive features such as an online community calendar, video sharing capabilities, individual municipal pages and other user friendly resources. CMC representatives will demonstrate the new website features and answer any questions individuals may have about the Media Center, its programs and the many resources available to Carroll County citizens and organizations.
Residents are invited to share their insights and opinions about how the Community Media Center can use media to better serve Carroll County’s interests by filling out a brief survey at the library. The CMC has also made the survey available on their website at www.carrollmediacenter.org.
For more information, please contact the CMC at 410-386-4415 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coverage of 2013 Memorial Day Events
Available Online and on Local Television
Westminster, Maryland (May 12, 2012) – Westminster’s Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at the Westminster Cemetery will be available for viewing on Carroll County’s cable channel 19 and online at the Community Media Center (CMC) website. Volunteers and staff of the CMC work with Westminster’s American Legion Post 31 to produce this program showcasing one of the country’s longest-running parades for broadcast throughout Carroll County.
The program will premiere Monday, May 27th at 6pm on channel 19. A complete programming schedule with additional air dates and times is available on the CMC’s website at www.CarrollMediaCenter.org under “Channels.” The website will also give viewers the ability to watch the video on-demand after 5pm on Tuesday, May 28th.
“We are proud to be a part of the City of Westminster’s Memorial Day Observances and to once again have the opportunity to share these events with our friends and neighbors in Carroll County.” said Marion Ware, Executive Director of the Community Media Center. ” This annual tradition draws the community together in a very special way. The crowds of children and their parents lining Main Street with flags in their hands epitomize the spirit of Carroll County.”
A CMC television crew will be set up along the parade route on Main Street in downtown Westminster. Another crew will be set up in the Westminster Cemetery to film the ceremony saluting military servicemen and women.
CMC volunteers will also be covering Memorial Day services on Sunday, May 26th in New Windsor and on Monday, May 27th in Hampstead.
For more information, contact the CMC at 410-386-4415 or email us at email@example.com.
Courses for Insurance Agents Offered
Westminster, MD – May 15, 2013 - Mike Platte of Platte Insurance will be teaching a continuing education class for insurance agents in conjunction with Central Acceptance Corporation on June 08, 2013. The course will cover two topics: “Ethics – The Street and You” and “Errors & Omissions – You Been Got.” While the course titles might be casual, the substance of the course is without equal. To register, contact Mike Platte CPCU at (410) 744-5400.
An Evening with President Lincoln
This performance will provide you with a chance to immerse yourself in one of the most troubled times of our Country’s history. Through James Getty’s “first person” portrayal of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, you can relive some of the moments leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg.
How could one man handle such horrific pressure…make such hard decisions, and convince others that it was the right way? Mr. Getty brings President Abraham Lincoln into the theater so that you can more fully understand some of the difficulties our Country faced leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg.
Friday, June 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm The Scott Theater, Carroll Community College Westminster, Maryland Tickets: Adults – $8.00 & Students/Seniors – $6.00
Tickets may also be purchased at the Carroll County Arts Center. 91 W. Main Street Westminster, Maryland, 21157. www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org
NoWorriesIT Donates $225 to The Arc
Westminster, MD – May 3, 2013- NoWorriesIT, a Westminster, MD computer consultant company, has donated $525.90 to The Arc Carroll County, the result of the spring Recycling Computers for Charity Drive.
Throughout the month of March, NoWorriesIT collected old and unusable computers for their recycling computers for charity event from both local small businesses and individuals in two locations: the NoWorriesIT Airport Business Park office and Carroll County Screen Printing in Taneytown, a new partner in the recycling program.
The data on all donated computers was sanitized, free of charge, by NoWorriesIT systems engineers, loaded onto a trailer, provided by Alford Homes, Inc., and delivered to Decker’s Recycling Center. The cash rebate received from the recycling center was then matched by NoWorriesIT and donated to The Arc Carroll County.
NoWorriesIT would like to thank our community partners in our spring 2013 Recycling Computers for Charities Drive: Carroll County Screen Printing, Alford Homes, Inc., Decker’s Recycling Center, Carroll Tech Council, ProTech, The Arc Carroll County, and all the businesses and individuals who donated desktops, laptops, and cables.
Watch for announcements in August about our next collection drive to benefit Neighbors in Need, a Cprogram of Human Services Programs of Carroll County.
2013 Municipal Election Candidates Record Video Profiles
Westminster, Maryland (May 2, 2013) – The Community Media Center of Carroll County (CMC) invited the candidates from the seven local municipalities holding elections this May, to record 2-minute video profiles. Carroll County municipalities holding elections include; Taneytown, Sykesville, Hampstead, New Windsor, Westminster, Union Bridge and Manchester. Residents can view profiles of participating candidates on channel 19, Carroll Public Access and on channel 23, the Town & Community Channel.
In addition, candidate profiles are featured in a special election section of the CMC website. (www.CarrollMediaCenter.org) This online directory includes basic election day information for each of the seven municipalities and a list of candidates running for office, profile videos from participating candidates and links directly to participating candidates’ e-mails to allow voters to send a message, share their thoughts, or ask questions about specific local issues.
The Community Media Center is pleased to provide this valuable programming to the residents of Carroll County. For additional information and specific air dates and times, please visit our website at www.CarrollMediaCenter.org or contact the center at (410) 386-4415.
NoWorriesIT Recycles Computers for Cash Donation to Neighbors In Need
Westminster, MD – December 7, 2012- NoWorriesIT President Don McCombie donated $450.60 to Neighbors In Need Associate Lori Graham and Deputy Assistant Holly Hutchins as a result of the fall Recycling Computers for Charities drive. NoWorriesIT has expanded their Recycling Computers for Charities drive at their Airport Business Park location, by creating a month-long public computer recycling drive each spring and fall. All computer data is sanitized, free of charge, by NoWorriesIT systems engineers, and delivered to a local recycle center. The cash rebate received from the recycling center this fall was matched by NoWorriesIT to benefit Neighbors in Need, a program of the Human Services Programs of Carroll County (HSP). Watch for details about the spring public recycling drive in mid-March to benefit The Arc Carroll County. “It’s a win-win,” says Don McCombie, company president. “Keeping equipment out of the landfill is great for the environment and donating to local charities helps the community.”
Pictured from left: Lori Graham and Holly Hutchins from Human Services Programs of Carroll County, and Don McCombie, President, NoWorriesIT.>
TELTEK Collects Donations For Hurricane Sandy Victims
Westminster On Saturday November 10th two 18 wheelers filled with donations will be driven directly into 4 of the New Jersey communities hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. We have a team of volunteers in New Jersey to distribute the goods to the Fire Departments and Churches that are working to ensure the members of their communities have the essentials. Teltek is working with other businesses and individuals in Baltimore and will be transporting the supplies collected in Carroll County to one of the main drop off locations.
HealthPlan Headquarters Bel Air Beltway Plaza 7630 Bel Air Road Baltimore 10-6PM M-TH
Downtown Dog Resort Behind the 1st Mariner Bank 3311 Eastbourne Ave Baltimore TH 3-8PM
Engility on Post at APG Aberdeen Proving Ground M-Th 9-4
Items Needed: Water – 1 liter or smaller bottles for easier transport. Food – Canned, pop-top preferred that is easy to prepare with or without heat and Dry such as rice [5 and 10 pound bags] and beans. Disposable Charcoal grills and charcoal. Matches [in zip log bags]. Powdered Milk, Baby Formula and bottles. Pet supplies and food. First Aid Kits – Items for the kits as well. Battery Operated Radios. Flashlights and batteries. Paper Cups, Napkins, and plastic utensils. Non-Electric can openers and Utility Knifes. Duct Tape. Plastic zip lock bags. Personal Care items such as soap, toilet paper, feminine products, and wipes. Household items like garbage bags, disinfectant and bleach. Plastic Tarps. Portable Generators. Like New freshly laundered Clothes, especially baby and children, blankets, sleeping bags, coats, shoes and sweaters. Pack N Plays. Diapers. Like new furniture – please arrange for a drop off at the Canton location.
Robotics Program Goes to Germany
Westminster – August 1, 2012 - The 2012 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment features – ROBOTICS!!! So Robotics was the motivation to our training for our 4-H Military Clubs in Germany.
We were invited to provide a Service Learning Project as a part of their Summer 2012 YLF – Youth Leadership Forum. So with the help of Denise Freberthauser, a focus on Robotics was determined to be the approach to take. Using the 2012 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment two Maryland 4-Hers accompanied Sandy Corridon to Karlsruhe, Germany to teach teens in Europe how to present the 4-H NYSD Experiment in October. Kathryn Franc – Carroll County and Derrick Maust – Garrett County did an outstanding job inspiring a new generation of scientists. Their training will result in a core of youth ready to take Robotics and a newfound interest in science to their home garrisons.
Twenty-six teens from across Europe came for the training. The YLF brings youth together to discuss issues relevant to the youth on military installations. They determine their Top Three Issues of concern and present them to IMCOM (Installation Management Command) Headquarters. Each of the Army Installations in Europe, plus Navy Rota, Spain were represented and together these youth leaders made a formal, very formal presentation to IMCOM.
The Service Learning Component of YLF by our Maryland 4-H Team consisted of three sessions – a general overview of Robotics and the 4-H NYSD program and 2 hands-on learning sessions. In a train-the-trainer format, we presented the materials and the skills needed for our military teens to join with the rest of 4-H on October 10th 4-H NYSD making EcoBots and inspiring youth to become scientists for the day. We were honored to be invited to contribute to their Youth Leadership Forum. Outheir 4-H Science and Discovery – Kathryn and Derrick helped inspire them to get involved with Robotics. Our introduction to 4-H Robotics we hope sparks an interest in, and leadership in Science, Engineering, Technology and Applied Math.
August 2012 Media Workshops Offered by CMC
Westminster – July 31, 2012 – The Community Media Center (CMC) is offering the following media workshops during the month of August 2012.
Production Pitfalls: How to avoid disaster! (Cost: $30) Wednesday, August 15th – 6:00 pm at the Community Media Center
How many times have you labored over a production shoot only to discover that the video is too light or too dark, the audio sounds like it’s coming from a tin can, or your shots are wobbling, jumpy or out of focus? Well, this workshop is designed to help you avoid these and other problems – before they happen!
Participants will learn:
- How to prevent and/or fix video that’s too dark/light.
- Tips for planning ahead (battery life, camera settings)
- Ways to avoid audio problems, too much or too little?
- Keys to properly frame your subject when recording.
- About creating a safety/troubleshooting checklist.
Plus, you’ll get practical examples of common mistakes, see before and after results and have the opportunity to share your questions with other producers about issues you’ve experienced.
Orientation (Cost: Free) Wednesday, August 22nd – 6:00pm at the Community Media Center
Orientation: Getting to know the CMC. The community is invited to learn about your local PEG access center and how you can produce and edit video for television and the web. Orientation covers how to become a certified producer and the multiple uses of public access.
CMC members are invited to attend the Basic Certification workshop which includes learning to operate digital video cameras, audio equipment, and lighting equipment.
Build your own Steadicam Workshop (Cost: $50 – Includes cost of materials) Wednesday, August 29th 6:00 pm at the Community Media Center
Bring more life to your video and take your productions to the next level with your very own Steadicam. Producers will be supplied with the tools, parts, and assembly instructions to build their very own camera stabilization mount.
- You can bring along your own camera to test out your new steadicam rig
- You’ll see examples on how to use, and the best situations to use the steadicam
- You’ll leave with a fully functional steadicam – ready to use in the field.
CMC workshops are open to the public but registration is required. For more information on how to become a member, or to register for a workshop, please call 410-386- 4415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to register online, visit our website at www.carrollmediacenter.org.
Cre-a-tv Offers Free Weekly Webcast About Marketing
Eldersburg, MD – July 16, 2012 – Full Frontal offers free weekly webcasts that can help you market your business. Check out Cre-a-tv’s Facebook page and their YouTube Channel.
RTM and T2P Grand Opening
July 14-July 16
As promised the exciting news is here. RTM Technologies Unlimited, Inc. has opened a new location within the Westminster Air Park. This new location will provide an even better response time as well as a location for break\fix, Drop\Pickup and work center, serving Residential and Commercial customers with convenience and security. Even more exciting news is Time Two Party will be having its Grand Opening at the same time. There will be baked goods for $1; cash only please. RTM and T2P appreciate your loyalty and business and look forward to providing excellent customer service and IT support to you all. Please feel free to pass this information along and make sure that your referral mentions your name.
Robert McGhee Jr, President
55 Aileron Court, Suite 9
Westminster, MD 21158
NoWorriesIT & ProTech Recycle Computers for Cash Donation to The Arc Carroll County
Westminster, MD – May 30, 2012- NoWorriesIT and ProTech, two Westminster-based technology solutions companies, have partnered to donate $577.64 to The Arc Carroll County by recycling old and unusable computers for cash rebate. This spring NoWorriesIT expanded their “recycling for charities” event at their Airport Business Park location, by creating a month-long public computer recycling drive in April. Many home users from the county dropped off unusable equipment to add to the old computers in the NoWorriesIT shop which had accumulated from business clients of both NoWorriesIT and ProTech throughout the year. All computer data was sanitized, free of charge, by NoWorriesIT systems engineers, and delivered to a local recycle center. Cash rebate received from the center was matched by NoWorriesIT and ProTech and donated to The Arc. Special thanks to Paul Cross of ProTech for all his efforts in this project, and to all the businesses and home users who took the time to drop off computers. Watch for details about the fall public recycling drive in mid-September to benefit Neighbors in Need, a program of the Human Services Programs of Carroll County (HSP). “It’s a win-win,” says Don McCombie, company president. “It’s great for the environment as well as the community.”
System Source Hosts Blood Drive and Donation Gift!
For information, please contact Tracey Maranto, Marketing Director at System Source. 410-771-5544 x 4355 www.syssrc.com
P.S. Microsoft Office classes are listed here.
Coverage of 2012 Memorial Day Events: Available Online and on Local Television
Westminster, Maryland – May 22, 2012 – Westminster’s 145th observance of the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at the Westminster Cemetery will be available for viewing on Carroll County’s cable channel 19 and online at the Community Media Center (CMC) website. Volunteers and staff of the CMC work with Westminster’s American Legion Post 31 to produce this program showcasing one of the country’s longest-running parades for broadcast throughout Carroll County.
The program will premiere Monday, May 28th at 6pm on channel 19. A complete programming schedule with additional air dates and times is available on the CMC’s website at www.CarrollMediaCenter.org under “Local Channels.” The website will also allow viewers to watch the video on-demand after 5pm on Tuesday, May 29th.
“We are honored to be part of the 145 Memorial Day Observance and to once again have the opportunity to share these events with our friends and neighbors in Carroll County.” said Marion Ware, Executive Director of the Community Media Center. This yearly tradition draws the community together in a very special way. The crowds of children and their parents lining Main Street with flags in their hands epitomize the spirit of Carroll County.”
A CMC television crew will be set up along the parade route on Main Street in downtown Westminster. Another crew will be set up in the Westminster Cemetery to film the ceremony saluting military servicemen and women.
CMC volunteers will also be on hand over the weekend, covering the Civil through Revolutionary War reenactor encampments at the Carroll County Farm Museum.
The CMC is also giving residents the opportunity to honor their lost loved ones who served in our County’s armed forces by offering free, Memorial Bulletins on Channel 19. Residents should visit www.CarrollMediaCenter.org before Friday May 25th to submit your loved one’s name, rank, years of service and a photo. CMC’s Memorial bulletins will air on Channel 19, Saturday, May 26th through Monday, May 28th. For more information, contact the CMC at 410-386-4415 or email us at email@example.com
Carroll County History Project Presentations
Learn the Many Ways You Can be a Part of the Carroll County History Project
Westminster, MD – March 12, 2012. Representatives from the Carroll County History Project will offer a series of free, public presentations to inform area residents about the many opportunities to participate in the Carroll County History Project. Attendees will learn about the mission of the History Project, its vast collection of oral histories and how to share their personal story, as well as volunteer opportunities for individuals to help record and preserve the unique experiences of Carroll County residents.
The Community Media Center (CMC) offers training and the use of their equipment for the collection of oral histories throughout the county. Private training can also be arranged by contacting the CMC. For more information about specific presentations or the Carroll County History Project, please contact the CMC at 410-386-4415 or visit our website at www.carrollhistory.org.
The Community Media Center Features Local Residents Memories of the March on Washington
Program Premieres Monday, February 6th at 8:00pm on Channel 19
Westminster, Maryland (February 3, 2012) – The Community Media Center celebrates Black History Month with a special program: The March on Washington. Local residents who were part of the historic event on August 28th, 1963 share their stories and memories of how this remarkable event helped usher in a new age of civil rights and liberties.
The Community Media Center has compiled these interviews, along with archival footage of the event, to produce a special video for the Carroll County History Project. The march became a key moment in the growing struggle for civil rights in the United States, and culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Residents featured in the program represent various cultural and religious backgrounds and reflect the diversity of participants in the historic Civil Rights March. Through their recollections, the March on Washington comes alive and viewers learn what motivated over 200,000 people to come together as one, and how that extraordinary day of hope and freedom, changed our lives forever.
CMC’s special, The March on Washington will premiere Monday, February 6th at 8pm on Channel 19 and will air throughout the month of February. For additional dates and times, visit our program schedule at www.carrollmediacenter.org.
A collection of individual interviews of local residents who were part of the March on Washington are also featured on the Carroll County History Project website at www.carrollhistory.org.