CareFirst office moves
The CareFirst Frederick District office will relocate Aug. 21 to 2504 Whittier Drive, Suite 100. The office will be closed from noon Aug. 20 until 10 a.m. Aug. 21 to make the move.
Phone numbers remain the same: 301-663-3138 or 866-605-0269. Office hours remain the same: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Grand opening for business
Chris Wolfe Antiques & Wrought Iron Garden Design will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Julianna Wolfe is opening the business at the current location of Chris Wolfe Antiques, 900 E. Patrick St.
Julianna Wolfe moved to the United States almost four years ago from South Africa, where she designed clothing and furniture.
For details, visit www.chriswolfeantiques.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-575-4989.
It's cost of government day
Today is the day when residents of Maryland have worked enough in 2012 to earn the gross income to pay for their share of the spending and regulatory burdens imposed by government, according to Maryland Business for Responsive Government.
The organization said in a news release that the length of time to pay for government in Maryland is among the fourth-longest in the nation at 208 days. Maryland tied with Illinois and Wyoming, but its payoff date is earlier than in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington state, the organization said.
For details, visit costofgovernment.org.
Chamber volunteers honored
The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual General Membership and Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday at Frederick Community College Cougar Grille, acknowledging the efforts of more than 100 of the organization's volunteers.
Guest speakers included F.J. Talley, president of the college; Josh Pederson, president/CEO of United Way of Frederick County; and Jessica Hibbard, former communications director of the chamber.
Talley came to work at the college earlier this month. Pederson discussed how corporate philanthropy and volunteerism can affect customer retention and the local community. Hibbard addressed "Your Word-of-Mouth Dream Team," which outlined how customers can become business advocates.