Chamber tips hat at awards breakfast

January 27, 1993|By Staff Report

Carroll County's Chamber of Commerce recognized five members for individual achievements at the group's quarterly "Hats Off" breakfast meeting yesterday.

The local organization also honored several businesses for their work with the Carroll County public schools.

"Hats Off" awards went to:

* Brian Raver, president of Advanced Vacuum at the Carroll County Air Business Center, for the expansion of his business that sells vacuum pumps to scientific and manufacturing industries.

* Don Bullock, owner of Bullock's Airport Inn at the Carroll County Air Business Center, for opening the first smoke-free restaurant in the county. Mr. Bullock said business at the restaurant exceeded his two-year projection in the first 30 days it was open.

* Frederick National Bank for opening branches in Mount Airy and Westminster within the past year. Both branches were acquired through recent acquisitions, said Anita Ritter, the bank's senior marketing officer.

* Western Maryland College for its 125th anniversary this year.

* Danny Barkin, former publisher of the Carroll County Times, for his assistance in publicizing chamber events.

Monthly business and education partnership awards were given to:

* Nick Feurer of Allstate Insurance Co. for piloting a community-based education experience for the Maryland's Tomorrow program. A student received training in office skills, interpersonal skills and technical understanding through the mentor program.

* Daniel Bartolini of the law firm of Bartolini, Bleecker and Seaman for participating in the Maryland's Tomorrow Job Shadow Program. A prospective paralegal student followed the lawyer around for two days and witnessed court proceedings in this program.

* Chuck Mincheck of Health Care Mid Atlantic for being a consultant to the Junior Achievement Applied Economics Program. Mr. Mincheck also developed materials and involved other members of his firm in the program.

* John Hutchinson, owner of Hutchinson Florist, for being a consultant to the Junior Achievement Applied Economics Program and providing prizes of floral arrangements to the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon.

* David Alt, on behalf of the New Windsor Lions Club, for the organization's financial support of the Junior Achievement Applied Economics Program at Francis Scott Key High.

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