Chamber honors business, civic leaders at dinner dance

February 09, 1997

Theresa Daytner earned top honors as Entrepreneur of the Year from the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce for her expert advice offered as a certified public accountant and business consultant with Daytner, Whelan Barsky & Graham, which opened in July 1993 in Eldersburg.

As one of South Carroll's most effective community leaders, Daytner has helped many people develop successful business plans and realize their dreams as business owners.

She shared honors with several other business and civic leaders recognized at the chamber's annual dinner dance held Jan. 25.

Bill and Janet Heltzel of Union Bridge were honored with the chamber's Community Service Award for their outstanding record as dedicated volunteers with the Carroll County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Since 1991, Mr. Heltzel, a victim of a drunken-driving accident 30 years ago, and his wife, Janet, have volunteered as speakers on victim impact panels and given talks before hundreds of high school students at school-sponsored drug and alcohol symposiums.

Harry Sirinakis, owner of Harry's Main Street restaurant in Westminster, was named Chamber Member of the Year. He represents the third generation of this family business, which continues to expand through its unique advertising and public relations efforts and community involvement.

Carroll County Bank and Trust of Westminster, which has branches throughout the county, was recognized for outstanding community service and financial support of many cultural activities which enrich the entire community.

Local restaurant owner David Johansson earned the best business-expansion award for his improvement of one of Westminster's historic buildings into a continental, sophisticated bistro.

Small business-expansion honors went to A Touch of Elegance, a limousine service owned by Linda Dennis and Rebecca Wimmer. Their year-old business provides chauffeured service for everything from a baby's first ride home from the hospital to a bachelor's ride to the wedding ceremony.

Proceeds from the event benefited the Charles D. Schaffer Scholarship Fund for Carroll County students.

Pub Date: 2/09/97

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