Glen Burnie business women named Citizens of the Year by Chamber

January 24, 2001

Barbara McWilliams and Sandy Hartzell, owners of a Glen Burnie-based company specializing in gift baskets and balloon decor, have been named Citizens of the Year by the Northern County Chamber of Commerce in recognition of their participation in community affairs.

The award was among the business and civic honors announced Saturday at a chamber event at La Fontaine Bleu.

In addition to serving on the chamber's board and executive committee, McWilliams and Hartzell, owners of Magic Moment Creations, were recognized for their roles in Arundel Habitat for Humanity, as sponsors of charitable causes and for helping to organize the annual Linthicum Community Fair.

Also honored at the dinner were Harbor Hospital as Big Business of the Year; Maher's Florist of Pasadena, Small Business of the Year; U-Store Management Corp. in Glen Burnie, New Business of the Year; and Larry Loyd, director of the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County, Business Person of the Year.

Glen Burnie state Sen. James E. DeGrange Sr., a District 32 Democrat, was given the chamber president's award for leadership, and William A. Badger Jr., head of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. was given the president's award for excellence. Al Thyr of A.B. Advertising received the organization's goodwill ambassador award.

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