Awards recognize businesses and individuals in Balto. Co.

T. Rowe Price, Booth win for developments

October 19, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, received the Stuart M. Macht Award in recognition of a career of community and business leadership yesterday at a ceremony honoring winners of the 2001 Baltimore County Business Awards.

The County Executive's Award for Economic Development Impact went to T. Rowe Price Associates, which has invested more than $200 million in its Owings Mills Financial Center, home to more than 2,000 workers.

Booth Properties won the Revitalization Award for commercial improvements in older communities for its development projects along Frederick Road in Catonsville. The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for Small Business went to An Poitin Stil Irish Pub and Restaurant in Timonium.

Aquarium Center in the Randallstown Plaza Shopping Center won the At Your Service Award. Fireaxis Games, an internationally known computer game firm based in Hunt Valley, won the Innovation Award for Excellence in Technology and was singled out for its efforts to encourage students to look at career opportunities in the field.

The Be Our Guest Award went to Sky Hospitality, owners of the Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn in White Marsh.

The State Farm Senior Classic was awarded the Visit Baltimore County Award for bringing 80,000 visitors to the Senior PGA tournament at Hayfields Country Club.

The Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County, which promotes the quality and safety of the county's waterways, won the On the Waterfront Award.

The Vision Award went to Salony House, a project of Schuster Properties and Enterprise Housing that offers quality rental housing for low- and moderate-income elderly residents in Reisterstown.

The business awards, presented by County Executive C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, are supported by chambers of commerce and other business associations.

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