Business Notes

Business Notes

January 05, 2003

Chamber accepting nominations for business awards

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for this year's Small Business Awards through 5 p.m. Jan. 17.

Nominees must be a small business with 50 or fewer employees, have a permanent location in Maryland, and have employees doing business in Carroll County.

Award categories include At Your Service, Entrepreneurial, Going Global, Innovation, Made in Carroll County, Vision, Welcome to Carroll County, and Workforce Development.

For details on awards and nomination forms, contact the chamber, 700 Corporate Center, Suite L, Westminster, 410- 848-9050.

Chamber dinner-dance to aid scholarship fund

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual gala dinner-dance to benefit the Charles D. Schaffer Scholarship Fund from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers in Westminster.

The theme will be swing, with the Mood Swings performing songs from the 1930s to 1950s.

Dinner will include hors d'oeuvres, spinach salad, filet mignon, crab cake, vegetable medley, baked potato, roll, dessert and beverages. A cash bar will be open all night.

Tickets are $55; tables of 10 are available. Valet parking will be provided. Proceeds go to Carroll County Public Schools students in the form of scholarships.

Reservations are required by Jan. 15. Call the chamber at 410-848-9050.

Mount Airy woman earns balloon artist designation

Carol Cahall, owner and operator of Main Event LLC in Mount Airy, has earned the Certified Balloon Artist designation from the Qualatex Balloon Network.

Qualatex establishes industry standards and guidelines for balloon professionals. To achieve certification, candidates must complete a series of written, practical and oral examinations. They are then graded on their knowledge of theory and application of key design elements.

Cahall opened Main Event in April, offering full-service event planning and decorating.

Target Corp. donates toys, games to hospital

Target Corp. in Westminster recently donated toys and children's games to Carroll County General Hospital.

The new toys included action figures, Barbie dolls, stuffed animals, toy cars and games.

The toys were delivered to the emergency department and the pediatric unit by Cynthia Packer and Jim Carter, members of the management team at Target.

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