Chamber tips hat to business leaders

Award breakfast honors milestones in community

December 14, 2003

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce recently honored 21 local businesses, organizations and individuals at its annual Hats Off Awards Breakfast.

The Hats Off program recognizes major milestones or events that affect the county's business community. Those honored were:

National Award: Commissioner Julia Walsh Gouge; Kirsten Sauter, Manpower.

State Award: JoAnn Goldberger, Carroll Child Care Centers Inc.

15th Anniversary: Vince Campanella, Campanella and Associates; Barry Willen, Sylvan Learning Centers.

20th Anniversary: Thomas Zirpoli, Target Community and Educational Services Inc.; Dean Douglas, Village Printing.

25th Anniversary: Bob Shirley, 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program.

50th Anniversary: John Pepsin, WTTR Radio.

60th Anniversary: Kathleen Campanella, Brethren Service Center; David Shaffer, McLean, Koehler, Sparks and Hammond.

80th Anniversary: Peggy Gurick, Rotary Club of Westminster.

115th Anniversary: Harry Haight, Haight Funeral Home and Chapel.

Significant Business Expansion: Mike Shank, BB&T; Larry Gillis, Advanced Video Systems Inc., and 20th anniversary; Robyn Clark, TownMall of Westminster; Denny Ahalt, New Windsor State Bank, and new facility.

Accreditation: JoAnn Dowling, Carroll Child Care Centers Inc., accredited by the State Department of Education.

New Business: Sherree Lance, Ladies Workout Express; Jo Brown, The Mail Depot; Bobbie Jo Phelps, the UPS Store.

Promoting the County: Steve Kerkam, Tourism Council of Carroll County Inc.

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