The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce recently presented its second Small Business Awards to three businesses and one nonprofit organization for excellence in their work.
Dean Robert Camlin & Associates Inc. was named "Small Business of the Year: 1-5 Employees." Founded in 1977, the architectural firm has created numerous county private and public buildings, including major additions to Random House, local bank offices, several churches, four schools, two library branches and the recent Dutterer's Flower Shop renovation.
Intellitech was named "Small Business of the Year: 6-50 Employees." Intellitech is a full-service engineering design services firm.
Barbara and Andy Biller started the home-based business in 1995 and now have 13 employees with experience in product development, modification, prototyping and fabrication to bring products to market. They design and manufacture robotic devices for commercial and defense-related production.
Shelter Systems Limited was named "Small Business of the Year: 51-200 Employees." For more than 27 years, Shelter Systems has provided builders and contractors in the Mid-Atlantic region with engineered wood products, custom roof trusses and floor trusses.
More than 40 staff members have 10 years or more of service.
United Way Community Partnership of Carroll County received the "Partner in Business" award as an outstanding nonprofit organization that has developed a close partnership with the business community to achieve its mission.
The 2003 partnership campaign raised more than $250,000 in donations from the county. United Way serves the needs of the population through numerous programs.