Business Notes


December 04, 2005

Chamber honors service to county

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce recently held its Hats Off Breakfast and recognized 19 individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations serving the county.

Honorees were: America's Remote Help Desk; The ARC of Carroll County; Carroll Area Transit System; Carroll County Public Library's Westminster branch; Carroll Lutheran Village Inc.; Fairhaven; Finch Services Inc.; Flowers by Evelyn; JoAnn Goldberger of Carroll Child Care Centers Inc.; Handyman Matters; Kroll Background America; Dixie Leikach of Finksburg Pharmacy; North Carroll Community School; Omni Computer Services Inc.; Overton & Associates LLC; Spencer Gear of Granite House Inc.; Timeout Sports Grille; Westminster Ballet Theatre; and Brian Wigutow of Handyman Matters.

Salon a drop-off for phone program

Elements of Style Salon and Day Spa of Eldersburg has become a drop-off site for the Cell Phones for Soldiers program.

Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization that sends calling cards to military personnel serving overseas.

The program accepts any model of cell phone (with the battery); no accessories are needed. The phones are sold for recycling and the money used to buy calling cards.

Elements of Style is at 1115 Liberty Road.

Information: 410-795-9465.

Calendar features scenes from Carroll

Tide-Mark Press has published a 2006 Maryland calendar that features the photographs of Manchester photographer Stephen McDaniel.

"Maryland, Naturally" includes three photos of Carroll County scenes, as well as sites from the Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay to the Catoctin Mountains in Frederick County.

McDaniel has been a professional nature photographer for more than 30 years and has won awards for his work in various competitions.

The calendar is available locally at Locust books in Westminster, Pack-N-Ship in Hampstead, and online from and

Ballet theater adds Murray to staff

Westminster Ballet Theatre has added Christen M. Murray to its staff.

Murray, 24, started his career at an early age doing local talent shows and Christmas commercials for public broadcasting stations.

Since high school, he has worked as a dancer and choreographer with performers including Tony Danza, Queen Latifah, Jadakiss and Busta Rhymes.

Murray also is an award-winning dancer, especially for his hip-hop and street jazz combinations.

He is head choreographer for singer Lil' Mo. His dance group, Prophecy, is based at State of the Arts Dance Center.

Woman completes AmeriCorps service

Bonnie Lloyd of Hampstead recently finished a year of national service with Volunteer Maryland, an AmeriCorps program.

She received a governor's citation for her efforts on behalf of the Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center, a 164-acre facility in Baltimore County.

Lloyd recruited 556 volunteers to create a two-mile trail through Pearlstone's property, clearing invasive plant species and putting up signs. The group put in 1,500 hours on the project.

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