2015 Carroll Biz Challenge finalists

The fourth annual Carroll Biz Challenge showcases Carroll County entrepreneurs during a show similar to "Shark Tank" for local start-ups on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Carroll Arts Center, according to Carroll County Chamber of Commerce President Mike McMullin. The winner will receive a $5,000 grand prize to apply to their business costs. One finalist will win the $500 People's Choice Award and one of the original 25 applicants will be awarded the $2,000 Downtown Award.

Meet Chef Jeffrey Perri, deaf teacher of culinary skills

Perri's goal is to create a place to better train deaf culinarians

Meet Scott Jendrek: Owner of distillery with local approach

Patapsco Distilling Company plans to produce excellent spirits from Maryland grains.

Meet Ryan Herbstsomer, owner of online art store aimed at men

Autumn Summer Woodcraft is an e-commerce store that sells handmade wood and leather gifts for men from artists in the United States.

Meet Lisa Martin and Clare Hoerl: Carroll Biz Challenge finalists

Create Outside the Box is a full service art studio offering all forms of fine art to all ages and abilities.

Meet Andrew Wetten: Carroll Biz Challenge finalist

Wetten's goal is to create a quality farm fresh store that sells Carroll County made or grown products.