3 join economic advisory commission


Carroll County's Economic Development Commission gained three new members yesterday.

The three local business executives will serve on the county advisory commission for two years.

The new members are:

* Dana Caro, head of F&M; Manufacturing in Westminster. His company -- which started about 10 years ago in Hampstead -- makes parts for companies such as Black & Decker Corp., builds components for projects in the space program and constructs robotics for the military and the U.S. Postal Service.

"As there are reductions in the military, there is more of a need for these type of products," Mr. Caro said. "And we are happy to fill that need."

* Vince Campanella, head of Campanella and Associates in Sykesville. Mr. Campanella and his wife, Kathleen, run the 6-year-old public relations firm, which primarily markets businesses to other businesses with annual reports, brochures, community outreach programs and media seminars.

Mr. Campanella said he has worked in public relations for nearly 20 years.

* Dale Chambers, head of the Strouse Corp. in Finksburg. Strouse makes adhesive labels, such as the red stickers that indicate a car door is locked, for larger manufacturers.

The company, which has grown from three employees in 1986 to 15 employees currently, also has a division that does work specifically for 3M in Westminster.

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