An award has been established to honor businesses with strong working partnerships with Carroll County public schools to support, promote and improve education.
Nominations for the Carroll County Business Partnership Award of Excellence and Commitment are made by educators.
A reception honoring the outstanding businesses will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers in Westminster. Tickets are $2 and are available at the Chamber office.
The following businesses were nominated by educators:
Nevin Haines, Modern Comfort Systems, Westminster; Roland Schaeffer, Black and Decker, Hampstead; Beverly Casey, Humane Society of Carroll County, Westminster; Cathi Zile, Subway Sandwiches, Hampstead; Lisa Smith, Westminster Trust, Westminster; Frank Kosmakos, Maria's Restaurant, Manchester; Mike Virts, Central Maryland Jousting Club, Knoxville.
Kathy Hardesty, Fairhaven, Sykesville; Steven Bauerlien, Action Refrigeration, Westminster; Dr. Timothy Sorells, Manchester Veterinary Service, Manchester; Dr. Todd Winebrenner, Carroll Chiropractic/Sports Injury, Hampstead; Donald Lewis, Carroll Lutheran Village Health; Michael Barrett, Taneytown Bank and Trust, Taneytown; Debbie Smith, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Hampstead.
Gary Rains, Winfield Fire Department, Sykesville; Meg Solomon, Westinghouse Electric Corp., Sykesville; Dave Roush, Lehigh Portland Cement, Union Bridge; Cheryl Cucco, London Fog, Eldersburg; Mary Burke, Little People's Place, Westminster; Brian Sullam, The Sun, Carroll County Bureau, Westminster.
Michael Kearns, McDonald's restaurant, Hampstead; Phil Willis, NCSI, Rockville; Gail Masei, Roy Rogers, Gaithersburg; Dona Leonard, Leonard's Auto/Light Truck Repair, Mount Airy; Richard Queen, Burrier-Queen Funeral Home, Sykesville.
Don Myers, Stu's Music Shop, Westminster; Bill Gavin, Random House, Westminster; Michelle Hennessey, Michelle Hennessey Law Office, Woodbine; Melvin Mills, Mills Communication, Westminster; Herb Weller, Lehigh Portland Cement Co., Union Bridge; Linda Hutchinson, Hutchinson's Flowers, Eldersburg.
Jeff Harris, Harris Automotive, Westminster; Mary Yohe, Ingersoll-Dresser Pump, Taneytown; Kevin Marshall, Westminster Motor Co., Westminster; Dr. Michael Barretti, Carroll Community College, Westminster; Sandy Horton, Carroll County Bank and Trust, Westminster; Bill Rohrbaugh, Rohrbaugh's, Manchester.
Donna Oliver and Ed Leister, Taneytown Bank and Trust, Taneytown; Tracey Kerr, Marada, Westminster; Henry Heine, Mass Transit Administration, Baltimore; Charles Summers, National Institute of Standards/Technology, Gaithersburg.
Frederick Bachman, Local 24, Baltimore; Dwight Dingle, WTTR, Westminster; Larry Wilhelm, Wilhelm Catering, Ltd., Westminster; Donora Dingman, Bell Atlantic, Ellicott City; John Hutchinson, Hutchinson's Flowers, Eldersburg; Stan Hollinger, Davis Buick, Westminster.
Scott Manhoff, McShea and Company, Gaithersburg; John Argo, Mass Transit Administration, Baltimore; Paul Welliver, Westminster; Eileen Gist, Stewart N. Dutterer Flower Shop, Westminster and Bob Bischoffberger, Westinghouse Electric Corp., Sykesville.