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Autumn Summer Wins the 2015 Carroll Biz Challenge!

Our five Carroll Biz Challenge finalists took the stage to pitch their new business ideas at the Carroll Arts Center on Thursday, November 19th. All five of our finalists did a fantastic job! However, it was Ryan Herbstsomer, Founder & CEO of Autumn Summer, who took home the prizes.

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher!

NOMINATE A TEACHER NOW The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Public School System are seeking nominations for the annual Outstanding Teacher Awards. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2015. The Outstanding Teacher Awards recognize the men and women of the Carroll County Public School System who represent excellence in the […]


Chamber Chat: Shop Local at Coffey Music

It’s that time of the year again to put a laser focus on shopping local. Bob Coffey, owner of Coffey Music in Downtown Westminster, is interviewed by Mike on the November 22nd Chamber Chat show and discusses the benefits of keeping our gift giving money in Carroll County.

Chamber Chat: Get Cultivated

Every business begins with a Day 1 and Chamber President, Mike McMullin, interviews two startup business owners, Tiombe Paige and Kimberly Brooke, of Cultivated, a new business just off Main Street in Downtown Westminster. These ladies just celebrated their Day 1.

Chamber Chat: Run Moore and the Carroll Biz Challenge

In this week’s edition of Chamber Chat, Steve Moore, owner of Run Moore in Downtown Westminster and last year’s Biz Challenge Grand Prize winner, talks with Mike about his experience in the competition and the exciting things happening with his store.

Chamber Chat: The Carroll Biz Challenge is Back!

The Carroll Biz Challenge is back and yesterday’s Chamber Chat radio show on AM 1470 WTTR found Mike interviewing Jason Stambaugh, Founder and CEO of Startup Local and the originator of the Biz Challenge. They discuss the ABCs of the competition and just who should apply.

Take a Risk, You Might Be Great

I have recently written several columns about lessons learned from observing my 170-pound Newfoundland named Henri (pronounced Henry). Life has shown me that, provided we keep our eyes and ears open, we can receive inspiration in a multitude of ways…

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