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Banquet to honor local businesses

February 12, 2004

The Annual Washington County Business Awards Banquet is scheduled for Wednesday March 3, at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center at Antietam Creek in Hagerstown, beginning with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m.

The cost of the reception is $50 per person and tables of 10 are available for $480.

The fifth annual awards banquet is sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the Washington County Economic Development Commission.

Organizers received hundreds of nominations, which were reviewed by a panel of judges. Finalists were selected in seven categories.

The Washington County Business Awards celebrate the best in local business. Nominations were gathered from local businesses and individuals. At last year's awards banquet, more than 425 people attended and 21 finalists vied for the top awards.

The list of categories and finalists follows in alphabetical order:

- At Your Service Award: Allstar Kicks Karate & Kickboxing Gym; Brook Lane Health Services; Yogi Bear Jellystone Resort

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- Entrepreneurial Award: Associated Engineering Sciences Inc.; Glessner Alarm & Communication; Specialized Communications Inc.

- Going Global Award: Cosmic Pet Products Inc.; Fil-Tec Inc.; GST AutoLeather

- Innovation Award: Aviation Resources DE Inc.; Mountainside Teleport Corporation; Susquehanna BancShares

- Made In Washington County Award: CertainTeed Corp.; Duvinage Corporation; Electromet Corporation

- Vision Award: BMGM Architects; Callas Contractors; HBP Inc.

- Work Force Development Award: Hagerstown Business College; Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; Mack Trucks

The Capitol Steps will provide entertainment. The Capitol Steps is a professional troupe of current and former congressional staffers who monitor events and personalities on Capitol Hill, in the Oval Office, and in other centers of power and prestige around the world, and then take a humorous look at serious issues.

Invitations are being mailed out to business and community leaders, and the public is invited to attend.

To register, go on-line at www.hagerstown.org, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 301-739-2015 ext. 100, or e-mail donna@hagerstown.org.

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