County Business Awards finalists are announced

February 21, 2006

The finalists for the seventh annual Washington County Business Awards have been announced.

One winner in each of seven categories will be announced at the annual ceremony Wednesday at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center at Antietam Creek.

The finalists are (categories and companies in alphabetical order):

  • At Your Service Award: Hagerstown Suns, Humane Society of Washington County, Western Maryland Public Libraries

  • Entrepreneurial Award: Michelle's Restaurant, Rita's Italian Ice, The Grounds Keeper

  • Innovation Award: FedEx Ground, Fujicolor Processing, Lenox Distribution Center

  • Made In Washington County Award: Beard Guitars, Hagerstown Kitchens, Jamison Door Co.

  • Technology Award: High Rock Interactive, NETCONN Solutions, Volvo Powertrain North America

  • Vision Award: Bushey Feight Morin Architects, Ellsworth Electric, Gemcraft Homes

  • Work Force Development Award: Action Products, Hagerstown Business College, Horizon Goodwill Industries

The co-producers of the ceremony are the Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Commission. The banquet is attended by the top business and community leaders in Washington County, with special guests from state and federal governments.


The public is invited to attend. You may register online at or contact the Chamber of Commerce at 301-739-2015, ext. 100, or by e-mail at The reception, dinner, awards ceremony, entertainment and keynote speaker costs $55 per person. Tables of 10 are available for $500. A cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres.

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