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Finalists for Washington County Business Awards named

February 21, 2008

The finalists have been named for the ninth annual Washington County Business Awards, which will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27.

The awards event, to include dinner at Duffy's on Potomac and an awards ceremony at The Maryland Theatre, is co-sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission.

Following the awards ceremony, the Capitol Steps political satire troupe from Washington, D.C., will entertain.

Chamber President Brien Poffenberger said this year's event also will include presentation of the Business Person of the Year award, which used to be awarded at the Chamber's annual meeting.

Also new this year is the Nonprofit Impact Award, which formerly was presented at a separate Focus on Philanthropy event. This award includes a $1,000 donation by the Community Foundation of Washington County. 

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The award finalists are listed below:

At Your Service Award

· Chick-fil-A

· The Maryland Theatre

· Weaver's Restaurant & Bakery

Entrepreneurial Award

· Apparatus Repair & Engineering Inc. 

· Centra Bank Inc.

· Cosmic Pet Products

Innovation Award

· Car Wash Outpost

· DatAchieve Digital

· Kaplan College - Hagerstown Campus

Made in Washington County Award

· Cosmic Pet Products

· Parker Plastics Inc.

· Sierra Nevada Corporation

Nonprofit Impact Award

· Boys and Girls Club

· Leadership Washington County

· United Way of Washington County, Maryland

Technology Award

· Cumberland Valley Analytical Services Inc. 

· NETCONN Solutions

· Sierra Nevada Corp.

Vision Award

· Callas Contractors Inc.

· Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)

· Hagerstown Housing Authority

Workforce Development

· Citi

· NETCONN Solutions

· Sierra Nevada Corp.

Business Person of the Year

· John Barr

· Merle Elliott

· Ed Lough

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