Media Releases

The members of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce are leading businesses in our area.  We recognize both the businesses and their employees for their achievements, initiatives, and milestones.  Read about promotions, years of service awards, new product lines, business expansions, and more.  We hope that you will share with us by congratulating our members and their employees on each of these milestones and achievements.



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The Shepherd's Staff - Back-to-School Program

Westminster, MD
06/27/2017 01:52 PM
The Shepherd’s Staff’s Back-to-School Program will be providing free school essentials to Carroll County students in need, Head Start through high school.  Only Carroll county students are eligible, and must be registered by parent/guardian.  School location is required.... Read more

Visiting the County Fair 101

 
06/26/2017 09:46 AM
The smell of caramel corn, deep fried everything, strange competitions… the county fair is back in town, and citizens everywhere are gearing up for an excitement-filled summer of indulgence.... Read more

The In's & Out's of Fireworks

 
06/26/2017 09:43 AM
No Fourth of July celebration would be complete without fireworks. From lighting sparklers on the front porch, to the awe-inspiring displays put on across the country. There’s no question about it, America loves fireworks. Americans can also take their love for the explosive devices a little too far.... Read more

How to Have a Safe 4th of July

 
06/26/2017 09:37 AM
It’s that time of year again, when Americans gather round to proudly honor and celebrate the birth of our nation in 1776. Of course, what would a 241st birthday celebration be without an outdoor summer party? Outlined below are a few precautions to keep yourself and your guests safe.... Read more

How to Camp Out & Follow Park Rules

 
06/26/2017 09:27 AM
National Parks can be a wonderful weekend getaway. Each park has different rules, so know what to expect beforehand.... Read more

Social Media Management

Westminster, Md
06/16/2017 01:12 PM
Social media can take down your business in multiple ways.  A disgruntled employee, a mistake by an employee, a dissatisfied customer posting misinformation can ruin your reputation and create chaos for you.  For $250 Outfluence will come to your location and help you manage social media.... Read more

CCPS Employees Complete Leadership Carroll Program

Westminster, MD
06/15/2017 03:01 PM
Chantress Baptist, Supervisor of Human Resources, and Kendra Hart, Supervisor of Elementary Instruction and Gifted and Talented Instruction, recently completed the Leadership Carroll program. Hart was overwhelmingly elected by her peers as the student best representing the Class of 2017 to serve as Valedictorian.... Read more

Brook-Owen Real Estate Grand Opening

Westminster, MD
06/14/2017 04:39 PM
Week-long Open House Celebration... Read more

CCPS to Offer Summer Food Service Program

Westminster, MD
06/12/2017 04:25 PM
Carroll County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge.  Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:... Read more

Lau Named Care Coordinator

Westminster, MD
06/09/2017 09:08 AM
Carroll Lutheran Village hires Care Coordinator... Read more

Father's Day Tool, Equipment and Hardware Sale

Westminster, MD
06/08/2017 10:06 AM
Tool sale with Free Hotdogs!... Read more

Artwork by Sykesville Middle Students to be Featured

Westminster, MD
06/07/2017 09:26 AM
Artwork by Janine Beall, Maddie Plank, and Jazmine Teran, eighth grade students at Sykesville Middle School, will be featured in the 2017-2018 Economic and Personal Finance Concepts Calendar published by the Maryland Council on Economic Education (MCEE).... Read more

Functional Training Exercise Planned for Winters Mill High School

Westminster, MD
06/05/2017 03:52 PM
The Carroll County Public School System, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, the Carroll County Department of Public Safety, and the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association will be conducting a functional training exercise on Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winters Mill High School.... Read more

We’re On Our Way Reveals A Vision of a Healthy Community

Westminster, MD
06/05/2017 12:45 PM
We’re On Our Way, the annual community forum of The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County, was held at Carroll Community College.  At the event health successes and upcoming initiatives were spotlighted by leaders from Carroll Hospital, Carroll County Health Department, and The Partnership.... Read more

Middle Schools Promote Reading with Escape Room Event

Westminster, MD
05/31/2017 11:43 AM
Media specialists Michael Stencil from East Middle School and Laurie Owings at North Carroll Middle School have created a new reading promotional event called “Locked in to Reading.”... Read more

Mock Trial at Winfield Elementary

Westminster, MD
05/31/2017 11:41 AM
Fifth grade gifted and talented ELA students at Winfield Elementary School will be participating in a mock trial on Thursday, June 1, beginning at 2:15 p.m. in the cafeteria.... Read more

Board of Education Meeting – Wednesday, June 14

Westminster, MD
05/31/2017 11:40 AM
The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street, Westminster. The public is encouraged to attend. There will be time for citizen participation at this meeting.... Read more

Fifth annual “yART SALE”

Westminster, MD
05/30/2017 02:14 PM
Carroll County Arts Council announces fifth annual “yART SALE”

The Carroll County Arts Council will host its fifth annual “yART Sale,” on Saturday August 19 from 8 am to 4 pm.... Read more

Shoup Named Pupil Personnel Worker of the Year

Westminster, MD
05/30/2017 02:11 PM
A staff member in the Carroll County Public Schools Student Services Department has received an award from the Maryland Association of Pupil Personnel.... Read more

Finalists for Carroll County Community Care Challenge

Westminster, MD
05/30/2017 10:49 AM
Point Breeze Credit Union Announces Finalists for Carroll County Community Care Challenge
Five finalists to present ideas for enhancing Carroll County for a chance to win $10,000... Read more

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