Chamber of Commerce Selects Business Award Winners
The 2010 recipients include some longtime businesses as well as some newer business owners along Frederick Road.
Some of the businesses honored by the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce are brand new this year and already have a huge following in the community.
Here is a list of the winners:
Entrepreneur: Trax on Wax. Owner Gary Gebler has built customer loyalty since opening this year in what was formerly Record and Tape Traders on Frederick Road. He holds popular Open Mic Nights two Tuesdays a month and can also copy old vinyl records to CDs.
Community Outreach: Chef Paolino's Cafe. Owner Paul Delfico has given back to the community in many ways since opening eight years ago on Frederick Road, including sponsoring sports teams and community events.
Innovative Technology: Clean Energy Technology Incubator at UMBC. Since opening in March of 2010 with three companies, it has made an impact on the local economy by providing jobs, participating in regional conferences and receiving state grant money.
Revitilization: Atwater's Naturally Leavened Bread. Less than a year after opening, Owner Ned Atwater has employed 30 people at his Frederick Road location and created a new community meeting place for coffee, pastries and freshly baked bread.
Revitilization: Kirby Spencer, Coldwell Banker Residential and Commercial. Longtime Catonsville resident Spencer gets the credit for partnering with Atwater's and renovating the building at 815 Frederick Road.
Legacy: Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville. With record enrollment this fall and a new library opening, CCBC has educated thousands of residents in the greater Catonsville community.