Pikesville Chamber Awards Community, Business
Among the honorees Tuesday were developer Mark Sapperstein, who was awarded Person of the Year, and Annie Smith of the Atrium Village in Owings Mills who received the Employee of the Year award.
What do a Pikesville High School student, a volunteer, a real estate developer and a certified nursing assistant have in common?
They're all recipients of 2012 awards from the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce.
On Tuesday, the chamber honored businesses, schools and community members during its annual Business and Community Awards Breakfast, held at North Oaks Retirement Community.
Among the honorees was Larry Frank, vice president of The Catering People in Owings Mills. He received the Robert Horn Memorial Volunteer Award.
Frank handles some of the big events for the chamber, including the Pikesville 5K, and often donates food from his business, according to the chamber.
"He has been more than generous with his personal time ... and the chamber could not have earned the reputation as the race with the "best post-race breakfast" without him," said Gigi Barnett, an anchor with WJZ-TV, who was master of ceremonies Tuesday.
Frank and other honorees were congratulated by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, county council Chairwoman Vicki Almond, chamber President Steve Cohen, and chamber Executive Director Jessica Normington, as well as by Barnett.
The event was sponsored by North Oaks.
The honorees were:
- Person of the Year: Mark Sapperstein, developer
- Business of the Year: Suburban House restaurant and deli
- Employee of the Year: Annie Smith, certified nursing assistant with Atrium Village
- Fedder Award of Excellence in Architectural Design: Healthway Pharmacy
- Robert Horn Memorial Volunteer Award: Larry Frank, vice president at The Classic Catering People
- Police Officer of the Year: Officer Eli Visnick
- State Trooper of the Year: Trooper First Class Alva Holloway
- Career Firefighter of the Year: Stephen A. Wantz
- Volunteer Firefighter of the Year: Lt. Dov Taber
- School Program of the Year: Summit Park Elementary School's fourth-grade community service project at the Baltimore Rescue Mission.
- Eileen Marks Memorial Scholarship: Brian Grossman of Pikesville High School
- Essays by students Stephanie Honig and Jasmine Alicea
- Pikesville High School's School to Career Transition program
- Pikesville Middle School'sCarson Reading Room—the first for a Baltimore County middle school
- Fort Garrison Elementary School's Maryland Green School Inititative
To read more details on the achievements of some of the award winners, scroll through the photo slideshow attached to this article.
Not all honorees were photographed, as some were not present to pick up their awards.
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