2016 Carroll Biz Challenge

Having grown up in Carroll County, I have always appreciated the small town feeling- from the local grocer knowing me by name (and subsequently recognizing that my oldest daughter looks just like I did at her age) to our favorite pizza place always asking how my sister is doing in New Mexico.

Now as a small business owner myself, I am excited to bring that same level of familiarity and personalized attention to my clients. The Carroll Biz Challenge, which promotes and encourages entrepreneurship and local businesses, awards a cash prize each year. 


This year, Doulas of Central Maryland is one of 22 Carroll County businesses to apply for this honor. 


I had an opportunity to connect and network with several of the business owners last week at the Meet & Greet event. In the entrepreneurial spirit of the competition, I want to encourage you to check out ALL of the participating businesses and sponsors of this amazing event! 

The judges are convened Monday to select the 5 finalists who will compete for the cash prize in front of a LIVE audience on August 11 at the Carroll Arts Center on Main Street in Westminster.  Be sure to come out to support all the local business involved! Click here for ticket information. 

While DCMD was not selected as one of the 5 finalists, the network, connections and experiences gained during this process were immeasurable. Congratulations to the 5 finalists and I look forward to the live finale in a few weeks! 


The 2016 Carroll Biz Challenge Finalists

Once Upon a Crumb Bakery

Enter Exit Escape

Maryland Wine Cellars

Fermentation Creation

Panta Rhei

Thanks to the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and all the Carroll Biz Challenge sponsors for the opportunity to participate.