THUMBS UP: This 12 months’s Carroll Biz Challenge gained’t be hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic because it celebrates 10 years, which we’re glad to see. The 2021 Carroll Biz Problem Kick-Off happened Thursday by way of Zoom, which began a collection of occasions main as much as the tenth annual Biz Problem in August. The Kick-Off was designed to encourage individuals to enter the Biz Problem and probably seem as a finalist on the stay present. 5 entrepreneurs shall be chosen from an inventory of candidates to pitch their concepts earlier than a panel of judges and a stay viewers. One will stroll away with a money prize that was doubled to $10,000, plus further prizes. The appliance interval for the Biz Problem runs from by Could 31 and could be accomplished by the occasion’s on-line utility portal at CarrollBizChallenge.com. Carroll County-based entrepreneurs who’ve been in enterprise for lower than one 12 months, or who’re within the enterprise strategy planning stage, are eligible. “If Joe or Mary needs to open their very own enterprise, it’s potential, individuals can do it,” Carroll County Chamber of Commerce President Mike McMullin informed us.