The Surprise Patrol Team of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce completed its first mission of the year. Representatives of the chamber, dressed in party favors and carrying noisemakers, carried balloons, an honorary sign, and a box of Blue Ridge Bakery cookies to five area businesses, selected at random. This year’s winners were Carl F. Root, CPA; Number 7 Arts Gallery; Platt Architecture; Broad Street Wines; and Quixote Fine Cuisine. Brevard IT Services was also selected, but because the owner operates out of his home, the patrol team settled for a boisterous phone call and celebratory email. Meredith Baldridge of State Farm Insurance sponsored the mission, a simple, occasional event intended to honor chamber members for their contributions to the community. On their last mission, the team, accompanied by WSQL radio personalities Robert and Amanda, took their silliness and goodies to M-B Industries, Lake Toxaway Company, Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort, and Quebec Stowaway. Founded in 1923, the Brevard/Transylvania chamber now has over 500 members, welcoming businesses, nonprofits, and individuals.