Business Briefs – Nov. 27

Middletown Valley Bank

MIDDLETOWN — Middletown Valley Bank recently presented a $1,500 check to both the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund at Frederick Memorial Hospital and Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley.

During the month of October, the bank ran a campaign in which they donated $10 to the cause for every new account opened. Combined with casual-day employee contributions, the bank was able to contribute $3,000 to breast cancer awareness foundations.

The Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund at Frederick Memorial Hospital was established in 1999 by Jeff and Patty Hurwitz, after Patty’s diagnosis of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley is an organization composed of breast cancer survivors and individuals concerned about the disease.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — BTM CPAs PLLC has purchased Accounting Associates Inc. of Hagerstown.

BTM CPAs has offices in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Martinsburg. The firm was started by Thomas A. Close in 1976 and expanded with the addition of his two sons, Matthew T. Close and Bradley J. Close in 2003.

Current Accounting Associates Inc. clients will continue to be served at the 418 N. Potomac St. office in Hagerstown.

Martin’s Food Markets

CARLISLE, Pa. — Martin’s Food Markets’ holiday campaign “Feeding Our Neighbors Everyday” supported Maryland Food Bank-Western Branch’s annual turkey drive with 225 turkeys and $1,500 for the food bank to use in providing additional holiday meals.

As part of the holiday campaign, more than $90,000 in turkeys and cash will be donated to regional food banks and local hunger organizations throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.

Maryland Association of Community Colleges

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Department of Commerce and the Maryland Association of Community Colleges have joined to launch a program that partners the state’s 16 community colleges, including Hagerstown Community College, with local employers to build customized workforce training and assess future training needs.

The Maryland WorkSmart program will provide training through a network of centers at each of the community college campuses, leveraging their existing relationships with more than 1,000 employers across the state.

Maryland WorkSmart offers customized training programs, relevant workforce training and degree programs. If an employer is interested in a training curriculum that doesn’t exist in the colleges, the colleges will work together and even have the ability to reach out to national partners to create the module to meet the employer’s needs.

Keystone Outdoors

FORT LOUDON, Pa. — The former Keystone Country Store has been renamed Keystone Outdoors.

The store, which was established in 1971, offers hunting, fishing and camping supplies, including firearms, licenses and live bait.

Keystone Outdoors recently sponsored the Mercersburg Beer & Wine Festival and Mercersburg Townfest.