Business briefs – Feb. 12

R.M. Roach & Sons Inc.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — R.M. Roach & Sons Inc., parent company of ROCS Local Market convenience stores, Roach Energy and Sunfire Energy Solutions, donated $15,000 to CCAP/Loaves and Fishes.

Joan Roach, mother of R.M. Roach & Sons owner Steve Roach, co-founded CCAP in 1982 as part of a group of 16 community members from local churches and businesses. She served as a member of the organization’s board of directors for 25 of the 35 years that CCAP has been supporting the county.

The $15,000 donated by R.M. Roach & Sons will be used to help stock CCAP’s food pantry, which gave away more than 90,000 pounds of food to Berkeley County residents in need in 2016, said Steve Truax, president of CCAP. A portion of the funds also will support CCAP’s emergency assistance services, which help eligible community members pay for necessities including rent, water and sewer service, propane, electricity, clothing and more.

The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the following businesses as chamber members:

• Antietam Call Center, Hagerstown

• Axiom Staffing Group, Martinsburg, W.Va.

• Chick-fil-A Hagerstown, Hagerstown

• Comp XP Inc., Hagerstown

• Imagilin Technology LLC

• Mobile Tech Computer Services LLC, Hagerstown

• Procter and Gamble, Martinsburg

• R. Bruce Carson Jewelers Ltd., Hagerstown

• Rob’s Shoe Repair & Orthotics, Chambersburg, Pa.

• Tokyo S&H Inc., Hagerstown

Baxter Group Inc.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Baxter Group Inc. has launched a new website, designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience.

The site includes extensive information about the company’s various testing and remediation services; detailed education for consumers; links to related sites; and frequent updates with recent blogs and posts relative to issues concerning contractors, real estate agents, property and facility managers and homeowners. The site’s content was designed using client and customer feedback.

In addition, Baxter Group has been recertified as a business owned and controlled by a woman by the National Women Business Owners Corp., the first national certifier of women business enterprises.

More than 700 public- and private-sector individuals participated in establishing the standards and procedures of the certification review. The goal is to streamline the certification process and increase the ability of women business owners to compete for contracts at a national level.

SECU

LINTHICUM, Md. — SECU – Maryland’s largest credit union – is offering two scholarship programs this spring.

SECU’s State Employee Scholarship Program makes scholarships available to Maryland state employees and their immediate family members who plan to attend college, graduate school or trade school in the fall.

To be eligible for SECU’s State Employee Scholarship Program, applicants must be Maryland state employees or members of the immediate families of Maryland state employees. Winners must be enrolled or accepted into a college, university, trade or technical school. Twelfth-graders who plan to attend college next fall are also eligible.

As in past years, scholarship amounts in 2017 will vary and will be based on submission of a graded essay or video. This year, applicants will be required to submit a 500-750 word essay or a two-minute video that describes an individual who embodies one of SECU’s core values (service, education, commitment, and understanding) and has been uniquely influential in the applicant’s life.

SECU’s marketing department must receive all materials for the scholarship no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 31.

For more information on both scholarships, visit secumd.org/scholarships.

Maxwell Sipe Law Offices LLC

WAYNESBORO, Pa. – Maxwell Sipe Law Offices LLC in the Landis Complex at 20 E. 6th St. in Waynesboro, recently held a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce.

With more than 50 years of combined experience serving the Waynesboro community, the partners of Maxwell Sipe, LeRoy S. “Tucker” Maxwell Jr. and Alexandra M. Sipe, welcomed a number of dignitaries, clientele and chamber members to their renovated suite. Providing tours and refreshments, attendees enjoyed networking while viewing the creative works of a local artist whose prints graced the walls.

Giant/Martin’s Food Markets

CARLISLE, Pa. — Keep America Beautiful recently honored Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets with its 2016 National Community Improvement Award for waste reduction and recycling. Giant/Martin’s Bags to Benches program was an integral part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania.

Keep America Beautiful’s National Awards program recognizes the best of the best among the Keep America Beautiful network of more than 620 state and community-based affiliates, leading corporate partners and individual volunteers across the country who have committed to delivering cleaner, greener and more beautiful communities.

It takes approximately 10,000 plastic bags to make one park bench. Since 1997, nearly 15 million plastic bags have been turned into more than 1,700 benches which Giant/Martin’s has donated to local community fire departments, churches, schools, townships, parks and playgrounds.

Giant/Martin’s has set a companywide goal of getting to “zero waste” by 2020, diverting 90 percent of waste going into landfills and incineration through the expansion of recycling programs and food waste reduction.