Business briefs – April 16

Greencastle’s 93.7 WRGG

“Simply Timeless with Jay Daniels” debuted April 2 on Greencastle’s 93.7 WRGG. The weekly broadcast, which airs from 9 p.m. to midnight, features the classics from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and others. In addition, newer recordings by Norah Jones, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble and Diana Krall are also featured. From time to time, “Simply Timeless” features different themes during its weekend broadcasts. A “Tribute to Disney” will air during today’s broadcast.

“I have always wanted to bring a specialty radio program featuring these classics to the local airwaves,” Daniels said. “Now, after many years of dreaming and planning, my dream has become reality.”

Online streaming is available at http://www.wrgg.org.

Martinsburg VA Medical Center

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Martinsburg VA Medical Center has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization.

The findings were part of HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index 2017, a unique annual survey that encourages equal care for LGBTQ Americans by evaluating inclusive policies and practices related to LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

The medical center earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBTQ Veteran patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing the quality health care and respect they deserve.

Shepherd University

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University has signed an exploratory memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Republic of Mali. This agreement allows both parties to explore opportunities for potential student exchange and academic collaboration.

Shepherd University President Mary J.C. Hendrix and the Malian Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Tiena Coulibaly, signed the agreement on March 20.

Charles Nieman, Shepherd’s director of international affairs, said the formalization reflects a deepening relationship with the Embassy of the Republic of Mali and the personal interest of the ambassador following his initial visit to Shepherd in March 2015.

It is also a realization of a dream of Shepherd graduate Siriki Diabate, who was instrumental in making the arrangements for the ambassador’s first visit and in laying the groundwork for this agreement.

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce

The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the following new members:

• Bartlett Tree Experts, Chambersburg, Pa.

• Beacon House Inc., Hagerstown

• Campbell Insurance & Investments LLC, Hagerstown

• Cruise Planners, Hagerstown

• Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.

• U.S. Army Recruiting Office, Hagerstown