Crossroads Calendar for July 2017

Pennsylvania Franklin County Lunch & Learn Wednesday, July 12 — Travel on a cruise to Bermuda from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. Learn about the Chamber Travel Club’s cruise to Bermuda planned for June 30 to July 5, 2018, and how you can travel for just $948. Details at www.chambersburg.org/TravelClub. Chamber mixer Thursday, July 20 — Chamber mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. at Occupational Services Inc., 17 Redwood St., Chambersburg, Pa. Enjoy networking, food, beverages, door prizes and more at this free mixer. Details at www.chambersburg.org. 11/30 […]

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Kerry Whitehead

Kerry Whitehead

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Kerry Whitehead with Coldwell Banker Premier received the 2017 Realtor of the Year Award from the Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors. The Realtor of the Year Award is the board’s top honor. The 2017 Realtor Awards were presented March 10 at Heritage Hall in Inwood, W.Va. Whitehead ranks among the top-producing real-estate agents in the region and has several years of industry experience. He is a certified distressed property expert, a certified real finance advocate and a graduate of the Realtor Institute. He also served as president of the EPBR in 2015. […]

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Jonathan Gilkerson

Jonathan Gilkerson

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics received a $30,095 grant from the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence to purchase a Bio-Rad CFX384 Real-Time PCR Detection System. Jonathan Gilkerson, assistant professor of biology, said the machine offers the opportunity to use the latest technology for a variety of research projects. Gilkerson said he’s using quantitative PCR to study gene expression, the process by which cells use information encoded in genes to direct the synthesis of proteins via an RNA intermediate. What genes are expressed determines an organism’s traits. Quantitative PCR measures the abundance […]

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Ryan Stryker

Ryan Stryker

WINCHESTER, Va. — Ryan Stryker joined Coldwell Banker Premier as a sales associate. Stryker’s career background includes additional positions in sales, marketing and customer service. He graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree and earned an associate degree from Lord Fairfax Community College. For many years, he has prioritized giving back to the community by volunteering with Kare 4 Kidz and local food pantries. Stryker also enjoys playing and coaching basketball, outdoor activities, and spending time with his wife and their 9-month-old daughter. […]

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Gordon M. Cooley

Gordon M. Cooley

FREDERICK, Md. — Gordon M. Cooley, former commissioner of financial regulation for the state of Maryland, was named First United Bank and Trust’s Frederick County market president, overseeing the bank’s strategic sales and growth initiatives in Frederick County. Cooley brings 30 years of banking and financial-services experience to the company. In his position as commissioner of financial regulation, he supervised banks, credit unions and trust companies throughout Maryland, as well as more than 16,000 other lenders, brokers, originators and financial-service providers. Prior to his time in state government, Cooley held the position of regional president at PNC Bank, as well […]

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Boyce C. Williams

Boyce C. Williams

FROSTBURG, Md. — Boyce C. Williams, a nationally renowned educator in the field of public and teacher education, has been named Frostburg State University’s interim dean of the College of Education. Williams most recently was president and CEO of the National Alliance for Learning Inc., a higher-education consulting agency. Previously, she was senior vice president and chief of staff at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education. Her background also includes working in public-school administration in East Lansing, Mich., and in teacher education at Elizabeth City State University, part of the University of North Carolina system. Williams also […]

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Manitowoc Cranes adds three crawler cranes

Manitowoc Cranes recently added three crawler cranes in its Shady Grove location, marking its transition to add more than 80 jobs to the Franklin County area.

Company officials told the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce that more than 100 jobs will be available in the future.

The move is part of the company’s announcement earlier this year that it planned to consolidate its U.S. manufacturing footprint.

The cranes are used to rebuild roads and bridges. […]

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Shenandoah U. gets $13K to reach older adults

Shenandoah University recently announced it is one of a group of 21 institutions across the nation chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges to receive a nearly $13,000 grant to implement an Intergenerational Connections: Students Serving Older Adults program. The one-year grant will be used to enhance connections between undergraduate students and older adults in the community.

CIC launched the new initiative with support from the AARP Foundation to encourage colleges to create or extend programs in which students help low-income older adults (ages 50 and older) tackle key life challenges. […]

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Business & Technology Cultivation Center named

Business & Technology Cultivation Center

County Executive Jan Gardner recently announced a branding name and slogan for the new Business & Technology Cultivation Center at 118 N. Market St. in Frederick. The center is aimed at creating jobs and encouraging new business startups in Frederick County.

The brand name is “Root” and the slogan is “Dig Deep. Cultivate Tomorrow.” The name and tagline will be spread through media and social media, and will feature a new website.
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Something fun

Painting party Saturday, July 1 — Unleash your inner Van Gogh at “Starry Night Over the Rhone,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Fine Arts Co., 18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagers-town, Md. Class includes canvas, paint, brushes, an apron and local art instruction. Cost is $45. Use code cvb2017 for $20 off. The painting party is rated a 4 out of 5 for difficulty. Go to www.thefineartscompany.com. Civil War history Saturday, Sunday, July 1-2 — Commemorate the 154th Commemoration of the Battle of Monterey Pass, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monterey Pass Battlefield Park & Museum, 14325 Buchanan Trail East, […]

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