Notes and quotes

Things seen and overheard around the region last month, compiled by reporter Mike Lewis:

Top craft brewers

A few breweries in this region made The Brewers Association’s annual list of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume.

Overall, of the top 50 brewing companies, 40 were small and independent craft brewing operations, according to the association.

In the craft brewing list, D. G. Yuengling & Son Inc. of Pottsville, Pa., ranked No. 1.

Flying Dog Brewery of Frederick, Md., was 28th. Troëgs Brewing Co. of Hershey, Pa., ranked 30th.

The association is the nonprofit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers.

Hood starts new cybersecurity program

FREDERICK, Md. — Hood College has started a new cybersecurity master’s degree program.

The program addresses the growing demand for highly skilled cybersecurity professionals in the D.C. region and the nation, Hood reported in a news release.

As of last year, there were approximately 350,000 cybersecurity openings in the United States. It is projected that globally, by next year, the total number of such positions will exceed 6 million.

Applications for the cybersecurity program are being accepted for the fall semester.

For more information, contact April Boulton at or 301-696-3600.

‘Transform great ideas into viable products’
Eric J. Barron

“Today Penn State has 21 innovation hubs across Pennsylvania, including the one we are dedicating today. Each reflects the unique character of the campus and surrounding community; but all share a common mission: to inspire and advance innovation and entrepreneurship, and to help transform great ideas into viable products and business opportunities.”

Penn State President Eric J. Barron, on cutting the ribbon at the Mont Alto LaunchBox in Chambersburg, Pa.

‘Keeps them on course’
Jim Holzapfel

“Clients sometimes make decisions based on emotion, rather than on facts. It is our job to make sure our guidance keeps them on course.”

 James N. Holzapfel, managing director and investment officer with Holzapfel Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Hagerstown, Md. Holzapfel recently was named one of the “best in state” wealth advisers by Forbes.