Face time around the region for April 2019

Send us your news Share your new hires, promotions, awards, years of service and retirements. facetime@crossroadsbizjournal.com Sullivan honored for client satisfaction HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The American Institute of Real Estate Agents has recognized the performance of real estate agent Cynthia Moler Sullivan of Sullivan Select in Hagerstown, Md., as a Two Years 10 Best Real Estate Agents for Client Satisfaction. The institute is a third-party rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Real Estate Agents in each state. Agents who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOREP’s selection process, which is based on […]

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‘My job is not to play but to manage the business’

Dave Beegle, head golf pro at Penn National Golf Club By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com Dave Beegle, head golf pro at Penn National Golf Club, had a goal in life and got started early. The native of Gettysburg, Pa., attended classes at Cawtaba College then at East Carolina University, both in North Carolina. But he soon left. “I knew what I wanted to do,” he said, “and I knew I didn’t need a college degree.” What he did need was an apprenticeship, and he served that with the 36-hole Royal Poinciana Golf Club in Naples, Fla. “At that time there were […]

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Sheetz opens new beer caves

Sheetz has opened 30 new beer caves throughout Pennsylvania, including stores on Norland Avenue in Chambersburg and on Washington Township Boulevard in Waynesboro. The move continues an effort “to meet its customers demand for the ultimate one-stop-shop where they can fuel up, enjoy a meal and also responsibly purchase alcoholic beverages,” the company stated in a news release. Sheetz currently sells beer in 138 locations across Pennsylvania as well as in the five other states located in the company’s footprint. The company, based in Altoona, Pa., said it “is committed to responsibly complying with all current laws and regulations, including […]

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FCC starts industrial maintenance program

FREDERICK, Md. — Frederick Community College is partnering with Frederick County Workforce Services to offer a new industrial maintenance training program. “The new industrial maintenance program will strengthen that workforce and enhance the ability of manufacturers to respond to changing demands and needs,” FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster said in a news release. “We are grateful to Frederick County Workforce Services for its partnership in offering this innovative program.” The program will introduce students to the skills and knowledge necessary to support facility and equipment maintenance. Industry experts will provide hands-on experience and applicable instruction in fully equipped FCC labs and […]

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Minor league teams’ seasons on deck

Hope springs eternal every time the words “pitchers and catchers report” is uttered in February. While the closest Major League team to the Crossroads area is at least an hour’s drive, there are two Minor League teams in the region. The Frederick Keys and the Hagerstown Suns are affiliates of the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals, respectively. Each team has a long history and has featured players who have made names for themselves in the big leagues. There’s big business potential in these teams. Here’s a look at how they line up. Hagerstown Suns Class A affiliate of the Washington […]

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RoosterBio firm to expand in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. — RoosterBio Inc., a privately held regenerative medicine manufacturing platform technology company, has announced plans to expand in Frederick after a year of rapid growth. Founded in 2013, RoosterBio Inc. launched operations inside of the Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc. incubator with five people. In February 2018, the company held a ribbon cutting for its custom-built, 14,000-square-foot facility designed to accommodate innovation in scale-up of mesenchymal cell manufacturing, research and development. In January, the company grew to more than 40 employees and plans to double again in the next 18 to 24 months. RoosterBio has been shaping the […]

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Courses shooting for par

Golf clubs are eyeing new revenue streams to improve their lie. By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com The past few years have been tough for the nation’s golf industry, and different establishments are taking different approaches to hack out of the financial rough. In the Crossroads area, for example, some golf clubs have invested in event venues to broaden their revenue stream. Some are sponsoring leagues, reducing rates and offering events that target a younger generation. One golf pro reported that the business “is the best it’s been in a long time.” Another reported that small clubs, in particular, are in “survival […]

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Brechbill & Helman lands contract for Pa. childcare facility

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. Inc. of Chambersburg has been awarded a construction contract to build the Wee Care Best Childcare at in Hanover, Pa. Architecture Workshop Inc. of Hanover was selected as the architect. The site work involves demolition of the existing structure, earthwork and excavation proceeded by the construction of a new 9,345-square-foot child care center. The owner, Cherie Coleman of Wee Care Best Inc. established in 1989, continues to expand her business. This will be her fourth child care center and the second in Hanover. Wee Care Best will offer educational care in a […]

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WMHS Foundation announces Ted A. Wolfe grant recipient

CUMBERLAND, Md. — The Western Maryland Health System Foundation recently awarded a Ted A. Wolfe Trust Grant of $10,000 to the Allegany College of Maryland Foundation. The award will provide scholarships for ACM students who graduated from Allegany High School, Ted Wolfe’s alma mater. The WMHS Foundation became the beneficiary of Wolfe’s estate after he died in 2005 and administers the trust according to his wishes, by supporting educational and medical services for needy individuals in Allegany County. Wolfe Trust Grant funds were awarded via a competitive process to four local charitable programs for fiscal year 2019. The next round […]

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Insurance Outfitters marks 30th anniversary

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Insurance Outfitters celebrated its 30th anniversary in March. The company is an independent, family-owned insurance planning practice serving Jefferson and Berkeley counties in West Virginia. Insurance Outfitters was founded by then-24-year-old Tom Maiden in 1989. Insurance Outfitters was closed on Feb. 11, 2008, and reopened on Aug. 1, 2009. It was closed while Maiden, a Navy Reserve officer, was deployed to Iraq. In 2015, Michele Ours Maiden, Tom’s wife, joined the company and is now its CEO. Tom Maiden, who is a certified financial planner, focuses on the financial planning needs of the firm’s thousands of clients. […]

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