Our bottom-line views on the news

Here are our bottom-line views about a few items of note in the Crossroads Business Journal region

• Congratulations to iHire of Frederick, Md., for receiving two Alliance for Workplace Excellence awards.

• Kudos to all those who took home honors from the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce’s awards program.

• We’re sorry to hear the news that Verso Corp. will close its paper mill in Luke, Md., eliminating nearly 700 jobs.

• Thumbs up to 3 Roads Communications Inc. of Frederick, Md., for being chosen to produce a one-hour public TV special honoring iconic musician Glenn Miller. The program is expected to be broadcast nationally beginning on Veterans Day.

• Tip of the hardhat to Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. Inc. of Chambersburg, Pa., which received a National ABC Excellence in Construction Award for the Hospice of Washington County’s Doey’s House near Hagerstown, Md.

• Welcome to Kite Pharma, a California-based biopharmaceutical company that recently announced plans to open a new biologics manufacturing facility in Frederick County, Md.