On the Books

Several large commercial real estate transactions have been closed in the Crossroads Business Journal area in recent weeks. The map shows some of the details about those deals. The information was taken from records maintained by the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation as well as deed records held by county clerk’s offices in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The available details about property transactions vary from state to state. ­— Compiled by Mike Lewis […]

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Face time around the region

Coldwell Banker Premier welcomes King-Kulik MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Brieanna King-Kulik has joined Coldwell Banker Premier as a sales associate. King-Kulik is the current Mrs. Virginia United States 2019, which keeps her involved in the community. She is the founder of a children’s volunteering club called Little Hands Big Hearts, as well as the Brieanna Project, which promotes awareness and help for individuals with eating disorders. Coldwell Banker Premier offers residential and commercial property sales and leasing services. The firm has offices in Winchester and Front Royal, Va.; and in Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs and Shepherdstown, W.Va. F&M Trust announces new hires […]

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U. of Md. launches master’s in medical cannabis science

BALTIMORE — The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has launched a master’s program in medical cannabis science and therapeutics. According to a UM news release, the program will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to support patients and the medical cannabis industry, add to research in the field and develop well-informed medical cannabis policy. Based at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., the two-year program blends online learning with face-to-face experiences. It is the first graduate program in the country dedicated to the study of medical cannabis, according to UM. It aims to meet the […]

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ACNB to acquire Frederick County Bancorp

Two area banks have announced merger plans. ACNB Corp., the parent financial holding company of ACNB Bank, recently reported the execution of a definitive agreement with Frederick County Bancorp. Under that agreement, Frederick County Bancorp will be merged with and into an ACNB acquisition subsidiary and, as soon as possible thereafter, Frederick County Bank, FCBI’s wholly-owned subsidiary, will merge with and into ACNB Bank. ACNB Corp. is headquartered in Gettysburg, Pa. Frederick County Bancorp is headquartered in Frederick, Md. Frederick County Bank operates five locations in the Frederick area. Established in 2001, it is a full-service community bank serving businesses, […]

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Carotid artery stenting now offered at WMHS

A new procedure at Western Maryland Health System is allowing patients with carotid artery disease to stay close. Under the direction of Dr. John Pappas, the interventional radiology department at WMHS is now offering carotid artery stenting, a procedure that opens the carotid arteries to restore blood flow to the brain, the health system said in a news release. Carotid arteries are on each side of the neck and are the main arteries supplying blood to the brain. Like arteries in the heart, the carotid arteries can become clogged, which can reduce or block blood flow to the brain. Stenting […]

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Army awards contract for deployable CT scanner

FORT DETRICK, Md. — Together with the Defense Logistics Agency, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity awarded a joint service contract for the procurement of joint deployable computerized tomography scanners. The CT scanners will help field surgeons diagnose wounded warfighters in deployed settings at the field hospitals. “This contract award will result in the delivery of a state-of-the-art, deployable CT scanner to the Army for use in austere environments, ensuring that the warfighter receives the best possible care should harm befall them on the battlefield,” Dr. Tyler Bennett, project manager for the Warfighter Deployed Medical Systems Project Management Office […]

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‘There are tremendous opportunities for individuals’

Jack A. Drooger, program manager of workforce solutions and continuing education at Hagerstown Community College By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com From behind his stand-up desk at Hagerstown (Md.) Community College, Jack A. Drooger said he’s part teacher, part problem-solver. The mix has kept him at the college for a quarter-century. “It’s the variety. It’s the challenge,” Drooger said. “It’s the ability to be creative and solve problems for businesses and organizations.” Drooger picked up a degree from the institution, known as Hagerstown Junior College at the time, and went to work in the computer field. “I eventually came back to do […]

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Notes and quotes for August 2019

Things seen and overheard around the region last month, compiled by reporter Mike Lewis: Health Care Hero The Daily Record recently selected Western Maryland Health System to receive a 2019 Health Care Hero Award. The award honors organizations and individuals who have made an impact on the quality of health care within the state. The winners were selected by The Daily Record along with business and health care leaders. WMHS’s Population Health program was honored with the Community Outreach and Education Hero award, which honors individuals and organizations that have helped the community they serve by providing support and education. […]

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Plamondon acquires Fairfield by Marriott in Cumberland, Md.

FREDERICK, Md. — Plamondon Hospitality Partners recently expanded its hotel management footprint with the acquisition of the Fairfield by Marriott in Cumberland, Md. Plamondon, a hotel management company, is headquartered in Frederick. The Fairfield by Marriott Cumberland opened in August 2009 and features 96 guest rooms, 12 suites, 1,056 total square feet of meeting space, an indoor pool and hot tub, an outdoor picnic area and complimentary on-site parking. The hotel, the only Marriott-branded property in Western Maryland, is located adjacent to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and fewer than nine miles from Rocky Gap State Park, […]

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Horowitz joins Washington County business team

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Jonathan Horowitz has been named a business leader in the Washington County Department of Business Development. Horowitz comes to the county from a 16-year career in business, including roles in management, business development, brand management, executive strategy and product development. He most recently was teaching courses at Hagerstown Community College as an adjunct professor. Horowitz brings with him an extensive and varied business acumen developed through working at local, regional, and international businesses. A 2002 psychology degree from Frostburg State University led him on a pursuit of education via an MBA from the University of Maryland University […]

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