Online recruiting company turns 20

iHire, started in Indiana and now based in Frederick, Md., has helped more than 64,600 organizations. FREDERICK, Md. — iHire recently celebrated its 20th business anniversary, marking two decades of connecting employers with qualified job seekers. Since 1999, the company, based in Frederick, Md., has helped more than 64,600 organizations across the U.S. recruit more efficiently through an industry-focused approach to talent acquisition, according to a news release from the company. Today, iHire provides 56 industry-specific talent communities comprising 12.6 million candidates, along with a host of recruitment marketing solutions and services. Founded by entrepreneur David MacFadyen in Angola, Ind., […]

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Western Md. Regional Medical Center lab accredited

CUMBERLAND, Md. — The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists has awarded accreditation to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection. Dr. Noel Thompson III is director of the lab, which is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. The U.S. government recognized the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, which began in the early 1960s, as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.  During the CAP accreditation process, which is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the […]

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Notes and quotes for December 2019

Company honored for hiring veterans WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded 427 employers from around the nation for recruiting, employing and retaining America’s veterans. The award recipients attest to hiring more than 52,000 veterans since 2017. Among the companies on the list was Maveris LLC of Martinsburg, W.Va., an IT and cybersecurity company. The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia at the Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. “The recipients of the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards demonstrated a commitment to hiring veterans and helping them develop meaningful, long-term careers,” […]

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AC&T marks 60 years in business

Business, civic and governmental leaders turned out recently to help AC&T celebrate its 60th anniversary. The company, owned by the Fulton family, can trace its roots to a partnership among Don Ardinger, who was in the home heating oil business, and fellow businessmen Phil Castle and “Dutch” Tedrick — the “A,” “C” and “T,” according to a previous Herald-Mail Media report. Ad Fulton, who had been working for Ardinger, came on as a full partner. The four-way partnership didn’t last, but the name did, with Ardinger and Fulton running the business. AC&T did, and still does, provide more than fuel. […]

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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics named ‘School of Excellence’

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Hagerstown campus of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics has been named a 2019 School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The annual awards recognize schools’ efforts in demonstrating a high level of achievement among their students and their commitment to the accreditation process. Providing a high-quality education for students who are training to become aviation and aerospace technicians is the top priority at each of PIA’s four locations, especially as the need for skilled technicians continues to exceed the available supply of talent, according to a news release from PIA. According […]

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Former mall has a new name, tenant

FREDERICK, Md. — Warehouse Cinemas will be the first tenant for the newly named District 40, the formerly vacant Frederick Towne Mall, according to Faraz Cheema, a commercial real estate specialist affiliated with Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT. “We are excited to begin construction on Warehouse Cinemas at District 40 later this year,” Rich Daughtridge, President and CEO of Warehouse Cinemas, said in a news release. “Our analysis predicts over 400,000 guests each year, resulting in valuable foot traffic and a positive impact on neighboring businesses at the center and the area as a whole.” Warehouse Cinemas signed a lease for […]

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Washington County updates GIS data

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Washington County Geographic Information Systems Office recently completed an up-to-date GIS data set that can be used by developers to plan and engineer commercial, industrial and residential developments, as well as municipal, county and state government functions. This project began in September 2017 and was completed in August, according to a news release from the county. Funding for the $120,000 project was a partnership between the county and an Appalachian Regional Commission grant, with each contributing an equal share of the cost. The city of Hagerstown also contributed $1,000. High-accuracy, aerial photographs were used to outline […]

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Company donates time, equipment to help resident

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Johnson & Johnson Heating and Air Conditioning of Martinsburg, W.Va., recently installed a free air conditioning system for an area resident. The company reported that the effort was part of a Feel the Love program with Lennox. Through that program, the company took nominations for people to receive a heating or air conditioning system. Johnson & Johnson chose Carol Robertson. In 2008 Robertson’s husband, a World War II veteran, passed away. Two years ago, her son died from a heart attack. Last year, she lost her daughter-in-law. Through it all, the company reported, Robertson has kept a […]

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2 from Crossroads area named to Appalachian Leadership Institute

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two people from the Crossroads Business Journal region are among 40 fellows named to the inaugural class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute. The Appalachian Regional Commission announced the roster in a news release. The class draws on each one of Appalachia’s 13 states and includes public policy, community development, education, investment, and other professionals who live and/or work in the Region. Fellows from the Crossroads Business Journal region include Andrew Sargent, senior business development representative for the Western Region, Maryland Department of Commerce; and Jennifer Walsh, executive director of The Greater Columbia Committee in Frostburg, Md. The […]

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