‘The American Dream is still very achievable’

Amos McCoy, president and CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com Amos McCoy has had a hand in building a lot of things, including himself. “All of my experience is work experience,” he said. McCoy is the president and CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter. The organization represents companies and other organizations related to the construction industry. It also offers training classes in the building trades. McCoy, a graduate of James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, Pa., said his training has come while working. He spent some […]

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Building a strong future

Crossroads area contractors talk about the industry and the year ahead. Story and photo by Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com Construction work tends to heat up as the temperatures rise, and some area construction firms said they’re looking forward to continued growth this year. The Crossroads Business Journal reached out to several construction companies in the region. Three responded. Here are their views. Timothy R. Campbell, president Callas Contractors Inc. “2019 should prove to be a year of sustained growth for the Tri-State area. For example, Procter & Gamble will be rolling out their new 2.5 million-square-foot facility in Berkeley County (W.Va.), […]

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Logistics park taking shape near P&G plant

By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com and Matthew Umstead mumstead@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — With one building virtually finished, developers are turning their attention to the rest of the Mid-Atlantic 81 Logistics Park in Berkeley County, W.Va. “At the end of the day, this is going to be a 150-acre site that will have 1.9 million square feet (of building space) on it,” said Dan DiLella Jr., senior vice president of Newtown Square, Pa.-based Equus Capital Partners Ltd. The site is in the 200 block of Development Drive, about a mile from Interstate 81 off exit 8. It is closer to the Procter […]

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‘We haven’t stopped opening’

‘Experience of fun and community’ at Town Run Tap House By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — For the husband-and-wife team of Todd Cotgreave and Jessie Shanholtz, the goal was to live and work in Shepherdstown, a community they love. The result is Town Run Tap House and Community Pub. The business not only serves up food and drink, it also showcases art, hosts live music and trivia nights, offers an arcade for children and welcomes nonprofit events. The business is in the old Southern States farm supply warehouse. The decor showcases modern art as well as historic parts of the […]

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Flying Dog, Green Leaf to partner on new medical marijuana brew

FREDERICK, Md. — Flying Dog Brewery and Green Leaf Medical Cannabis are working on a plan to release Maryland’s first THC-infused beer. The non-alcoholic India Pale Ale, named Hop Chronic, will serve as a medical delivery system to provide Maryland medical cannabis patients with therapeutic cannabinoids including CBD, CBG and THC without the patient having to smoke or vape the cannabis, according to a news release. The release is subject to regulatory and legal approvals. Hop Chronic IPA will be available only at licensed dispensaries and only to people who have a medical recommendation for the use of cannabis. Hop […]

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On the Books for March 2019

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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Allegiant to add Myrtle Beach destination from Hagerstown

By C.J. Lovelace news@crossroadsbizjournal.com After years of requests, travelers got some good news recently with Allegiant Air’s announcement that it would add service from Hagerstown, Md., to Myrtle Beach, S.C., starting June 9. The low-cost, vacation-oriented carrier will offer introductory base fares as low as $49 each way. “We’ve had a couple of phone calls from passengers asking (about the new flights),” said Peggy Siler, airline station leader for the Allegiant service out at Hagerstown Regional Airport. “People have already started booking them.” It’s not the first time flights have been offered to Myrtle Beach from the local airport. Direct […]

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‘Focus on the clients’

Bill Talley, CEO, Frederick County Bank By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com In 2001, Bill Talley was the first person hired by Frederick County Bank in Maryland. In November, he was named the bank’s president and CEO. “I truly believe in the mission of the bank wanting to have a local presence for our clients,” he said during an interview in his office on the third floor of a downtown Frederick building. Talley took on his new role Nov. 12, succeeding Marty Lapera. Lapera will stay on to help with the transition until his retirement takes effect on March 31. Talley has […]

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Checking the accounts: Banks on the move in region

By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com From building new branches to going public to naming new leaders, some banks have made big changes in the Crossroads Business Journal area during the past several months. With all of the activity, we thought it would be handy to have a roundup of some of those changes. CNB prepares for 85th year CNB Bank made a couple of personnel moves at the end of 2018, as it prepares to celebrate its 85th anniversary this year. Josh Householder joined the bank as senior vice president/chief banking officer. He will lead the bank’s sales efforts in each […]

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Tony Pananes: New generation runs a sweet business

By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com Tony Pananes spends his days surrounded by candy, but he still brings his wife, Sarah, chocolates for Valentine’s Day. “Of course,” he said with a laugh. “I have to. I get a little discount, though. … We are all chocoholics, including our son (Oliver, age 5).” Pananes is the third-generation of his family to own Olympia Candy Kitchen, which is based in downtown Chambersburg, Pa., and has a store just north of Hagerstown, Md. For more than a century, the business has made and sold chocolates and other sweet treats. The candy kitchen opened on South […]

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