Business calendar

Mock interviews Tuesday, Jan. 31 — Washington County One-Stop Job Center’s simulation of real interviews will provide participants an opportunity to practice for an interview and receive feedback. You must have completed the Interviewing Tips workshop in Maryland’s Workforce Exchange to take advantage of this service. By appointment only. Washington County One-Stop Job Center, Elizabeth Hager Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. To register, call 301-393-8200; email dlwdalhagerstown-dllr@maryland.gov; or go to www.dllr.state.md.us/county/west. Hub City REIA meeting Thursday, Feb. 2 — Plan to attend the Hub City Real Estate Investors Association meeting. You will learn and get a lot […]

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2017 brings changes to Social Security’s ‘full retirement age’

Every worker’s dream is having a secure retirement to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Social Security is here to help you secure today and tomorrow. Part of that commitment is ensuring you have the most up-to-date information when you make your retirement decisions. “Full retirement age” refers to the age when a person can claim his or her Social Security benefits without any reduction, even if he or she are still working part or full time. In other words, you don’t actually need to retire from your work to claim your full benefits. Also note that waiting until you’re […]

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Business briefs for Sunday, Jan. 22

Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. EDINBURG, Va. — Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (Shentel) held its third annual holiday initiative, “The Big Give,” in December, and more than doubled the amount raised and people served over the previous year. Employees raised $25,000 and helped more than 700 individuals in communities served by Shentel in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Kentucky. During The Big Give, Shentel employees create teams and choose a project to work on in their communities. Many chose to adopt families for the holiday season, providing them with everything from clothing and toys to food. Other teams did volunteer work, adopted […]

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Ribbon cutting Wednesday, Jan. 25 — The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening for the county’s newest brewery, Cushwa Brewing Co. The Williamsport craft brewery and taproom will open its doors to the public for the first time, showcasing its small-batch favorites and innovative experimental beers. 3 p.m. Cushwa Brewing Company, 10212 Governor Lane Blvd., Williamsport. Call 301-791-3246, ext. 14, send an email to betsy@visithagerstown.com or go to www.visithagerstown.com. GenNext networking happy hour Thursday, Jan. 26 — Join the Washington County young professionals for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. […]

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Washington County business licenses issued in December 2016

The following business licenses were issued in Washington County in December: • Jean Nolan, Dot Diamond Core Drilling, 780 Sugar Lane, Elyria, Ohio, out-of-state contractor • Brewer & Company of WV Inc., 3601 7th Ave., Charleston, W.Va., out-of-state contractor • Tri-State Guns and Bows LLC, 8638 Downsville Pike, Williamsport, trader’s license • TNT Gymnastics Inc., 16038 Business Parkway, Hagers-town, trader’s license • Mark L. and Debra A. Ridenour, Bai-Leigh Ann’s Designs, 927 S. Potomac St., Suite 2, Hagerstown, trader’s license • William J. Hartpence, WJH Property Maintenance/Landscaping, 17945 Reiff Church Road, Hagerstown, construction firm • Tom R. Heilman, Pin Oak […]

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