Business calendar

SCORE live website webinar Tuesday, Feb. 28 — In this webinar, presenter Brad Keys will walk you through the process of making sure that your website is easy to find online to boost website traffic and generate leads. From 2 to 3 p.m. Call 301-766-2043, email info@scorehagerstown.org or go to hagerstown.score.org. Washington County Gives registration deadline Tuesday, Feb. 28 — Register for Washington County Gives, a 24-hour online fundraiser that gives local nonprofits an opportunity to raise unrestricted dollars for their organization, to be held Tuesday, May 2, from midnight to midnight. Any nonprofit organization (other than a church, mosque, […]

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New-to-Hagerstown law firm focuses on small businesses

Name of business: Law Firm of Mark Garfinkel Owner: Mark Garfinkel Address: 418 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown Opening date: Jan. 1, 2017 Products and services: The Law Firm of Mark Garfinkel is a general-business law and litigation firm that serves international and domestic clients. Its mission is to help small and mid-size companies grow without risk. Garfinkel is a business and transactional attorney who has 30 years of experience representing entrepreneurs, startups, businesses, investors and nongovernmental organizations with a wide range of business needs. He has been general counsel to several domestic and international companies and has a personal business […]

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Sandra L. Sullivan

W.Va. — The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg appointed Sandra L. Sullivan as the new associate director of patient-care services (nurse executive), effective Feb. 5.

Sullivan began her career with the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2012, as the associate chief nurse of geriatrics and long-term care at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. […]

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Berkeley Medical Center names DAISY Award winner

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s Nurse Work Life Council named Donna Autry, RN, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the fourth quarter of 2016. The award was presented to Autry, a nurse in the outpatient cancer and infusion center, during a recent ceremony at the medical center. She received a certificate, along with a sculpture called "A Healer’s Touch," hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. Evelyn Williams, RN, a nurse on the behavioral health unit, was recognized as a DAISY honorable mention recipient. The DAISY award was established nationally […]

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New business spotlight — Kindred Spirits

Name of business: Kindred Spirits LLC Owner: Shannon Weber Address: 805 E. Moler Ave., Suite 1, Martinsburg, WV 25404 Opening date: Oct. 27, 2016 Products and services: Carryout craft beer and wine shop that also sells gourmet cheeses, snacks and cooking items Target market: Anyone older than 21 who enjoys a craft brew or fine wines How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it?: Why should you have to travel to another county or different state to get good beer or wine? Martinsburg is an ever-growing little city. We wanted to bring something unique […]

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Shepherd MBA program hosting summit on economy

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Shepherd University MBA program is hoping a daylong summit it’s sponsoring will provide guidance on how West Virginia can pull itself out of the current economic crisis. The summit, "Reinventing West Virginia: Respecting the Heritage and Realizing the Future," will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in the Frank Center Theater on the Shepherd campus. The cost to attend is $39. Keynote speakers will be Linton Wells II, managing partner of Wells Analytics LLC and a former principal deputy assistant secretary of defense; and Patrick Morrisey, attorney general of West Virginia. […]

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Chiropractic & Massage Center relocates to add acupuncture

Name of business: Chiropractic & Massage Center of Hagerstown Owners: Marc Gamerman, doctor of chiropractic; Aimèe Grahe, licensed massage therapist; Susan Lundquist, licensed massage therapist Address: 89 W. Lee St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 Opening date: Moved to new location Sept. 1 Products and services: Chiropractic treatment; massage therapy including, but not limited to, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, Swedish massage; nutrition, diet and lifestyle education; exercise; vitamins and supplements; soon to be offering acupuncture. Target market: Everyone. We treat patients of any age — infants, children, adults; athletes of all types — dancers, cyclists, runners, weight lifters and so on. […]

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Symposium offers insight on business legacy

WINCHESTER, Va. — The Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University will host its ninth annual Business Symposium on Friday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester for members of the local and regional business communities, as well as students of the university. “Imagine: Your Business Legacy” is the theme of this year’s symposium, and attendees will hear from Ron Losby, president and chief executive officer of Steinway & Sons, during a keynote address. The event is designed to inspire and educate attendees from for-profit […]

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Business briefs – Feb. 12

R.M. Roach & Sons Inc. MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — R.M. Roach & Sons Inc., parent company of ROCS Local Market convenience stores, Roach Energy and Sunfire Energy Solutions, donated $15,000 to CCAP/Loaves and Fishes. Joan Roach, mother of R.M. Roach & Sons owner Steve Roach, co-founded CCAP in 1982 as part of a group of 16 community members from local churches and businesses. She served as a member of the organization’s board of directors for 25 of the 35 years that CCAP has been supporting the county. The $15,000 donated by R.M. Roach & Sons will be used to help stock […]

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USDA official: Foreign investors must report U.S. agricultural land holdings

Colleen Cashell, executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency in Washington County, said that foreign people with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. “Any foreign person who acquires, transfers or holds any interest, other than a security interest, including leaseholds of 10 years or more, in agricultural land in the United States is required by law to report the transaction no later than 90 days after the date of the transaction,” Cashell said in a news release. Foreign […]

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