Business calendar

Wills and estate planning seminar Tuesday, March 28 — The Community Foundation of Washington County will hold a wills and estate planning seminar with attorney Jordan Lysczek. 5 to 6 p.m. Hancock Community Center, 126 W. High St., Hancock. Free. Reservations required. Call 301-745-5210. Budgeting 101: Planning for success webinar Wednesday, March 29 — Of small businesses, 40 percent make a profit, 30 percent come out even and 30 percent lose money. A lot of that comes down to budgeting. Join the small-business experts for this webinar hosted by Score of Hagerstown, and learn how to create a plan that […]

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Business people for Sunday, March 26

Busy Bee Award winner at Berkeley Medical Center MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Kelly Rogers, who works in the oncology department of WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center was recently named the recipient of the center’s first Busy Bee Award. The award was created by the nursing department’s Work Life Council to recognize outstanding nursing technicians at the center. Rogers was selected from 27 nominees. Crissy Shipley and Doug Allen were recognized with honorable mentions. […]

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Brethren work ethic inspires owner of Superior Floorcoverings & Kitchens

Name of Business: Superior Floorcoverings & Kitchens Owner: Greg Meyers Address: 254 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201 Opening Date: Grand opening is scheduled for Thursday, March 30 Products and services: Superior Floorcoverings & Kitchens offers products and services centered on flooring and kitchen/bathroom remodeling. Superior’s team offers expert consultation, room design and professional installation. Target market: Primarily commercial and residential customers in south-central Pennsylvania, reaching into the Philadelphia area and extending south to the Martinsburg, W.Va., area. With an expansive in-stock inventory and access to a wide range of product, Superior Floorcoverings & Kitchens is able to satisfy various […]

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Business briefs for Sunday, March 19

Edward Jones Financial services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 5 on the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. It is Edward Jones’ 18th appearance on the list. Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and Canada. The firm’s 15,000-plus financial advisers work directly with more than 7 million clients. Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis and has an office in Hagerstown. Sheetz ALTOONA, Pa. — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience […]

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Trip to Social Security might not be needed in some cases

Social Security is constantly evolving to make customers’ lives easier. For those currently receiving benefits from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and are reapplying for benefits, or are assisting someone with their application, a trip to the Social Security office is probably not necessary —even if verification of Social Security benefits is needed. Because of a data exchange established between Social Security and HUD, most people do not need to contact Social Security for a benefit verification letter. HUD administrators processing a Recertification Application for Housing Assistance can use the Enterprise Income Verification System to verify Social […]

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Résumé review Wednesday, March 22 — A certified professional résumé writer will review your résumé and give you suggestions to improve it. Bring your current résumé. You must have completed the Résumé Builder workshop in Maryland’s Workforce Exchange to take advantage of this service. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Washington County One-Stop Job Center, Elizabeth Hager Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8200, send an email to dlwdalhagerstown-dllr@maryland.gov or go to www.dllr.state.md.us/county/west. ‘The State of Search 2017’ webinar Wednesday, March 22 — Google is constantly changing, so what can you expect in the new year? Find out the […]

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Café Donatello aims to give ‘fresh alternative to standard fast food’

Name of business: Café Donatello Owner: Myers Ventures LLC Address: 18728 North Village, Hagerstown (business office: 14613 Dehaven Court, N. Potomac, MD 20878) Opening date: Feb. 27; grand opening, March 4 Products and services: Fast casual restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Café Donatello offers free Wi-Fi, comfy chairs, an internet bar and lounge and an assortment of 100 percent Arabica coffees, a variety of black and herbal teas, plus a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. The menu includes stuffed pita pockets; rice bowls featuring steak, chicken or shrimp and your choice of sauce and seasonings; fresh […]

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Business briefs for Sunday, March 12

Bank of Charles Town MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Bank of Charles Town presented a check to United Way of the Eastern Panhandle on Feb. 28 to support the United Way Community Campaign. The annual fundraising campaign provides funding to more than 30 nonprofit agencies in Berkley, Jefferson and Morgan counties. Bank of Charles Town and its employees have pledged to donate $53,795.96 to United Way. Manning Media FREDERICK, Md. — Manning Media is expanding its broadcasting footprint to include two signals broadcasting on 93.5 in Frederick and on 100.5 in Hagerstown. The heritage broadcast company, Manning Media, Inc. (formerly Manning […]

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Hager Watches opens showroom downtown

Pete Brown said his search to buy a watch led him to launch his own company. Brown founded Hager Watches in 2009. Late last month, about 20 people, including Mayor Robert E. Bruchey and other business and government leaders, attended a ribbon-cutting as Brown formally opened his first showroom at 36 S. Potomac St., Suite 204. “We really appreciate your confidence in the city of Hagerstown,” Bruchey told Brown. Brown, a military veteran, said he began shopping for a quality watch after his broke while he was deployed in Iraq. “I started looking around at the different higher-end watches,” he […]

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Hagerstown Business and Professional Womens meeting Monday, March 6 — Hagerstown Business and Professional Women will hold its monthly dinner meeting. Come help celebrate the group’s 80th anniversary. The speaker will be Lisa Shank Poole, attorney at law. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. Fireside Restaurant, Ramada at the Valley Mall, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown. $17. RSVP. Call 301-302-8237 or email sandy@ksinnc.com. State of the City Tuesday, March 7 — Join the City of Hagerstown for a unique opportunity to hear from the mayor and City Council about their vision for growth, development, and a vibrant […]

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