Dr. Vicki Ellis

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Fulton County Medical Center physician Dr. Vicki Ellis received her board certification in May by the American Board of Wound Management. Her credentials are now MD, CWSP, which stands for Certified Wound Specialist Physician. This certification is awarded to physicians who have more than three years of wound-care experience, an unrestricted license and demonstrate their expertise by passing a written 180-question exam. These credentials are in addition to her Diabetic Wound Care Certification and Wound Care Certification that she earned last year. […]

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Damian Bess

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Damian Bess has been appointed Deputy to the Commander at Letterkenny Army Depot. Depot Commander Col. Deacon Maddox made the selection based on Bess’s extensive background in logistics and military management. Since July 2015, Bess was the director of Public Works at the depot, where he successfully managed a $38 million indirect operating budget. His responsibilities included overseeing the depot operations plan, facilities improvement schedule and to act as the lead coordinator with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in major construction projects. Bess is a retired U.S. Marine Lt. Col. and has a master’s degree in […]

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Potomac Marketplace

RANSON, W.Va. — A joint venture partnership between Heidenberg Properties Group and Strategic Real Estate Partners announces the $35.9 million acquisition of The Potomac Marketplace in Ranson, W.Va. The 370,000 square-foot shopping center is anchored by a 61,000 square-foot Weis Supermarket, a 122,000 square-foot Home Depot, an 88,000 square-foot Kohl’s and a 15,000 square-foot Petco, according to a news release. The center is 92 percent occupied and has approximately 51,000 square feet of inline store space and outlots, which offer an array of popular restaurants including Panera Bread, Dunkin’ Donuts, Glory Days Grill, California Tortilla, Roy Rogers and John’s Café. […]

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Crossroads Calendar

Maryland Learning Lunch Hour Tuesday, Aug. 1 — Attend the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s lunchtime discussion. Socialize and network while you are there. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 901 Dual Hwy., Hagerstown. Free for Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; $10 for non-members. Call 301-739-2015 ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org. Eggs and Issues Wednesday, Aug. 2 — Join the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, a discussion and networking. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Applause Caterers, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. $15 for Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; […]

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Barbara Lyman

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Shippensburg University Interim President Barbara Lyman has been selected to participate in The Association of Chief Academic Officers Digital Fellows Program. Prior to serving as interim president, Lyman served as provost and executive vice president and will resume this role on Aug. 7. She is one of 32 provosts and chief academic officers selected from across the nation and representing public research universities, regional comprehensives, community colleges and a state system of higher education. Lyman will participate in the year-long fellowship, which includes four meetings of the fellowship recipients for workshops on digital learning. The Gates Foundation grant also […]

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Pa. environmental services firm makes moves

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Baxter Group Inc. recently announced that it acquired the basement waterproofing company Steven E. Jaymes Contracting, expanded its radon division and joined forces with a local HVAC company. As a result of incorporating the Steven E. Jaymes Contracting, Baxter Group Inc. will now offer waterproofing, wall stabilization, renovations and home and building improvements. Baxter also recently partnered with building performance analyst Patrick Aaron of Total Comfort Inc. Adding Aaron gives Baxter’s residential and commercial clients a free consultation that includes in-depth environmental investigations, testing and remediation services, recommended changes to existing HVAC systems, and recommending products for […]

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RoosterBio Inc. graduates from incubator

RoosterBio Inc. has announced that it will graduate from the bioscience and technology incubator, the Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc., according to the Frederick County (Md.) Office of Economic Development. The company will expand into 14,000 square feet at 5295 Westview Drive in the Offices at Westview at Frederick. The company has 25 employees and plans to double that number within the next few years, according to a news release. “We are thrilled for RoosterBio’s success and pleased to have the facility and environment for technology and biotech businesses to grow,” Kathie Callahan Brady, FITCI director, said in the news […]

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Meritus Medical Center’s critical care staff earns national award

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Meritus Medical Center was one of four Maryland hospitals recently given a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The AACN recognized successful improvement of patient outcomes and work standards and practices from the critical care staff, moving them from the bronze designation the unit received in 2013, to the new, three-year silver designation. The Beacon Award for Excellence is a significant milestone for the mix-model hospital unit employing 54 registered nurses in its staff of 72. Primary critical care services for patients admitted by an intensivist or through trauma services are […]

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Summer marks changes for chambers

Coping with change has been a summer chore for chambers of commerce in at least three Crossroads communities. The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce in Maryland is preparing to move its headquarters into a downtown building that’s being refurbished. In Frederick County, Md., chamber staff members already are working in new quarters in a renovated building downtown. And in Chambersburg, Pa., a national search firm has been hired to help select a new leader for the chamber and its affiliated development corporations. ‘Exciting place to be’ During the next few weeks, if all goes well, the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of […]

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