Wellness at Work Awards — Frederick County

FREDERICK, Md. —  Fifteen Frederick employers were recognized at this year’s Wellness at Work Awards event held June 29 at Ceresville Mansion in Frederick. The Wellness at Work Awards is a State of Maryland program for employers committed to improving employee health and well-being. The Wellness at Work Awards recognition event for Frederick employers is a partnership of the Frederick Regional Health System, the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce Worksite Wellness Committee, and Healthiest Maryland Businesses. Photography for the event was provided by Kim Kruger of Winsome Spirit Imagery. Award recipients included: Large (more than 750 employees) • Frederick County Public Schools […]

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Richard Robinson

BETHESDA, Md. — The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, the largest orthopaedic group in the country, has announced the hiring of Richard Robinson as chief operating officer. Robinson previously worked as region operations director for DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500 health care company, where he was responsible for managing nearly 80 outpatient dialysis centers generating $250 million in annual revenues. His past experience also includes serving as senior manager for Frito-Lay Inc., where he led day-to-day sales operations for multistate and multidistribution locations in Maryland and Virginia, with combined annual sales exceeding $160 million. With more locations than any orthopaedic group […]

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Jennifer Suminski

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Hagerstown Community College dental hygiene instructor Jennifer Suminski recently had her research in oral care published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Vol. 21, No.3. In the article titled, “Oral Care: Exploring education, attitudes, and behaviors among nurses caring for patients with breast cancer,” Suminski finds that educating providers comprehensively about prevention, treatment and risk factors of developing oral conditions during anticancer treatments is crucial given the strong associations between educational experiences and actual behavioral engagement with patients. Suminski is a full-time instructor for HCC’s Dental Hygiene Program. She teaches oral anatomy, pharmacology, pathology, community dentistry, […]

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Notes and quotes

Comments overheard at business events around the area: The top 10 Employers in Frederick, Md. 1. Frederick County Public Schools: 5,650** (public education) 2. Fort Detrick Campus: 5,624* (military, bioscience, communications) 3. Frederick Memorial Healthcare: 2,379 (comprehensive health care) 4. Leidos Biomedical Research: 2,050 (medical research) 5. Frederick County Government: 2,034 (county government) 6. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage: 1,708 (mortgage loans and service center) 7. Frederick Community College: 1,086 (two-year college) 8. City of Frederick Government: 872 (municipal government) 9. United Health Care: 709 (health insurance) 10. AstraZeneca: 700 (biotech manufacturing) **Full-time equivalent positions that are in the City of […]

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Make better use of your employees

The supply chain industry faces a severe employment crisis, and it is only expected to get worse. Seasoned workers are retiring, and it has been a challenge to replace them. Contributing to this is the overall poor perception of supply chain jobs by millennials, and companies being slow to embrace diversity in their ranks. With the number of available candidates dwindling, it is crucial that companies find ways to get the best value from the people they already employ. For you to get more value from your employees, consider adopting these 10 recommendations: • Invest in training. Training can help […]

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The record for August 2017

MARYLAND Allegany County Deed transfers of note • Addresses: 439 and 441 N. Mechanic St., Cumberland Buyer: Larry H. Gregory Sellers: William A. and Diane L. Schmoyer Valuation: $63,000 Date: June 1, 2017 Structure type: Retail store • Address: 10503 Eckhart Mines St., Frostburg Buyer: Susan G. Holliday Seller: Standard Bank Valuation: $66,000 Date: June 2, 2017 Structure type: Multiple residence • Address: 1203 National Highway, La Vale Buyer: BER Real Estate Investments II LLC Seller: Bob Evans Farms LLC Valuation: $2,569,792 Date: June 16, 2017 Structure type: Restaurant Frederick County Building permits of note • Address: 3471 Campus Drive, […]

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Allen Dieterich-Ward

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Allen Dieterich-Ward, associate professor of history at Shippensburg University, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Humanities Council Board of Directors by Gov. Tom Wolf. The PHC is an independent partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities and part of a network of 56 state humanities councils that spans the nation and U.S. jurisdictions. The PHC is governed by a 24-seat board of directors, which is made up of both elected individuals and governor appointees. Dieterich-Ward, an environmental and urban historian with a focus on political ecology and community development, will serve a three-year term. […]

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‘Each day is different, which I love’

Christian Asam, general manager of the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, W.Va. SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Bavarian Inn, founded in 1977 by Erwin and Carol Asam, is celebrating 40 years of business in Shepherdstown this year. Christian Asam and his brother, David Asam, took over day-to-day operations of the inn in 2005 and say they are proud to carry on the family tradition. The inn, which started as a 25-seat dining room with three employees, now boasts 100 employees, 300 seats of dining, banquet space and 72 hotel rooms. The Asam brothers recently finished construction of Infinity 101 Pool and Bar, […]

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Rocky Gap Casino Resort

FLINTSTONE, Md. — Rocky Gap Casino Resort, a subsidiary of Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment Inc., re-sculpted the entire back of the resort to include a 2,400-square-foot terrace and lounge area to enhance the location’s views of Rocky Gap State Park in Allegany County, Md. The newly opened Lakeside Terrace at Rocky Gap Casino Resort offers a scenic and relaxing outdoor setting with a backdrop that includes Evitts Mountain and the 243-acre Lake Habeeb, according to a news release from the resort. Lakeside Terrace now includes better seating and lounging areas — including Adirondack chairs along the Lake Habeeb shoreline. Seating […]

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Aeronautics training institute attracts accolades, students

A school in the Crossroads area is getting accolades for fighting the nation’s skills gap while hitting high marks for placing students in jobs. In June, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, which has a branch in Hagerstown, Md., was ranked No. 11 on Forbes’ list of the top 30 two-year trade schools in the United States. The list examined schools’ affordability and quality, as well as graduates’ earnings. PIA, which trains aviation mechanics, was the top school on the list for technical trades. The Hagerstown campus boasts an employment rate of 95 percent, based on its employable graduates between July 1, […]

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