P & G employees donate $105K to United Way of Eastern Panhandle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Procter & Gamble employees have pledged more than $105,000 to United Way of the Eastern Panhandle as part of their 2017 United Way Campaign, according to a news release. Procter & Gamble revealed the final total from its United Way workplace campaign in January. A check for $105,081 was presented to United Way CEO Penny Porter and Director of Resource Development and Marketing Heather Polinik. “The Tabler Station Procter & Gamble site is proud to announce that we’ve raised more than $105,000 to be donated to United Way of The Eastern Panhandle. We at Procter & Gamble […]

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The Record for February 2018

About this section: Crossroads Business Journal runs public records of interest to the business community in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This includes building permits and deed transfers, as noted. Maryland Allegany County Deed transfers of note • Address: Property on Mount Savage Road, LaVale Buyer: Terry Keegan Seller: Thomas W. Davis Sr. Estate Price: $110,000 Date: Dec. 8, 2017 Structure type: None listed • Address: Two parcels on South Railroad Street, Barton Buyers: Alexander J. Taylor and Lori L. Taylor Seller: First United Bank and Trust, as representative of the estate of the late Edward H. Robertson Price: $118,575 […]

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The Calendar for February 2018

MARYLAND Five Biggest HR Mistakes and How to Fix Them Thursday, Feb. 1 — This webinar addresses five potentially crippling human resource mistakes small-business employers make every day: Treating independent contractors as if they are employees; not properly verifying employees’ eligibility to work in the U.S.; not paying employees correctly; practicing or allowing “accidental” discrimination or harassment; and not displaying mandatory employee postings. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Registration is required. Call 301-766-2043, email help@score.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org. Hub City REIA meeting Thursday, Feb. 1 — Come join the Tri-State area’s Real Estate Investment Association if you’re looking for […]

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Face Time for February 2018

Coldwell Banker names sales director, assistant CAMP HILL, Pa. — Larry Yoder was recently named regional sales director of the Chambersburg, Greencastle and Waynesboro offices for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania. In addition, Dorothy Kendall has been appointed regional assistant manager to work with Yoder. In these new roles, Yoder and Kendall will oversee operations and support more than 50 independent agents in the three offices which serve all of Franklin County, along with Adams and Cumberland counties and northern Maryland. Yoder will use the experience and knowledge he gained as a productive Realtor in Waynesboro. He has […]

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Bottom lines: Our views on recent news

Here are our bottom-line thoughts on a few items of note in the Crossroads Business Journal area: • We’re grateful to see development of a device that will speed treatment of injured warfighters. The Army and Morzine Medical LLC of Atlanta have partnered to make the rail system that transforms any standard NATO litter or stretcher into a surgical table or intensive care unit bed. • Some Maryland businesses might have their hands full as they look to comply with a new state law regulating paid sick leave time. The Maryland Chamber of Commerce has called it a “well-intended” measure,  but […]

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Shopping trips to shopping clicks

There’s a well-understood inverse relationship between the intensity of developing e-commerce fulfillment centers and the quantity of customer traffic in retail shopping. The increased speed in e-commerce fulfillment and reduced cost of shipping has led to customers replacing shopping trips with the shopping clicks.  Given the number of fulfillment centers I see when I leave Shippensburg University’s campus and drive on Interstate 81, I thought we could quickly study how the automation of the supply chain has contributed and, will continue to contribute, to the fulfillment center boom. First, automation has allowed faster and more agile flow of goods upstream in the […]

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Frederick County Bank donates car so those in need can have a ride

FREDERICK, Md. — Frederick County Bank recently donated a car to Second Chances Garage in Frederick, Md. Second Chances Garage is a charity that provides affordable, reliable transportation to economically vulnerable individuals and families. The car, formerly part of FCB’s fleet of business courier vehicles, will now be used to help those in need. Marty Lapera, president and chief executive officer of Frederick County Bank, said, “Frederick County Bank remains committed to the communit, which supports local banks, which in turn support local organizations and businesses.” […]

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Employee retention? It’s all about trust

The key to retaining quality employees in any organization is trust.  People join an organization because they want a particular job. They stay with the organization based on the quality of the relationship they develop with management, especially their immediate supervisor. Compensation, benefits and job security are important, but the feeling of trust and mutual respect is the anchor for most employees. Companies who focus on employee retention also begin to attract a higher caliber of applicant. Longer retention pays dividends in increased performance, higher productivity and improved morale among a workforce that truly wants to see the company achieve […]

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Dot Foods employees donate nearly $240K to hurricane relief efforts

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — Dot Foods, the nation’s largest food industry redistributor, recently announced its employees assisted victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria by donating $239,872 to the Red Cross and Houston Food Bank. All 12 of the company’s locations nationwide, including the facility in Williamsport, Md., participated. “It makes me so proud to work for Dot Foods,” said Kimberly Hultquist, Dot Foods accounts receivable specialist. “There aren’t many companies who will match your donation dollar for dollar and offer giving through payroll deductions. Our leadership makes it easy for employees to help others. These values are at the core […]

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