Frederick firm wins regional award

FREDERICK, Md. — Octavo Designs received a Regional Gold ADDY Award at the 2018 District 2 American Advertising Awards Show recently in Pittsburgh. “We are thrilled to receive this ADDY award,” Sue Hough, founder and creative director of Octavo Designs, said in a news release. “The opportunity to move on to the national competition is truly humbling and exciting. I know our team does great work, and it’s fantastic to see that recognized by others.” A Gold ADDY Award winner is judged to be superior to the other entries in the competition. Entries competed from agencies and firms from New […]

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‘The past 40-plus years have seen unparalleled growth’

Gregg Thompson director of marketing and business development at Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. Inc.   Gregg Thompson says he’s learned the business from the ground up, literally, at Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. Inc. in Chambersburg, Pa. He started working for the company as a laborer during his days as a student at Shippensburg University. “I’ve swept plenty of floors and shoveled mud off foundations,” he said with a smile. Thompson graduated from Shippensburg in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. But he went to work for Brechbill & Helman. “They were really growing then, and they were […]

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The Calendar for June 2018

Have a calendar item? Submit your business calendar items to calendar@crossroadsbizjour nal.com, or by mail to Crossroads Business Journal, 100 Summit Ave., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741. If you have questions, call editor Joseph Deinlein at 301-791-7591, or reporter Mike Lewis at 301-733-5131. MARYLAND Learning Lunch Hour Tuesday, June 5 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for lunch, discussion and networking. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Free for Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; $10 for nonmembers. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100; email info@hagerstown.org; or go to […]

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The Record for June 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: 939 SE Frederick St., Cumberland Buyer: Cornerstone Baptist Church of Cumberland Maryland Inc. Seller: Luxury Leasing Inc. Price: $300,000 Date: March 28, 2018 Structure type: Medical office building • Address: 15925 Mount Savage Road, Mount Savage Buyer: James J. Haynes Sellers: Anthony L. Perino and Judi A. Perino Price: $477,000 Date: March 28, 2018 Structure type: Multiple residence • Address: 10220 […]

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Time off for some means business opportunity for others

Leisure time for some generates millions of dollars for area businesses, according to tourism reports for the Crossroads region. Tourism leaders say that’s because of the area’s mix of historic sites, parks and activities. “History is our hook, but recreation is what people do,” said Janet Pollard, executive director of the Franklin County (Pa.) Visitors Bureau. That sentiment also was expressed, in one way or another, by several other tourism leaders throughout the Crossroads area. They said they market their communities’ ties to history — such as Civil War sites — as well as state and national parks and activities […]

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Entrepreneurial mindset essential in economic development

Economic development is a government process to improve the economic, civic and social well-being of its people. It can be accomplished via public or private organizations. All for-profit firms, no matter the industry, size or form, began as an imagined opportunity in the mind of an entrepreneur. Thus, the essence of private economic development is entrepreneurship — the identification of unrecognized business possibilities. Entrepreneurs perform several functions for sustainable economic development to occur: They take the initiative to launch the start-up; make business model decisions and innovations, and bare the risk/reward. Today it is necessary to train government leaders in […]

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Face time for June 2018

Have a Face Time item? Submit your new hires, promotions, awards and other people items to facetime@crossroadsbizjournal.com, or by mail to Crossroads Business Journal, 100 Summit Ave., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741. If you have questions, call editor Joseph Deinlein at 301-791-7591, or reporter Mike Lewis at 301-733-5131. Family Heritage appoints Twenhafel FREDERICK, Md. — The Family Heritage Trust Co. has appointed David Twenhafel to be senior vice president and senior trust officer. Responsible for initiating and maintaining client relationships, he also will manage staffing and day-to-day administrative operations. Twenhafel is a certified financial planner with more than 25 […]

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Keystone Behavioral Health on the move

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Keystone Behavioral Health has moved into its new location at 110 Chambers Hill Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. The new building, at 12,800 square feet, is larger than the former space, and its construction and furnishings are considered state-of-the-art, Keystone reported in a news release. The new location will allow the practice to increase its number of providers from 12 to 22. In the news release, Joanne Cochran, president and chief executive officer of Keystone Health, said more mental health services are needed in Franklin County, Pa. “One in four adults (approximately 61.5 million Americans) experiences mental illness in a […]

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On the Books for June 2018

Several large commercial real estate transactions have been closed in the Crossroads Business Journal area in recent weeks. The map shows some of the details about those deals. The information was taken from records maintained by the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation as well as deed records held by county clerk’s offices in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The available details about property transactions vary from state to state. ­— Compiled by Mike Lewis […]

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Jean Peterson Design changes name to Postern

FREDERICK, Md. — After 22 years of business in downtown Frederick, Md., Jean Peterson Design officially changed its name to Postern effective May 1. According to a news release from the company, the firm started as a traditional graphic design agency, Postern has expanded to encompass a full-service approach to marketing and advertising. Now, clients looking for an all-inclusive marketing strategy can get everything — media planning, copywriting, public relations, social media management, print and website design — under one roof. The new name and diversified service offerings further signal the company’s evolution from a graphic design firm to a […]

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