Schindel wins inaugural Idea Pitch at Mt. St. Mary’s

EMMITSBURG, Md. — Levi Schindel’s pitch for cross-platform social media connections won the the inaugural Palmieri Center for Entrepreneurship Idea Pitch Invitational at Mount St. Mary’s University. Schindel, a business student, won the $5,000 top prize with his ADDU mobile app for cross-platform social media connection, according to a news release. A Hagerstown, Md., native and a graduate of Saint James School, he plans to spend the summer working on the app’s development at the Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College in Hagerstown in consultation with the Palmieri Center for Entrepreneurship. Chloe Cain and Lyndsey Saunders earned the second-place […]

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3 Roads Communications wins five Telly Awards

FREDERICK, Md. — 3 Roads Communications has received five Telly Awards for television programming and videos produced during 2017-2018. The Telly Awards honor outstanding international video and film productions.  “We are honored to receive prestigious Telly Awards for these great projects,” said Russ Hodge, president of 3 Roads Communications Inc. “We have the privilege to work with distinguished clients who trust us to deliver their message and story. These awards are not only a testament to the hard work of our creative team, but to the merit of our clients as well.” 3 Roads Communications’ awards include: • Silver: Library […]

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Bottom lines: Our views on recent news

Here are our bottom-line views on a few items of note in the Crossroads Business Journal area: • A vote of support for the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, which are implementing Apprenticeship Maryland Program statewide. The program, piloted in Frederick and Washington counties, provides high school students with paid work-based learning opportunities, related classroom instruction and one-on-one mentoring from industry professionals. • Congratulations and thanks to all of the Healthiest Maryland Businesses Wellness at Work awardees for recognizing the importance of their employees’ health. • Kudos to area wineries for their award-winning efforts […]

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First United Bank & Trust renovates Frederick office, offers new tech

FREDERICK, Md. — First United Bank & Trust has completed renovations at its Riverside Community Office at 1990 Monocacy Blvd. in Frederick. “We know that people are tech-savvy and want the convenience of mobile and internet banking,” said Carissa L. Rodeheaver, chief executive officer, chairman of the board and president of First United Bank & Trust. “But we also realize that we still have many customers who want to see and talk to their bankers. “This is an exciting time, and the Frederick area is the perfect location for our new approach to the banking experience. We remain true to […]

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Menno Haven awarded for rehab center

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Menno Haven recently announced that its new rehabilitation center won an “Environments for Aging Design Showcase Award.” Each year, Environments for Aging, a national trade publication in the senior living industry, judges entries from architects, developers, designers and operators from across the globe. This year, there were 54 submissions, including Menno Haven’s rehabilitation center, which is still under construction. Menno Haven was one of just six submissions selected for the award. The building was designed with the intention of it receiving the WELL Building Certification upon completion. To be WELL Certified means that a building, and everything […]

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The Record for July 2018

Maryland Allegany County Deed transfers of note • Address: 15109 Winchester Road, Cresaptown Buyer: First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union Seller: Patricia Mason-Goggin and John G. Mason, successor trustees of the Harriett L. Mason Trust Price: $400,000 Date: May 11, 2018 Structure type: None listed   • Address: 818 Mount Royal Ave., Cumberland Buyer: Dobson Immovables LLC Seller: Glenn T. Simpkins Price: $525,000 Date: May 16, 2018 Structure type: Multiple residence   • Address: 90 Main St., Westernport Buyer: Allegany Family Health LLC Seller: Westernport Revitalization Corp. Price: $75,000 Date: May 21, 2018 Structure type: Medical office building   • […]

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Medical moves: Satellite health facilities expand area hospitals’ reach

Hospital organizations in the Crossroads area are offering an array of off-site services — from urgent and primary care to X-rays and specialized practices — as one way to adapt to the increasing need for, and expense of, health care. On May 30, Summit Health broke ground on a $15 million, three-story, 45,000-square-foot medical office building in Greencastle, Pa. Meritus Health is working on a $15 million outpatient center north of Hagerstown, Md., anticipating a November or December opening. In early May, WVU Medicine opened a $13.5 million, 40,000-square foot medical building in Spring Mills, W.Va. These additions are just […]

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Notes and quotes for July 2018

Things seen and overheard around the region last month, compiled by reporter Mike Lewis:   ‘We need caring people’ “We don’t need more technological gimmicks to monitor our fitness efforts. We need caring people to help other people, one at a time, to develop an individual program that works for them.” — Joseph “Jake” Jacobs, health and physical education instructor at St. John’s Catholic Prep in Buckeystown, Md., and an adjunct professor at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., and Penn State Mont Alto Independence Day history, by the numbers 27: Different official flags used in U.S. history (only the number […]

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Washington County, Md., business development department vows to listen

The Washington County Department of Business Development has promised to do a lot of listening. Representatives of the department spoke at a Washington County Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues” breakfast recently. Susan Small, the department’s business leader, said the department will work on that team approach moving forward. “Our biggest charge this year, for our department of business development and working with our Economic Development Commission, is going to be partnerships, internally and externally,” she said. Small joined Linda Spence, the business and event coordinator, and Leslie Hart, the agriculture business specialist, in speaking at the breakfast. “You will see […]

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First United Bank & Trust unveils new checking account lineup

OAKLAND, Md. — First United Bank & Trust has launched a new checking account lineup. The accounts are designed to simplify customers’ financial lives while providing additional benefits, savings and protection. Two new membership accounts, YouFirst Checking and YouFirst Plus Checking, are available. The bank will continue to offer a basic, no-minimum-balance requirement account, as well as a simple interest-bearing checking account. For a small monthly or discounted annual membership fee, both of the “YouFirst powered by BaZing” subscription accounts will offer features such as unlimited mobile deposits, person-to-person transfers, stop payments and one free overdraft per year. Additionally, members […]

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