1st Ed cuts ribbon in Greencastle

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — In conjunction with the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, 1st Ed Credit Union recently celebrated a ribbon cutting for its new branch at 526 N. Antrim Way. As part of the ceremony, Branch Manager Amanda Dickson presented a check for the Greencastle-Antrim School District in the amount of $1,000 to G-A School Superintendent Kendra Trail. A ribbon of real money was cut at the July 10 ribbon cutting.  Dickson strategically placed the scissors between the bills of the ribbon. […]

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Doing Better Business named among nation’s best

Doing Better Business Inc. was recently recognized by the Pros Elite Group as one of the top 100 independent office technology organizations in the United States. The selection was based on a series of criteria designed to measure its client service procedures and outcomes, as well as overall client satisfaction.  Doing Better Business, a certified women-owned business, is headquartered in Altoona, Pa., and has offices in Greensburg, Pittsburgh, State College and Williamsport, Pa., as well as Hagerstown, Md., and Winchester, Va. Companies that earn the PROs Elite 100 distinction have made the commitment to their clients to become the premier […]

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Survey says nonprofits are ‘important economic force’

By MIKE LEWIS mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com FREDERICK, Md. — Nonprofit organizations have a “significantly higher” economic impact than people might realize, said Michael Planz, CEO of Community Living Inc. in Frederick, Md. That’s more than his hunch. It’s the result of a study that measured the economic impact of nonprofit organizations in the county. “We pay a little over $83 million in wages and salaries to the employees of our organizations,” said Planz, who chairs the Frederick Nonprofit Alliance, a committee of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. “That’s a lot of money that’s going back into the Frederick community.” A Leadership Frederick […]

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Officials to steer Penn State Mont Alto’s Healthcare Management Program Board

MONT ALTO, Pa. — A seven-member advisory board will help steer the Health Policy and Administration program at Penn State Mont Alto. Leaders from local health care organizations were recruited after conversations Francis K. Achampong, Penn State Mont Alto chancellor, had with CEOs and COOs at Wellspan, Summit Health, Fulton County Medical Center and Keystone Health. The board members include: • Lori Clark, vice president of neuroscience, Wellspan; • Michael Cogliano, vice president of operations, Wellspan; • David Grant, COO, Keystone health; • Niki Hinckle, senior vice president of physician services, Summit Health; • John Massimilla, COO, Chambersburg Hospital; • Deborah […]

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‘Best Places to Work’ honored in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. — Ten companies were honored at the recent Best Places to Work program in Frederick, Md. More than 100 nominations were submitted, according to a news release. Five companies received awards in the primary award categories: • Small Employer (1-10 employees): ECI, Expert Consultants Inc. • Small to Medium Employer (11-30 employees): Immersion Active • Medium to Large Medium Employer (31-50 employees): A2LA • Large Employer (51-200 employees): FoodPRO • Major Employer (201-plus employees): Legal & General America Scoring categories included work-life balance, median salary, turnover rate, benefits, diversity and professional growth. In addition to major category award […]

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Weldon taking chamber’s reigns

FREDERICK, Md. — The Frederick County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce board recently announced that Rick Weldon, vice president of chamber operations, will become the new president and CEO. He will follow Elizabeth Cromwell, who is leaving to become president and CEO of the Charlottesville (Va.) Regional Chamber of Commerce. Her last day in Frederick was scheduled for Sept. 14.  Cromwell has served as the chamber’s president and CEO since 2014. Under her leadership, the chamber launched several new programs and initiatives, including the Partners in Trust program, and moved its headquarters back to downtown Frederick. Weldon joined the chamber staff […]

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Face Time for September 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. WVU Medicine welcomes neurologist, pulmonologist MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians announce the addition of two physicians. Dr. Apoorv Prasad, a neurologist, has joined WVU Medicine Neurology in Martinsburg.   Prasad received a medical degree from Grant Government Medical College in Mumbai, India. He completed a […]

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David H. Martin Excavating celebrates its 50th year

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Kirk Martin smiles a lot as he walks through the offices of David H. Martin Excavating near Chambersburg, Pa. “I really enjoy this,” he said of the business, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Martin, 46, is the company president. He is the third generation of his family to lead the company. It was founded by his grandfather, David, in 1968 and later led by his father. “I’ve worked here all my life, coming up through the family. … It’s basically shaped who I am,” Kirk Martin said. He’s served a variety of roles in […]

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Jefferson County chamber salutes River Riders resort

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce recently honored River Riders Family Adventure Resort of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., with the George E. Vickers Business Award. The presentation was made during its 59th annual Chamber Celebration at Hollywood Casino. Each year the chamber salutes a business that has shown leadership in promoting the expansion and prosperity of the area. For more than 30 years, River Riders has been connecting local residents and visitors to the beauty and natural environment for which West Virginia is known, the chamber reported in a news release. The original piece of property for […]

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3 Roads provides distribution to Amazon Prime

FREDERICK, Md. — 3 Roads Communications has opened up distribution of content — such as television and web series, documentaries, original films and other video products — created by content creators to Amazon Prime. “We are thrilled that we are able to offer these same services that we enjoy to all content owners,” Russ Hodge, president of 3 Roads, said in a news release. “It allows producers to receive a steady stream of income on a monthly basis for products that are just sitting on a shelf.” Creators and owners of video products now have the opportunity to monetize their […]

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