Allegany College reaches transfer agreement with SNHU

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Through a transfer agreement with Southern New Hampshire University, some graduates of Allegany College of Maryland have a new way to earn bachelor’s degrees online. The collaboration enables ACM graduates to transfer as many as 90 credits toward a corresponding bachelor’s degree at the Manchester, N.H., institution. ACM-SNHU transfers include: • Associate degree in criminal Justice to online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice; • Associate degree in business administration to online bachelor’s degree in business administration; • Associate degree in dental hygiene to online bachelor’s degree in health sciences; • Associate degree in nursing to online bachelor’s […]

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Valley Storage continues expansion

Valley Storage has continued its expansion in the West Virginia market with the purchase of five facilities formerly branded L&H/AAAA in the Martinsburg/Shepherdstown area. The facilities include 270,000 square feet of rental space and will operate under the Valley Storage brand, the company announced. With this acquisition, Valley Storage moved up to 50th in the nation as a top operator with 28 locations in Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, according to the company’s news release. The facilities will be professionally managed by Storage Asset Management Inc., a full-service self-storage property management and consulting company based in […]

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Work group to study autonomous technology center in Western Md.

By MIKE LEWIS mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com An eight-member work group is exploring how to develop a Western Maryland Autonomous Technology Center. Appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan, the group is working from a feasibility study partially funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission. The commission in Maryland is focused on self-sustaining economic development and job growth in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties. “The aim of this work group is really to see how we can implement some of the recommendations of the study,” said Guy Winterberg, assistant director of the Tri-County Council of Western Maryland and member of the work group. The term “autonomous technologies” […]

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Medical marijuana business growing in Maryland

By MIKE LEWIS mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com Maryland is proving to be fertile ground for at least some medical marijuana operations. Medical cannabis dispensary sales have risen each of the past 10 months, from $1.8 million in December, when the state launched the program, to $11.6 million in September. Sales totaled $68.8 million for that time period, according to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The number of medical marijuana transactions jumped from 26,504 in December to 265,297 in September, again showing an increase every month. At Kind Therapeutics, a growing and processing operation in Hagerstown, Director of Operations Timothy Shaw said Maryland “did […]

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Face time for November 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. Attorney named to ‘Top 10’ list Bradley Jay Reed of Hagerstown, Md., has been recognized by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys in its most recent list of 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The institute is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the […]

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Hospice project takes construction award

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. recently recognized the most innovative and high-quality construction projects and safety programs in the Tri-State area during a program in Hagers- town, Md. One of the highlights of the night was the Doey’s House project, which won first place in the health care category. Representatives from Brechbill and Helman and Hospice of Washington County were present to accept the award. Doey’s House, a 16,400-square-foot project, had an initial contract of $4.9 million and was built with funds raised from the community and in-kind donations. The project was going […]

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The Firehouse in Frederick gets first tenant

FREDERICK, Md. — Ruppert Properties has secured its first tenant at The Firehouse in Frederick, Md. The 1,426-square-foot lease is with Scheer Partners, a commercial real estate firm headquartered in Montgomery County, Md. The fully renovated Firehouse building was unveiled early this summer after undergoing extensive renovations throughout the building and adjoining courtyard. Fitzgerald Realty Group represents Ruppert Properties in the leasing of The Firehouse. […]

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Despite rain, golf outing raises early $35,000

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Golfers and volunteers endured cold and wet conditions at the 25th annual Fulton County Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament to help raise $34,973. The proceeds will be used to purchase an MRI knee coil for radiology and a portable ventilator for respiratory therapy. The tournament was shortened to nine holes because of the heavy rain affecting course conditions at Great Cove Golf Course. It was the third time in the last five years rain has hit the tournament, but the weather did not dampen spirits. The overall winning team was Fred Peck, Denny Ritchey, Bill Yocum and Russell […]

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‘Teamwork makes the dream work’

Successful companies in all industries have one thing in common: strong teamwork. Healthy workplace teams, regardless of the industry, provide a number of benefits to the company, to the individual and to the community. High-functioning teams have greater productivity, lower turnover, more creativity and positive morale. These teams, however, do not appear on their own. They are the result of an organizational culture that fosters cooperation and collaboration over competition and individual achievement. In other words, strong high-functioning teams are made, not born. There are several steps that any organization can take to begin to create an organizational culture that […]

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Sowing different revenue streams

Saving the farm has meant diversifying By MIKE LEWIS mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com These days, farm work can mean anything from milking cows and raising crops to hosting hunters and celebrating weddings. Some of those latter options are also known as diversifying revenue streams. “There are lots of different avenues folks are taking for income generation,” said Jeff Semler, University of Maryland extension educator in Washington County. “… They’re trying to take some of the eggs out of one basket and put them into some other baskets. “The old standby was one person on the farm getting a job off the farm,” he said. That […]

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