Bottom lines: Our views on recent news

Here are our bottom-line views on a few items of note in the Crossroads Business Journal region:

• Congratulations and kudos to Jefferson Security Bank, based in Shepherdstown, W.Va., for reaching its 150th anniversary and for celebrating the milestone by focusing on “random acts of kindness” to help others.

• A thumbs up to Casey Kelly, a former youth apprentice and current junior analyst for Washington County-based Beacon Grace, was named the Maryland’s first youth apprenticeship ambassador.

• Good luck to William James Renner of Shepherd University and Caroline Thorp of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College as they advance to the finals of the 13th annual Collegiate Student Business Plan Competition, hosted by West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics. The finals are scheduled for April 12.

• Kudos to Bill Talley, who has been named Frederick County Bank’s president and CEO. He was the first person hired by the bank in 2001.

• Thanks to the Community State Bank of Orbisonia, which has started a Dollars for Dialysis matching grant to aid the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation. The medical center in McConnellsburg, Pa., is embarking on renovations so it can begin offering dialysis services.

• Congrats to Menno Haven in Chambersburg, Pa., which held a ribbon cutting for the new Menno Haven Rehabilitation Center. Construction of the approximately $21 million project began in September 2017. Menno Haven CEO Hugh Davis announced that the project was on time and on budget.