Several from Summit on WellSpan’s board

WellSpan Health’s 2019 board of directors includes four new members from Franklin County-based Summit Health. Summit became part of WellSpan on Nov. 1, and WellSpan’s recent announcement of its 2019 board of directors includes members Philip Fague, William Happel, Nancy Meyers and Cheryl Plummer. • Meyers chairs Summit Health’s board and is a shareholder of Salzmann Hughes; P.C. She is the chair of her firm’s Estates & Trusts Practice Group. • Fague is executive vice president of Orrstown Bank and president of Wheatland Advisors Inc. in Lancaster, Pa. • Happel is a former vice president of General Motors, responsible for […]

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‘The American Dream is still very achievable’

Amos McCoy, president and CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com Amos McCoy has had a hand in building a lot of things, including himself. “All of my experience is work experience,” he said. McCoy is the president and CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter. The organization represents companies and other organizations related to the construction industry. It also offers training classes in the building trades. McCoy, a graduate of James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, Pa., said his training has come while working. He spent some […]

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Face time around the region for March 2019

Face time If you or an employee are new hires, recently promoted or received awards and accolades, let us know. Email facetime@crossroadsbizjournal.com or call 301-733-5131 and ask for Editor Joe Deinlein. Coyne named to Women’s Advisory Council HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Karen L. Coyne, strategic wealth advisor with Raymond James in Hagerstown, Md., was recently appointed to the Raymond James Women’s Advisory Council. The council includes advisors from across the country and is behind the firm’s women’s initiatives. Members serve on the council for three years and act as mentors and advisers who support a variety of programs, all with the […]

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Akonni Biosystems lands $3M contract

FREDERICK, Md. — Akonni Biosystems, which develops, manufactures and intends to market advanced molecular diagnostics systems, recently announced receipt of a $3 million, three-year Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Akonni received the Phase I contract in August 2016. During that, Akonni completed each milestone set forth by the NIH, resulting in a device that can process high-volume sputum samples for Mycobacterium tuberculosis detection at smear-negative, culture-positive levels. Phase II product development will focus on meeting the requirements of a low-resource setting, including industrial […]

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Building a strong future

Crossroads area contractors talk about the industry and the year ahead. Story and photo by Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com Construction work tends to heat up as the temperatures rise, and some area construction firms said they’re looking forward to continued growth this year. The Crossroads Business Journal reached out to several construction companies in the region. Three responded. Here are their views. Timothy R. Campbell, president Callas Contractors Inc. “2019 should prove to be a year of sustained growth for the Tri-State area. For example, Procter & Gamble will be rolling out their new 2.5 million-square-foot facility in Berkeley County (W.Va.), […]

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First SureStay Plus Hotel in W.Va. opens in Berkeley Springs

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The first SureStay Plus Hotel in West Virginia has opened in Berkeley Springs. Located at 1776 Valley Road, the SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Berkeley Springs features 57 guest rooms and 15 suites, complete with flat-screen televisions and mini fridges. The establishment also offers an outdoor heated pool, meeting space for up to 100 guests, complimentary hot breakfast and free wireless internet. In addition, it has private, covered bike parking and a wash station for riders. The locally owned hotel is close to America’s first spa, historic Civil War sites, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal […]

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The calendar for March 2019

Have a calendar item? Submit your business calendar items to calendar@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. MARYLAND Coffee and Contacts Friday, March 1 — Light breakfast and coffee combined with networking, sponsored by the Frederick Democratic Central Committee. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick. Free for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members, $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go […]

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Edward Jones ribbon cutting

Submitted photo A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Edward Jones-Shaun Basalik, financial advisor, was held recently at the new office located in Greencastle, Pa. Surrounded by members of the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, business associates, and friends and family, Shaun Basalik cut the ribbon in celebration of the new location. […]

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Notes and quotes for March 2019

Things seen and overheard around the region last month, compiled by reporter Mike Lewis: Medical marijuana Edward Weidenfeld, who founded a medical cannabis company, said it might be “seven to 15 years before (medical marijuana) really becomes legal across the United States of America.” Weidenfeld and his business partner, Andras Kirschner, have an established Washington, D.C., cultivation facility, Phyto Management LLC, which produces and sells its products under the District Cannabis brand. They also are the founders of Maryland Cultivation and Processing, which recently acquired property in Hagerstown, Md., for a medical cannabis growing and processing facility. Weidenfeld said that, […]

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Health system’s cardiac program marks achievements in 2018

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Western Maryland Health System’s cardiac program hit another benchmark recently, as the team marked another year with zero mortalities 30 days post-operation in 2018. Even with a year of no mortalities, staff members strive for improvement. They measure the number of conditions such as wound infections and strokes, as well as other metrics such as post-operative length of stay, time on the ventilator and the type and amount of medication issued. The program also marked zero cerebrovascular accidents (strokes) in 2018. Just before the mortality results were announced, the WMHS cardiac program was also recognized for the […]

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