Bank continues random acts of kindness with food donations

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Jefferson Security Bank is continuing to spread kindness in celebration of its 150th anniversary. As part of the bank’s 150 Days of Random Acts of Kindness, JSB donated 150 food items to CCAP Loaves & Fishes and 150 items to Jefferson County Community Ministries. In addition to the bank’s donations, JSB customers also participated in the food drive. In all, more than 700 pounds of food were donated. “After the holidays are over, food pantries tend to see a significant drop off in donations,” Sara Wasson, the bank’s director of marketing and community relations, said in a […]

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Pa. interior design firm wins customer service honors

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Driscoll Interior Design LLC has won the Best of Houzz 2019 Customer Service Award on Houzz, a platform for home renovation and design. Driscoll, based in Waynesboro, was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users who comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active homebuilding, remodeling and design industry professionals. The Best of Houzz badge is awarded annually in three categories: design, customer service and photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer service honors are based on several factors, including a professional’s […]

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Congressman visits health campus

Congressman David Trone, D-Md., visited Western Maryland Health System in February as part of a tour of the two most western counties in his district. The visit to WMHS included a tour of the new Emergency Services Department Behavioral Health Unit which is scheduled to open in early April. The visit also included an overview of the residential crisis facility that WMHS will be opening near the WMHS campus on Leslie Lane, as well as an update on the Regional Opioid Task Force formed by the WMHS in 2016. Hosting the Congressman for the WMHS visit were Senior Vice President/Chief […]

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Bike shops try to stay ahead of the competition

In era of online shopping, the focus has shifted to service, specialty markets By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com Bicycle shops are pedaling against some of the same business winds that buffet other retailers, according to two people in the business. Like other retailers, those two bike store owners said they’re relying on service as well as some new retail approaches to compete with big box stores and internet resellers. The competition has been stiff. The National Bicycle Dealers Association recorded a 42 percent drop in the number of bicycle shops from the industry’s peak in 2001 to 2016. “A lot have […]

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Hood, Army provide path to education for military

FREDERICK, Md. — Hood College and the Army Continuing Education System have signed an agreement that will provide graduate degree scholarships for active duty military stationed at Fort Detrick. Andrea E. Chapdelaine, president of Hood College, and Col. Scott Halter, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick, signed a memorandum of understanding to better support the professional learning of soldiers. The scholarship will provide all qualified Army personnel a significant reduction per tuition credit of 40 to 60 percent in Hood’s graduate school, depending on the academic program, such that the cost will match the education benefit the Department of […]

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Pa. Coldwell Banker firm named platinum award winner

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania has been named a platinum award winner by Cartus Broker Services for outstanding performance during the past year. Cartus is a worldwide leader in employee relocation solutions. Platinum is the highest level of the excellence awards presented to principal brokers. Excellence Award recognition is based on results related to a variety of metrics including customer service, cost management and effective analysis and marketing of homes. […]

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Notes and Quotes for April 2019

Things seen and overheard around the region last month, compiled by reporter Mike Lewis: Leidos president to speak FREDERICK, Md. — Dr. Ethan Dmitrovsky, director of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and president of Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., will deliver Hood College’s Commencement speech May 18. Dmitrovsky leads a team of 2,200 scientists, health professionals and supporting staff members in the fight against cancer, AIDS and emerging infectious diseases. He graduated from Harvard University and Cornell University Medical College and was an internal medicine resident at New York Hospital-Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and oncology fellow at the National […]

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The record for April 2019

About this section: Crossroads Business Journal runs public records of interest to the business community in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This includes building permits and deed transfers, as noted. MARYLAND Allegany County Deed transfers of note • Address: 10503 Eckhart Mines St., Frostburg Buyer: Michael Shane Shanton Sellers: Susan G. Holliday and Laryssa Sheehan Price: $100,000 Date: Jan. 31, 2019 Structure type: Multiple residence • Address: Wills Creek at Narrows Road, Cumberland Buyer: TLC Properties Inc. Sellers: Linda Sowden, Beverly Fairchild and Sherri Cissel, trustees of the Billboard Rental Property Trust Price: $54,531 Date: Feb. 27, 2019 Structure type: […]

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$3 million donation to expand business school at Mount St. Mary’s

EMMITSBURG, Md. — Mount St. Mary’s University President Timothy E. Trainor recently announced that the Bolte Family Foundation will donate $3 million to help expand and renovate the Knott Academic Center, home to the Richard J. Bolte Sr. School of Business. “My brothers and I, through the Bolte Family Foundation, wanted to recommit to the Bolte School in honor of our father,” Frank Bolte said in a news release. “Our father inspired us in our business to be committed to our people and to higher education. Our company’’s culture emphasized community service and had a family feel, just like being […]

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On the Books for April 2019

Several large commercial real estate transactions have been closed in the Crossroads Business Journal area in recent weeks. The map shows some of the details about those deals. The information was taken from records maintained by the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation as well as deed records held by county clerk’s offices in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The available details about property transactions vary from state to state. ­— Compiled by Mike Lewis […]

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