Our views on the news

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

• With National Travel and Tourism Week coming up May 5-11, it’s fitting to note that the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown recently launched its new Hospitality and Tourism Management program to prepare people for roles in the hospitality industry. A new USMH hospitality center is being built in part of a former BB&T Bank in downtown Hagerstown, diagonally across the street from the current campus.

• Congratulations to Karen Johnston and all of the others who were honored at the Greater Chambersburg (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Breakfast. Karen Johnston, executive director of the Healthy Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County, accepted the international ATHENA Leadership Award.

• Best wishes to those leading the new Center for Regional Engagement and Economic Development, launched recently by Frostburg State University’s College of Business. By partnering through the center, organizations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia can access faculty expertise in a variety of areas, ranging from information management and leadership training to research and consulting services.

• Kudos to Taylor Bowen of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bowen Realty. He received the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network’s 2018 Top Five Award during its annual sales convention in Las Vegas.

• Thumbs up to iHire of Frederick, Md. For the second year in a row, iHire has been recognized as a Top 10 Recruitment Software Solution Provider by HR Tech Outlook.

• Thanks to the individuals, companies and organizations that have donated to the Fulton County (Pa.) Medical Center Foundation for the new dialysis program at the center.