Leadership program honors grads, names alumni of the year

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation graduated 10 community members and announced the 2018 Alumnus of the Year during its 33rd Annual Graduation Ceremony held at the 11/30 Visitors Center. Known as Leadership Franklin County Community, the program is a nine-month leadership training course where professionals gain leadership skills, learn more about the community and find ways to serve local nonprofits. The 2019 graduates included Fauzia Chaudhary of Orrstown Bank; Kathyrn Gratton of SCORE Mentors Four State; Crystal Lantz of Wilson College; Shannon Lee of Healthy Communities Partnership; Becka Mumma of Patriot Federal Credit Union; Melisa Ostrowski of […]

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Study to outline more ways to keep traffic moving

Consultant to look at safety, reliability of Interstates 81 and 70 By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com A yearlong study will look at some innovative ways to keep the trucks — and other traffic — rolling on area interstates. “We’re excited to get started” with the study, said Matt Mullenax, executive director of the Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization. The consulting firm of Michael Baker International will develop the “I-81 and I-70 Transportation Systems Management and Operations Plan.” HEPMPO’s Interstate Council agreed to the firm’s proposed scope of work and $110,997 fee during a recent meeting in Hagerstown, Md. The study will […]

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Helping truckers in trouble

In an area criss-crossed by interstates, assisting when a big rig crashes can be rewarding — and lucrative. By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com The Crossroads Business Journal area is peppered with dealerships, repair shops, truck stops and other businesses that serve the trucking industry. Some of those businesses, like Wrenches & Wreckers, help truckers who are in trouble. “Ninety-nine percent of our customer base is trucking companies,” said owner Eddie Smith. “We help with any problem truckers may encounter when they’re on the road.” Those problems can range from clearing severe wrecks, to fixing minor mechanical problems, to tugging big trucks […]

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Capital BlueCross, WellSpan Health entering into ‘strategic partnership’

Capital BlueCross and WellSpan Health plan to enhance their partnership, which the organizations say will focus on improving health care and lowering costs for employers and consumers. The two organizations have agreed to enter into a long-term arrangement that would be finalized in the coming months. The partnership would coordinate the financing and delivery of health care “to improve the quality, efficiency and overall experience for WellSpan Health patients who are Capital BlueCross members,” the organizations said in a news release. The organizations referred to the arrangement as a “strategic partnership” that will leverage WellSpan’s electronic health records and Capital […]

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3 Roads to produce public TV special honoring Glenn Miller and featuring the U.S. Air Force Band

FREDERICK, Md. — 3 Roads Communications Inc. of Frederick, Md., will produce a one-hour public TV special honoring iconic musician Glenn Miller. Famous for standards including “Moonlight Serenade” and ““In the Mood,” Miller joined the Army during World War II, was named a major and led the Army Air Force Band. During the war, he was a passenger in an airplane that disappeared over the English Channel. His remains have never been found. “We are thrilled to have been selected to produce this special program,” said Russ Hodge, founder and president of 3 Roads Communications. “It is an honor to […]

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Valley Health opens multispecialty practice

WINCHESTER, Va. — Valley Health has opened a new multispeciality practice in Martinsburg, W.Va., with specialists from Winchester Medical Center. Three WMC specialty providers are seeing patients: • Vascular surgeon Dr. Matthew J. Borkon, with Valley Health Vascular Surgeons, is board-certified in general surgery and vascular surgery. • Surgical oncologist Dr. Patrick L. Wagner is with Valley Health Surgical Oncology at the Valley Heath Cancer Center on the Winchester Medical Center campus. • Eric McBride, a nurse practitioner, is board-certified in wound care and is clinical manager for Valley Health Wound, Ostomy, Continence Services and the Center for Advanced Wound […]

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F&M Trust commits $15,000 to SpiriTrust Lutheran in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa — In a continuation of its ongoing philanthropic initiatives, F&M Trust recently committed $15,000 to SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Luther Ridge, a nonprofit senior living provider in Chambersburg, Pa. F&M Trust donated the money to support the construction of the organization’s new 40-bed skilled care center, which provides resident-centered care for long-term and short-term rehabilitation patients. F&M Trust provides hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to support organizations across south-central Pennsylvania. A subsidiary of Franklin Financial Services Corp., F&M Trust is an independent community bank headquartered in Chambersburg. With approximately $1.2 billion in assets, F&M Trust has […]

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Brechbill & Helman receives award for Doey’s House work

  Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. Inc. of Chambersburg, Pa., recently received a National ABC Excellence in Construction Award for the Hospice of Washington County’s Doey’s House near Hagerstown, Md. The National Associated Builders and Contractors consists of 25,000-member companies across the United States. Its national awards competition recognizes quality and innovation in merit shop construction projects. Brechbill & Helman took second place in the category for institutional construction project of less than $10 million at the 29th annual Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony in Long Beach, Calif., according to a news release. In June of 2016, Hospice of Washington […]

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‘It just kept growing’

Ralph Dorsey, co-owner, Dorsey Brothers By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com Ralph Dorsey will celebrate his 81st birthday in June, but he’s still showing up for work at 7 a.m., paging through paperwork, driving a forklift and helping unload trucks that deliver supplies to his business, Dorsey Brothers. “I enjoy it. I do,” Dorsey said. Ralph and his late brother, Wayne, started the company more than 50 years ago. Back then, they focused on floors. These days, the company still sells and installs all manner of flooring, and it has expanded to also offer bathroom remodels from start to finish, as well as […]

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Face Time around the region for June 2019

Karn joins real estate firm HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bowen Realty recently welcomed Doug Karn to its office. Karn, who has an extensive background in residential home marketing and sales, holds an associate broker license in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Oasis Senior Advisors franchisee wins recognition FREDERICK, Md. — Kriste Kidd, the Oasis Senior Advisors franchisee for Frederick and the surrounding areas, was named the company’s Rookie of the Year during its convention on April 6 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel in St. Louis. The honor goes to the first-year franchisee who generates the most revenue. […]

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