Purdue Global makes official debut

Purdue University Global officially launched in early April, unveiling a new website and logo. Purdue, Indiana’s public, land-grant university, announced a deal in April 2017 to acquire for-profit Kaplan University from Kaplan Inc. The former Kaplan campus at 18618 Crestwood Drive in Hagerstown is now part of the Purdue Global network of campuses. W. Christopher Motz, regional vice president of partnerships and strategy in this area for Purdue Global, recently sent an email announcing the move. Motz, who was named Washington County Business Person of the Year during February’s Washington County Business Awards ceremony, referred to Purdue as a “very […]

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Face Time for May 2018

Have a Face Time item? Submit your new hires, promotions, awards and other people items to facetime@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. Bank of Charles Town honors employees CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Potomac Bancshares Inc., the one-bank holding company for Bank of Charles Town, recently honored four employees at the third annual BCT Award Ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn in Martinsburg, W.Va. Four individuals were recognized by their peers for exceptional performance. […]

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Dan Ryan Builders CEO announces successor

FREDERICK, Md. — Daniel M. Ryan, founder and CEO of Dan Ryan Builders, recently  announced his succession plan. Ryan named Ronald “Ronny” Salameh, long-time chief operating officer and senior vice president, as his successor. Salameh was named president of Dan Ryan Builders effective April 1. “For the past decade, Ronny has been driving the growth of Dan Ryan Builders in the Mid-Atlantic Region,” Ryan said in a prepared statement. “As chief operating officer, he focused on expanding market share in the original operations, revamped product and brand while adding three new markets to the company’s footprint. As I step back […]

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‘We can tell our client’s story’

Scott Bowen of MSB Architects   From the fish tank in the wall to the guitars by the desk to the trademark bow tie he wears, Scott Bowen’s office atmosphere reflects a bit of his personal story. The architect, based in Hagerstown, Md., said that’s what his firm tries to do for its clients — to blend practical needs with an artistic vision that tells a client’s story. Three-dimensional models and large photographs show off some of those projects, such as the picture of the Lucy School in Frederick, Md., and the model of the planned expansion of the Schmankerl Stube […]

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U.S. Silica Holdings announces deal for facilities

FREDERICK, Md. — U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. recently announced two major deals. The company announced a definitive agreement to acquire EP Minerals for $750 million in cash. It also has signed an agreement to sell three transloads in the Permian, Eagle Ford and Appalachian Basins to CIG Logistics for $75 million in cash. EP Minerals — with sales of over $200 million — is a global producer of engineered materials derived from industrial minerals including diatomaceous earth, clay and perlite. “EP Minerals checks all of the boxes in terms of what we’ve been looking for in an attractive, adjacent business to our […]

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