ABC-CVC announces officers, board members

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, based in Washington County, Md., has announced new board leadership for 2019. Brad Reynolds, CEO of Triad Engineering Inc., is board chairman this year. Joining Reynolds on the executive committee are: • Chair-elect: Barbra Runyon of Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. Inc. • Vice chair: Brooke Wenger of Triad Engineering • Secretary: Francis “Del” Carden of Tischer Surety • Treasurer: Cary Donley of C. William Hetzer Inc. • Immediate past chair: John “Jack” Latimer III of Gruber Latimer Restoration LLC Other board members: • Joshua Barnhart of Keller Stonebraker Insurance […]

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First United donates to new Spire Arts Stages

FREDERICK, Md. — First United Bank & Trust recently donated $5,000 to the 2019 New Spire Arts STAGES Capital Campaign. New Spire Arts is a new performing arts nonprofit in downtown Frederick, Md. STAGES, a flexible black box theater, is now open at 15 W. Patrick S., across from the Weinberg Center in the heart of the Theatre District. The new venue will serve as an arts performance and information focal point for the community, including a theater and family-friendly gathering spaces. The second building, New Spire Studios, is on East Church Street and hosts a wide variety of educational […]

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Logistics park taking shape near P&G plant

By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com and Matthew Umstead mumstead@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — With one building virtually finished, developers are turning their attention to the rest of the Mid-Atlantic 81 Logistics Park in Berkeley County, W.Va. “At the end of the day, this is going to be a 150-acre site that will have 1.9 million square feet (of building space) on it,” said Dan DiLella Jr., senior vice president of Newtown Square, Pa.-based Equus Capital Partners Ltd. The site is in the 200 block of Development Drive, about a mile from Interstate 81 off exit 8. It is closer to the Procter […]

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Medical center gets ventilator

Submitted photo Respiratory therapists Jolene Shaffer and Shawn Chilcote pose with the Hamilton Transport Ventilator, which meets the needs for patients from adult to neonate and for all transport situations. The Fulton County Medical Center Foundation granted the money through gifts from the Annual Fund for Respiratory to purchase the equipment. […]

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‘We haven’t stopped opening’

‘Experience of fun and community’ at Town Run Tap House By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — For the husband-and-wife team of Todd Cotgreave and Jessie Shanholtz, the goal was to live and work in Shepherdstown, a community they love. The result is Town Run Tap House and Community Pub. The business not only serves up food and drink, it also showcases art, hosts live music and trivia nights, offers an arcade for children and welcomes nonprofit events. The business is in the old Southern States farm supply warehouse. The decor showcases modern art as well as historic parts of the […]

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Chambersburg psychiatrist wins statewide Everyday Hero Award

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — For Dr. Irakli Mania, the seeds for becoming an addiction psychiatrist were planted halfway around the world in post-Soviet Georgia. He said the country’s crumbling economy fostered an environment that led many of his peers to crime and drug abuse. “I felt helpless,” he said. Mania has spent the past 10 years helping patients in Franklin County recover from opioid use disorder and other mental health issues. To acknowledge his efforts, the Pennsylvania Medical Society honored Mania with its January Everyday Hero Award. He is the first physician from Chambersburg, Pa., to receive the honor. This monthly, […]

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Flying Dog, Green Leaf to partner on new medical marijuana brew

FREDERICK, Md. — Flying Dog Brewery and Green Leaf Medical Cannabis are working on a plan to release Maryland’s first THC-infused beer. The non-alcoholic India Pale Ale, named Hop Chronic, will serve as a medical delivery system to provide Maryland medical cannabis patients with therapeutic cannabinoids including CBD, CBG and THC without the patient having to smoke or vape the cannabis, according to a news release. The release is subject to regulatory and legal approvals. Hop Chronic IPA will be available only at licensed dispensaries and only to people who have a medical recommendation for the use of cannabis. Hop […]

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On the Books for March 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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Coldwell Banker Premier launches new property management division

WINCHESTER, Va. — Coldwell Banker Premier has started a property management division, providing full-service leasing, financing, preservation and management throughout the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and Western Maryland. “We’ve evaluated the market and found that there was a critical need,” Steve DuBrueler, Coldwell Banker Premier’s founder and CEO, said in a news release. The service offer features such as quarterly inspections, electronic funds transfers and an annual financial evaluation that includes financing options to increase returns for property owners. DuBrueler said the business is identifying investment-grade properties that will help real estate investors […]

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Patent law firm hits mark

FREDERICK, Md. — Since its inception in January 2016, an area law firm has helped clients secure a total of 478 patents. Four founding partners and 12 employees came together to form the patent law firm McBee Moore Woodward & Vanik IP LLC. Since its formation, MMWV has focused on using technology to streamline workflows and more efficiently organize the processes and infrastructure associated with a predominately transactional patent practice. The result has been improved customer service and an environment that allows employees to flexibly work remotely. MMWV has grown to 24 employees. Seven of MMWV’s practitioners hold doctoral degrees […]

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