Brechbill & Helman selected for Shalom Christian Academy project

CHAMBERSURG, Pa. — Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. Inc. has been selected as construction manager for the development of Shalom Christian Academy’s campus master plan in Chambersburg, Pa. Phase I consists of an elementary addition and renovation with a new 200-seat all-purpose room and new entrance. Phase II will expand the gymnasium and provide a platform for drama, as well as new locker rooms, a 200-seat community room with kitchen, and renovations for the middle- and high-school classrooms. Phase III will include a new fine arts center with a 500-seat auditorium and classrooms for drama, art and music. Phase I […]

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Middletown Valley goes public through OTC Pink Market

MIDDLETOWN, Md. — Middletown Valley Bank’s common stock is now trading on the OTC Pink Market exchange under the ticker symbol MNVB. B.J. Goetz, the bank’s president and CEO, said the move will make it easier for people to buy and sell the stock. “The goal is to be able to grow the return to shareholders over time,” he said. Shareholders can hold the stock personally, with a local broker or with an online brokerage. Goetz said the move continues the 110-year-old bank’s plans to grow into a premier community bank serving businesses and consumers, primarily in the Frederick and […]

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Franklin County forecasts more growth in 2018

SCOTLAND, Pa. — Near the end of his slide presentation, L. Michael Ross paused and looked at the crowd who had gathered to hear it. “We’re a busy operation,” he said. “There’s a lot going on.” Ross is president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp. He gave an annual report to more than 170 people recently at the Chambersburg (Pa.) Country Club. The corporation and the county enjoyed a banner year in 2017, he told them. Judging from the corporation’s outlook and a survey of businesses, 2018 could be even better. And things also look positive for a wider region […]

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On the Books

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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Md. Tourism Coalition honors Spedden

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Tourism Coalition presented Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau President Dan Spedden with its Tourism Advocate award during the annual Tourism Day in Annapolis. Spedden was nominated by his tourism colleagues after leading a 2017 legislative initiative that brought awareness to the heritage tourism industry and increased its funding, which will allow for a greater economic impact throughout the state. As a result, legislation passed in the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly that provides for the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority to be funded annually at up to $6 million, twice the amount […]

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