‘Another piece to the biggest puzzle’

Tyler Kolb, new branch manager at United Bank in Spring Mills SPRING MILLS, W.Va. — Tyler Kolb has been a member of the Berkeley County, W.Va., business community for years, but his new job has him looking at that community from a different angle. Kolb was recently promoted to branch manager of United Bank’s Spring Mills location, near Interstate 81 in West Virginia. Kolb, who previously served as a senior trainer, will oversee the profitability of the location, hire and coach employees and promote the bank’s products and services. “I say I was born (which I was) and raised here in […]

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Local owners take helm at Greencastle Golf Club

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — The Greencastle Golf Club is under the new and, for the first time, local ownership of Greencastle residents Ron and Beth Powers and Dave and Jenn Swam. The club, which has the capability of hosting social events and weddings, features a semi-private course in a 180-home neighborhood off Williamson Road. Headed by certified PGA pro Ben Powers, the 18-hold championship course offers a challenging layout and views of the rolling terrain. Five years ago, owners invested more than $2 million to upgrade the professional shop, restaurant and irrigation system. The facility now has a full service restaurant, […]

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Maryland Vision Institute acquired by ophthalmology group

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Vision Institute, a provider of ophthalmology services in Western Maryland and West Virginia, has been acquired by the group that owns Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center and Whitten Laser Eye. Maryland Vision Institute operates locations in Hagerstown, Frederick and Hancock, Md., and one location in Martinsburg, W.Va. The group is led by Dr. Augustus “Gus” Stern and Dr. Sidney Chang. Chesapeake Eye Care Co. is backed by Centre Partners, a middle-market private equity firm founded in 1986 with offices in New York and Los Angeles focused on the consumer and health care sectors. Since its […]

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Henningsen named ‘Hotelier of the Year’

FREDERICK, Md. — Michael Henningsen has spent more than three decades in the hotel business, working his way up to his current role as director of hotel operations at Plamondon Hospitality Partners. “If you like this industry, you’re going to make a career of it. If you don’t like it, it’s going to burn you out,” he said. “It’s all about taking care of people.” Henningsen has liked the industry enough to not only make a career of it, but to also become an evangelist of sorts. In a recent interview, he stressed the strength of relationships among hotel owners, the […]

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Shenandoah Community Health receives award

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Shenandoah Community Health was recently recognized for exemplary performance in quality improvement efforts in 2017. The Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of Health and Human Services, said the system achieved best overall clinical performance among all health centers, placing the system in the top 30th percentile for health center clinical quality measures. SCH has been serving the community since 1976 and has 12 sites throughout Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties of West Virginia and Winchester, Va. […]

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