Patriot Federal member wins $1,000 in grand-opening contest

Mark Cunningham of Hagerstown was Patriot Federal Credit Union’s $1,000 “Scan & Win” winner, according to an announcement from the financial institution. The contest was held an conjunction with the grand opening of Patriot’s new branch on Robinwood Drive near Hagerstown. “I’ve never really won anything like this before, and when I found out I was the $1,000 winner, I couldn’t believe it,” “ Cunningham said in a news release. “Robinwood is a really nice building and great location. I feel fortunate and I want to thank Patriot. I’m going to deposit the $1,000 into my Patriot account in the […]

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Allegiant to add Myrtle Beach destination from Hagerstown

By C.J. Lovelace news@crossroadsbizjournal.com After years of requests, travelers got some good news recently with Allegiant Air’s announcement that it would add service from Hagerstown, Md., to Myrtle Beach, S.C., starting June 9. The low-cost, vacation-oriented carrier will offer introductory base fares as low as $49 each way. “We’ve had a couple of phone calls from passengers asking (about the new flights),” said Peggy Siler, airline station leader for the Allegiant service out at Hagerstown Regional Airport. “People have already started booking them.” It’s not the first time flights have been offered to Myrtle Beach from the local airport. Direct […]

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On the Books for February 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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‘Focus on the clients’

Bill Talley, CEO, Frederick County Bank By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com In 2001, Bill Talley was the first person hired by Frederick County Bank in Maryland. In November, he was named the bank’s president and CEO. “I truly believe in the mission of the bank wanting to have a local presence for our clients,” he said during an interview in his office on the third floor of a downtown Frederick building. Talley took on his new role Nov. 12, succeeding Marty Lapera. Lapera will stay on to help with the transition until his retirement takes effect on March 31. Talley has […]

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Notes and quotes for February 2019

Patent No. 100 FREDERICK, Md. — The United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Immatics Biotechnologies GmBH, a leading immunotherapy company, its 100th U.S. patent. The announcement was made by McBee, Moore, Woodward and Vanik IP LLC (also known as MMWV Law), which has represented Immatics. In a press release, Immatics indicated that its 100th patent (No. 10,143,731) demonstrates a significant achievement in innovation in the Life Sciences industry. Using the company’s XPRESIDENT technology, Immatics identified a peptide presented on the human leucocyte antigen, a key piece to the development of cancer immunotherapies. “We are thrilled to have the […]

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Checking the accounts: Banks on the move in region

By Mike Lewis mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com From building new branches to going public to naming new leaders, some banks have made big changes in the Crossroads Business Journal area during the past several months. With all of the activity, we thought it would be handy to have a roundup of some of those changes. CNB prepares for 85th year CNB Bank made a couple of personnel moves at the end of 2018, as it prepares to celebrate its 85th anniversary this year. Josh Householder joined the bank as senior vice president/chief banking officer. He will lead the bank’s sales efforts in each […]

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Bowen closes two real estate deals in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Two separate real estate deals totaling more than $4 million have closed recently in Hagerstown, Md. The sales were announced by Taylor Bowen, broker and owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bowen Realty. An industrial building at 560 Western Maryland Parkway was sold for $3.1 million in a deal completed on Dec. 7, Bowen reported in a news release. The 36,000-square-foot industrial building has rail access and sits on more than 11 acres The new owner, Beaver Creek Farming LLC, has a North Bethesda mailing address. The firm will complete some renovations before taking occupancy, according to the […]

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Health system receives top ratings

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Western Maryland Health System is five-star rated for coronary bypass surgery, valve surgery, hip-fracture treatment and pneumonia treatment, according to a new study. The report was recently released by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. WMHS was also recognized for the fifth consecutive year with the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award for the years 2015-19, which honors the health system for being in the top 10 percent for cardiac surgery among hospitals in the nation. These achievements are part of findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new […]

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Face time for February 2019

Face time around the region: WVU Medicine hires physical medicine, rehab specialist MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center recently announced the opening of the Interventional Spine Care Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., and the addition of Dr. Shoji Ishigami to the medical center staff. The Interventional Spine Care-Procedure Based Management program, a part of WVU Medicine Brain and Spine, focuses on the safe and accurate performance of spine injection procedures to ease acute pain and ensure patient comfort. Some of the conditions treated include degenerated, bulging or herniated discs; stenosis; whiplash; osteoporosis; spinal and pelvic fractures; and facet joint […]

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Menno Haven cuts ribbon for rehab center

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Menno Haven recently announced the near completion of the new Menno Haven Rehabilitation Center at 2055 Scotland Ave. in Chambersburg. A public ribbon cutting took place Dec. 16 with an open house and tours. More than 200 community members attended. Construction of the approximately $21 million project began in September 2017. “I am excited that the building will be completed on time and on budget,” Menno Haven CEO Hugh Davis said in a news release. The public ceremony featured opening remarks by Davis and guest speakers. It also served as the launch of a capital campaign. The […]

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