Pa. environmental services firm makes moves

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Baxter Group Inc. recently announced that it acquired the basement waterproofing company Steven E. Jaymes Contracting, expanded its radon division and joined forces with a local HVAC company. As a result of incorporating the Steven E. Jaymes Contracting, Baxter Group Inc. will now offer waterproofing, wall stabilization, renovations and home and building improvements. Baxter also recently partnered with building performance analyst Patrick Aaron of Total Comfort Inc. Adding Aaron gives Baxter’s residential and commercial clients a free consultation that includes in-depth environmental investigations, testing and remediation services, recommended changes to existing HVAC systems, and recommending products for […]

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Barbara Lyman

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Shippensburg University Interim President Barbara Lyman has been selected to participate in The Association of Chief Academic Officers Digital Fellows Program. Prior to serving as interim president, Lyman served as provost and executive vice president and will resume this role on Aug. 7. She is one of 32 provosts and chief academic officers selected from across the nation and representing public research universities, regional comprehensives, community colleges and a state system of higher education. Lyman will participate in the year-long fellowship, which includes four meetings of the fellowship recipients for workshops on digital learning. The Gates Foundation grant also […]

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RoosterBio Inc. graduates from incubator

RoosterBio Inc. has announced that it will graduate from the bioscience and technology incubator, the Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc., according to the Frederick County (Md.) Office of Economic Development. The company will expand into 14,000 square feet at 5295 Westview Drive in the Offices at Westview at Frederick. The company has 25 employees and plans to double that number within the next few years, according to a news release. “We are thrilled for RoosterBio’s success and pleased to have the facility and environment for technology and biotech businesses to grow,” Kathie Callahan Brady, FITCI director, said in the news […]

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Meritus Medical Center’s critical care staff earns national award

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Meritus Medical Center was one of four Maryland hospitals recently given a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The AACN recognized successful improvement of patient outcomes and work standards and practices from the critical care staff, moving them from the bronze designation the unit received in 2013, to the new, three-year silver designation. The Beacon Award for Excellence is a significant milestone for the mix-model hospital unit employing 54 registered nurses in its staff of 72. Primary critical care services for patients admitted by an intensivist or through trauma services are […]

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Summer marks changes for chambers

Coping with change has been a summer chore for chambers of commerce in at least three Crossroads communities. The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce in Maryland is preparing to move its headquarters into a downtown building that’s being refurbished. In Frederick County, Md., chamber staff members already are working in new quarters in a renovated building downtown. And in Chambersburg, Pa., a national search firm has been hired to help select a new leader for the chamber and its affiliated development corporations. ‘Exciting place to be’ During the next few weeks, if all goes well, the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of […]

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Shenandoah University

WINCHESTER, Va. — Shenandoah University and Wesley Theological Seminary, both affiliated with the United Methodist Church, have again partnered to benefit the church and young leadership coming through their ranks. An agreement between Shenandoah and Wesley offers a streamlined approach for those who feel a call to leading the church and faith-based nonprofits from both a clergy and lay perspective. A 3+3 fast-track agreement will allow Shenandoah University undergraduate students to forgo their senior year and take classes at Wesley Theological Seminary instead. The credits will then transfer back to Shenandoah as electives. The program will begin in Fall 2018. […]

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PSU Mont Alto awarded LaunchBox funding to support entrepreneurial activities

MONT ALTO, Pa. ― As part of Penn State President Eric Barron’s Invent Penn State initiative, Penn State Mont Alto is one of four commonwealth campuses to receive a three-year, $50,000 grant to develop the LaunchBox ― an incubator to help aspiring entrepreneurs develop their ideas and take their products and services to market. Begun in 2015, Invent Penn State is aimed at spurring economic development, job creation and student career success by combining entrepreneurship-focused academic programs, business startup training and incubation, funding for commercialization, and University-community collaborations to turn research discoveries into valuable products and services, according to a […]

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HCC adds new cybersecurity course

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Hagerstown Community College will offer a new cybersecurity class, CYB-223 Cybersecurity Select Topics, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Aug. 28 in the Advanced Technology Center. Students will be exposed to current topics in cybersecurity and be introduced to cutting-edge cybersecurity research. Topics include general computing, networking, security, privacy, forensics and mobile devices. Under a grant funded by the National Science Foundation, this unique elective course will feature lectures from Johns Hopkins University graduates and students, focusing on cyber research at JHU. CYB-223 is a three-credit elective course, open to all students within […]

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Morgan-Keller Construction begins The Lofts at Downtown Crown

FREDERICK, Md. — Morgan-Keller Construction, which has offices in Frederick and Columbia, Md., recently began construction of a three-building condominium complex in Gaithersburg, Md. The five-story, 219,000 square-foot complex in the Crown planned community will include 128 contemporary condominium units constructed from a podium slab of approximately 60,000 square feet, according to a news release from the company. At-grade parking will be provided for the residents. “Morgan-Keller is pleased to have the opportunity to build this new multi-family community,” Jerry Bowman, Morgan-Keller’s executive vice president, said in the release. “Multi-family construction continues to be a strong market for Morgan-Keller.” The […]

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