‘Work on the fundamentals’

Rick Weldon, president and CEO of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce By MIKE LEWIS mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com With a work background that ranges from rural Maryland to Washington, D.C., to the depths of the ocean, Rick Weldon reasons that “a little patience, compassion, creativity and focus” can overcome just about any obstacle. Weldon was recently named president and CEO of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. He follows Elizabeth Cromwell, who resigned to take the helm of the Charlottesville (Va.) Regional Chamber of Commerce. Weldon brings a diverse background to his latest role. He served four years in the U.S. Navy submarine service then […]

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Shenandoah University names first provost

WINCHESTER, Va. — Adrienne G. Bloss, previously vice president for academic affairs at Shenandoah University, has been named the university’s first provost. “This title change more fully reflects the full breadth and diversity of academic programming overseen by Dr. Bloss,” Shenandoah University President Tracy Fitzsimmons said in a news release. The change was effective Sept. 1. “I’m delighted to take on the role of provost at Shenandoah as we continue to add programs that provide students with educational experiences that are not only innovative, but also remain useful and relevant to students throughout their lives,” Bloss said. Bloss began her […]

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Advisers from Crossroads area make Forbes’ list

A half-dozen people from the Crossroads Business Journal region have been named to Forbes’ 2018 list of “Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisers.” In total, the roster includes 1,000 advisers who represent the future of the wealth management industry. Each adviser was nominated by their respective firm, then vetted and ranked by SHOOK Research. Each adviser was chosen based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria, including: in-person interviews, industry experience, compliance records, revenue produced and assets under management. The following are the listed advisers from the CBJ region, with each person’s ranking, name, firm and typical size of household assets under […]

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Face Time for October 2018

Have a Face Time item? Submit your new hires, promotions, awards and other people items to facetime@crossroadsbizjournal.com, or by mail to Crossroads Business Journal, 100 Summit Ave., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741. If you have questions, call editor Joseph Deinlein at 301-791-7591, or reporter Mike Lewis at 301-733-5131. Burkholder joins Coldwell Banker Premier MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Autumn Burkholder has joined Coldwell Banker Premier as a sales associate. Burkholder has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution. She relocated to the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia 11 years ago. Burkholder is heavily involved in supporting the Let There […]

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David H. Martin Excavating celebrates its 50th year

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Kirk Martin smiles a lot as he walks through the offices of David H. Martin Excavating near Chambersburg, Pa. “I really enjoy this,” he said of the business, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Martin, 46, is the company president. He is the third generation of his family to lead the company. It was founded by his grandfather, David, in 1968 and later led by his father. “I’ve worked here all my life, coming up through the family. … It’s basically shaped who I am,” Kirk Martin said. He’s served a variety of roles in […]

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Face Time for September 2018

Have a Face Time item? Submit your new hires, promotions, awards and other people items to facetime@crossroadsbizjournal.com, or by mail to Crossroads Business Journal, 100 Summit Ave., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741. If you have questions, call editor Joseph Deinlein at 301-791-7591, or reporter Mike Lewis at 301-733-5131. WVU Medicine welcomes neurologist, pulmonologist MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians announce the addition of two physicians. Dr. Apoorv Prasad, a neurologist, has joined WVU Medicine Neurology in Martinsburg.   Prasad received a medical degree from Grant Government Medical College in Mumbai, India. He completed a […]

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‘Journey of responsible growth’

William ‘Billy’ Griffith Jr., executive manager, Tri-County Pumps of Boonsboro, Md. By MIKE LEWIS mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com As the next generation of leadership at Tri-County Pumps, William “Billy” Griffith Jr. looks to continue what he calls a “journey of responsible growth.” Griffith, 29, is a graduate of Boonsboro High School and Hood College. He was working in the insurance industry but joined his father, William Sr., in running the business after the death of his mother, Amonica. “I came back to help them get situated, and I just decided to stay. … That was quite the change. We’ve grown quite a bit […]

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Hendrix leads a university, a cancer lab

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Mary J.C. Hendrix sees Shepherd University as “a tremendous resource to the community and the region.” Hendrix, the university’s 16th president, also is a leading cancer researcher. A Taiwanese company recently licensed 10 of her lab’s patents to develop new cancer treatments. “On a daily basis, my life is driven by lists. Detailed lists keep me focused and on task, and they provide benchmarks about progress on key initiatives,” she reported when asked about juggling her responsibilities. Hendrix holds a bachelor’s degree in pre-med/biology from Shepherd and a doctorate in anatomy/cell biology from George Washington University. From 1977-1980, she was […]

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‘We remain very optimistic about the future’

Mark Harrell, president and CEO of CNB Bank By MIKE LEWIS mlewis@crossroadsbizjournal.com Mark Harrell says the favorite part of his day is interacting with customers. As president and CEO of CNB Bank, Harrell oversees eight community-banking offices — two in Morgan County, W.Va.; three in Berkeley County, W.Va.; and three in Washington County, Md. — one in Hancock and two in Hagerstown. The locally owned bank offers a full array of financial services. Harrell holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Towson University. He also is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Bankers’ Association of Commercial Lending and of the […]

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Face Time for August 2018

Have a Face Time item? Submit your new hires, promotions, awards and other people items to facetime@crossroadsbizjournal.com, or by mail to Crossroads Business Journal, 100 Summit Ave., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741. If you have questions, call editor Joseph Deinlein at 301-791-7591, or reporter Mike Lewis at 301-733-5131.   Miller becomes global luxury property specialist SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Adam Miller of Coldwell Banker Premier has earned the Coldwell Banker Global LuxurySM Property Specialist designation. To date, only 10 percent of the more than 91,000 sales associates affiliated with Coldwell Banker have been awarded this designation. The luxury program is a […]

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