‘We can tell our client’s story’

Scott Bowen of MSB Architects   From the fish tank in the wall to the guitars by the desk to the trademark bow tie he wears, Scott Bowen’s office atmosphere reflects a bit of his personal story. The architect, based in Hagerstown, Md., said that’s what his firm tries to do for its clients — to blend practical needs with an artistic vision that tells a client’s story. Three-dimensional models and large photographs show off some of those projects, such as the picture of the Lucy School in Frederick, Md., and the model of the planned expansion of the Schmankerl Stube […]

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‘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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‘We all learn from one another’

Chris Ardinger, executive director of the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce   MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Chris Ardinger brings community service and private enterprise experience to his role as executive director of the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce in Mercersburg, Pa. In the business world, he worked as a front-end manager and “solutions specialist” at Best Buy in Hagerstown, Md., from June 2011 to June 2013. From August 2013 to October 2015, he was  sales and marketing coordinator for Hardell Corp. in Hagerstown. Part of his duties in that job included representing the company at chamber and business networking events. He officially took […]

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‘Nurturing and understanding’ as a manager

Breanne Hinnant, general manager, Olive Garden in Frederick, Md.   Breanne Hinnant’s rise to restaurant leadership included a few rungs on the education ladder. The new general manager of the Olive Garden in Frederick, Md., Hinnant grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She started in the restaurant industry as a host and server in a local breakfast restaurant. She also worked at a few local restaurants throughout her summers to save money for college. A student-athlete, she played volleyball and softball at Peace College in Raleigh, N.C., then was recruited to Converse College, a Division II school in South […]

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‘The profession is less collegial and more competitive’

John R. Salvatore, attorney at law Hunting trophies adorn the walls of John R. Salvatore’s law office in Hagerstown, Md. Scattered across his desk and nearby tables are piles of papers that make up his current workload. They mingle with souvenirs of his travel and his service. He’s holding a coffee mug he acquired during a visit to Italy. A Washington County Commissioner name plate sits nearby. On his door hangs a paper target, shaped like a human silhouette. Holes in the “bullseye” show his proficiency with a weapon. There are other certificates, plaques and words of accomplishment and encouragement. […]

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