Economic leader reveals changes in wooing businesses to Washington County

These days, new business contacts usually begin anonymously with the Internet, according to Kassie Lewis, director of the Washington County Department of Business Development.

“They are looking at us before we have any idea — any idea at all — that they are looking,” Lewis said of business prospects seeking locations for new facilities.

When companies do make contact, “they usually come to us through a consultant. … Now everything is very confidential,” she said. […]

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African cuisine coming to Hagerstown

A new Hagerstown restaurant can trace its roots to a family venture in Texas and its influence to the cultures of Africa.

Dyllis Minang is planning to open Christopher’s on Friday at 204 E. Franklin St. It’s named for her brother, Christopher Bujung, who will be the chef. She said the restaurant will offer American and African cuisine, including items like plantains and pepper soup (with goat meat) and African takes on dishes like tilapia.

“We cook it whole, grilled with herbs,” she said of the fish. “That makes it really nice and flavorful.” […]

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Sandra L. Sullivan

W.Va. — The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg appointed Sandra L. Sullivan as the new associate director of patient-care services (nurse executive), effective Feb. 5.

Sullivan began her career with the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2012, as the associate chief nurse of geriatrics and long-term care at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. […]

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Beth Henson

  Beth Henson of the Henson Nationwide Insurance Agency has earned the On Your Side Basic Farm Certification designation from Nationwide, the leading farm insurer in the United States. The designation is intended to help farmers and ranchers recognize agents who have made a commitment to understanding the complex risks faced by the agriculture industry. Agents must uphold education and service commitments to retain their certification.   […]

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