‘We have an opportunity to come together as a community’

Sudhir Singh, new dean of Frostburg State University’s College of Business, talks about what he sees as the successes, challenges at the school. Sudhir Singh, recently named dean of Frostburg State University’s College of Business by Provost Elizabeth Throop, seeks insights from leaders as diverse as Churchill, Lincoln, Gandhi and Nehru. Singh joined FSU in 1992, with a teaching focus on finance. He was associate dean from 2010 to 2015 and has served as interim dean since 2015. He has also served as director of the College of Business Center for Leadership Development since 2011. “Dr. Singh has wide expertise in finance and global […]

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‘Parkway’s success lies in its team members’

Co-owners of group specializing in brain, spine and peripheral nervous system disorders dish on practice, life, future.   Parkway Neuroscience and Spine Institute is led by co-owners and managing partners Dr. Neil O’Malley and Dr. Brian Holmes. The group specializes in the diagnosis, management and treatment of disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system. PNSI offers multiple modalities of treatment at its facilities on Western Maryland Parkway, Hagers- town, Md. A few statistics, all since January 2016: • Parkway Neuroscience and Spine Institute had 43,927 patient visits. • Parkway Surgery Center performed 14,613 invasive spine procedures. • Parkway Physical […]

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The power of brand: Wallace ‘Worx’ to bring out the ‘gutsy’ in businesses

Laura Wallace said she believes in being “gutsy” and practicing what you preach. Wallace is the owner and creative director of Worx, based in Hagerstown, Md. The firm specializes in branding, working with companies on everything from logos and websites to their physical spaces. Worx recently rebranded its own physical space in a downtown Hagerstown building, and one of the first things you see when you walk in the door is a long row of awards and honors under a slogan, “brand your gutsy.” The Worx website says, “We exist to get others as pumped about your brand as you […]

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Retail rush: ‘It is all about finding the balance’

As a youngster, Lora Tolley shopped at the J.C. Penney store. Now she runs it. Tolley grew up in Berkeley Springs W.Va. She attended Shepherd University for 3.5 years and transferred to Concord University for the remainder of her education. She met her husband, Russell, while serving a college internship in southern West Virginia. They have been married for 27 years and have two children, Carter, 19, and Kaitlyn, 16. In 1993 she went to a J.C. Penney store in Martinsburg W.Va., for a part-time job, working in the Fine Jewelry Department. She was accepted into the management trainee program […]

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Albert Daniel: ‘The keys to success are always changing’

Albert and Serina Daniel are partners in business, marriage and parenting. The New Market, Md., residents are the parents of three children, one still in school and two who are adults. They have owned the Milex Complete Auto Care franchise at 100 Bucheimer Road in Frederick, Md., for the past 10 years, and they added a Milex/Alta Mere co-branded store in Boonsboro, Md. in 2015. The company has named them Milex Franchisees of the Year three times, in 2013, 2014 and again this year. Albert attended high school in Prince Georges County and served in the military. Serina attended high […]

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