Business people

September 04, 1998

Cressler Trucking

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Dennis Powell, of Pleasant Hall, Pa., a driver for Cressler Trucking Inc. in Shippensburg, recently placed 15th in the five-axle flatbed class at the 1998 American Trucking Association's National Truck Driving Championships in Long Beach, Calif.

Powell qualified for the national championships by winning his class at the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association state championships in June. Powell and eight other champions from trucking companies around the state made up the Pennsylvania team, which took first place.

Powell has competed in the state championships for several years, placing third in his class in 1991 and second last year. This was his first time competing at the national championships.


McClure's Piano Shop

McClure's Piano Shop in Hagerstown has announced that Robert N. Parini, of Chambersburg, Pa., has joined the business to help meet the demand for piano tuning services.

Parini has been a piano tuner for more than 25 years and has worked for the former Zeigler Music in Chambersburg; Vincent Illos professional piano rebuilders in Buffalo, N.Y.; and Cunningham Piano in Philadelphia, Pa.

Parini has also tuned and rebuilt pianos for school districts, teachers and churches in the Chambersburg area.

University of Maryland

Beth Talhelm Wade, formerly of Hagerstown, has joined the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, as assistant dean for external relations.

She is responsible for developing, implementing and managing strategic marketing programs to enhance the school's relations with the business community, alumni and others.

Before joining the school, Wade held marketing and communications management positions at Group 1, Software Inc., a marketing software company in Lanham, Md.

Before joining Group I, Wade held communications and proposal management positions at Planning Research Corp. and at Martin Marietta Aero and Naval Systems, now a division of Lockheed Martin.


Michael H. Parsons, dean of instruction at Hagerstown Community College, recently presented a one-day workshop entitled, "Managing Adjunct/PartTime Faculty: Related Issues and Processes."

The presentation was part of two, one-day intensive workshops on "Building Adjunct Faculty Excellence" at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio.

The workshop examined and developed procedures related to integrating part-time faculty into the college's instructional mission.


AC&T recently hosted about 425 people at its annual family company picnic at Family Recreation Park.

Employees receiving savings bonds for years of service included Dick Campello, 15 years; George Constable, Rose Mary Hawse and Nathan Strite, 10 years; Kristal Burkett, Jennifer Carpenter, Tina Draper, Frank Eavey, Steve Johnson, Bob Kinder, Dixie Koser, Bob Mitchell, Dave Parker, Nina Penn, Ronnie Poffenberger, Marsha Quinn, Bob Shaw, Rich Shilling, Linda West and Chester Wyand, five years.

Physical Medicine Specialists

Dr. Daniel J. Sullivan has joined Physical Medicine Specialists.

Sullivan is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

He has a strong interest in sports medicine and fitness and hopes to get involved in the care of local teams.

Physical Medicine Specialists will be moving from Suite 101 to a larger office at Suite 104 in Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road in Hagerstown.

Small Business Person of the Year

BALTIMORE - The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for Maryland's Small Business Person of the Year for 1999.

The winner will compete for the national title during National Small Business Week.

Nominees are also sought for SBA's Advocate and Special Awards categories.

All nominations must be received no later than Nov. 13, 1998. To obtain a package containing nominations criteria and guidelines, contact Stanley Karwacki at SBA's Baltimore District Office, at 1-410-962-4392.

Long & Foster Realtors

Long & Foster Realtors will hold a free seminar entitled, "A Career in Real Estate," for the general public on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Hagerstown office at 1750 Dual Highway.

Seminar discussions will include how to get started in a real estate career, course requirements, costs of training, and the benefits of a real estate career.

Contact George Burgtorf at 301-797-2300 to register.

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