Business people

October 21, 1998

The Herald-Mail Co.

Bruce Embrey has joined The Herald-Mail Co. as Macintosh administrator in the company's information systems department. Embrey brings nearly 15 years of computer experience to the position.

Tracey Poffenberger has been named to the company's accounting department. Poffenberger has spent the last two years in the accounting department of Farmers & Merchants Bank.

Meg Partington has accepted a Lifestyle reporter position in the newsroom. Partington has been at the paper for the past year, serving as Tri-State editor.


In part-time positions, McKeever Hill has accepted an inserting job in the mailroom, and Terry Horst has been named a weekend security guard.

Additionally, Bob Maginnis has been named the company's October Employee of the Month. Maginnis, a 25-year veteran of the newsroom, was nominated by circulation director Celeste Snavely and Newspaper in Education coordinator Michele Wills. The company's Editorial Page editor, Maginnis will receive several awards and mementos.

City Hospital

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City Hospital has announced that Dr. J. Thomas Acree has joined the medical staff.

Acree, a specialist in podiatry, is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics.

His practice is at 411 S. Raleigh St. in Martinsburg.

Pennsylvania Downtown Center

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Margaret Taylor has been named to the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Downtown Center.

The center administers educational, networking and outreach services to Pennsylvania's Main Street communities and downtown districts. Its goal is to preserve and strengthen Pennsylvania's downtowns.

Taylor is executive director of the Fulton Industrial Development Association.

Mackintosh Realtors

FREDERICK, Md. - Mackintosh Inc. Realtors recently announced that Khris Keepers, a licensed real estate agent and life-long Frederick resident, has joined the organization's corporate real estate office in downtown Frederick.

She will oversee the company's real estate school and licensing programs and coordinate continuing education courses for local real estate professionals.

Mackintosh Real Estate School offers state-approved training and course work for experienced real estate professionals and people interested in obtaining a Maryland real estate sales license.

Smith Elliott Kearns & Co.

The members of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co., LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, recently acquired an interest in NetTek, LLC, a Virginia-based technology company.

NetTek, a network system installer on the eastern shore of Virginia and Maryland, will be opening an office at Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. by the end of the year.

In addition to local and wide area networks, NetTek helps companies with video conferencing and Internet services including web hosting, web page design and custom software development.


William "Bubby" Showe, of Hagerstown, was named Employee of the Month for September at Electromet Corp. in Hagerstown.

Showe, who is an assembler in the finishing area, has been with the company for 14 years.

84 Lumber

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - 84 Lumber has hired Kyle Carnahan, of Martinsburg, as a manager trainee at the 84 Lumber in Martinsburg.

As a manager trainee, Carnahan is responsible for sales, estimating and material takeoffs, performing in-store merchandising, developing a trade relations program and maintaining store and yard appearance.

Region V of Legal Assistants of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Region V of Legal Assistants of West Virginia, a professional organization, has announced its officers for 1998-99.

They are Lori Sibole, regional director; Gail Layman, vice president; Faith Russell, secretary; and Penny Parsons, treasurer.

The organization's meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the law offices of Greenberg & Scales, 314 W. John St. in Martinsburg.

Legal assistants or students studying to become legal assistants who are interested in joining can contact Sibole at 1-304-263-0000.

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