Business people

November 06, 1998

Hood College

FREDERICK, Md. - The mayor of Frederick, two businessmen and a California attorney have been named to the Hood College board of trustees.

Mayor James S. Grimes, of Frederick; Doug Eaton, of Frederick; Leon Harris, of Middletown, Md.; and Diann H. Kim, of Pasadena, Calif., were selected to serve six-year terms on the 28-member board.

Grimes is president and owner of Grimes Truck Center in Frederick.

Eaton is regional vice president at State Farm Insurance Companies in Frederick.

Harris is an executive at Southeastern Computer Consultants Inc. in Frederick.

American Business Women's Association

The Little Heiskell Charter chapter of the American Business Women's Association recently installed new officers for 1998-99.

They are Nancy Streeter, president; Rosalind Johnson, vice president; Angie Cooper, recording secretary; and Ellie Richardson and Roxanne Pepple, corresponding secretaries.


The ABWA brings business women of diverse occupations together and provides opportunities for them to help themselves grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

Coffman Nursing Home

Coffman Nursing Home recently recognized employees for years of service with savings bonds and gift certificates to the Airport Inn.

They include Patty Everitt, dietary and Brenda Stouffer, LPN, 25 years; Joe Guessford, maintenance and Barbara Ensminger, CNA, 20 years; Barbara Ward, dietary, 15 years; Alice Straitiff, CNA, Delores Plotner, CNA, Ricky Stickler, janitor and JoAnn Lewis, CMA, 10 years; Caroline Slaughter, LPN and Linda Hitt, bookkeeping, 5 years; and Candy Clipp, dietary, Catherine Twyman, dietary, Janice Stouffer, housekeeping, Joan Lutz, LPN, Bethany Hoosier, LPN and Kim Bowers CNA, 1 year.

Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland

FREDERICK, Md. - Dr. Nathan Wei recently attended a meeting in Cancun, Mexico, for clinical researchers who have worked with leflunomide, also known as Arava.

Arava was recently approved by the FDA for use in rheumatoid arthritis.

Wei is a board-certified rheumatologist and clinical director of the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland in Frederick.

Dr. Marc M. Gamerman

The Maryland Chiropractic Association presented the Chiropractor of the Year Award to Dr. Marc M. Gamerman at its annual fall convention in Ocean City, Md.

Gamerman currently serves as the association's legislative chairman and treasurer.

He recently finished work on the governor's task force establishing guidelines for treating neck and low back pain.

Gamerman has been in private chiropractic practice for 14 years in Hagerstown.

Tri-State Reporters

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Tri-State Reporters Inc. is celebrating its one-year anniversary and opening a second office in Martinsburg.

The court reporting firm employs five shorthand reporters, as well as trained video specialists.

The company is owned by Donna Evans, a reporter for 10 years and Shirley Nigh, a reporter for 28 years.

D.L. George and Sons

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - D.L. George and Sons named two employees of the month for September.

They were William Deardorff, of the construction division and Robert Martin, of the manufacturing division.

They received the awards for taking on additional responsibilities and making improvements to the company's current facility.

Allegheny Power

Juan Robinson, national accounts manager for Allegheny Power, has been recognized for his outstanding customer service work by winning a national award.

Robinson was one of only seven national account executives to receive the Outstanding National Accounts Executive Award at a recent workshop in Chicago.

More than 150 account managers were nominated from companies that are members of the Edison Electric Institute.


Tele-Plus has announced that new employees have joined its technical services team.

They are Hunter Clark, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; Tim Greenleaf, of Hedgesville, W.Va.; Chris Mellott, of Harrisonville, Pa.; Greg Peck, of McConnellsburg, Pa.; Tim Roof, of Hagerstown and Shane Stewart, of Chambersburg, Pa.

Headquartered in Hagerstown, Tele-Plus provides voice and data communications, computer cabling and alarm services to Quad-State area businesses.


Julie Baker, a correctional teacher at the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown, was named the Maryland Classified Employees Association's member of the year for Western Maryland.

The 22-year state employee received an engraved plaque at the union's convention in Ocean City, Md., for her leadership of local Chapter 54 at MCTC and for her political involvement in lobbying efforts.

Long & Foster Realtors

Long & Foster Realtors will hold a seminar on A Career in Real Estate on Nov. 18 at the Hagerstown office at 1100 Dual Highway.

The free seminar starts at 6 p.m., and includes information on how to get started in a real estate career.

Call George Burgtorf at 301-791-2300 to register.

Heritage Hills Retirement Home

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Heritage Hills Retirement Home in Greencastle will host an open house on Nov. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Heritage Hills, at 2256 Shanks Church Road, is a 29-bed, state-licensed assisted living facility providing 24-hour personal care and supervision of residents.

Keller Bruner & Co.

FREDERICK, Md. - Keller Bruner & Co., LLC, has added staff accountants Mark Riggs and Jeff Bostian to its Frederick office. Riggs gained auditing experience working for clients in the health care industry while an intern with Arthur Andersen. Bostian gained auditing experience as an intern with FCNB Bank in Frederick.

Also, Kimberly Hock has joined the company's financial institutions services group. Hock, formerly the director of internal audit for Capital Bank, N.A., is joining Keller Bruner as an internal audit and compliance specialist. She will provide a range of services including internal control systems review and internal audit program development and evaluation.

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