Business briefs

November 28, 1998

Factory Brand Shoes

Famous Footwear has opened an outlet store, Factory Brand Shoes, at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown.

The 5,000-square-foot store, managed by Ken Avey, offers discounted brand name shoes for men, women and children.

Madison Wisc.-based Famous Footwear has more than 800 stores, including 210 outlet centers.

ERA Penn 1st Realty

Curt Trumpower, Peggy Hayes, Jean Strickler, Elva Kroeger and Jean Rosenberger, of ERA Penn 1st Realty, have been recognized for outstanding listings, sales and customer service during October.

Trumpower and Hay work at ERA Penn 1st's Greencastle office at 25 S. Antrim Way. Strickler and Kroeger work at the Chambersburg office at 999 Lincoln Way East and Rosenberger works at the Waynesboro office at 1814 E. Main St.



A new division of Cops Inc. has opened at 111 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

It offers information technology products and services such as PC and network integration and Web and desktop publishing.

Owner Eric Seiler recently completed his A+ certification.

Long & Foster Realtors

Long & Foster Realtors is hosting a seminar, "A Career in Real Estate," on Dec. 16 at its Hagerstown office at 1100 Dual Highway.

The free seminar begins at 6 p.m.

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

Roy Rogers Restaurants

Plamondon Enterprises Inc., trading as Roy Rogers Restaurants, has announced that Nopamard Shaughnessy is marking his 10-year anniversary with the company.

Shaughnessy works at the Valley Mall Roy Rogers.

Mackintosh Realtors

FREDERICK, Md. - Mackintosh Realtors has announced the affiliation of its commercial division with business and real estate expert Dave Chapin. Chapin has 30 years experience operating, managing and consulting with middle-market businesses as well as corporate experience in real estate. At Mackintosh, Chapin specializes in commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions and business advisory services.

Also, Marianne Darling recently joined Mackintosh's Frederick office. Darling, of Frederick, has worked in real estate sales and settlements for the past 12 years. During her affiliation with a settlement company she served as its director of real estate operations, which included managing two offices in Frederick County and one in Montgomery County.


Edgar Myers, of Falling Waters, W.Va., has been named Employee of the Month for November at the Maryland Correctional Training Center.

Myers, who was recently promoted to correctional officer sergeant, has been a state employee since 1982.

He has been essential to planning and coordinating inmate talent shows, printing the County Ag Expo catalog, designing the inmate handbook and supervising holiday activities.

Dr. Howard Weeks

Dr. Howard Weeks, of Hagerstown, was recently inducted into the Franklin & Marshall College Nevonian Society at the annual Nevonian Luncheon during Alumni Weekend.

The Nevonian Society, named for John Williamson Nevin, who served as the second president of Franklin and Marshall College from 1866 through 1876, honors the school's 50-year alumni.

Weeks is a 1948 graduate.


Randy Butts, of Boonsboro, was named employee of the month for November at Electromet Corp. in Hagerstown.

Butts, a spot welder in the fabricating department, has been with the company for 13 years.

Jefferson Memorial Hospital

RANSON, W.Va. - Joan Wilson has been named the new director of rehabilitation services at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Wilson, who has 34 years experience as a licensed physical therapist, joined the hospital in May as a physical therapist for Jefferson Memorial Home Care.

Previously, she worked for the Life Center of New Market in New Market, Va.

Keller Bruner & Co.

FREDERICK, Md. - Keller Bruner & Co., LLC, has welcomed Catharine Fairley to its wealth management division as a personal financial planner.

Fairley has 12 years experience in financial planning, public accounting and private industry. She will be working with the company's estate planning specialists on wealth transfer and related matters.

For the past five years, Fairley has specialized in personal financial planning, particularly investment and tax planning for individuals and small businesses.

Catoctin Counseling Center

Larry Stouter was elected to the board of directors of the Maryland Rural Health Association at its recent annual meeting at the Rocky Gap Conference Center.

The meeting was part of a summit sponsored by the Maryland State Office of Rural Health, the Maryland Rural Health Association and the Forum for Rural Maryland to discuss issues such as community health care and economic development.

Stouter owns and directs Catoctin Counseling Center Inc., a mental health services provider with offices in Frederick, Md., Thurmont, Md., and Hagerstown.

Hagerstown Business and Professional Women's Club

The Hagerstown Business and Professional Women's Club will host a holiday program by The Harmonizers starting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Venice Inn in Hagerstown.

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