Business briefs

December 31, 1998

J. Edward Cochran & Co.

Julie M Yoder, of J. Edward Cochran & Co. Inc. in Hagerstown, has received the certified insurance counselor designation by completing the education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

Candidates for the designation must meet requirements for experience and training and pass tests on all major aspects of insurance, insurance management and agency operations.

Yoder, of Smithsburg, has 13 years experience in the insurance business.


Brenda Hassinger, professor and coordinator of radiography at Hagerstown Community College, recently won the Charlotte Wade Todesco Award at the 39th annual Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists meeting in Ocean City, Md.


The award, in memory of educator and society member Charlotte Todesco, is given to honor those who share her professionalism and interest in developing professional students.

Hassinger has taught at HCC since 1979.

Mackintosh Realtors

FREDERICK, Md. - Frank Zari recently joined the sales team at Mackintosh Realtor's Frederick office. Zari, of Brunswick, Md., previously worked as assistant executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Montgomery County Association of Realtors.

Betsy Cain, a 16-year veteran of the real estate and building industry, has also joined Mackintosh as sales manager of its new homes division. Cain of Frederick, was previously affiliated with three major new homes builders, serving as both a division manager as well as a regional sales manager.

Also, the Frederick office recently announced its top sales associates for November. Sue Chapin was the top producer and top lister, while Tim McGrath earned top sales honors. Special recognition went to Jeanette Williams.

Allegheny Power

Representatives of the Hagerstown-based Allegheny Power recently led a panel discussion on electricity choice during the 9th National Energy Services Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Fa.

The panel's topic was, "Ready, Set, Compete: A Case Study in Pennsylvania."

The presentation included an explanation of the law that opened Pennsylvania's electricity generation to competition and a description of a pilot program allowing 5 percent of the state's electricity customers to choose their power supplier.

Maryland State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitation Services

The Maryland State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitation Services has welcomed Stacie Cummins and Barb McClure to its Hagerstown staff as vocational rehabilitation specialists.

The division, in the Professional Arts Building at 5 Public Square, Suite 411, promotes employment, economic self-sufficiency and independence for people with disabilities.

Menno Village

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Registered Nurse Joy Martin has been named employee of the month for December at Menno Village in Chambersburg.

Martin, of Chambersburg, is the 3-11 supervisor.

She has worked at Menno Village since July, 1996.

La Rue Frye

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - La Rue Frye, of Martinsburg, is slated to receive the Hall of Leaders Recognition award during the Professional Convention Management Association's annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 10-13.

Frye owns and operates the Boydville Inn in Martinsburg and provides management and consulting services for meetings and organizations.

The award recognizes her contributions to the meetings industry as the former head of conventions and expositions for the American Society of Association Executives in Washington, D.C., and as the first executive director of the Conventional Liaison Council. She was also on the staff of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in a meetings capacity.

Lutheran Home Care Services

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lutheran Home Care Services Inc. has named Carol Gift Employee of the Month for December.

Gift is an LPN in the agency's Franklin County office.

She has been with the agency for eight years as a home health aide and one year as a LPN.

ERA Penn 1st Realty

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Betty and James Crumrine, of Greencastle, recently joined the sales team of ERA Penn 1st Realty. Betty Crumrine is a full-time agent and is currently enrolled in ERA's Sales Training Program. She has a background in interior decorating. James Crumrine is a part-time agent. He is currently hotel manager of The Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, W. Va.

Also, ERA Penn 1st Realty's Peggy Hays, Deb Crawford and Tina Long have been recognized for their listings, sales and customer service in November. Hays works at the firm's Greencastle, Pa., office at 25 S. Antrim Way; Crawford is in the Chambersburg, Pa., office at 999 Lincoln Way East; and Long works out of the Waynesboro, Pa., office at 1814 E. Main Street.

Baltimore Life Companies

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Baltimore Life Companies of Chambersburg recently awarded grants of $500 each to three non-profit agencies.

The Chambersburg Police Department's grant will be used toward the purchase of a drug enforcement dog.

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