Business briefs

December 08, 1999

Staples Distribution Center

Staples Distribution Center in Hagerstown has announced personel changes including promotions.

Associates promoted to coordinator include Dave Shindle, breakpack; Rich Argenbright, shipping; Julie Funkhouser, full case; Frank Starr, full case; Peggy Koons, 930 flow; Samantha Cordell, receiving; Brenda Kissinger, receiving; Ron Bowers, full case; Brad Bernhard, breakpack; Chuck Brennan, maintenance; Shane Henderson, putaway; Mike Sellers, shipping; Sherry Hammond, WMS; and Phil Manriquez, shipping.

Associates promoted to supervisor include Cindy Sobus, inventory control; Linda Marr, receiving; and Sharon Lonsdale, full case.

Supervisors promoted to manager include Judy Ratcliffe to customer service manager and Metha Gearhart to receiving manager.

Manager George Butler has the new responsibility of operations support manager.

Paul Geosano has joined Staples as inventory control manager and Walter Lachenmayr has joined the company as human resources manager.

Western Maryland Partnership

The Western Maryland Partnership of Washington, Garrett and Allegany counties has joined with the Tri-County Council of Western Maryland to have a booth display at the annual Maryland Technology Showcase today and tomorow at the Baltimore Convention Center.


The showcase will feature more than 300 workshops and demonstrations including a technology career exploration center and technology education workshops.

The event is expected to draw 12,000 people to visit displays by exhibitors from various technology fields worldwide.

Hagerstown/Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Hagerstown/Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced the winners of the 1999 Travel Awards.

The awards recognize people and organizations for special efforts to boost the tourism industry in Washington County.

The winners are Washington County Arts Council, Non-Profit Organization of the Year; Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Salute to Independence at Antietam National Battlefield, Special Event of the Year; Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy and Washington County Commissioner Paul Swartz, Elected Official of the Year; Alice "Skip" Roulette Lushbaugh, Volunteer of the Year for her work with the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival; McDonald's of Williamsport, Member of the Year; and Robin Blankenship of the Waffle House, Front-Line Employee of the Year.


Maintenance Department workers were named Employees of the Month for December at the Maryland Correctional Training Center.

They were recognized for their dedicated response to emergency calls and consistency in keeping the institution running smoothly.

The department's staff includes Richard Kendrick, of Greencastle, Pa., supervisor; and officers Allyn Forsyth of Hagerstown, Jerry Otzelberger of Sharpsburg, Charles Tapley of Smithsburg and Reginald Smith of Cumberland, Md.

The First National Bank of Greencastle

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The First National Bank of Greencastle held a skating and pizza party recently at Skateland in Waynesboro, Pa., for the First Star Saver Club.

The club is a savings program for children 6 to 17 years old.

More than 220 children attended the special event for members and their guests.

Under the savings program, parents are encouraged to work as a partner with the bank in teaching children the importance of saving.

Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland

FREDERICK, Md. - Registered Nurse Marianne S. Erlichman recently attended a meeting in Dallas to evaluate the potential use of a new medicine for low back pain.

Erlichman is a certified clinical research coordinator at the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland in Frederick.

Mackintosh Inc., Realtors

FREDERICK, Md. - Stephen "Buzz" Mackintosh, of Mackintosh Inc., Realtors, was recently a presenter at the 1999 RELO Regional Meeting in Charlotte, N.C.

The educational program was one in a series of nine regional meetings nationwide attended by approximately 1,200 real estate brokers, relocation professionals and sales associates.

Mackintosh presented information on the use and production of marketing materials.

Cell Talk

Cell Talk, an authorized Cellular One dealer, is celebrating the grand opening of its Hagerstown location at 1201 Dual Highway, next to Subway.

Cell Talk offers communication products and services including cellular, paging, long-distance and pre-paid cellular as well as long distance service. The company expects to offer Internet access soon.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at noon Saturday.

Representatives from Cellular One and other providers will be available to help customers with questions.

Free food and discounts on equipment and services will be offered.

The Loyalton of Hagerstown Assisted Living Community

The Loyalton of Hagerstown Assisted Living Community is celebrating its grand opening Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The public is invited for entertainment, food and the chance to win a trip for two.

The Loyalton, at 20009 Rosebank Way, is a 100-apartment assisted living community for seniors who need a little help without sacrificing their independence.

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