Business briefs

December 23, 1999

Hagerstown/Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Hagerstown/Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau's 1999 Destination Planning Guide recently received the Business Partnership Award from the Maryland Society of Association Executives. Julie Hoff, director of sales, accepted the award at a recent ceremony in Baltimore. The award honors business partners that make an extra effort to learn about associations and develop special programs for organizations.

Also, Ben Hart, executive director of the Hagerstown/Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, recently returned from the American Bus Association's National Conference in Birmingham, Ala. Hart met with more than 30 companies representing tour operators and owners of major motorcoach charter companies.

Sunrise Computers

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - David Hamilton, of Sunrise Computers, recently completed sales and technical training for Windows 2000 at Microsoft's greater Pennsylvania sales offices in Malvern, Pa. Windows 2000, set to release on Feb. 17, will replace Microsoft's current Windows NT desktop and network operating systems. Hamilton has been with Sunrise Computers for seven years.


Fellow Sunrise employees Bill Free, David Keller and Will Wagner recently joined Hamilton at a 3Com AirConnect seminar in Harrisburg. Those products allow wireless connections to networks and the Internet.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Earl L. Mummert, of Harrisburg and formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., was recently named chairperson of the 21-member board of trustees for the board of pensions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

As chairperson, Mummert will help guide the board of pensions to provide pension, health, disability and survivor benefits and related services for 48,000 active and retired Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastors, lay workers and their families.

Society of Human Resource Management

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management will hold its monthly meeting on Jan. 20 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Airport Inn restaurant in Hagerstown

The program for this month will be roundtable discussion of HR issues.

For more information or to make a reservation to attend, call Kim Wines at 301-733-5020, ext. 255.

Hood College

FREDERICK, Md. - Two faculty members have been awarded tenure at Hood College.

Noel Farmer, director of the master's program in educational leadership and associate professor of education at Hood, will have tenure status effective at the beginning of the 2000-2001 academic year.

Emilie Amt, the Hildegarde Pilgrim professor of history and director of the honors program, received tenure status effective at the start of the 1999-2000 academic year.

Chambersburg Hospital

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Karen Shearer, respiratory care practitioner, is Chambersburg Hospital's December Employee of the Month.

Shearer, of Chambersburg, was nominated by her colleagues.

Waynesboro Hospital

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Kim Woodring, medical/surgical unit secretary, is Waynesboro Hospital's Employee of the Month for December.

Woodring, of Greencastle, Pa., was nominated by her colleagues.

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