Business briefs

March 09, 2000

Thomas Maiden

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Thomas Maiden agency for Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services was ranked number one in West Virginia by Nationwide for homeowners and auto insurance sales gains last year.

Tri-State Advertising and Communications

Tri-State Advertising and Communications LLC has recently added Samantha Edwards and Luke McKee to its sales and marketing staff.

Edwards, of Chambersburg, Pa., has taken over as the group's office manager and inside marketing representative.

McKee, of Greencastle, Pa., joins the company as a sales representative for the company's regional Web site, TheTriState.Com, which features links to businesses throughout the Tri-State Area.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA recently recognized employees of its Waynesboro, Pa., office at its annual Pacesetters' Awards Dinner. Jean Kahl and Jerry Suydam were inducted into the Pacesetters' Club, Ada George was inducted into the Executive Club, Mike West was inducted into the President's Club Silver and Tina Long and Jean Rosenberger were inducted into the President's Club Platinum.


Several agents in the Greencastle, Pa., office were recently honored with Awards of Excellence at the Pen-Mar Association luncheon meeting in Hagerstown. Those recognized included Scott Palmer, Platinum Plus; Curt Trumpower and Peggy Hays, Gold; and Karen Starr and Betty Crumrine, Silver. The awards are based on the agents' production levels for 1999.

Hays was also inducted into the 1999 Awards of Excellence Hall of Fame.



Diane Popp has been named employee of the month for March at Roxbury Correctional Institution.

Popp, business data vocational shop instructor, is being recognized for developing and implementing computer classes for the staff.

These classes meet MCCS training certification requirements and provide materials that will aid the development of other courses.

ERA Clover Realty

NRT Mid-Atlantic has announced that ERA Clover Realty Inc., of Hagerstown, has joined one of its three operating companies, O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA.

ERA Clover Realty has 18 sales associates, some of whom are licensed in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. The company has operated at 101 E. Franklin St. in Hagerstown for the past 27 years.

Clarence Horst, manager of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA's Hagerstown office, will oversee the newly combined operations.

Additionally, Cindy Snyder Hull, office manager for ERA Clover Realty, will serve as a training consultant for O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA.

Charles E. Brake Co.

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - The Charles E. Brake Co. Inc. has recognized two employees for 10 years of service.

Bill Robinson, of Chambersburg, Pa., works as a crane operator.

David Barges, of Greencastle, Pa., works in the estimating department.

D.L. Reichard II and Associates

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Attorney D. Lloyd Reichard II of D.L. Reichard II and Associates attended a course presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on the utilization of technology in the law office.

The course was offered at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Topics included online business research, litigation tools, advanced internet ethics, Web site creation and use in client relations and network creation and security.

Reichard has offices in Waynesboro and Chambersburg, Pa.

Dr. Carlton Munson

Dr. Carlton Munson, professor at the University of Maryland-Baltimore, recently spoke at the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence Annual meeting, where he received the organization's 1999 Educational Achievement Award.

The award recognizes his efforts to promote understanding of the effects of domestic violence and trauma through his work as a consultant, professor, author, clinician and expert witness for clients affected by domestic and sexual violence.

Munson, of Hagerstown, has a part-time practice specializing in treating children and adolescents.

Hood College

FREDERICK, Md. - One of Hood College's admissions publications recently earned the Award of Excellence in a Virginia printing competition.

Hood's 28-page social viewbook was the winning publication in the 1999 Graphic Communications Competition sponsored by the Printing Industries of Virginia.

The viewbook gives prospective female freshmen a glimpse of campus life.

Its production was a group effort involving Jill Kephart, art director and Hood's publications manager; Dawn McKinnon, a designer in the Office of Communications and Public Relations; Kurt Holter, a commercial photographer and Hood alumnus; Joan Powers, vice president for enrollment management; Megan Carter, a private consultant and creative director of the original concept; and Irene Kiriloff, designer of the original concept.

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