Business briefs

August 10, 2000

Business briefs

Cox Nichols Hollida CPAs and Consultants

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Certified Public Accountant David W. Decker, accounting and auditing manager of Cox Nichols Hollida CPAs and Consultants in Martinsburg, recently attended the National Accounting and Auditing Advanced Technical Symposium in Washington, D.C.

Decker joined more than 300 colleagues from across the country at the event, which was sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Topics discussed included business performance measures, attestation services, fraud risk management and employee benefit plan audits.

Jefferson Memorial Hospital

RANSON, W.Va. - Jefferson Memorial Hospital has a new Bispectral Index monitor to help healthcare professionals determine the optimum level of anesthesia to administer during surgery.

It monitors the patient's level of consciousness by translating brain waves into a number from 1 to 100, with 100 indicating that a patient is completely awake.


In addition to saving money, the monitor helps patients recover faster because they receive only the precise amount of anesthesia they need.

Synergy Therapeutic Massage Center and Training School

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Dr. S. Eugene Long has joined the Synergy Therapeutic Massage Center and Training School.

Long is a psychiatrist who specializes in treating individuals, couples and families.

He sometimes works in collaboration with another therapist such as his wife, Vicki Jenkins-Long, a clinical social worker.


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Hairpeace resident nail technician Linda Lucas recently placed fifth in the nation at a national nail care competition in Kansas City, Mo.

Lucas also recently attended a cosmetic artistic team training class for TIGI Skincare and Cosmetics in Cherry Hill, N.J.

She is also scheduled to take the Pennsylvania State Board Exam for her cosmetology license, which will certify her to do hair cuts, color, highlighting, perms, facials and hair styles.

Alcoa Eastalco Works

BUCKEYSTOWN, Md. - Alcoa recently began a $10 million project to rebuild its B-Bake Oven at its Eastalco Works plant in Buckeystown.

The oven was originally built in 1974 as the plant prepared to expand from one potline to two. It is used to cure anode blocks used in the aluminum-making process.

The new oven, which is the size of a football field, will use a computer-controlled gas firing system to reduce pollution.

Ed Stavish, of Eastalco, is the project engineer.

Hildebrand, Limparis & Hevey, CPAs

FREDERICK, Md. - Certified Public Accountant Virginia L. "Jennie" Moss has been promoted to audit manager at Hildebrand, Limparis & Hevey, CPAs.

Moss, who joined the Frederick firm in 1997, manages services for the firm's corporate audit clients.

W. Harley Miller Contractors

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James W. Dailey II, president of W. Harley Miller Contractors Inc. in Martinsburg, was recently elected vice president of the Contractors Association of West Virginia at its annual meeting.

The association represents nearly 500 businesses in the highway, utility and building industries throughout the state.

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