Tri-State business briefs

October 11, 2000

Tri-State business briefs

Potomac Business Planners

Laureen R. Angle, staff accountant at Potomac Business Planners in Hagerstown, has successfully completed the training to be a Certified QuickBooks Professional Adviser for all versions of the accounting software.

The certification by Intuit Inc., developer of the software, recognizes expert knowledge of its capabilities.

Potomac Business Planners is a regional business development and training company specializing in customized accounting, tax management, business planning and modeling services.

Sagittarius Salon

Sagittarius Salon Colour team members Marsha Knicley, Tammy Shindle, Trisha Rouse and Lorah Nye have attended the International Hair Color Exchange in Las Vegas.

Nationally recognized hair colorists and educators from top salons were invited.

Advanced color trends for spring were introduced.

Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts

FREDERICK, Md. - Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts has opened a store at 200A N. Market St. in downtown Frederick.


The store, owned by Tom and Marlene England of Woodsboro, Md., features handcrafted playthings from around the world as well as children's books and music.

The Englands also plan special events such as book signings and activities for children.

A grand opening is planned for late this month.

FairPoint Communications

FairPoint Communications Inc. has added two account executives to its Hagerstown office.

John M. Bohrer was previously a national account manager at Xerox.

Terry F. Mullaney was an instructional assistant at Allegany College of Maryland.

FairPoint offers voice, Internet and data communications services nationwide.


Roxbury Correctional Institution has named Kirk Graham, correctional officer II, Employee of the Month for October.

Graham is being recognized for his work as a member of the Fire and Safety Team, which is an extra duty in addition to his regular job.

His team responsibilities include monthly fire and safety checks of the institution's vehicles and quarterly inspections of its smoke detectors, pull stations, flow valves and alarms.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - DigitalSunrise recently named Lee R. Eisenhard to system engineer.

Eisenhard has 10 years experience in the computer industry.

Previously, he served 20 years in the military in data communications.

His new duties will include network infrastructure consulting, server installation and setup, network analysis, server hardware troubleshooting and diagnostics, disaster and data recovery, network administration, network client installation, diagnostics and desktop OS, application and hardware troubleshooting.


Seibert Kretzer recently attended the 75th anniversary of Electrolux in Las Vegas.

He received a trophy for being the only salesman with 40 consecutive years of winning the convention trip in the United States and Canada. He has also won 25 vice president trips around the world.

Kretzer has made more than 11,300 sales since 1960.

World Treasures

Bethany Grove has joined World Treasures as store manager.

World Treasures, a non-profit organization on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown, provides income for artisans in more than 35 countries by selling their handicrafts.

The arrangement helps people who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed to afford basic necessities such as medicine, food, clothing, shelter and education.

City Hospital

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City Hospital Chief Executive Officer Jon Applebaum has been appointed to the West Virginia Hospital Association Board of Trustees for a one-year term.

Also, City Hospital Clinical Coordinator Melanie Riley recently returned from two conferences on infants and childbirth. She attended the National Volunteer Leadership Conference for the March of Dimes in Kansas City, Mo., and the Lamaze International Conference in Memphis, Tenn.

Also, City Hospital has announced the appointment of Kristen Battle to its board of trustees. She recently completed the American Hospital Association Trustee Orientation process and will serve on the board as the community representative.


FREDERICK, Md. - Ultraprise Corp., a business-to-business e-commerce solutions provider for the financial services industry, has moved its corporate headquarters to Frederick.

Ultraprise recently located its software development division to Frederick County's 270 Tech Park.

EHS Services

MONROVIA, Md. - The Massachusetts State Police has selected EHS Services Inc. to provide safety training to 125 of its forensic scientists.

EHS, which has an office in Monrovia, will teach state crime laboratory workers how to safely handle and manage hazardous chemicals and avoid health risks from bloodborne pathogens.

EHS Services provides comprehensive environmental, health and safety services.

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