Business briefs

October 21, 2000

Business briefs

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

Nine Washington County lawyers provided free or reduced-fee legal services to low income Washington County residents over the past year through the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.

They are Eric Brian Andrews, G. Clair Baker, John P. Corderman, Catherine Drummond, J. Gregory Hannigan, James D. Johnson, Steven Kessell, Jason Morton and Patricia Ann Patton.

The nonprofit Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service handles cases involving income tax disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, consumer rights, denial of public benefits, wills, deed changes and name changes.

Hood College

FREDERICK, Md. - Judith S. Hanson, of Ijamsville, Md., has been named coordinator of commuter life at Hood College in Frederick.


She is responsible for programs, activities and resources for commuting students.

She has worked as an administrative assistant at Hood since 1993.

City Park Psychological Services and Associates

Catherine "Kate" Byers has joined City Park Psychological Services and Associates LLC as a licensed clinical professional counselor. Byers has more than 20 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings.

City Park Psychological Services and Associates has also announced that Sally Schmidt recently received her psychology license.

Richards World Travel

Art and Connie Richards, of Richards World Travel Inc. in Hagerstown, recently attended the American Society of Travel Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

Art Richards was recognized for his years in the travel business. The couple won a trip to Cancun, Mexico, by American Express Co.

Greta Black, a travel consultant at Richards World Travel, was a recent guest of Walt Disney World Travel on a Caribbean cruise. She was introduced to cruise products as a sales agent so she could share that knowledge with clients.

Sylvan Learning Center

FREDERICK, Md. - Carrie Beazel, director of education at the Sylvan Learning Center in Frederick, was named Director of Education of the Year by Sylvan Learning Corp. Beazel's award was announced at the annual Sylvan conference in Atlanta. She started as a part-time instructor at the Frederick center in 1988 while working as a special education teacher with the Frederick County Board of Education.

Kristi Madron, director of the Frederick and the Damascas Sylvan centers, was also recognized as a finalist in the nomination for Director of the Year for the entire Sylvan organization.

The Frederick center also received the President's Circle Award for outstanding enrollment and revenues in 1999-2000.

Cox Nichols Hollida CPAs and Consultants

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Cox Nichols Hollida CPAs and Consultants LLP has announced new members and promotions.

Marla Boyer has joined the firm as human resources director/firm administrator. She has more than seven years experience in human resources.

Michael Briskey has joined as a staff accountant in the Charles Town Building. He has two years of experience in public accounting.

Lori Gray recently assumed additional responsibilities within the firm. Gray, the Charles Town receptionist for more than four years, is now also working as an administrative assistant in the afternoon.

Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks Inc. recently announced that Mark Albertson, of Center Valley, Pa., has been named vice president of vehicle development.

Albertson will work at the Mack Engineering Development and Test Center in Allentown, Pa., where he will be responsible for all vehicle development activities.

Albertson joined Mack in 1997 as chief engineer for its Australian subsidiary, Mack Trucks Australia Pty. Ltd.

Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors members were honored recently with several awards at the West Virginia Association of Realtors' annual convention in Morgantown, W.Va.

Rick Pekar, of Charles Town, W.Va., won the Don Hardman Award for his work in the legislative arena on behalf of Realtors.

The Mary Pauley Award went to the board's Community Service Committee for its fund-raising campaign to send area children to summer camp.

The Best Large Board Newsletter Award went to Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors President Marilyn Braithwaite, writer/editor; and Mary Palmer, designer. Palmer also recently received the Third Quarter West Virginia Association of Realtors Silver Award for her work designing the EPBR Connection newsletter.

Offray Ribbon

The Offray Ribbon Co. has declared Oct. 24 Hair Bow/Accessory Day for Breast Cancer Awareness.

The company will donate $5 to breast cancer research for every employee in its facilities including the Hagerstown plant who wears a hair bow or hair accessory that day.

Promatrx, the firm's medical division, has developed a breast implant in conjunction with Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., which is currently being tested.

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