Tri-State business briefs

December 30, 2000

Tri-State business briefs

Homewood Retirement Centers of the United Church of Christ

WILLIAMSPORT - John W. Warren, director of funds development of Homewood Retirement Centers of the United Church of Christ Inc., was recently promoted to vice president of funds development.

He is responsible for The Homewood Foundation, the fund-raising arm of Homewood Retirement Centers, as well as public relations for the not-for-profit corporation. The Homewood Foundation raises about $1.5 million annually to help residents who have depleted their personal funds and to support special projects and capital campaigns.

Warren, of Winchester, Va., has been with Homewood since 1999.


FREDERICK, Md. - Morgan-Keller Inc. has announced that Christopher H. Smith of Middletown, Md., has joined the company as the new regional manager of business development.

His appointment will help the company expand its marketing efforts in the I-81 corridor from Winchester, Va., to Harrisburg, Pa.

Morgan-Keller Inc. is a general contracting and construction management firm.

Smith Elliott Kearns & Co.

Certified public accountant Michael P. Manspeaker, of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC, has been chosen for a three-year term as a member of the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

The institute provides its more than 330,000 members with resources, information and leadership that help them deliver the best accounting and consulting services.

Weiss Brothers Paper

Weiss Brothers Paper Co. at 18038 Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown has announced its annual awards.

Brenden Slifer won Sales Representative of the Year for his sales increase and adherence to management's goals.

Lisa Stephens and Sue Dangler were both named Employees of the Year for their efforts in controlling inventory while working as buyers.

Deron Nichols of Spartan Chemical and Stan Werkheiser of Fort James Paper were both named Supplier Sales Representative of the Year for their sales increase and good relationship with Weiss Brothers' sales force.

AEP, both stretch film and can liners, received Weiss Bros.' Best Product Line of the Year Award.

Hagerstown Trust

Hagerstown Trust employees raised more than $6,500 for a dozen local nonprofit organizations in 2000 by dressing casually one Friday per month.

The organizations receiving contributions this year include Washington County Association for Retarded Citizens, Community Action Council, Hagerstown Day Nursery, CASA, Spina Bifida Association of Western Maryland, United Cerebral Palsy, Lupus Foundation, Children in Need Inc., Washington County Commission on Aging, Discovery Station at Hagerstown Inc., Boys and Girls Club of Washington County Inc. and San Mar Children's Home.

Shippensburg Mobile Estates

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Shippensburg Mobile Estates, a 228-site manufactured home community, has appointed Ed Smith community manager.

Smith, a native of Altoona, Pa., has lived in Newville, Pa., for the past 15 years.

Modern Woodmen of America Junior Service Club

Lynn Bibbee of Hagerstown was honored for outstanding leadership of young people during 2000 as director of the local Modern Woodmen of America Junior Service Club.

Bibbee led the group to merit status, an honor given by Modern Woodmen to recognize leaders of youth clubs for top-level performance. The merit club contest is based on the quality and quantity of meetings, programs and community service activities held during the year.

Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society headquartered in Rock Island, Ill., serving nearly three-quarters of a million members nationwide.

Menno Haven Penn Hall

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Rita Strite of Shippensburg, Pa., has been named December Employee of the Month at Menno Haven Penn Hall.

Strite is a certified nursing assistant for Assisted Living and has worked at Penn Hall since 1994.

Washington County Hospital

Washington County Hospital's radiology department was recently accredited for three years by the American College of Radiology for its mammography and ultrasound facilities.

The department conducts 2,024 mammograms and 6,411 ultrasound examinations per year.

The mammography facility met all of the testing criteria established by the American College of Radiology for clinical image quality, phantom image quality, average glandular dose and processor quality control.

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