Business briefs

March 02, 2001

Business briefs

F&M Bancorp

FREDERICK, Md. - Faye Cannon, president and CEO of F&M Bancorp, delivered opening remarks at a recent Affordable Housing Grant Seminar at the bank's headquarters.

The seminar was hosted by Farmers & Mechanics Bank and it's affiliate, Home Federal Savings Bank of Hagerstown.

Representatives of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta provided information on applying for grants and subsized loans for projects that provide homeownership opportunities and quality rental housing for low and moderate-income families.

Clair L. Martin Auctioneers and Appraiser

MAUGANSVILLE - Clair L. Martin of Clair L. Martin Auctioneers and Appraiser of Maugansville was named Auctioneer of the Year at the Auctioneers Association of Maryland Inc. Winter Conference in Solomons, Md.

Martin has served as a director of the association during the past two years and has also worked as a volunteer.


He has been an auctioneer for more than 32 years.

City Hospital

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City Hospital has announced the election of its board of trustees officers for 2001.

Dr. Frank A. Hamilton Jr. continues as chairman with J. Wayne Lancaster serving as vice chairman.

Douglas M. Widmeyer was re-elected treasurer.

The newest officer is Betty Gunnoe, the board's secretary.

Other members include Donald T. Anderson, Kristen Battle, Dr. Jeffrey DeBord, Dr. D. Ewell Hendricks, Dr. James B. Hutzler, Dr. Colin T. Iosso, Max Oates Jr., James H. Rickard, Scott Roach, Gray Silver Jr. and Rev. Patrick Walker.

Evelyn S. Oates, who formally retired from the board in 1998, is serving as assistant treasurer and a member of the board Finance Committee.

Chambersburg Hospital

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Registered Nurse Bonnie Rabold, patient relations coordinator, was Chambersburg Hospital's February Employee of the Month.

Rabold, of Mercersburg, Pa., was nominated by her colleagues.

Mackintosh Inc. Realtors

FREDERICK, Md. - Real estate professionals Lynn Shanton, Juan Rodriguez, Yvonne Reber and Barry Weller were featured speakers at Mackintosh Inc. Realtors' informational meeting held recently at Ceresville Mansion.

Shanton, president of Strategic Marketing Group, presented an in-depth analysis on development and growth of residential and commercial real estate in the area.

Rodriguez, Reber and Weller, new home sales representatives with Ausherman Homes, updated the group on communities where Ausherman offers new townhomes and single-family homes.


FREDERICK, Md. - Morgan-Keller Inc. has promoted Donald L. Cline to vice president and director of construction operations. Cline, of Smithsburg, has been with Morgan-Keller for 30 years, the past 17 as project manager.

Also, Michael A. Hillman, of Frederick, was promoted to project manager.

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

O'Neill Physical Therapy Services

Christine Kloss, physical therapist with O'Neill Physical Therapy Services in Hagerstown, has co-authored a research study entitled "Prevention of Soft-Tissue Injury During Vigorous Physical Activity: A Meta-Analysis."

The study was accepted for presentation to her peers at the American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

The study is also awaiting acceptance for publication in a physical therapy journal.

Hoffman Transport

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Hoffman Transport Inc. is recognizing three drivers for being voted Driver of the Month by their peers.

They are Chris Somers, January; Tom Cusic, February; and Larry Baker, March.

The be eligible, each driver is evaluated on length of service and must be employed full-time for at least six months with no preventable accidents or load claims in the past 90 days.

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries

Melissa Hadley, of Hagerstown, was recently promoted to regional vice president for Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries' retirement facilities in Maryland and Southcentral Pennsylvania. The facilities include Ravenwood Lutheran Village and The Village at Robinwood in Hagerstown. Hadley has served as executive director of Tressler Management Solutions and executive director and director of both the nursing care center and assisted living services at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Also, Timothy D. Johnson was named executive director of The Village at Robinwood. Johnson, of Chambersburg, Pa., previously served as vice president for retirement and health care services for Diakon, where he supervised 15 retirement communities.

Lutheran Home Care Services

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lutheran Home Care Services named Carol Gift Employee of the Month for February.

Gift, of Newburg, Pa., is a community health nurse LPN in the Franklin County office. She has been with the agency for almost 12 years.

Gateway Foundation

MARTINSBURG, Pa. - The Gateway Foundation has announced its board officers, who will serve two-year terms.

They include J. Oakley Seibert, chairman; the Rev. Patrick Walker, vice chairman; James H. Rickard, secretary; Douglas M. Widmeyer, treasurer; and Evelyn S. Oates, assistant treasurer.

The not-for-profit tax exempt foundation raises funds, develops programs, manages financial assets and acts in a philanthropic capacity for City Hospital, the Gateway Regional Health System and its affiliates.

Power Marketing & Advertising

Brian Flook, president of Power Marketing & Advertising Inc. in Hagerstown, was a featured speaker for a new home advertising and marketing seminar during the National Association of Home Builders International Builders show in Atlanta, Ga.

Approximately 500 people attended the seminar titled "100 Marketing Ideas for 2001."

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