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Business Briefs for 6/23

June 23, 2002

J. Edward Cochran & Co.

J. Edward Cochran & Co. has been named to Selective Insurance Group Inc.'s 2002 President's Club.

The President's Club recognizes insurance agencies throughout the country for their achievements and outstanding performances.




L.S. Grim Consulting Engineers

L.S. Grim Consulting Engineers of Hagerstown and Rockville, Md., has been awarded a three-year $1.5 million contract by the University of Maryland, Baltimore to provide engineering services to University of Maryland System Institutions in the Baltimore area.




OffTheDeepEnd.com

A Hagerstown Internet company, OffTheDeepEnd.com, has been included in the latest edition of the business college textbook "Contemporary Business."

A photo in a chapter of the textbook titled "Options for Organizing Small and Large Businesses" details some of Steve and Sally Colby's success in niche marketing.

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Since its first online appearance in 1996, OffTheDeepEnd.com has evolved from sales of hot sauces, novelty items and pink lawn flamingos to its current emphasis on island-related products and party supplies, Pirate-themed items, party string lights and other items.




Edward Jones

Dave Walker and Joan Bowers, Edward Jones investment representatives in Hagerstown, will host a free program Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. for people planning to retire within the next few years.

Guests will learn ways to help create steady retirement income and to keep medical bills from eating away their savings and will learn about the implications of working part-time in retirement.

For information or reservations, contact Walker at 301-766-7300 or Bowers at 1-240-420-8514.

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