Business briefs

August 25, 2002

Edward Jones

David Walker, a local Edward Jones investment representative, will host a course titled "Tax and Financial Issues Relating to Home-based Businesses" at 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at his office.

The program, broadcast via Edward Jones' satellite system, will be produced by the firm's Professional Education Network exclusively for area CPAs and attorneys.

The program is designed to help tax and legal advisers provide information to clients who have or are considering starting a home-based business.

The fee for the course is $50, which includes admission for one person and all course materials. Reservations are required.

For information or to register for the program, call Walker's office at 301-766-7300.

Vasco Home Improvement

Vasco Home Improvement recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Interstate Building Materials Inc. of Pittston, Pa., to become the exclusive dealer of HomePride Windows in the Tri-State area.


Vasco Home Improvement is at 18505 Maugans Ave. For information, call Donna or Gil Zimmerman at 301-797-0260.

The First National Bank of Greencastle

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The First National Bank of Greencastle recently donated $500 to Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County.

Since its inception in 1994, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County has constructed 14 homes in Franklin County and funded 30 homes in Central America.

In addition to the $500 donation, the bank has supported Habitat for Humanity with additional donations, support for the ministry's annual dinner/auction and provided volunteers for the group's work.

Quebecor World

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -Quebecor World announces its participation in the National Apprenticeship Program.

More than 30 people are expected to participate in the program, which provides workers entering industry with comprehensive training by exposing them to practical and theoretical aspects of the work required in the printing industry.

Quebecor was presented with a $60,045 grant from the West Virginia Development Office to participate in the program.

Other organizations that partnered with Quebecor in developing the program are Shepherd Community and Technical College, the Regional Printing Institute and the Region VII Workforce Investment Board.

C. Basil Grossnickle

MYERSVILLE, Md. - C. Basil Grossnickle Inc. has been named to State Auto Insurance Companies' Inner Circle.

The Inner Circle honors insurance agencies that demonstrate outstanding sales, service and business management.

As part of the honor, C. Basil Grossnickle was given $1,000 from State Auto to donate to the local charity of its choice. The recipient of the money was the Myersville Volunteer Fire Co.

The agency also received a specially engraved gold plate to commemorate the achievement.

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