People briefs 9/1

September 02, 2002

The Herald-Mail Co.

Don Burger and Bob Tracey recently retired from the pagination department of The Herald-Mail Co.

Both joined the newspaper's composing room in 1973, and had careers that spanned several transitions, including the company's physical move to its current location in 1979, and a number of technological changes that affected the paper's daily production.

Over the past year, both helped the paper complete the process of moving to full pagination in its pre-press department.

In other company news, Julie Greene has been named the September Employee of the Month. Greene, a reporter in the newsroom, has been with the company for nine years.

Margaret Reeder, advertising services, is marking a 35-year anniversary in September.

Celebrating five-year anniversaries are Steve Finelli, pressroom; Janis Reeser, newsroom; and James Rodgers, mailroom.

The Herald-Mail has also hired Shawn Angulo as a part-time customer service representative in its circulation department and Mandy Cooper, Lorna Bowie, Steve Taylor and Wilma Lee West as part-time inserters in the mailroom.


O'Neill Physical Therapy Services

Lorraine O'Neill, physical therapist and owner of O'Neill Physical Therapy Services in Hagerstown, was recently accepted into The University of Maryland's Doctor of Science and Physical Therapy program.

Her course work will include advanced training in Differential Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders, Clinical Anatomy and Pathological Movements and Dysfunctions: Analysis and Management.

Valley Pest Services

John P. Pride has joined Valley Pest Services of Hagerstown as operations manager.

Pride has spent more than nine years in pest control and related sciences and is responsible for all service operations.

David Lynn Brechbill has joined Valley in the position of sales and management for the Maryland Area. Brechbill has more than 11 years of technical experience.

RSM McGladrey

FREDERICK, Md. - Mark D. Thorsvik has joined RSM McGladrey's Financial Institutions Services Group.

Thorsvik has worked as a financial analysis insurance examiner for the Bureau of Insurance State Corporation Commission in Virginia and as an internal audit manager for NATCOM Bancshares Inc.

Long & Foster

David Pool was top producer and top seller at the Hagerstown Long & Foster office in July with a sales volume of $1,653,497.

Joan Schupp was the top lister and Rick Baker was the agent with the most new listings.

Long and Foster

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Natalie Hoffman was the top producer at the Martinsburg Long and Foster in July with a sales volume of $884,200.

Butch Cazin was the top seller, top lister and the agent with the most new listings.

Washington County Health System

Wendy Zimmerman, RN, recently represented Washington County Health System's Parish Nursing Program at Health Ministries Association's national conference in Pacific Grove, Calif.

Zimmerman presented a session on ways to integrate faith and health.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Diane Henicle and Harold Burkholder with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA's Greencastle office were recently recognized for reaching the $1 million mark in sales in 2002.

Peggy Hays was Agent of the Month for July based on the number of listings taken, sales made, attendance of Realtor functions and continuing education classes completed.

Hays also was recognized as July's leader in service based on the use of companies affiliated with Jack Gaughen ERA.

In August, Hays reached the $4 million mark in closed sales for the year.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Three agents at Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA in Waynesboro have reached career milestones.

Tina Long has reached $3 million production this year. Jean Kahl and Sharon Berry have reached $1 million production.

Long and Charlie Costlow were recognized for excellent performance in July based on the number of new listings, sales and referrals, attendance at real estate meetings and workshops and customer satisfaction reports.

The Longaberger Co.

WILLIAMSPORT - Jamie Files of Williamsport recently joined The Longaberger Co. as an independent sales associate.

The Longaberger Co.

The Longaberger Co. recognized Debbie Strubel of Clear Spring as a 2002 National Top Sales Award Winner at its annual convention in Columbia, Ohio.

Strubel received the award for VIP Sales - $35,000-44,999.

Cox Nicholas Hollida CPAs and Consultants

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lisa M. Baker of Cox Nicholas Hollida CPAs and Consultants LLP in Martinsburg has passed Intuit's QuickBooks Certification coursework and become a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Sagittarius Salon

Sagittarius Salon team members Lorah Nye and Trisha Rouse attended a three-day blonding and texturizing color class at Redken Exchange in New York City.

Rouse, Jess Crawford, Pam Nichols, Lori Ahrens, Camie Aiken and Tricia Green attended the Aveda Fall Release hair design and color class in Washington.

Council for Professional Recognition

Helen Brooks and Melissa Williams, both of Hagerstown, have been awarded a Child Development Associate credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children.

The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, which represents the early childhood profession.

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