Business briefs for October 27 Herald-Mail

October 28, 2002

Home Federal

Home Federal Savings Bank announces the expansion and upgrade of its computer banking services.

Bank Direct has upgraded its system so that customers can schedule recurring transfers and recurring payments. Also, a new digital imaging capability allows customers to review and print copies of their checks as soon as they are paid.

A new CD-ROM archiving option has also been introduced that uses the digital imaging technology. Customers can now subscribe to receive bank statements and check images on CD monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.

Mount St. Mary's

Don Francis, director of human resources for Washington County Public Schools, will teach "Human Resources and Personnel Management" in Hagerstown for Mount St. Mary's College.


The seven-week course, which is part of the school's accelerated master's of business administration program, will meet at Hagerstown Business College. The first class will be Thursday from 6 to 9:30 p.m., with other classes scheduled for the next six Thursday nights.

The course is open to the general public as long as the requirements for the college's MBA program are met.

For more information or to register, call Lori White Drega, director of the MBA program, at 1-301-447-5326, or log on to

National Association of Investors Corp.

The Western Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Investors Corp. will hold a social brunch Nov. 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Room 121 of the Advanced Technology Center at Hagerstown Community College.

The program will include a gourmet brunch, a presentation on the benefits and programs offered by the chapter, a speaker who will discuss the economy and appropriate investment strategies, and an investment trivia game with door prizes.

The cost for the event is $10 per person, and you may register by calling the Continuing Education Office at HCC at 301-790-2800, extension 236.

For more information, call chapter President John Hewetson at 1-301-695-0963, or e-mail him at

Fresh Advantage

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -Fresh Advantage recently announced a facility consolidation plan that includes the conversion of its Greencastle manufacturing facility to a distribution center.

Production lines and equipment currently at the Greencastle facility will be moved to six other Fresh Advantage facilities.

Residence Inn

FREDERICK, Md. - The Residence Inn by Marriott in Frederick recently celebrated its grand opening.

The 90-suite hotel, which officially opened for business Oct. 7, is in the Westview Office Park at 5230 Westview Drive. The property is owned and managed as a Marriott franchise by Plamondon Hospitality Associates LLC of Frederick.

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