People 2/2

February 05, 2003

The Herald-Mail

Crystal Hann has been named The Herald-Mail's February Employee of the Month.

Hann, a graphic artist in the Advertising Services Department, has been with the company for more than seven years.

Pressman Tom McCall is marking a 25-year anniversary in February.

The company has hired Christina Sigler as a part-time clerk in the Accounting Department and transferred Kelly Whiteman from a part-time customer service representative in Circulation to a part-time accounts receivable position in Accounting.

O'Neill Physical Therapy Services

Lorraine O'Neill, physical therapist and owner of O'Neill Physical Therapy Services in Hagerstown, recently completed a seven-week course titled "Differential Diagnosis for the Orthopedic Physical Therapist."

The course focused on diagnostic techniques for musculo-skeletal disorders and pain syndrome.

Washington County Purchasing Department

Several employees in Washington County's Purchasing Department have been elected to officer posts in the state's Professional Association for government purchasing.


Karen R. Luther, purchasing agent and director of the Purchasing Department, has been elected president of the Maryland Public Purchasing Association, a chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.

Rick Curry, a Buyer I, was elected to the state organization's nominating committee; Vicky McKenzie, a Buyer II, will serve on the historical committee; and procurement specialist Debbie Peyton will serve on the workshops committee.

Tastefully Simple

Dana Ray of Hagerstown has been promoted to team leader by Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company selling upscale, convenience-driven gourmet foods.

As team leader, Ray has successfully sponsored three consultants who market Tastefully Simple products through in-home presentations.

Jennifer Carbaugh of Smithsburg recently became a consultant for Tastefully Simple.

Antietam Health Services

Elaine R. Lutz, flex-staff office nurse for Antietam Health Services Inc. in Hagerstown, attended the seventh annual Healing Touch International Conference on Jan. 16-19 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Lutz has achieved certification and was recognized during a ceremony attended by conference participants who also took part in educational sessions presenting research, patient education and healing touch techniques relating to the theme "The Language of the Heart."

Customizers and Creative Accents

Lisa Eckel of Customizers and Creative Accents in Hagerstown recently attended a three-day training seminar on mobility equipment at Bruno Independent Living Aids in Oconomowoc, Wis.

Eckel learned product information, installation techniques, service advice and marketing and promotional strategies and was awarded a certificate as an authorized Bruno dealer.

Longaberger Co.

Julie Brining of Hagerstown and Stephanie Myers of Hagerstown have joined The Longaberger Co. as independent sales associates.

Sagittarius Salon

Marsha Knicley, owner of Sagittarius Salon and Sanctuary Spa in Hagerstown, recently attended a business seminar titled "Raise the Tide" in Las Vegas.

Frederick County Job Training Agency

FREDERICK, Md. - Laurie Holden, former assistant director of the Frederick County Job Training Agency, has been appointed the agency's new director, following the retirement of Bonnie Gann.

Holden has held several positions at the agency, including training program coordinator, training program manager, job development manager and, most recently, assistant director.


Tele-Plus recently recognized seven employees for their contributions to the company during the year ending Dec. 31, 2002.

Michael L. Glessner, Tele-Plus president and CEO, presented a plaque and a cash award to each of the following Tele-Plus personnel for their accomplishment:

Paul D. Schmidt, sales, of McConnellsburg, Pa.; Melissa A. Mellott, administration services, of Keedysville; Denise A. Cotton and Shannon R. Yates, technical services, of Greencastle, Pa.; and Gregory A. Peck, technical services, of St. Thomas, Pa..

Each was voted a 2002 Outstanding Employee based on evaluation criteria reviewed by the company's Management Action Team.

Also recognized by Tele-Plus with a certificate and cash award for an individual achievement successfully performed during the year were Kimberly A. Kries, staff accountant, of Hagerstown and Joshua C. Meyers, technical services, of Mercersburg, Pa.

Tele-Plus is a regional provider of telecommunication, life safety and property protection systems. Its headquarters is in Hagerstown.

Hagerstown Community College

Faculty members, adjunct faculty and a student from Hagerstown Community College recently participated in an Association of Faculty for Advancement of Community College Teaching conference at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md.

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