April 14, 2003

Farmers & Merchants Bank and Trust

The board of directors of Farmers & Merchants Bank and Trust and James G. Piern, chairman of the board, announced the following promotions and organizational appointments:

Robert E. Ernst II has been named president and chief executive officer. Ernst also was named to the board of directors.

Michael E. Hough has been named executive vice president.

Robert E. Goetz Jr., Commercial Banking, was promoted to banking officer.

Michael S. Metz, Commercial Banking, was promoted to banking officer.

Michelle D. Kelso, Administrative Services, was promoted to banking officer.

Susan A. Lever, Loan Documentation, was promoted to banking officer.

Piern, in addition to serving as chairman of the board of directors for F&M Bank, is vice president and group executive for Susquehanna Bancshares Inc., with corporate oversight for two other Susquehanna Bancshares affiliate banks: Citizens Bank of Southern Pennsylvania and First American Bank. Piern will continue to maintain his office at F&M Bank in Hagerstown.


Bitney-Henry Insurance Agency

Steve and Carol Henry, president and vice president of Bitney-Henry Insurance Agency and of the American Church Group, received four awards from Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. at its annual awards banquet in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Both Bitner-Henry Insurance Agency and American Church Group were named in the Top 10 agencies for 2002 and both were named Top 10 five-star agencies for 2002. American Church Group was given the most prestigious award as the top five-star agency for the company.

Hood College

FREDERICK, Md. - Charles R. Agnew has been appointed vice president for institutional advancement at Hood College.

Agnew, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., will work with the development and marketing divisions of the college and will focus on outreach to local, regional and national corporations and foundations to raise funds for the institution.

Agnew is filling a new position that is part of a reorganization of the college's development division. Senior Vice President Bruce Bigelow, who is part of that division, has taken on expanded duties that include the position of executive assistant to the president for fund-raising.

FMI Services Group

FREDERICK, Md. - Two staff members of FMI Services Group received their Certified Building Service Executive designations in a ceremony March 10 in Chicago, Ill.

Don Pottieger Jr., executive vice president, and Rich Reagan, branch manager in Frederick, were recipients of the designation.

FMI Services Group is an integrated facilities maintenance company specializing in janitorial and landscape operations.

Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Holly Burkett has accepted the position of administrative assistant with the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce.

Burkett, formerly with the American Cancer Society, will be responsible for managing the front office, coordinating volunteers, producing the newsletter, maintaining the Web site and assisting in planning Chamber functions.

Potomac Studio Day Spa

Kathleen Hughson and Kate Norris, certified massage therapists at Potomac Studio Day Spa, attended an all-day seminar at Synergy Healing Arts Center on March 30.

The seminar was an in-depth course on the biomechanical nature of the cervical-shoulder complex and how it relates to dysfunction and pathology.

Karen M. Pheabus

Karen M. Pheabus has been awarded the GRI designation by the Realtors Institute of Maryland.

Pheabus received this honor after completing 90 hours of specific education outlined by the National Association of Realtors.

Magnolia Square Design Center

Maria Gilroy has joined Magnolia Square Design Center in Hagerstown as its kitchen/bath designer.

Sally Spong has been promoted to showroom consultant.

Partners in Pediatrics

Bruce E. Weneck, president of Partners in Pediatrics in Hagerstown, recently attended the National Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity Consultant Meeting on the new once-a-day medication treating hyperactivity, poor attention span and poor school behavior.

Programs included new medication for young adults, better diagnostic tests, and future once-a-day medications.

What A Tan

Greg and Ruth Smith, owners of What A Tan tanning salon in Hagerstown, recently completed a two-day Training Seminar in Nashville, Tenn., given by the International Smart Tan Association.

The trainers' objective is to provide classroom participants with professional training in the biological effects of tanning and salon operations.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Marie Meininger has joined Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA's Waynesboro office as a sales associate.

Peggy Hays and Anthony D'Anna with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA were recognized as agents of the month for March in the Greencastle, Pa., office.

Hays, of State Line, Pa., was recognized in the three years and over in the business category and D'Anna, of McConnellsburg, Pa., was recognized in the three years and under in the business category.

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

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