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Business Briefs

April 27, 2003

Hagerstown Business College


Hagerstown Business College was honored recently as College of the Year by the Kaplan Higher Education Corp.

HBC, one of 46 colleges operated by Kaplan throughout 14 states, was selected based on its outstanding performance in seven key operating areas. These areas include student enrollment, retention, job placement and overall contribution to the company.




Booksavers


Booksavers has moved from its location in Maugansville to a newly remodeled building at 13525 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown.

Booksavers is a nonprofit organization that receives previously owned books from school systems and individuals.

Proceeds from the sale of books go to Mennonite Central Committee, a relief and development agency of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches.




D.M. Bowman Inc.


D.M. Bowman Inc., whose headquarters is in Williamsport, has received the Gold Carrier Award for Flatbeds and Vans from Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse.

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Carriers who receive this award must meet a 99.5 percent on-time benchmark.




Long & Foster


Long & Foster Real Estate recently kicked off its STARS - or, Superbly Trained Agents Reaching Success- program for new sales associates.

More than 600 new agents throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia gathered in Greenbelt, Md., to hear regional management and advice from a panel of agents.

The STARS program supplements corporate and office training to form a strong career foundation for new Long & Foster agents.




H&S Supply


H&S Supply will open a new fixture showroom at 18515 Leslie Drive in Hagerstown with an open house on Saturday, May 10.

The showroom is approximately 1,600 square feet and will be used by the trade as well as by the public.

The open house will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.




F&M Bancorp


FREDERICK, Md. - The Board of Directors of F&M Bancorp (Nasdaq:FMBN), has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 29 cents per share payable May 15 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 1.

F&M Bancorp had total assets of $2.1 billion on March 31.

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