Business briefs

October 17, 2004

NETCONN Solutions

NETCONN Solutions recently was ranked 12th in Maryland in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program.

The program is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the area by Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the nation's leading professional services firms. Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues over five years, from 1999-2003.

To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 1999 and $1 million in 2003, must be public or private companies headquartered in North America, and be a "technology company" defined as owning proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues and/or devoting a significant proportion of revenues to research and development of technology.

NETCONN's increase in revenues of 940 percent in the five-year period resulted in the 12th-place ranking in Maryland.

NETCONN is a female-owned small business that provides advanced technical solutions and enterprise systems design, analysis and integration services for a number of government customers.


Tower Bancorp Inc.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Tower Bancorp Inc., the parent company of The First National Bank of Greencastle, reported earnings of $894,301, or earnings per share of 51 cents, for the quarter ended Sept. 30.

For the first nine months of 2004, net income was $2,958,978, or $1.71 per share. Return on equity and return on assets were 9.5 percent and 1.31 percent, respectively, for the first nine months of 2004.

As of Sept. 30, assets stood at $312,824,000, an increase of 10 percent or $29,608,000 over third quarter-end totals for 2003.

Park Circle Animal Hospital

Park Circle Animal Hospital recently received accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association.

The hospital received accreditation based on a quality assessment review of the its facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health-care management.


WILLIAMSPORT - WCRH-FM recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new radio headquarters on the campus of Cedar Ridge Children's Home & School.

The 5,100-square-foot building will house WCRH's new studios and production facilities, staff offices, a kitchen and a conference room.

Construction of the building is scheduled to be completed early next year.

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