Business briefs

December 19, 2004

Edward Jones

The Edward Jones financial services firm recently opened its fifth office in Washington County.

The office, which is run by investment representative Shelby Penn-Ross, is at 33 W. Franklin St., Suite 101, in Hagerstown.

Hagerstown Kitchens

Hagerstown Kitchens Inc., the only certified custom cabinet manufacturer in Maryland, is supporting an industry goal to plant 50,000 trees to commemorate the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's 50th anniversary.

Trees planted in the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's 50th Anniversary Forest will help reforest areas that have been damaged by fire, insects or disease.

Christopher B. Shank

BOONSBORO - Del. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, recently moved his district office to 8305 Old National Pike in Boonsboro.


The office is on the second floor of Meadows Agency of Insurance. The office's phone number is 301-432-6200 and its fax number is 301-432-8703.

Tower Bancorp Inc.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -The board of directors of Tower Bancorp Inc. recently declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 22 cents per share, an increase of 10 percent over the 2004 first-quarter dividend.

The board also declared a special cash dividend of 50 cents per share at its Dec. 8 meeting.

Both dividends will be paid Jan. 18 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 5.

Tower Bancorp Inc. is the parent company of The First National Bank of Greencastle.

City Hospital

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -The Wellness Center at City Hospital will offer several new nutrition programs and services starting in January.

A Healthy Weigh of Life, an eight-week healthy lifestyle program with individual and group components, will be offered on Tuesdays starting Jan. 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The program is designed to help participants develop a healthy lifestyle plan based on individual health goals.

Individual lifestyle and weight management counseling also will be offered. The program is designed for those seeking advice on developing a healthy eating and activity plan to prevent chronic disease and/or manage weight. The individual consultation will include a three-day diet analysis; blood pressure, cholesterol and body fat testing; and individualized plan development.

Wellness Center members will receive a free one-day diet analysis. Members may submit a one-day diet diary and receive a detailed nutrition analysis report and 10-minute consultation to go over the results.

For information or to sign up for programs, call Dana DeJarnett at 304-264-1000, ext. 1814.

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