Business briefs

April 18, 2005

Bavarian Inn

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown has been awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award again this year, according to officials at AAA East Central.

The Bavarian Inn has received the award for 22 consecutive years and is the only inn in the region to have a restaurant onsite that also receives the Four Diamond Award, AAA East Central said in a prepared release.

Only 3.3 percent of the estimated 32,000 AAA-rated lodgings and 3.1 percent of the estimated 23,000 restaurants are awarded the Four Diamond designation each year, the release said. For 2005, there are 1,757 winners, including 1,065 hotels and 692 restaurants.

The Bavarian Inn is owned by Carol and Erwin Asam.

Four Diamond lodgings are establishments that create a truly memorable experience for guests, and lodgings create a high level of service amid luxurious surroundings, the release said.


Four Diamond restaurants are establishments that impart a luxurious and socially refined experience, the release said.

St. Lawrence Cement

St. Lawrence Cement has achieved more than 800 days without a lost-time accident, according to an announcement by General Manager Gary Batey.

"We're proud of our personnel for achieving this unprecedented threshold and are looking forward to reaching 1,000 safe days," Batey said in a prepared release.

"There are many ways in which we achieve such goals and improve our overall safety environment."

One example, he said, "is the recent CPR and AED training in which 23 percent of our employees participated."

Certified CPR members are John Lewis, Steve Heagy, Doug Poster, Yolonda Hurd, Mark Leasure, Dawn Milburn, Ted Henson, Brad Wise, Rick Gearhart, Bob Baker, Dale Hurd, Jim Hurd, Tony Wright, Bob Klinger, Jeff Kershner, Dave Eaton, Ralph Belin, Rick Becker, Lynn Jamison, Raymond Smith, Brian Starr, Robert Barnard, Steve Shifflett and Dean Martin.

The Hafer Team

The Hafer Team from RE/MAX Real Estate Group now has a Web site.

The Web site is at

The site can provide those looking to buy with instant information of what is available or may become available, according to a prepared release.

The site also will provide exposure to those wishing to sell property, the release said.

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