Business briefs

June 05, 2005

SAIC-Frederick Inc.

FREDERICK, Md. - For the third year in a row, SAIC-Frederick Inc., the operations and technical support contractor for the National Cancer Institute at Frederick, has won a Seal of Approval from the Maryland Work-Life Alliance. The award was presented during a program in Baltimore.

The award is given to employers who demonstrate a commitment "to workplace excellence by establishing a workplace culture that allows today's work force to achieve success at work, at home and in the community," according to the Alliance's Web site.

The company supports its employees through family-oriented policies and programs, flexible work arrangements and competitive leave programs; and by offering training and professional development programs, according to a release from the company.

Sagittarius Salon

Sagittarius Salon was selected as a finalist in Nailpro's Salon Decor Competition.

The Salon was to be featured in the May issue of Nailpro Gold Book.

ยท Also, Sagittarius Salon welcomed Redken Performing Artist Lucas Schaeffer to the salon in March. The focus was a hands-on class on the latest textured trends for 2005.

FNB Financial Corporation

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - FNB Financial Corporation, the parent company of The First National Bank of McConnellsburg, FNB Mortgage Brokers Inc. and Community Bankers Insurance Agency LLC, held its annual shareholders meeting on April 26.

John C. Duffey, president and CEO, reported first quarter earnings had increased 34.3 percent over the first quarter of 2004. Consolidated assets increased 20.1 percent, deposits increased 10.4 percent and net loans increased 15.9 percent as compared to the first quarter 2004.

As a result, the board of directors, at its April 13 board meeting, declared a first quarter dividend of 18 cents per share, representing a 28.5 percent dividend payment increase over the first quarter of 2004. This dividend was payable to shareholders of record on April 27 and was payable May 6.

FNB Financial Corporation is publicly traded on the over-the-counter bulletin board under the symbol FNBBD.

Pari Spa

FREDERICK, Md. - Suzannah Stolba and the Pari Spa in Frederick are giving $5 from each Reiki appointment at her spa to the Gospel Rescue Mission in Washington, D.C.

Stolba recently purchased the Spa, which has been open for 10 years. The Spa offers a full range of services.

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