Business briefs

August 15, 2005


The Mikasa store at Prime Outlets in Hagerstown recently was redesigned to foster an inspiring environment for those seeking creative solutions, according to a prepared release.

The store has overhauled its product displays and added product presentations, the release says.

Mikasa has a selection of casual dinnerware, a Studio Nova shop equipped to offer solutions for entertaining needs, a selection of barware and stemware and bridal gifts.

The store has six "tablescapes" designed to provide customers with ideas, Brian Spickler, assistant manager at the Hagerstown store, said in the release.

Younger Toyota

Younger Toyota in Hagerstown was a recipient of the 2004 Toyota Motor Sales President's Award.

It is the seventh year that Younger Toyota has received the award, which is presented to a select group of dealerships across the country.


To qualify for the award, dealerships must excel in delivering great products and providing stellar customer care in all areas of dealership operations.

Sagittarius Salon

Sagittarius Salon and Sanctuary Spa in Hagerstown has been named a Salon of Distinction in the Salons of the Year interior design competition.

The competition was sponsored by Salon Today, the leading business owner publication of the salon industry.

The salon and spa is owned by Marsha Knicley-Masood. It was among 159 entries received and is featured in the June 2005 Salon Today.

Salons competing in the annual Salon of the Year competition were either newly constructed or remodeled salons that opened between Jan. 1, 2004, and Dec. 31, 2004. A grand-prize winner and four runners-up were chosen, and 15 salons were named Salons of Distinction.

Patriot Federal Credit Union

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Patriot Federal Credit Union, with branches in Chambersburg and Waynesboro, Pa., has announced the introduction of a new product, the Your Own University Manual, which is being offered to other credit unions to help them establish their own internal universities for employee development.

The Y.O.U. Manual provides more than 40 tools that can be used with Microsoft Office products, eliminating the need to purchase learning management software. Tools include templates for course catalogs, course self-registration, transcripts, sample competencies and correlated curricula for common branch positions, among others.

More information can be obtained by calling Patriot at 717-709-4968 or by e-mailing to

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