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February 19, 2006

Leadership Hagerstown



Leadership Hagerstown is accepting applications for Class 20, which will begin in September.

Those interested may contact Mary Anne Burke, director, by mail at Leadership Hagerstown, 28 W. Washington St., Suite 200, Hagerstown, MD 21740; by phone at 301-739-2015, ext. 104, by fax at 301-739-1278; by e-mail at leadership@hagerstown.org; or go to www.leadershiphagerstown.org.

The class of 2006-07 will be selected from applicants who have submitted the application form, rsum, letter of recommendation and deposit postmarked by March 15.




Washington County Department of Social Services



The Washington County Department of Social Services contributed $14,637.62 to the 2005 Maryland Charities Campaign, which concluded in December.

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WCDSS employees raised $1,227.12 in special event donations and $13,410.50 in pledges.

The pledges will help support 85 agencies designated by WCDSS employees, with remaining pledges benefiting statewide Maryland charitable agencies.




HMS Technologies



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - HMS Technologies Inc. was certified as a certified small business by the Department of Minority Business Enterprise of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

HMS Technologies will be listed in the certified vendors listings available at www.dmbe.state.va.us.

The certification allows HMS, a certified disabled veteran-owned business, to participate in contracting opportunities in Virginia.

Also, HMS Technologies is a partner with Grant Thornton in the implementation of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-123 for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The $2 million, one-year contract aims to implement and test the effectiveness of the VA's internal controls to achieve the management objectives.




Network Department & Scribbles Graphics



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Network Department & Scribbles Graphics announced the release of PanhandleGateway.com, an interactive Web-based community board of the Eastern Panhandle.

The site will provide a free platform for the community to communicate, advertise, do business locally and connect with people of similar interests, according to a prepared release.

The site has been online for testing, and is to be launched Monday.

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