Business people

February 26, 2006

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Stephenie Rinehart has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as a sales associate in the Hagerstown office.

Stephenie joins the office as the newest agent licensed in Maryland.

First United Bank and Trust

OAKLAND, Md. - Keith R. Sanders has been promoted to vice president and trust sales manager of First United Bank and Trust.

Sanders, of Frederick, Md., has worked in various capacities with private banking and investments over the last 13 years. He went to work for First United in 2002 as a senior trust sales officer, providing customized retirement, estate and income planning for residents of Frederick County, Md.

Sanders has a master's and bachelor of science degree in business administration from Youngstown State University. He is a graduate of the Cannon Investment Management and Trust School and has NASD series 7 and series 66 licenses along with a Maryland Life and Health Agent license.


Premier Bank

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Karen Y. Carroll, a vice president and commercial lender for Premier Bank, has completed a rigorous training and certification program sponsored by the Independent Community Bankers of America.

The Certified Commercial Loan Officer program prepares community bankers to make sound evaluations on business loan applications. It covers analysis of financial statements, management, industry and individual businesses.

The training culminated in a weeklong session in Scottsdale, Ariz., and required participants to perform a case study and pass certification examinations.

Carroll was promoted to vice president, Commercial Lending, last fall. Most of her prior banking experience has been in home mortgages.

Restaurant Association of America

FREDERICK, Md. - Paula Kreuzburg, senior vice president of operations and services of the Restaurant Association of Maryland, recently completed a week-long professional development program with the Institute for Organization Management, held Jan. 3-7 at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Kreuzburg, of Mount Airy, Md., has worked for nine years for the Restaurant Association of Maryland, a trade association that promotes the food-service industry.


Staff members of Hairworks in Hagerstown recently attended a Paul Mitchell class by Brian Metty, at which the latest butterfly highlighting and spring and summer haircuts were presented.

Attending were Becky Miller, Pattie Myers and Gen Rudisill.

Weiss Brothers

Weiss Brothers of Hagerstown Inc. has listed company award winners for 2005:

· David Brightbill was named Sales Rep of the Year.

· Barbara Hamilton was named Employee of the Year for the front office.

· Mike McClure was named Employee of the Year for the warehouse.

· Maureen Donnelly of Rubbermaid was chosen Supplier of the Year.

· Sanolite was given the Best Product Line of the Year award.

Beaver Mechanical Contractors Inc.

Beaver Mechanical Contractors Inc. announced the following employee activity.

· Marilyn Nunamaker, a nine-year employee and Robbie Eyler, a 16-year employee, have teamed up to handle the Service Department.

· Nancy Shrader, a 13-year employee, has become administrative assistant.

· Ellen Shafer, a six-year employee, has accepted a new position as purchasing agent.

· Brenda Short is the firm's new receptionist

· Chris King is the new Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable clerk.

· Timothy W. Bryan, a Maryland licensed master plumber, has been certified as a backflow prevention device tester/mechanic by Maryland Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Inc. in association with the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors National Association.

This certification enables him to execute initial and subsequent annual testing and certification on testable backflow preventers.

Re/Max Success Realty

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Andrea Burke, a Realtor with Re/Max Success Realty in Martinsburg, was awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council in Murphys, Calif.

Such specialists are trained to help seniors make decisions about selling the family home, buying rental property, obtaining a reverse mortgage and moving to a senior community, among other things, according to a prepared release.

Edward Jones

Shelby Penn-Ross of the financial services firm Edward Jones has achieved the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist.

Penn-Ross successfully completed the accredited asset management specialists or AAMS Professional Education program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning.

To earn the designation requires completing the program, passing a final exam and signing a code of ethics and disclosure form.

The Center for Advanced Periodontics

Drs. Fred and Rebecca Bye of The Center for Advanced Periodontics and Implantology in Hagerstown recently attended a course, Advanced Bone Grafting.

The course, held Sept. 15-17, was led by Dr. Michael Pikos at the MAP Implant Institute in Palm Harbor, Fla.

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