Business briefs

March 26, 2006

What A Tan

Looking Fit magazine, a national trade publication supporting the indoor tanning industry, recently named What a Tan in Hagerstown as one of the top 250 salons in the nation.

The list was published in the magazine's Feb. 15 issue. Inclusion on the list identifies What A Tan as one of the most innovative, dynamic and fastest-growing indoor tanning salons in North America, according to a prepared release from Looking Fit magazine.

American Angus Association

BRB Mountain View Angus in Clear Spring and Limousin Ridge Farm in Boonsboro are new members of the American Angus Association, a national breed registry organization in Saint Joseph, Mo.


The American Angus Association, with more than 34,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef cattle registry association in the world.

The association records ancestral information and keeps production records on individual animals for its members. These permanent records help members select and mate the best animals in their herds to produce high quality, efficient breeding cattle, which are then recorded with the American Angus Association.

Portrait Homes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Portrait Homes has broken ground on 54 villa homes on Scotland Road.

Known as Scotland Run, the homes will offer single-level living, all with two-car garages, and will have a homeowner association that covers all lawn maintenance.


RANSON, W.Va. - Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (Shentel) of Edinburg, Va., has entered into an exclusive agreement with RCMS/Legacy Custom Homes, to build an advanced fiber optic network for Legacy's newest community, Tackley Mill in Ranson.

Shentel will provide a comprehensive suite of telecommunications solutions, including local and long-distance telephone service, digital cable TV, high-speed Internet access and security monitoring to the community, according to a prepared release.

M&T Bank

M&T Bank was on Fortune magazine's list of "America's Most Admired Companies," ranking second among "Superregional Banks."

Fortune and The Hay Group surveyed 10,000 corporate executives, directors and analysts to rate companies on eight criteria: social responsibility, quality of management, long-term investment, use of corporate assets, employee talent, financial soundness, quality of products/services and innovation.

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