Business briefs

April 16, 2006

Maugansville Creamery

MAUGANSVILLE - The Hershey Creamery Co. recognized Maugansville Creamery owner David Litten with a Golden Scoop Award for his promotion and presentation of Hershey's ice cream.

Litten, who opened Maugansville Creamery in 2003, has become one of the top 10 sellers of Hershey's ice cream, a release says.

In addition to sales, the award was given to Litten for his company's community involvement, the release said.

Spine, Sport and Rehab

Daniel Sullivan, D.O., has announced the merger of his practice, Spine, Sport and Rehab, with Neurosurgical Specialists, Rehab Division, effective April 1.


Sullivan specializes in rehabilitation, sports medicine and noninvasive pain management.


GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Reeders, a skilled nursing facility serving the aging population in the Boonsboro area, was awarded a Maryland Performance Excellence Silver Award for organizational excellence.

The awards program applies strenuous criteria to identify and recognize model organizations in the state, a release says. Reeders is one of four organizations this year that received an award, presented at a March 27 ceremony.

Sponsored by Maryland's U.S. senators and the University of Maryland's Technology Enterprise Institute, the awards program's purpose is to recognize companies at different levels of performance improvement and to provide feedback to help them continue to enhance their management processes, the release says.

Recipients of the silver-level award must show a systematic approach to leadership, operations, human resources and customer focus, and demonstrate they are in at least the early stages of obtaining results, with observable improvements.

Reeders provides care for seniors in a skilled nursing facility with comprehensive nursing care, rehabilitation and specialized dementia care, as well as respite care and hospice services.

Reeders is an affiliate of Asbury Services of Gaithersburg. This award is Reeders' first.

Carl M. Freeman Co.

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Carl M. Freeman Co. announced its sponsorship of the Distinguished Arts - Lifetime Achievement Award at the Governor's Arts Awards, held in Charleston, W.Va., at the Cultural Center on April 3.

The company, which purchased Coolfont Resort in Morgan County, W.Va., and is working on a shopping plaza in Jefferson County, W.Va., is carrying on its tradition of support for the arts, Jeanne Mozier, chair of the Governor's Arts Awards committee, said in a prepared release.

The Governor's Arts Awards honors and recognizes the artistic talent and richness of the arts community in the state. Artists, arts organizations and supporters were nominated from all across the state for the awards.

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