Business people

April 30, 2006

Dr. Ronald G.Toothman

The Maryland State Society of Orthodontics recognized Dr. Ronald G. Toothman, who practices orthodontics in Hagerstown, during its April 21 meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Columbia, Md.

Gov. Robert Ehrlich recognized Toothman's generosity and contributions to the State of Maryland, the residents of Hagerstown and adjacent communities, according to a prepared release.

The presidents of the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics and the American Society of Orthodontics also recognized Toothman's contributions to his community.


Toothman is a member of the cleft palate team of the Washington County Health Department. The team meets twice a year to care for the needs of patients from Washington and Allegany counties in Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Toothman has provided care, for no fee, for 25 cleft palate patients, and has rendered care to more than 50 boys from the Cedar Ridge community, and to medical assistance patients, the release says.

EXIT Realty Prosperity Group

FREDERICK, Md. - Blake Pace recently joined EXIT Realty Prosperity Group in Frederick, bringing with him more than 28 years of real estate experience.

A Realtor, Pace specializes in investment properties and first-time buyers. He is certified in historic Maryland properties and has rehabbed many of his own properties.

Millennium Financial Group Inc.

FREDERICK, Md. - Robin Windon has been appointed a mortgage consultant for Millennium Financial Group Inc., Mlend. Windon has a background in legal work, loan processing, and working with the public.

Sagittarius Spa

Sagittarius Spa estheticians Beth Mackey and Sophia Spicer attended Sothys advanced training in Miami.

This exclusive French Skincare line trained only nine top estheticians in the United States on its new skin-care products and facials, according to a prepared release.

Jordon Knicley, vice president and co-owner of Sagittarius Salon, graduated from Bumble and Bumble College in New York City. The intense weeklong class was created to help owners and mangers grow their businesses.

Woodmen of the World

Jean Witmer, of Hagerstown, a representative for Woodmen of the World/Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society, attended a "Sure Start" training school at Woodmen's home office in Omaha.

The training consisted of instruction in Woodmen insurance products.

Comfort Keepers

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Comfort Keepers, an in-home care agency, honored employees at an anniversary dinner at the Orchards.

Caregivers who are observing anniversaries are Norma Jumper, Annabell Reeder and Miriam Ott.

Charlotte Leonard was nominated by Comfort Keepers as National Caregiver of the Year.

Leonard was the Fayetteville, Pa., office's Caregiver of the Year, which made her eligible for the nomination.

She has been an employee of Comfort Keepers for five years.

Frick FederalCredit Union

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Phyllis Alta Dick, an employee of Frick Federal Credit Union, attended the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Eastern Lending Council meeting in Harrisburg, Pa.

The meeting focused on the Fact Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


Mark Alan Martin, a correctional officer captain, has been named Supervisor of the Quarter at Roxbury Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown.

He was given the award for the compassion, leadership and support for the family in general and the children specifically during the shooting that claimed the life of Officer Jeffery Wroten.

The MellottCompanies

The Mellott Companies recognized the following employees for the first quarter of 2006:

Cliff Clites Jr., a crushing equipment services technician, for his dedication to completing all tasks and helping his team with weekends and extended-hour tasks.

Coby Williams, an equipment operator, for his commitment to mastering the operation of mobile production equipment, and for the example he sets in teamwork.

Teams of the Quarter are:

Mulberry Rock Quarry - Jon Sweger, superintendent; and Jackie Cagle, Chris Clark; Brian Hafer; and Ray Swarmer. The crew continued to meet customer requirements while overcoming an electrical problem that shut down the primary crusher 23 times during a three-week period.

Information Technology Department - Gene Hockenberry, manager; Lora Barber; and Bernadette Lindecamp. The department was recognized for overall support of the companywide customer base.

Signature HomeStyles

FREDERICK, Md. - Shari Henderson has joined Signature HomeStyles as a representative for the direct-seller of home organization and decor solutions.

Bank of Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - William Chesley has been appointed business development officer for the Bank of Charles Town.

Chesley has been with the bank for more than 16 years and has worked in a variety of capacities, including most recently as marketing and security officer.

He now will be responsible for developing the bank's commercial and retail loan and deposit business in the Eastern Panhandle and will continue his duties as security officer.

Michael Mann

Michael Mann in January passed the AAMA CMA certificaton/recertification examination for medical assistants, earning the certified medical assistant, or CMA, credential.

Mann is a graduate of the medical assisting program at Hagerstown Business College. He is employed by Meadow Dialysis in Hagerstown.

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