Business briefs

June 18, 2006

Weiss Bros. Paper

Weiss Bros. Paper of Hagerstown, a locally owned supplier of industrial and health-care paper, janitorial supplies and equipment, recently held a trade show.

More than 50 of the top suppliers in the industry were on hand to show customers the newest products available.

Customers were able to attend free seminars throughout the day on topics including soft- and hard-floor care, workplace safety, microfiber cleaning, packing and shipping solutions and infection prevention.

Weiss Bros. also invited the Washington County Health Department to give a "Keep It Clean" round table discussion in a separate room from the trade show floor.

Weiss Bros. also made arrangements for The National Association of Institutional Linen Management and The International Executive Housekeepers Association to hold their monthly meeting in a separate room from the trade show floor.


Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA held its second annual Tour de Gaughen to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The 250-mile tour was held last week and covered six counties and 16 offices.

Those wishing information about sponsoring a cyclist or making a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association may call Kelley Bjorkland at 717-762-2540.

Edward Jones

The financial-services firm Edward Jones was listed among the best advocates for its clients, according to a study by an independent research group.

Edward Jones was the highest-ranking brokerage named on the customer advocacy list released May 22 by Forrester Research Inc., an independent research company that identifies and analyzes trends in technology and their impact on business.

This is Forrester's third customer advocacy ranking. Edward Jones has been at the top of the rankings for the past three years, according to a prepared release.

Based on a survey of nearly 5,000 consumers, the rankings rated 32 leading U.S. financial-services firms according to the key driver of customer loyalty: customer advocacy.

Long & Foster

FAIRFAX, Va. - The Long & Foster Companies has launched its new public Web site at

The site was designed to support the business needs of agents while delivering homeownership services to customers.

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