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Business Briefs

October 08, 2006

AAA Mid-Atlantic

AAA Mid-Atlantic's Hagerstown retail branch planned to hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new offices on Saturday, Oct. 7.

The new branch is at Valley Park Commons, 1580 Wesel Blvd., Suite 9, in Hagerstown.

The Wesel Boulevard branch location contains 3,000 square feet of retail space. Branch hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

AAA Mid-Atlantic in June moved from the South End Shopping Center to its new location.

Ken's Kustom

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Ken Mowen, a Waynesboro native and retired school teacher, has opened Ken's Kustom, a gun building and repair shop in Waynesboro.

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Ken's Kustom offers a variety of services, including AR-15 target style customization, barreling, bluing, recoil reduction, scope mounting and stock work. He also offers reloading supplies and is licensed to sell guns.

Those wishing more information or to make an appointment may call 717-360-3107 or send e-mail to skmowen@pa.net.

Dole Accounting Services

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Kimberley Dole, of Martinsburg, has opened an accounting business, Dole Accounting Services, which provides small businesses with bookkeeping and accounting services at a reasonable cost.

Originally from Hanover, N.H., Dole recently moved to Martinsburg. She has worked in the accounting field for more than eight years.

She graduated from Universal Accounting Center's Professional Bookkeeper Program.

Dole Accounting Services offers a range of services, including managing financial records such as monthly statements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and other bookkeeping needs.

Disaster loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration says Oct. 23 is the filing deadline for federal disaster loans that are available to small nonfarm, agriculture-dependent businesses in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties in Maryland.

The counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in Pennsylvania that were affected by a drought that began May 1, 2005.

Under this declaration, SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to small businesses that suffered economic injury as a direct result of the weather's effect on agricultural producers.

Examples of eligible businesses include, but are not limited to, farm implement dealers, seed and feed stores and spraying and irrigation businesses.

Interested business owners may contact SBA's Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, or 800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Loan applications may be downloaded from the SBA's Web site at www.sba.gov/disaster.

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