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Business People

October 29, 2006

Waynesboro YMCA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Blanca Machala, Waynesboro YMCA custodian since April 2005, has been honored by the association as one of "The Friendliest People In Town."

Machala, of Waynesboro, qualified for the recognition by successfully completing nine hours of training in personal relationship skills.

Quad/Graphics

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Quad/Graphics Inc. recently announced the following appointments at its Martinsburg facility.

Dan Frankowski of Winchester, Va., was named Lean enterprise manager.

Kevin Haught of Hedgesville, W.Va., was named imaging operations manager.

Steve Salmiery of Hedgesville, was named press operations manager.

Bodyworks Massage Center

Heather Lee McCauley, RMP, of The Bodyworks Massage Center in Hagerstown, has completed the national certification exam administered by The National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) of Chicago.

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The certification enables her to meet the requirements necessary to practice as a state of Maryland registered massage practioner (RMP).

McCauley joined The Bodyworks Massage Center in June 2005 as the office/spa manager and graduated from the Professional Massage Training Program at the Baltimore School of Massage in March 2006.

McCauley, who practices Swedish, deep tissue, myofacial, prenatal and hot stone massage, is a member of the Maryland Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Nationwide Insurance

URBANA, Md. - Nationwide Insurance has appointed Linda Guthrie (O'Neal) as an agency executive in Maryland.

She will serve the Urbana market as the company continues to expand into western markets.

Guthrie (O'Neal), of Hagerstown, has more than 10 years of management, sales and service experience.

She is licensed in P&C, Life and Health, and has a Series 6. She also was an Advanced Marketing Workshop qualifier in April.

Her company, an MVP Agency Inc., has opened an office in Urbana at 8923 B Fingerboard Road.

McDonald's

McDonald's USA recently awarded local restaurant owner/operator Cindy Levine-Black with McDonald's highest honor, the Ronald Award.

This award recognizes leading McDonald's owner/operators who make outstanding contributions to enhancing the McDonald's brand through their restaurant operations and involvement in their local communities, according to a prepared release.

Levine-Black was recognized for more than eight years of involvement in the community through the restaurants that she owns and operates in Maryland.

Levine-Black, who owns and operates two McDonald's restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area supports the diversity scholarship program at Williamsport High School. among other activities.

EDC

Sonja L.B. Hoover, fiscal/research specialist for the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC), has been appointed to the Tri-County Council for Western Maryland's Revolving Loan Committee.

The Tri-County Council Revolving Loan Fund serves as a source for gap financing for small businesses seeking to locate or expand in Maryland's Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties.

Hoover's responsibilities include detailed research support for clients' locational decisions and work force research studies. She assists the executive director in developing the EDC's budget and provides ongoing management of those funds once appropriated. She serves as the designated Washington County government contact for Maryland's Community Development Block Grant Program and the Maryland Enterprise Zone Program and administers Washington County's New Jobs Tax Credit program.

Hoover is a 1990 graduate of Hagerstown Community College with an associate degree in executive secretarial science. In 2002, she completed the Basic Economic Development Course offered by Penn State University. She is pursuing completion of the University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute.

Younger Toyota

Joseph Jacobs Jr. of Younger Toyota in Hag-erstown has been certified as a Toyota Truck Champion after completing four days of specialized training on the 2007 Toyota Tundra at the Toyota truck manufacturing plant in Princeton, Ind.

The Truck Champion initiative is the latest in a series of efforts to make trucks and truck selling a focal point of Toyota dealership operations nationwide, according to a prepared release.

During the sessions, Jacobs was provided with the latest in truck business management techniques and in-depth technical vehicle immersion.

Tastefully Simple

Tastefully Simple consultant Nicole Row earned a getaway to a destination of her choice by meeting the sales goals of Tastefully Simple direct-selling gourmet food company.

During the period of January through June, Row, of Hagerstown, achieved at least $1,500 monthly/$12,000 in sales.

MCTC

Transition Coordinator Kelly Easton has been named the Maryland Correctional Training Center's Employee of the Month for October.

Easton provides re-entry support services to address the needs of inmates returning to the community.

Easton has been employed at the Maryland Correctional Training Center since January 2005.

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