New business -- Healthway Natural Foods

January 21, 2007

Name of business: Healthway Natural Foods

Owners: Elizabeth Dicks and family

Address: 13026 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown

Opening date: Nov. 6, 2006

Products and services: Gluten-free foods, vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathic remedies, cosmetics

Market area: Greater Hagerstown area

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Conventional medicine didn't help so (she) started using diet-based therapy."

Previous business experience: She said she opened her first store in Annandale, Va., 27 years ago, to help others with similar problems. She now has 11 stores.


Number of employees: 65, including three at the Hag-erstown store.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, closed.

Web site:

Telephone: 301-739-1462

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