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Business Briefs

January 28, 2007

Tower Bancorp Inc.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The board of directors of Tower Bancorp Inc. declared a first-quarter cash dividend of 26 cents per share at its Jan. 10 meeting.

The 26 cents per share is 8.3 percent higher than the 2006 first-quarter dividend. The dividend will be paid on Feb. 16 to shareholders of record as of Feb.1.

Hagerstown Kitchens

Hagerstown Kitchens recently passed a stringent array of tests to receive certification for the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program.

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The Environmental Stewardship Program is a "Green Friendly" program with testing certification in the fields of air quality, resource management of product and purpose and environmental stewardship and community relations.

Air quality certification was tested based on the amount of formaldehyde emissions levels of all materials that Hagerstown Kitchens uses to build its cabinetry.

Resource management of product and purpose certification was determined by the level of recycled material Hagerstown Kitchens uses to build its cabinetry and the active recycling policies Hagerstown Kitchens has implemented.

The environmental stewardship and community relations certification was based on the company's involvement in the community. Hagerstown Kitchens is involved with Habitat for Humanity, food banks, emergency response agencies and local hospitals. It also partners with local school systems to train students who will not be going to college. The company hires two 11th grade students to work half days during the school year. The students might be asked to work full time during the summer, go back to part time during their senior years and upon graduation are hired with immediate benefits at full-time status.

This program was developed by Hagerstown Kitchens five years ago and has employed seven full-time employees.

Sharrett Inc.

Sharrett Inc. of Hagerstown was recognized as a 2006 AutocheX Premier Achiever for outstanding customer satisfaction at the fifth annual AutocheX Premium Achiever Awards ceremony and reception on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.

Sharrett was one of 400 collision repair shops in North America to be named an AutocheX Premier Achiever. Those who attained the distinction for 2006 received customer satisfaction index scores in the top 5 percent of facilities that use the AutocheX service throughout the United States and Canada.

AutocheX, a division of Mitchell International, is a leading provider of customer satisfaction measurement and performance management solutions to the collision repair industry.

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