Business People

March 04, 2007

The First National Bank of Greencastle

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Hagerstown attorney and Greencastle resident recently joined the board of associates of The First National Bank of Greencastle.

Jason Divelbiss is a land-use, zoning and real estate attorney with Miller, Oliver, Baker, Moylan & Stone in Hagerstown.

He is a graduate of Smithsburg High School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and William & Mary School of Law.

Silpada Designs

FREDERICK, Md. - Mary-Beth Matrone of Frederick, an independent Silpada Designs representative, is to be featured in the March 2007 issue of Empowering Women magazine.

The national magazine provides women with information about opportunities for personal and professional advancement through a career in the direct sales industry.


A star director with Silpada Designs sterling silver jewelry direct sales company, Matrone was selected to be featured because of her discipline and focus to develop her business while incorporating and developing her team of representatives, according to a prepared release.


Tom Hartley of Harrisburg, Pa., has been named manager of quality and corporate compliance at NEMF (New England Motor Freight).

Stationed at the company's terminal in Camp Hill, Pa., he will be responsible for ensuring that proper systems are in place and used to their fullest capacity, and that the company's technology is realized to the fullest extent.

Hartley joined NEMF in 2003 and has been the terminal manager for NEMF's Hagerstown location. Prior to that, he was an account executive for Eagle Global Logistics.

Centra Bank

John Menard, of Hagerstown, has joined Centra Bank's senior management team as the senior vice president of residential lending.

Menard, who has 29 years of financial services experience, is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

Kelli Palamar has joined Centra Bank as a senior residential loan officer.

A Washington County resident, she has a 14-year background in residential lending.

Brook Lane Health Services

The following Brook Lane employees were named Employee of the Month for January:

Clinical staff - Pamela McIntyre, teacher, Stone Bridge Academy.

Support staff - Jerry Moats, transportation aide, Maintenance.

Also, Paul Gyurisin recently was hired as the director of facilities management for Brook Lane. He was affiliated with the Waynesboro Area School District for more than 30 years.

Ralph Hertges was named director of Stone Bridge Transitional Care Home.

Hertges has a master's degree in education and human development from George Washington University. He previously was employed as the executive director of Sykesville Group Shelter Home.

RE/MAX Achievers

RE/MAX Achievers has announced the following agents as Top Agents for the month of January.

Top Agent with Commissions - Violet Z. Schmid.

Top Agent with New Sales - Steven L. Powell.

Top Agent with New Listings: Harry "Terry" Toms.

RE/MAX Achievers of Hagerstown received awards during the RE/MAX Central Atlantic Region Awards celebration on Feb. 7 at the BWI Marriott in Baltimore.

Platinum Award winners were: Shirley J. Bayer, Steven L. Powell and Alice J. Guy.

100 Percent Club Award winners were: Michael A. Crawford, Barbie J. Harshman, Derek L. Heckman, Debbie C. Heckman, Lynn M. Lowry, Willa R. Marquiss, Jeanine K. McVicker and Lynnette R. Potter.

Hockman Auctions

INWOOD, W.Va. - Staff of Hockman Auctions LLC of Inwood attended the annual West Virginia Auctioneers Association Convention in Charleston, W.Va., on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Hockman Auctions LLC was recognized at the banquet for its advertising efforts and was presented multiple awards.

Theresa Hockman was presented a memorial clock as a token of appreciation for her dedication to the auction industry, following the death last April of her husband, Donnie Hockman, a WVAA Hall of Fame Auctioneer.

During the convention, Hockman Auctions staff attended a real estate law course and an advertising/marketing seminar.

Sagittarius Salon

Marsha Knicley, Lorah Nye and Tara Price of Sagittarius Salon recently were at The Bumble and Bumble University in New York City to enhance their strengths in razor techniques.

Kelly Cauffman, stylist at Sagittarius, recently attended a WELLA International Curl Connection class in New York. The class focused on creative cutting for curly hair and color techniques.

Sagittarius Salon held a hair fashion show on Monday, Feb. 5, to highlight designers and stylists who have graduated from the intensive two-year apprentice program.

Apprentice graduates included Kelly Cauffman, Heather Rock-Younkin, Megan Myers, Brandon DaSilva, Stephanie Seaton, Tara Price and Janelle Ausherman. Cauffman won top honors in the apprentice division.

The New Talent Designer team included Faith Prather, Nicole Preston and Chrissy Laverenchik. Prather won in the New Talent division.

Plamondon Enterprises

FREDERICK, Md. - Plamondon Enterprises Inc. recently announced the addition of two assistant managers.

Georges-William Ntemi, of Frederick, has been assigned to the Roy Rogers on Thomas Johnson Drive in Frederick.

He has a bachelor's degree in accounting and is enrolled at Frederick Community College.

Brian Newman is at the Roy Rogers in Walkersville, Md.

SunTrust Bank

MONROVIA, Md. - SunTrust Bank, Maryland, announced that Rob Robinson, manager of the Green Valley office at 1323 Fingerboard Road in Monrovia, was named an assistant vice president.

Robinson, who has been with SunTrust for 3 1/2 years, also is a licensed insurance agent with SunTrust Investment Services Inc.

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