Business People

May 20, 2007

Chamber of Commerce

The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce announced that Susan Murray has joined the Chamber staff as director of membership.

Murray graduated from Greencastle-Antrim High School and has taken business and marketing classes at Hagerstown Business College and Hagerstown Community College.

Murray has been in the marketing and sales field for more than 17 years, most recently working for retirement communities in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Homewood at Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT - Richard C. Marshall III has been named to the board of directors at Homewood at Williamsport.

Marshall, executive vice president of Fidelity Bank in Hagerstown, has lived in Washington County for the past two years and spent 25 years in Frederick County, Md. He is a member of the Hagerstown Rotary, and serves on the boards of the United Way of Frederick County, Md., and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick.


Frick Federal Credit Union

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Patricia Ann Shew, CEO of Frick Federal Credit Union, was honored by the credit union's board of directors during the annual meeting for 26 years of service.

Shew manages the day-to-day operations of the credit union, reporting to the board of directors.

Shew received her business education from Goldey Beacom College, Wilson College and Hagerstown Community College.

She has taken credit union classes with the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association and the National Credit Union Administration.

HBP Inc.

Michael E. Zimmerman, former president of S&S Graphics in Laurel, Md., has joined HBP Inc. as vice president of training and development.

Zimmerman will be responsible for interpreting trends in the communications industries served by HBP and for developing training programs to equip the company to meet client needs in 2010 and beyond.

Zimmerman has an extensive background in printing, advertising, and sales and marketing.

He has served as vice president of production, training and process control, as well as vice president of sales and marketing, for Strine Printing Co. Inc. in York, Pa.

He holds a bachelor's degree in English from Messiah College in Grantham, Pa.

Wright-Gardner Insurance Inc.

Frederick C. Wright IV, executive vice president of Wright-Gardner Insurance Inc., has passed the Maryland Life and Health licensing examination.

Tracy L. Carroll, sales manager for the agency, passed the Pennsylvania Life and Health licensing examination.

Bonnie R. Horton, account manager for the agency, passed the Maryland Property and Casualty licensing examination.

Sagittarius Salon

Marsha and Jordon Knicley, owners of Sagittarius Salon and Spa, recently were invited to Chicago by Salon Today magazine to accept an award for being named one of the top 200 salons.

Salon Today recognized Sagittarius as one of the fastest growing salons in North America.

Beth Pappariella

Beth Pappariella of Hagerstown has been awarded the Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice (CPC-A) credential after passing the national certification examination.

The certificate is sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders, a nationally renowned organization.

Pappariella also received a Medical Coding and Reimbursement Specialist certificate from Hagerstown Community College.

Power Marketing

Brian Flook, a local businessman and owner of Power Marketing & Advertising Inc., recently presented a seminar at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla.

Flook also recently addressed the sales team of Homeworks Custom Builders in Raleigh, N.C., on new home marketing, and in April presented a business plan creation program to 200 builders in Selinsgrove, Pa.

Awesome Travel Club

James Fair, of Personal/Corporate Travel Solutions in Hagerstown, recently was appointed to the Awesome Travel Club Board of Directors and state distributor for Maryland.

Fair's responsibilities include business building and developments and assisting nonprofit organizations in fundraising efforts.

He also will work with area business owners in the use of travel and vacation getaways to promote and increase their sales, reward employees and customers.

Fair, of Hagerstown, works at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital as a surgical assistant.

Tastefully Simple

Amanda Rickard of Hagerstown has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet products based in Alexandria, Minn.

Synergy Healing Arts Center

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - The following people recently graduated from Synergy Healing Arts Center and Massage School's 18th professional massage therapy training program.

Sheri Bosben-Offutt of Frederick, Md.; Amanda Clark of Carroll Valley, Pa.; Ken Cowher of Hagerstown; Tamara Gregg of Greencastle, Pa.; Anne Hampton of New Market, Md.; Jill Ingram of Frederick; Holli McAllister of Hagerstown; Ashton Mitchell of Hagerstown; Candace Myers of Williamsport; Tonya Santos of Mercersburg, Pa.; Peggy Triplett of Frederick; and Connie Zaruba of Mount Airy, Md.

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