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Business Briefs

June 17, 2007

Lullaby Lu Nursery

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Lullaby Lu, which for three years sold children's apparel and baby gifts, has expended to include furniture, bedding, and nursery dcor.

Initial furniture offerings in the Shepherdstown store are from Bratt Decor, along with bedding and dcor by Serena and Lily, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Sweet Kyla and BeBe Star.

The store's emphasis will be on items for children as old as 24 months, but some of the cribs convert to toddler beds that can grow with children. Changing tables, cribs and cradles, petite armoires and other children's furniture will be featured.

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Lullaby Lu children's boutique continues to offer apparel from preemie to size 7, and early this summer will add the next girl's size range from 8-10, in the Doodlebugs area of the store.

Lullaby Lu is at 126 W. German St., Shepherdstown.

Pictures Plus

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Pictures Plus of Waynesboro has been awarded the Kodak Imaging Center Solutions 2006 "Best in Class" Award for Retailing Excellence.

This is the third time Pictures Plus has received the award.

Pictures Plus is one of more than 200 Kodak Imaging Centers Solutions Stores across the nation.

KICS recognizes the top 12 dealers for their outstanding performance in retailing excellence, according to a prepared release.

Greentree Homes

FREDERICK, Md. - Greentree Homes, a community-focused regional home builder, was honored by the Frederick County Builders Association (FCBA) for home designs in its Tuscarora Creek project.

The company received FCBA Awards of Excellence for:

· Land Development - Best Community Entry Monument.

· Best Sales Model, Single Family ($650,000-$800,000) - The South Mountain.

· Best Sales Model, Townhouse ($400,000-$500,000) - The Antietam.

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation

FREDERICK, Md. - Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to the Frederick chapter of SkillsUSA for career development geared toward middle school students.

The grant from Lowe's will enable the chapter to build a life-sized game board showing career pathways and to produce technical skills experience modules and DVD games so middle school students can "try out" various technical programs.

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation is working to address the country's growing skilled worker shortage and skills gap by contributing $500,000 to SkillsUSA programs, according to a prepared release.

Lowe's will award grants in the amount of $10,000 to SkillsUSA chapters for innovative community service projects and dynamic instructional program enhancements, the release says.

The First National Bank of Greencastle

WELSH RUN, Pa. - The First National Bank of Greencastle has contributed $3,000 to the Conococheague institute's Welsh Barrens Cultural Center at Rock Hill Farm.

The bank's donation is the second in a two-year bank pledge to the institute. Last year, the Institute began its first major capital fund drive to finish the exterior restoration and adapt the interior of the historic log structure, according to Walter L. Powell, the institute's executive director.

The institute purchased the Lurgan Township, Pa., log home in 1998, saving it from demolition. Volunteers dismantled, moved and rebuilt it at the 18th century historical site.

Contractor's Choice Awards winners

Roads & Bridges, a Scranton Gillette Communications (SGC) business-to-business publication serving the infrastructure industry, recently presented its 2007 Contractor's Choice Awards.

There were 29 gold winners in 28 product categories, with one category resulting in a tie with two gold winners. Local companies to win gold awards were:

· Aerial Work Platforms: JLG, Hagerstown, 1350SJP Boom Lift with SkyWelder.

· Compaction: Ingersoll Rand, Shippensburg, Pa.; and Des Moines, Iowa, DD-132HF.

· Work-Zone Safety (Lights): Ingersoll Rand, Shippensburg, Pa.; and Des Moines, Iowa, BL2000 Balloon Light.

Schier's Furniture

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The staff of Schier's Furniture on May 2 visited the Shifman mattress plant, which has been operating in New Jersey since 1893.

Those making the trip included Shawn Baker, Angi Shindledecker, Dee Petersheim, and Tim Barlup, supervisor of the Waynesboro, Pa., warehouse.

The trip was made to better inform the sales staff and warehouse manager of the quality and manufacturing process of the hand-made Shifman mattresses and box springs.

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