Business Briefs

August 05, 2007


FREDERICK, Md. - A grand opening was held for GEICO's Frederick office on Wednesday, July 25.

The office is at 5732 Buckeystown Pike, Unit 12.

Alyssa Palermo, local GEICO representative, manages the office.

Palermo and her colleague, Chris Moats, have 16 years of combined insurance experience.

The office can be reached by phone at 301-668-2889. More information can be obtained at

Susquehanna Bancshares

LITITZ, Pa. - Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. listed net income for the second quarter of 2007 at $9.8 million, or 19 cents per diluted share, compared to $19.3 million, or 38 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2006.


Net income for the first six months of 2007 was $30.5 million, or 59 cents per share, compared to $37 million, or 76 cents per share, for the first half of 2006.

Brechbill & Helman Construction Co.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. Inc. of Chambersburg has been awarded a $10 million contract for additions to the Homewood at Williamsport retirement facility in Williamsport.

Work on the 72,000-square-foot addition is scheduled to begin in August and to take 16 months to complete.

The project architect is Noelker and Hull Associates Inc. of Chambersburg.

Chamber of Commerce

The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce welcomed the following new members in July:

Antrim Way Honda, Hagerstown Aircraft Services, Hagerstown Aviation Museum Inc., Line Upon Line Advantage Writing, National Park Service, C&O Canal NHP, NETCONN Solutions, Richardson's Restaurant, S G S Institute, Smith Barney and Washington County Teachers Association.

Brook Lane Health Services

Brook Lane Health Services has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety.

The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of Brook Lane earlier in the year. The accreditation award recognizes Brook Lane's dedication to complying with the Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis, according to a prepared release.

Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission seeks to improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

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