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Business Briefs

August 26, 2007

Antietam Tree Service

Crews from Antietam Tree Service of Hagerstown participated in Renewal & Remembernce, which was held at Arlington National Cemetery and Congressional Cemetery on July 16.

Hundreds of tree-care and landscape crews spent the day at the two cemeteries, pruning, cabling, mulching, planting and aerating.

The collective gift to time and services was valued at more than $284,000, including $36,000 in donated services and materials at the historic Congressional Cemetery.

The crew from Antietam Tree Service, a member of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), spent the day at Congressional Cemetery.

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The following day, TCIA members visited their congressional representatives on Capitol Hill to speak with them about issues facing their industry, including safety and comprehensive immigration reform.

Edward Jones

The Luxury Institute named Edward Jones global financial services firm the No. 1 full-service retail brokerage among affluent investors.

The firm placed at the top of the study and posted above-average ratings in all aspects of the customer experience, according to a prepared release.

The study by the Luxury Institute, an independent research institution that focuses on the top 10 percent of America's wealthy, reviewed the firms' effectiveness, personnel and environment.

The study was conducted during June and surveyed 1,650 wealthy consumers who use six national full-service brokerages.

In a separate study, Edward Jones' Web site, at www.edwardjones.com, was rated the most effective financial brokerage Web site in the April Luxury Website Effectiveness Index survey of financial brokers.

Leadership Franklin County

Area nonprofit organizations in need of assistance with local projects may tap into the skills and services offered through the Leadership Franklin County program, the organization said.

Requests for project proposals are being distributed to area groups and agencies through the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.

Project ideas are being sought that would allow participants in this year's Leadership Franklin County program to enhance their leadership skills by designing and implementing a project or program that meets a community need.

Proposals are being accepted through Aug. 31.

The scope of the work is to be designed so that projects can be completed by May 2008 to coincide with the graduation of the 2007-08 Leadership class, according to a prepared release.

Details can be obtained by contacting Melissa Knepper at the Chamber Foundation at 717-264-7101.

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