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HTraining, telecommuting available

September 14, 2007

Hagerstown Telework Center

Address: Elizabeth Hager Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 200a

Director: Michael Pellegrino

Phone: 301-745-5600

Fax: 301-766-2050

Web address: www.hagerstowntelework.org




One of 14 such centers in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the Hagerstown Telework Center is designed to enable federal employees to work from downtown Hagerstown instead of having to commute into the city each day.

Partnered with the City of Hagerstown, the center - for a fee - also is available as a workplace for students, researchers, independent contractors and business travelers.

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Home-based business people may use it to hold meetings.

It offers modular workstations with computers, broadband access, dedicated phone lines, networked copy/print/fax capabilities, conference rooms, a kitchenette and 24-hour secure access.

As of July, there were 25 federal employees from 15 agencies working at the center for up to four days a week.




The Center for Business & Training

Address: 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 200, Hagerstown

Director: Michael Pellegrino

Phone: 301-745-5600

Fax: 301-766-2050

Web site: www.hagerstowncbt.com




The Center for Business & Training is a nonprofit organization with a mission of helping to raise the technical skills of people in the Hagerstown region.

Although independent from the Hagerstown Telework Center, the Center for Business & Training shares the same staff, director and location, but has a different function.

The center has a 13-seat computer training lab and offers courses in word processing, presentation software, spreadsheets, graphics, the Internet and general computer skills.

Its courses last from three to six hours.

The center also is the sponsor of the Hagerstown Downtown Business Directory, online at www.hagersdowntown.com.

An ongoing project, the Web site lists downtown businesses within a four-block radius of Public Square and links to businesses' Web sites.

Formed in 2002 with a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the center's primary funding source is revenue from leasing office space.

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