Business People

December 30, 2007

Hood College

FREDERICK, Md. - An alumna and former trustee has, in honor of her parents, made a gift to Hood College that will establish an endowed position at the college.

Dr. Christine L. McHenry, who graduated from Hood in 1973 and served on the college's board of trustees from 1997 to 2003, has established Hood's first-ever chair and dean of the chapel in honor of Gloria Schmitt McHenry, a 1942 graduate of Hood, and Thomas McHenry III, M.D.

The McHenry Dean of the Chapel will serve the academic community as pastor and counselor.

McHenry is an adjunct professor of clinical pediatrics and director of medical ethics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1977, after which she trained in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's. In 1989, she studied medical ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at The University of Chicago and in 1998 earned a master of arts in theological studies from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.


Furniture Market, Schier's Furniture

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary Ellen and Earl Wisler, employees of Furniture Market and Schier's Furniture, were presented with engraved awards for their 10 years of service to the company.

The Wislers, of the Waynesboro, Pa.-area, each received an award as tribute for their diligence in maintaining the upkeep of both Furniture Market and Schier's retail stores, according to a prepared release.

Don Bowers Financial Services

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Don Bowers, CFS, recently participated in the National Association of Tax Professionals Annual 1040 Tax Workshop.

The workshop is an annual update and review of tax changes for the upcoming tax filing season.

Bowers is the owner of Don Bowers Financial Services in Greencastle, Pa. He is a member of the NATP and an investment representative with H.D.Vest Investment Services, a nonbank subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co.


The Washington County Commissioners recently authorized the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) to hire Sarah J. Lankford as the EDC's marketing specialist. She is to assume her new duties on Jan. 7.

As marketing specialist, Lankford will have the primary responsibility of developing, organizing and implementing marketing plans and programs to encourage business and industry relocation, retention and expansion.

She will provide marketing support to business development activities and will be responsible for the EDC's communication and public relations functions.

She had been working as director of Marketing and Admissions at Heartland of Martinsburg, a HCR Manor Care facility. She has overall responsibility for revenue generating activities, marketing and community outreach programs.

Lankford, of Funkstown, graduated from Robert Morris University with a business administration degree and is pursuing her MBA at Frostburg State University in Hagerstown.


MIDDLETOWN, Md. - The Mlend mortgage company said November's top producer in the Middletown retail operation was Darren Ferlisi.

WorthPoint Corp.

WorthPoint Corporation, a Reston, Va.-based online resource for collectors, has named Thom Pattie of Hagerstown its vice president and senior worthologist.

Pattie has worked in the appraisal, antiques and auction industries for 40 years. He has managed multiple regional auction houses and has performed onsite appraisals across the United States for international auction houses.

Pattie has taught college courses on appraising antiques, has been a licensed auctioneer for 35 years, is a qualified expert witness in his field and is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the Virginia Auctioneers Association.

Long & Foster Real Estate

The Hagerstown Long & Foster office listed the following top agents for November:

Rick Baker was the Top Listing and Top Selling agent and had the most units; The Mike Hill Team was Top Selling agent; and The Llewellyn Team was Top Listing agent and had the most units.

Frick Federal Credit Union

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Terry E. Wible has joined Frick Federal Credit Union as customer service/teller representative.

Wible is a graduate of Waynesboro High School. He has both banking and customer service experience.

Prudential Franklin Associates

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Prudential Franklin Associates, Realtors, announced that real estate agents Scott Donghia, Jack Road, Saint Thomas; and Bob Barton, Cumberland Avenue, Chambersburg, were Top Agents for November.

Donghia has joined Prudential Franklin Associates two years ago. Barton has been with Prudential Franklin Associates for six years.

Sagittarius Salon

Sagittarius Salon stylists Brandon DaSilva, Faith Prather, Nichole Preston, Tara Price and owners Marsha and Jordon Knicley attended Aveda Master Jam in Miami, Fla.

Each of the stylists had a hands-on workshop with experts in the beauty industry.

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