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Business briefs

June 01, 2008

MIT entrepreneurial broadcast



Hagerstown Community College's Technical Innovation Center is a site for the next live broadcast presented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Enterprise Forum entitled "Innovation to Commercialization: Using Government Funding to Kick Start Your Start-Up." The broadcast will be shown from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, in TIC conference room 208. Free, but seating is limited. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 399, to register by Monday.

Rock and Tile moves



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - On May 1, the company opened its new location at 154 Wolfcraft Way, just off U.S. 340 in Charles Town. Providing a wide selection of natural stone and ceramic tile products, the new location is three times the size of the previous site. The facility houses a large showroom, offices, warehouse and fabrication area.

Rock & Tile's hours will continue to be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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First National Bank of Greencastle cuts ribbon on new location



MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The First National Bank of Greencastle's staff, as well as invited dignitaries and guests, celebrated the completion of a new Mercersburg bank location with a ribbon cutting and Mercersburg Area Chamber of Commerce mixer Thursday, May 8.

The bank also contributed $1,000 to the Mercersburg Little League Association.

The 5,700-square-foot office is at 316 N. Main St. The one-story brick structure is a full-service office with two drive-up service lanes, an ATM, a night deposit and expanded hours.

Marketing workshop



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Next Generation Marketing workshop - to be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 12 at the Holiday Inn at 301 Foxcroft Ave. in Martinsburg - aims to instruct senior executives and marketing managers in the Eastern Panhandle how to succeed in today's marketplace. The day will include workshops covering the topics of return on investment and brand mythology. To learn more about the event, call 877-858-0982. Event registration is $125. Seating is limited.

Forrester Lincoln Mercury of Chambersburg wins Ford award



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Forrester Lincoln Mercury is among an elite group of Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealerships to be recognized with the 2007 President's Award by Ford Motor Company. The prestigious award honors dealerships that have excelled in automotive retailing in 2007, by providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction. Only 408 of more than 4,000 dealerships receive the award.

Road trip for tourism workers



The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) hosted its annual training session for area tourism staffers recently to familiarize local management and employees with attractions in Washington County. The free tour was sponsored by the CVB, and was open to CVB members. More than 50 employees of CVB member-businesses signed up to participate in the tour. CVB President and CEO Tom Riford was the group's tour guide. Tour stops included several popular visitor destinations such as the War Correspondent's Arch at Gathland State Park.

Orrstown Bank donates $2,000 to breast cancer coalition



SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Orrstown bank recently launched a new Think Pink checking account in support of the fight to find a cure for breast cancer. For every new account opened, Orrstown Bank will donate $20 to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. To kick off the program, the bank donated $2,000 to the coalition.

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