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June 08, 2008

The Herald-Mail

Karrie Elliott, Amber Sharps and Gina Grumbine have joined The Herald-Mail's advertising department.

Elliott has been hired as a digital sales representative. She is a graduate of Calvary (Mich.) Christian Academy, Buffalo (N.Y.) State College and Drexel University, with both a bachelor's and master's degree in education and administration. She previously worked for Citigroup.

Sharps has joined the staff as a junior sales representative. She is a graduate of Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, OK. She has worked as an English teacher to students in Russia, as part of a certificate program through Youth With a Mission and as an advertising assistant for Sharp Advertising and Promotions in Hagerstown.

Grumbine has joined the staff as a junior sales representative. A graduate of Hagerstown Community College, she also holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Eastern New Mexico University and an MBA from Frostburg State University. She has worked the last eight years for Service Coordination Inc., and prior to that was with ARC of Washington County.


In other moves, Matt Young has been hired as a part-time circulation assistant in the company's Hagerstown distribution center. Young also currently serves as assistant manager at Aldi Foods in Hagerstown.

Celebrating milestone anniversaries with the company in June are Julie Greene, newsroom, 15 years; Terry Horst, packaging and distribution, 10 years; and Rob Arrington, classified, five years.

Martinsburg-Berkeley County CVB

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Cara Spaziani has been named communications coordinator for the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

Spaziani graduated from West Virginia University's Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, where she received the George Gianodis Journalism Scholarship and the Cummings Journalism Scholarship.

Spaziani has worked as press secretary for John Unger for Congress and as a reporter for The Journal in Martinsburg, and also has done freelance writing.


Sgt. Donald C. Haynie has been named Employee of the Month for June at the Maryland Correctional Training Center.

Haynie has performed two life-saving acts while employed at MCTC. He remained professional and calm in a recent incident that occurred in one of the housing units. Due to his quick reaction and professional demeanor, he was able to save an inmate's life.

Haynie has been employed by MCTC since January 1994 and was promoted to sergeant in October 1998.

Icon Graphics

The following people recently joined the staff of Icon Graphics.

· Dave McDonald has joined the staff as a programmer and Web developer. He has 25 years of financial, project management and application development experience. He is a graduate of Bridgewater (Va.) College, and has completed all necessary course work for a master's of science in business at Strayer University.

· Lauren Berry has joined the staff as a programmer and Web developer. She started at Icon as a programming intern in May. She graduated from Hagerstown Community College in May with an A.A. dathematics and an A.A.S. in computer science. She is attending Shepherd University, pursuing a bachelor of science degree in computer science and mathematics with a minor in engineering.

· Dani Ward has joined Icon's design staff. She started at Icon as an intern in January. She is a graphic and Web design student finishing her final semester at Hagerstown Community College, after which she plans to pursue her bachelor of science degree in graphic design.

· Gretchen Steger has joined Icon's design staff. She attends York (Pa.) College, where she will complete her degree in graphic design in the fall, and will minor in both business administration and Spanish.

Head Start of Washington County

Mollie Smith of Head Start of Washington County Inc. has been awarded a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children.

The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood profession.

Bella Salon and Spa

Tammy Shindle of Bella Salon and Spa has been nominated for the prestigious 2008 Global Salon Business Award Salon Entrepreneur of the Year.

The Global Salon Business Awards recognize salon owners who have mastered the business, management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills necessary to succeed.

Camp Joy El

Steve Rice has joined the staff of Joy El Ministries as program coordinator.

Rice's experience includes serving in programming at Lake Ann Camp in Michigan and Hume Lake Christian Camp in California.

Rice holds a bachelor's degree in youth ministry and Bible with a minor in camping and sports ministry. He also completed a master's level internship at Lake Ann Camp, and attended the Focus on the Family Institute in the fall of 2003.

Menno Haven

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Rachel Hornbaker has been hired as a staff recruiter by Menno Haven.

Hornbaker joins Menno Haven after eight years of experience as a director and district manger of Sylvan Learning Centers in Hagerstown, Frederick, Md., and Martinsburg W.Va. Her job duties included interviewing, hiring, training and managing staff, developing students' educational programs, teaching, and conferencing with parents and schools. Prior to that, Rachel worked as a job recruiter and in public relations.

Hornbaker graduated from Shippensburg (Pa.) University in 1996 with a bachelor of arts degree in English with teaching certification.

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