Business people

July 13, 2008

Tastefully Simple

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Melanie Gamage of Middletown has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet products.

Gamage offers the company's foods and beverages to guests at home tasting parties.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA, Waynesboro office, recognized Paul and Matt Gunder for excellent performance in April.

The decision was based on the number of new listings, sales and referrals, attendance at real estate meetings and workshops, and customer satisfaction reports.

Paul has been a licensed Realtor since 1979 and holds licenses for both Pennsylvania and Maryland. He specializes in residential and developments.


Matt is also licensed in both Pennsylvania and Maryland. He focuses on residential sales.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Nicholas McLeod with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has been awarded the accredited buyer representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council Inc. of the National Association of Realtors.

McLeod was required to complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience.

Nationwide Insurance

BOONSBORO - Valen Meadows, a Nationwide Insurance agent in Boonsboro, was recognized at an agency sales conference in Charleston, S.C., as one of the company's leading writers of farm insurance.

The Fast Track Conference recognized top-producing agents in sales of new farms business during 2007.

Twenty-two agents qualified for the conference.

Elizabeth D. Krell

Elizabeth D. Krell of Hagerstown received the Food and Drug Administration's Distinguished Alumni Award at the agency's annual recognition ceremony May 29. The award is presented to a small number of former FDA employees who have demonstrated service that has had a major impact on the agency as a whole.

Since retiring from FDA in 2001, Krell has remained involved with FDA issues: most recent examples include chairing a recent project to improve the way the agency handles issues that arise with medical devices after they have been cleared or approved for marketing, and participating in a retrospective review of the Global Harmonization Task Force to determine how well it has been promoting world-wide harmonization of medical device regulatory practices.

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