Business briefs

July 27, 2008

Grant helps those interested in child care

The Bright Futures Program through the Maryland State Department of Education offers an opportunity for child-care providers or people interested in becoming senior staff child-care providers. Selected candidates must possess the motivation and skills that will assist them in successfully completing the childcare courses offered and will go on to work in family or center-based early education programs.

Candidates may enroll in as many as three preservice training courses (credit or noncredit at Hagerstown Community College) at no cost to the participant. Candidates must live in Maryland or work in a licensed child-care/preschool program in Maryland. Prerequisites are high school diploma, GED or enrollment in high school child development courses, and any prerequisite required by an individual community college for credit courses.

To apply for the Bright Futures Program, contact Paula Davis, program manager, by calling 301-790-2800, ext.604.

Hair Cuttery program provides haircuts

Local Hair Cuttery salons are launching the ninth annual Share A Haircut program to provide children in need with a fresh haircut to start the new school year.


From Aug. 1 through Aug. 15, every time a child (aged 18 years old or younger) receives a haircut at a local Hair Cuttery salon, a free haircut will be provided to a disadvantaged child in the community.

Seton Outreach Center program receives grant

EMMITSBURG, Md. - The Seton Outreach Center, staffed by the Daughters of Charity and volunteers, was awarded a donation for its Dental Program from The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, in Frederick, Md. Bonnie Rohr and Pat Wierzbicky, representing The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, presented the check to Sisters Claire Debes, visitatrix, and Ellen Eisenberg, administrator of Seton Outreach Center.

The Dental Program, one of several outreach programs, provides dental services to low-income adults in Frederick County who have no dental insurance.

2008 almanac available free through CVB

The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack is being distributed at local visitor and welcome centers, courtesy of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and The Gruber Almanack Co. headquartered in Hagerstown.

The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau is making copies of the almanac available free of charge at the Visitor Welcome Center in downtown Hagerstown.

The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack is an annual publication serving as a source for regional weather predictions, useful household and farm information, and insights into everyday living.

Orrstown Bank donates through checking program

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Since its release in May, nearly 300 Orrstown Bank Think Pink Checking accounts have been opened representing more than $6,000 in donations to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. The Think Pink Checking Account was created in support of the fight to find a cure for breast cancer. For every new account opened, Orrstown Bank donates $20 to the coalition.

CNB Financial Services Inc. announces results

Thomas F. Rokisky, president/CEO of CNB Financial Services Inc. (CNB), the parent company of CNB Bank Inc., announced that for the three months ended June 30, CNB had consolidated net income of $770,000, or $1.70 per share as compared to $656,000, or $1.43 per share for the three months ended June 30, 2007. For the six months ended June 30, 2008, CNB has consolidated net income of $1.5 million, or $3.42 per share compared to $1.3 million, or $2.80 per share for the six months ended June 30, 2007.

CNB, with total assets on June 30 of $282.7 million, has offices in Morgan and Berkeley counties in West Virginia, and in Hancock.

Trust & Investments Department

On May 12 and 13, Anirban Basu, economist and chairman and chief executive officer of Sage Policy Group, spoke to clients and prospects of the Trust & Investments Department regarding the state of the economy on global, national and regional levels. Basu spoke at the Four Points Sheraton on Dual Highway and at Wisp in McHenry, Md.

Associated Builders and Contractors holds annual golf outing

The Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC), Cumberland Valley Chapter, held its annual golf outing Friday, July 11, at Black Rock, near Hagerstown.

About 100 people participated. There was a putting contest. Dan Akers, of Brechbill & Helman Construction Inc. qualified for a chance to win $10,000.

After dinner, awards were given to the top three teams: first place team, Ward Boland, Dale Householder, Eric Householder, Wayne Hart and Denny Zerrance of Air Row Sheet Metal Company Inc.; second place team, M.J. Hermes, Gary Sanbower, Bill Davis and Charlie Mitchell of BB&T Frederick-Underwriters, Sanbower Builders Inc., W.E. Davis Electric, Specialized Engineering; and third place team, Mike Pannone, Kim Keller, Adam Mandell and Aaron Gsell of Aircon Engineering Inc., Air Row Sheet Metal, Dennis Gsell and Sons.

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