Business people

August 24, 2008

The Herald-Mail

Christine Fields has been promoted to audience development manager in the Circulation Department of The Herald-Mail.

A graduate of Penn-ridge (Pa.) High School, Fields will be responsible for various circulation sales and marketing initiatives, and for establishing a database of information to help the company better target its newspaper sales efforts to the public. Fields has been with the company since April 2007, previously serving as a part-time customer service representative in circulation.

In part-time moves, Corey Cunningham and Steven Mills have been hired as part-time circulation assistants in the company's Cannon Avenue distribution center, and Amanda Robinson and Ruth Cassidy both have been rehired as part-time inserters in the Packaging & Distribution Department.

Celebrating milestone anniversaries with the company in September are Kevin Gilbert, photography, 30 years; Lee Jenkins, human resources, 30 years; Alicia Notarianni, newsroom, 5 years; and Ann Reynolds, advertising, 5 years.


O'Neill Physical Therapy Services

Jenn Roberston, P.T.A. and certified massage therapist at O'Neill Physical Therapy Services, recently attended a course titled Treating Migraines and Other Headaches With Massage: Muscle Restore Technique.

Muscle restore technique is a massage method that combines traditional and nontraditional techniques with wellness concepts. It provides clients with interactive roles in their massage treatments and provides the therapist an opportunity to provide a more lasting effect on their clients.

Partners in Pediatrics

Dr. Bruce E. Weneck, a board-certified pediatrician, attended the 30th annual Pediatric Primary Care Conference from July 18 to 20 in Virginia Beach, Va. Workshops that Weneck attended were Splinting and Casting of Pediatric Injuries and Pediatric Psychiatric Emergencies.

Weiss Bros. of Hagerstown

Michael Weiss recently joined the staff of Weiss Bros. of Hagerstown Inc.

Weiss, who represents the third generation of the Weiss family to work for the business, will work in sales, with the service department and with the management team.

Weiss has nine years of sales experience in pharmaceuticals and heavy equipment sales.

Lia Sophia

FREDERICK, Md. - Sarah Fitzsimmons recently was honored as an Excellent Beginnings Program Achiever for Lia Sophia.

Fitzsimmons earned the honor by attaining certain sales levels and sharing Lia Sophia with other new advisers.

D.M. Bowman Inc.

WILLIAMSPORT - Dan Plotner has been hired as the new driver orientation manager for D.M. Bowman Inc.

Plotner will be responsible for conducting all orientation classes for new employees at the Professional Development Center.

Plotner is a retired U.S. Navy senior chief who spent more than 21 years as a special weapons technician and ordnance man. His assignments ranged from aircraft carrier duty to staff positions at the Naval Ordnance Center in Indian Head, Md., and military liaison to the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.

After leaving the Navy, Plotner served for three years as a project manager and sales and marketing representative for L3 Communications in Chantilly, Va. He obtained his Class A CDL and drove for Bowman Sales and Equipment for a year and a half, then accepted the operations manager position at PTG Logistics in Frederick, Md., where he served as both manager and driver.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Paul Gunder and Kim Mitts were recognized by the Waynesboro office of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA for excellent performance in July.

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

The Pampered Chef

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Nicole Paci-Funk, an independent director with The Pampered Chef, recently received the Top Performance Cluster award in personal sales at the company's national conference in Chicago.

To receive an award for personal sales, a consultant must reach a minimum of $55,000 in commissionable sales.

Tourism Council of Frederick County

FREDERICK, Md. - The following personnel moves recently were made at the Tourism Council of Frederick County.

o Patsy Ensminger was promoted to operations manager.

Ensminger will oversee general office operations and maintenance; manage the visitor center, bookkeeping, grants and communications staff; and supervise other projects as needed.

Ensminger has been with the Tourism Council staff for seven years as administrative coordinator and is a member of the Spires Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). She previously worked at The Gazette in Frederick and the Frederick Trading Co.

o Michelle Kershner joined the staff as a grants and communication specialist.

Kershner will be responsible for coordinating and administering grants, developing internal and external communications for the organization and assisting with other Tourism Council programs.

Prior to joining the tourism council, Kershner managed Brunswick Main Street, the downtown revitalization program in Brunswick, Md.

Kershner earned a bachelor's degree in history from McDaniel College and previously was employed by McDaniel College's Alumni Office and Marriott International.

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