Business briefs

August 24, 2008

Society for Human Resource Management

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will hold its annual Legal and Legislative Conference on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fountain Head Country Club.

Sessions will include Pennsylvania and Maryland legal issues, Pennsylvania and Maryland legislative issues, wage hour/child labor laws and internal investigations.

Participants may preregister by Sept. 5 to receive a discount. Preregistration is $50 for chapter members and $60 for nonmembers. Registration after Sept. 5 is $65.

Registration can be made either by cash or check only. Checks should be made payable to "CVSHRM."

For information or to make a reservation, please RSVP to

D.M. Bowman Inc.

WILLIAMSPORT - D.M. Bowman Inc. officially has become a certified SmartWay partner.

By becoming a SmartWay partner, D.M. Bowman is committed to reducing energy waste and will strive to meet goals that will have a positive impact on the environment.


State Auto Insurance Companies

Two Washington County insurance agencies have been named to State Auto Insurance Companies' Inner Circle.

The agencies named to the Inner Circle are Keller-Stonebraker Insurance Inc. of Hagerstown and Timothy B. Close Insurance Agency of Hancock.

The Inner Circle designation is given to agencies that demonstrate outstanding sales, service and business management.

Tri-State Printing

Tri-State Printing recently was named a finalist in the CPrint Certified Printers International Print Shop of the Year competition.

Tri-State Printing was selected from among more than 100 affiliated companies in North America at the CPrint World Conference in Kennesaw, Ga.

Tri-State Printing is at 120 Bester St. in Hagerstown.

Erie Insurance

Erie Insurance has earned J.D. Power and Associates' award for "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with the Auto Insurance Purchase Experience."

The award recognizes the top rankings in J.D. Power's 2008 Insurance New Buyer Study, which assesses customers' experience in purchasing a new auto insurance policy.

Erie Insurance is represented locally by Antietam Insurance Associates Inc. at the South Pointe Center at 120 E. Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown.

Hoffman's Clothiers

Hoffman's Clothiers recently received an Elite Retailer of the Year award from Jim's Formal Wear, the largest formalwear distribution network in the U.S. with more than 5,000 independent retailers.

The award was based on rental volume, order accuracy and exceptional customer service.

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