Business people

November 02, 2008

Orrstown Bank

Ed Hose recently joined the staff of Orrstown Bank as a business banking officer.

Hose will be responsible for meeting the commercial services needs of the bank's business customers at Orrstown's newest office at 1020 Professional Court in Hagerstown.

Hose has more than 30 years of banking experience, having most recently worked at Sovereign Bank as an assistant vice president and branch manager.

Hose, a graduate of Williamsport High School, has completed programs with the Maryland Banking School, Leadership Hagerstown and the National School for Bank Security.


Prior to beginning his banking career, Hose played professional baseball in the Washington Senators organization.


Dana M. Kline recently was promoted to operations supervisor of the Metro D.C. center for UPS.

Kline is a 2007 graduate of the UPS Intergrad driver's training program and is certified in UPS safety programs VSTA and ESTA.

Kline joined UPS in October 2007 at the Burtonsville, Md., hub as a relief driver.

Kline received her bachelor's degree from Villa Julie College and an associate degree from Hagerstown Community College. She is a 2000 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Hospital

Grace Sollenberger, DVM, of Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Hospital now is seeing patients at the hospital.

Sollenberger, a graduate of St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine, has been a member of the Mid-Atlantic staff since 1996.

Real Estate Teams LLC

Sharon Cooper of Real Estate Teams LLC has achieved the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation.

The SRES Council trains Realtors to meet the special needs of older Americans when selling, buying, relocating or refinancing residential or investment properties. The council tracks senior-specific lifestyle and housing issues, and educates Realtors who are making clients older than 50 a part of their overall business plan.

Business Network International

The Hagerstown Wednesday Lunch Group of Business Network International recently inducted new officers.

They are:

· Jim Moss of Met Life Home Loans - president

· Sue Edwards of United First Financial - vice president

· Blakeley Jackson of Ryan Physical Therapy Associates - secretary/treasurer

Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC

Two new employees recently joined the staff of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC.

· Stephen J. Scherer, CPA, MBA, CISA, CIA joined the firm as a manager.

Scherer has more than 20 years of experience in both public and private accounting.

Scherer has a master of business administration degree from Kutztown (Pa.) University and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Millersville (Pa.) University.

Scherer also is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

· Nicole E. Shives joined the firm after spending three years in retail banking.

Shives has a bachelor's degree in technical management with an emphasis in accounting from DeVry University, graduating magna cum laude.

Washington County Health Department

Linda Sheppard has been named Employee of the Quarter for the last quarter of 2008 at the Washington County Health Department.

Sheppard has been employed by the health department since 1993, when she began working with the community outreach program, promoting agency programs and activities in a neighborhood-based setting, bringing targeted offerings to areas of special need. In 2000, she moved to the childhood immunization program, where she tracked the immunization status of children and worked to ensure that all children were protected from vaccine-related illness. In 2002, she transferred to the oral health program, where she currently works as the office manager, handling all aspects of clinical support.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

The following were named top producers for September at the Hagerstown office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

· Florence Taylor-Block - top listing agent

· Preston Fouke - top sales agent

· Jeanne Pino - top producer

Ocker & Associates PC

McSHERRYSTOWN, Pa. - John A. Donnelly, CPA, CFP, a senior manager at the McSherrystown office of Ocker & Associates PC, recently gave a four-hour presentation on the major revisions to 2008 Forms 990 for nonprofit organizations to the Central and the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants.

Donnelly also gave the presentation earlier this year to the Pennsylvania County Fair Association at the Hershey (Pa.) Convention Center.

Hood College

FREDERICK, Md. - Two Hood College professors recently published their studies of one of the great monuments of late medieval Italian culture.

Anne Derbes, professor of art and co-director of the honors program, and Mark Sandona, professor of English and chair of the English department, studied the early 14th-century Arena Chapel in Padua, Italy, and its frescoes by the Florentine painter Giotto.

In a project that grew out of an honors class and was 10 years in the making, Derbes and Sandona pieced together new historical evidence on the chapel's origins. In "The Usurer's Heart: Giotto, Enrico Scrovengni, and the Arena Chapel in Padua," they offer groundbreaking interpretations on the creation of the frescoes and show how the ensemble of paintings are visually and theologically interrelated.

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