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Business Briefs for Jan. 25, 2009

January 25, 2009

Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center

FREDERICK, Md. - Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center, which provides care to residents in need of skilled nursing following illness or injury, received a strong rating on its 2008 state survey.

The survey revealed only one federal deficiency, that coming from an instance in which a form was not completed in a timely manner.

Under the new Medicare Five-Star Rating System, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Citizens a four-star rating, among the highest within a 25-mile radius of Frederick.

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Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center, owned and operated by the Frederick County government and the Frederick Board of County Commissioners, was built in 1976 to meet the need for long-term care for the county's elderly population.

Master Faux Inc.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Master Faux Inc., a business committed to quality mural development and faux finishing, recently was launched in the Eastern Panhandle.

Master Faux's inaugural project at Nan and Pop's in Inwood, W.Va., features a sprawling sunset seascape.

The company offers a full range of services from custom mural development to oil paintings to faux finishing.

Hennadiy Portyanko, the company's CEO, is a trained European artist and graduate of Lviv Polytechnic Institute in the Ukraine. He is joined by his daughter, Tetyana Portyanko, a recent Shepherd University graduate.

Master Faux's Web site is www.master-faux.com.

On the Wings of Dreams

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - On the Wings of Dreams recently presented a check for $200 to the Potomac Valley Audubon Society.

This is the second year the store at 139 W. German St. has made such a donation.

The money will be used to further the society's educational programs for children.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a nonprofit organization and a member of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle and the Combined Federal Campaign.

Orrstown Financial Advisors

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Orrstown Financial Advisors recently earned the Bar Financial Network's Program of the Year award, which recognizes the group that shows the best performance in production, customer service and broker-dealer cooperation, among other factors.

Orrstown Financial Advisors was rated No. 3 overall and No. 3 in the East Region in program sales, a reflection of the strength and stability of the program during difficult market conditions.

With more than $1 billion in assets, Orrstown Financial Services Inc. and its subsidiary, Orrstown Bank, provide a full range of consumer and business financial services through 21 banking offices and two remote-service facilities in Pennsylvania and Washington County.

Morgan-Keller

FREDERICK, Md. - Morgan-Keller Inc. recently received four Excellence in Construction awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Cumberland Valley Chapter.

The winners were:

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage headquarters in Frederick, first place, Excellence in Construction - Commercial, $25 to $100 million

Guardian Hose Co., Thurmont, Md., first place, Excellence in Construction - Pre-engineered building

Len Stoler Ford, Owings Mills, Md., award of merit, Excellence in Construction - Commercial under $2 million

Harvest Bank, Frederick, award of merit, Excellence in Construction - Historical renovation under $2 million

Morgan-Keller is one of Maryland's largest and most respected commercial builders, with offices in Frederick and Columbia.

Tower Bancorp Inc.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Board of Directors of Tower Bancorp Inc. declared a first-quarter cash dividend of 28 cents per share at its Jan. 14 meeting. The dividend will be paid Feb. 16 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 2.

Tower Bancorp Inc. is the parent holding company for The First National Bank of Greencastle.

Tourism Council of Frederick County

FREDERICK, Md. - The Tourism Council of Frederick County is accepting applications for a cooperative promotional funding and product development grant program called TRIPP (Tourism Reinvestment in Promotion and Product).

A portion of the revenue from the hotel tax that is directed to the tourism council will be available for the promotion of local nonprofit attractions and events and for the development of tourism products through nonprofit attractions, events and activities.

The program will allocate funding through an application process required for both advertising and development projects. Applications will be evaluated by a five-member selection committee appointed by the tourism council's board of directors.

Information is available at www.fredericktourism.org/tripp.html.

JLG Industries Inc.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company, has a new toll-free phone number to help customers reach JLG service centers.

JLG customers can dial 1-877-JLG-CENTER and a menu will guide them to the JLG service center of their choice. Once connected, JLG representatives can help with scheduling a repair, an inspection or a parts order. They can offer technical expertise and troubleshooting.

JLG service centers provide both in-shop and mobile repair service, maintenance and inspection services, warranty repairs, reconditioning and same-day parts service.

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