Business briefs

February 23, 2009

Leadership Washington County Class XXIII

Leadership Washington County is accepting applications for Class XXIII.

An information session, where potential applicants can learn more about the program and speak with alumni and current class members, will be Thursday from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

The session will be in the conference room on the second floor of The United Way/Community Foundation building at 33 W. Franklin St. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

Leadership Washington County, which provides leadership training and community immersion for individuals identified as accomplished in their business, nonprofit or government sectors, began in 1987 and has graduated more than 600 people.


About 30 people are selected each year to participate in the program that begins in September with a weekend retreat and ends in June. Tuition for 2009-10 is $1,700. A $50 application fee is charged.

Callas Contractors Inc.

Callas Contractors Inc. received first place in the Associated Builders and Contractors local Excellence in Construction Awards for the Shepherd University Center for Contemporary Arts.

Bill Crowl was superintendent for the project, Bryan Burton was project manager and Gayle Rhodes was project manager assistant.

The company is eligible to enter the 2008 ABC National Excellence in Construction Awards, where winners will be recognized at an awards celebration in June at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Hagerstown Trust Co.

Through a bulk coin-counting service, Hagerstown Trust Co. has donated more than $4,000 to local organizations and charities.

In July 2008, the bank installed self-serve, coin-counting machines in each branch. Customers can bring in loose change and pour it into the machine, which will sort and count the money, then provide the customer with a receipt that can be taken to the teller for cash or for deposit into their account. The fee for use of the machines is 6 percent.

Proceeds from the machines are donated to charities or organizations in the community. The Finance Academy at South Hagerstown High School received $811.16 in January and The Salvation Army received $583.25 in December.

Harry & David

MEDFORD, Ore. - Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan soon will receive Harry & David snacks in their USO care packages.

Each of the 143 Harry & David stores nationwide has a drop-off container in which customers may deposit snacks they have purchased.

Items that will be accepted for the troops include all bagged non-chocolate snacks, all jerky products, bagged nut selections, various dried fruit gifts and trail mixes.

The program will run until March 22.

The Local Harry & David store is in Prime Outlets at Hagerstown.

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