Business Briefs for March 22, 2009

March 22, 2009

Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Hagerstown-Washington County 2009 Visitor Guide is being distributed by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

More than 120,000 copies are available to visitors, CVB members, AAA offices, visitor welcome centers, travel bureaus, tour organizations and convention groups, malls, museums and tourism offices throughout the mid-Atlantic.

The guide contains maps of Hagerstown and Washington County, directories of resorts, hotels, and campgrounds, restaurant listings, histories of the towns, museums and details about annual special events.

Tower Bancorp Inc.,

Graystone Financial Corp.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia have granted approvals to complete the proposed combination of Tower Bancorp Inc. and Graystone Financial Corp.


The new organizational structure, which will not affect products or services to customers, will operate the Tower Bank and Graystone Bank divisions of Graystone Tower Bank, under the holding company of Tower Bancorp Inc.

The receipt of regulatory approvals satisfies all conditions to the previously announced special dividend of $1.12 per share to Tower Bancorp Inc. shareholders of record on March 20. The dividend will be paid March 31.

Brechbill & Helman Construction Co.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. Inc. of Chambersburg has been awarded a contract to serve as the construction manager to rebuild and restore the Fort Loudon Inn.

The building, which suffered heavy damage in a January fire, will be restored to its original state. The historic Fort Loudon Inn dates to the 1790s.

The project is a design and build effort with Zavos Architecture + Design of Gettysburg, Pa., and structural engineer C.S. Davidson of York, Pa.

Amedisys Home Health Care

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Amedisys Home Health Care, a provider of home health and hospice services, has opened at 1112 Kennebec Drive in Chambersburg.

The agency will serve Franklin, Adams, Fulton and Cumberland counties, and portions of Bedford, Huntington, Perry, Dauphin, Lebanon and York counties.

Services will include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social work and home health aides.

Curves of Hagerstown

Curves of Hagerstown recently moved to 73 Eastern Blvd, near the intersection with Dual Highway.

The fitness center for women offers a program that consists of 30 minutes of exercise three times a week, during which participants work all major muscle groups and receive a cardio workout.

Programs to help motivate and assist women in obtaining a healthy lifestyle also are available.

Quad Graphics

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Quad Graphics plant in Martinsburg has earned West Virginia's Governor's Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency.

The plant was recognized for saving more than $1.3 million in energy costs in 2008. The savings were achieved through a new steam-related maintenance program.

Jerr-Dan Corp.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Jerr-Dan Corp. has introduced the 5-Ton Diamond Plate panel deck, which will make its industry debut in Tampa, Fla., at the end of the month.

The 5-ton panel deck, which is engineered to deliver a cost-effective combination of strength and durability in a lighter-weight carrier, is available in 19-, 20- and 21-foot lengths and 96- or 102-inch widths.

Standard features include Jerr-Dan's exclusive No-Lube technology, chain storage pockets, adjustable tilt stabilizer bumpers and eight key slots for easier tie-downs.

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