Business People for April 19, 2009

April 19, 2009

Total Fitness Specialists Inc.

More than 100 people joined a weight loss and fitness program through Total Fitness Specialists Inc. that began in January.

Participants in the program went through an initial weigh-in, measurements and body composition analysis. Each week, trainers sent out e-mails with workout, nutrition and lifestyle suggestions, and there were weekly Saturday workout classes followed by a question-and-answer session.

The following people were recognized for outstanding performances:

· Greg Brown lost the most weight - 42.8 pounds - and reduced his waistline by 9 inches.

· Stephanie Hanthorne lost more than 32 pounds. She dropped 7 inches from her waistline.

· Julie Richards lost 36 pounds and reduced her waistline by 6 1/2 inches.

Tastefully Simple Inc.

Elizabeth Hunt of Hagerstown has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet products.


Hunt offers the company's gourmet foods and beverages to guests at home taste-testing parties, where samples, easy meal ideas, recipes and serving suggestions are provided.

West Virginia Air National Guard

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - 1st Lt. Tim Rice, an intelligence officer with the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing, was honored in March by the Winchester (Va.) Police Department for his law enforcement service.

Rice received several medals for his actions as a member of the department and a Distinguished Service Medal honoring him for 14 years of service. He left the department in 2007 to become a full-time intelligence officer with the Air National Guard.

Rice is a reserve officer with the department who is schooled in hostage negotiations and is a defense tactics instructor. He also volunteers as a teacher at the state police academy.

Orrstown Financial Advisors

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Stephanie Peffer of Orrstown Financial Advisors has been awarded the Accredited Fiduciary Investment Manager designation by the Cannon Financial Institute.

The three-year process requires off-site training, in-class assignments and a series of three tests to judge proficiency across all areas of the curriculum. Her coursework included capital markets, fundamental analysis, economics, security valuation, technical analysis, fixed income securities, investment strategies and risk management.

Peffer began her career with Orrstown Bank as a management trainee, joined the financial advisers department as investment assistant and was promoted to portfolio associate. She has her master's degree in organizational leadership and development from Shippensburg University.

Association of Bridal Consultants

FAIRFIELD, Pa. - Stephanie Harbaugh of Fairfield has upgraded her membership in the Association of Bridal Consultants.

Harbaugh is a full-service wedding and event planner, serving brides in Adams County, Pa., and Frederick County, Md.

Harbaugh's business, The Littlest Details, Wedding & Events, assists brides who have a small budget, but still want an upscale wedding.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Peggy Hays and James Stoneham of the Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA office in Greencastle were recognized as agents of the month for February.

Hays, who is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland, has been selling real estate for 24 years.

Stoneham, who also is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland, recently joined Jack Gaughen ERA.

Holcim (US) Inc.

Bob Baker has been promoted to quarry supervisor at Holicm (US) Inc.

He began with the company in 1989 as a laborer. He has been control room operator, shift foreman and production relief supervisor.

He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in human resources at Strayer University.

O'Neill Physical Therapy Services

Brenda DeSutter-Gue, Leigh Martin and Jenn Robertson of O'Neill Physical Therapy Services recently attended a seminar titled "Effective Treatment of Neck and Low Back Pain."

The key to improvement of pain in the neck and lower back is treatment by a rehabilitation professional. Physical therapists are trained in designing programs to meet patient's individual needs.

Hagerstown Rotary Club

J.D. Pearl is the newest member of the Hagerstown Rotary Club.

Pearl grew up in Hagerstown, graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1983 and attended Hagerstown Community College.

He is a branch manager for Orrstown Bank, for which he began working in 2008. He previously worked for Hunt Audio, Sharrett Automotive and Hamilton Nissan.

GRC General Contractor Inc.

GRC General Contractor Inc. has announced the following changes in staffing:

· Gerald Diffenbaucher has been promoted to field operations manager. He will be responsible for all field personnel and their duties as they relate to GRC's job sites, and will continue with project management duties.

· Craig Hight will dedicate his time fully to business development.

· Robin Johnson has been promoted to chief operating officer. She will be responsible for all GRC operations.

· Charles McIntire II has been promoted to director of safety. He will continue to be GRC's first contact for all safety-related documentation, training, requirements or issues, and is responsible for all training programs.

· Brad Sellers has been promoted to office manager of the Westminster, Md., offfice. He will continue with project management duties while he manages the Carroll County office.

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