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Business People for May 10

May 10, 2009

RoyalHouse Construction Inc.

Glen Singer of RoyalHouse Construction Inc. has completed the "Green Building for Building Professionals" course as part of his work toward the National Association of Home Builders Certified Green Professional designation.

Singer passed an exam that presented strategies and techniques for incorporating practices into new home construction and remodeling that will provide clients with lower energy costs and better long-term value without driving up building costs.

Washington County Hospital

Kristie Carbaugh and Jennie Divelbiss have been named 2009 Professional Nurse of the Year by Washington County Hospital.

The awards are given annually to a clinical nurse and an administrative nurse who best exemplify the qualities of a professional nurse.

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Carbaugh, who works on the seventh floor of the hospital, is the clinical nurse of the year. She has been an active member of her department for the past seven years.

Divelbiss, who was named administrative nurse of the year, has worked at the hospital since 1978. Before accepting a management position, she was a staff nurse in the medical surgical unit on the fifth floor.

Other nurse of the year nominees were Denise Appel, Stacy Batistig, Joan Fortney, Shelia Frankenfield, Heidi Herbert, Marsha Hickey, Penny Hill, Tonya Key, Teresa Koons, Debbie Malick, Betty Myers and Melissa Wagoner.

Sleep Inn

Kathy Belden has been named general manager of Sleep Inn and Suites in Hagerstown.

Belden has served as director of sales for Sleep Inn and has held management positions for Thompson Gas & Electric and Fair Point Communications.

She has an associate degree in computer programming and is a member of the Hagers-town-Washington County Chamber of Commerce.

Callas Contractors Inc.

Cory Gladhill and Mike Hammond were named Callas Contractors' safest superintendents for the month of March.

Gladhill, who has been with the company for almost 18 years, and Hammond, who has been with the company for 20 years, have never had a serious injury.

Both superintendents have completed the Competent Person Subpart P, First Aid/CPR, OSHA 30, and Confined Space and Fall Protection certifications in the past two years.

Nelson Brumback was named the safest employee for the month of March. He has worked for the company for 16 years and has never had a serious injury.

He is certified in CPR/First Aid and has completed the OSHA 10-hour course.

Hagerstown Rotary Club

Vickie Hrabal is the newest member of the Hagerstown Rotary Club.

Hrabal owns Oak Hill Interior Design in Hagerstown.

The Texas native attended the University of North Texas and studied architecture and interior design in Chicago and Paris.

She is a member of the City of Hagerstown Historic District Commission.

Washington County Dept. of Social Services

The Washington County Department of Social Services held its 20th annual Employee Recognition Day last month.

Employees were recognized for their outstanding performance, contributions and participation in the agency's Continuous Quality Improvement Program.

Honors included the Outstanding Community Partner Award, Agency Value Award, Director's Award for Distinguished Service and the Employee of the Year Award.

The Community Partner Award is presented to individuals and agencies who supplement the work of the Department of Social Services to better meet local citizens' needs. The Agency Value Award and the Director's Award for Distinguished Service are given to employees who best reflect the agency's values in the performance of their duties.

Receiving the Community Partner Award were David Jordan of the Community Action Council and Kenny Barnhart of the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Agency Value Awards were given to Rebecca Dick, collaboration; Tiffany Bloyer, communication; Faye Stauch, compassion; and Sharon Shafer, quality.

Connie Bonenberger received the Director's Award for Distinguished Service.

All WCDSS employees were recognized as Employee of the Year because of their outstanding performance during the current economic crisis.

Roxbury Correctional Institution

Sgt. Joseph Mong has been selected as Employee of the Month at Roxbury Correctional Institution.

Mong is the administrative remedy process coordinator and occasionally is assigned as the officer in charge of the visiting room.

The award recognizes his quick response to a medical emergency involving a visitor. Mong took control of the situation and ensured the visitor was comfortable until emergency personnel arrived. During the emergency, he continued to monitor normal visiting room activities.

Mong has been employed by the Division of Correction since 1991.

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