Business People for June 21

June 22, 2009

Hagerstown Trust Co.

Cheryl Cunningham, a customer service representative in the downtown Hagerstown branch office of Hagerstown Trust Co., has received a quarterly award from Fulton Financial Corp.

The award recognizes Cunningham for her customer service efforts in the first quarter of 2009.

Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown

Ted Shankle, executive director of the Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown, has been elected president of the Maryland Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies.

Shankle's two-year term began June 1.

The Maryland Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies administers affordable housing and development programs at the local level to create safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for low-and moderately low-income residents in Maryland.

The Law Offices of Christopher B. Younger LLC

FREDERICK, Md. - Christopher B. Younger has announced the formation of a law practice serving the Frederick area.


The Law Offices of Christopher B. Younger LLC focuses on issues relating to business entity planning, formation and implementation strategies, including choice of entity and ownership structures; structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations of closely and privately held business organizations; and negotiating general business and commercial transactions, including bank loans and real estate sales and purchases.

Younger is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association and the Frederick County Bar Association. He holds a bachelor's degree from Mount St. Mary's University and a juris doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law.

Barvinchack Associates

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Dr. Evon Barvinchack of Barvinchack Associates recently served as a chiropractic examiner for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Ore.

A chiropractic examiner evaluates the clinical skills of candidates seeking licensure in one or more states and evaluates 75 to 100 candidates during an exam administration.

Barvinchack has practiced chiropractic medicine for 43 years.

Brechbill and Helman Construction Co.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Taylor Davis, assistant director of marketing for Brechbill and Helman Construction Co., has become certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate.

To obtain the certification, an individual must display basic knowledge of green design, construction and operations.

Davis is a 2008 graduate of Shippensburg University's John L. Grove College of Business.

Maryland Economic Development Association

ABERDEEN, Md. - The Maryland Economic Development Association has elected a new board of directors who will serve from July to June 2010.

Laurie M. Boyer, executive director of the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, was elected secretary. Heather M. Gramm, business development specialist for the City of Frederick, was elected co-chair of the professional development committee.

Touchstone Crystal

Candice Wagaman of Hagerstown has joined Touchstone Crystal as a member of its field development team.

Wagaman has more than 15 years of direct-sales experience and has won awards for sponsorship and sales.

Touchstone Crystal is a direct-sales jewelry company that offers clients a boutique shopping experience inside homes.

Roxbury Correctional Institution

Leesa Mercer, an office secretary in the case management department, has been named Employee of the Month for June at Roxbury Correctional Institution.

Mercer has solved quality control issues and volunteered to act as the lead clerical person in overseeing an ongoing project that resulted in the reduction of the size of inmate files.

She has been employed by the State of Maryland since 2000.

Hagerstown Rotary Club

Rebecca Massie Lane is the newest member of the Hagerstown Rotary Club.

Lane is the director of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Virginia.

She has been director of the Sweet Briar College Museum and the Knoxville (Tenn.) Museum of Art.

Hagerstown-Washington County EDC

Robin L. Ferree, deputy director of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, has earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer.

The national recognition denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

Ferree recently passed the CEcD exam in Raleigh, N.C. He joins EDC Executive Director Timothy R. Troxell, who earned the designation in 1999.

R. Thomas Murphy & Associates

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Local elder law attorney R. Thomas Murphy recently served on the faculty of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute during a Continuing Legal Education presentation.

Murphy spoke to more than 85 attorney on the topics "Why, When and How to Establish Guardianship" and "Care Options for the Elderly."

Murphy is a certified elder law attorney and a frequent lecturer in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration.

He is a contributing author of the book "Elder Law Trusts and Estates: Leading Lawyers on Strategies for Working with Clients and Their Families in Estate Planning."

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