Business briefs

August 29, 2009

Bowers Insurance

Bowers Insurance will hold a free seminar in September on risk management.

The seminar will be Sept. 17 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Beaver Creek Country Club in Hagerstown. A continental breakfast will be served. Seating is limited.

The seminar is part of the Risk Management Education series sponsored by Bowers. Kenneth G. Macleay, commissioner of the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission, will present the seminar.

Topics to be covered include changes in workers' compensation laws that affect your business, finalizing claims with structured settlements, understanding workers' compensation disability ratings and the red flags employers should know about fraud. There will be a question-and-answer session following the presentation.


To make a reservation, call Bowers Insurance at 301-791-7910, ext. 107, or register online at

Robbies Billiards & Game Room Outfitters

WILLIAMSPORT - Robbies Billiards & Game Room Outfitters in Williamsport has won Best National Showroom Remodel 2009 in the October Issue of Billiard Retailer magazine.

The 9,000-square-foot store was recognized as having the best overall store design this year for a showroom of less than 10,000 square feet.

Billiard Retailer magazine is published by the Billiard Congress of America Trade organization for members and caters to specialty retailers and pool room operators all over the world.

Franklin American Mortgage Co.

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Franklin American Mortgage Co. (FAMC) has opened a new retail location in Shepherdstown to better serve clients in the mid-Atlantic region.

Peter Corum will serve as branch manager for the office, and Andrea Corum and Kathy Moore will serve as loan originators.

FAMC offers a variety of mortgage products, including Conventional, FHA, VA, first-time home buyer, jumbo and reverse mortgages.

For more information about the company and its services, go to

Mercersburg Area Chamber of Commerce

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The Mercersburg Area Chamber of Commerce is looking in the Fort Loudon, Lemasters and St. Thomas communities to fill two seats on the Chamber's board in 2010.

If you are a member or an employee of a Chamber member in these areas, and want more information, call 717-328-5827.

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