Business briefs

September 26, 2009


Nonuniformed staff members at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown raised $330 in August for the food pantry and clothes closet at Grace United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

Staff members raised money by dressing down each Friday in August. They paid $2 each Friday or $7 for all Fridays of the month to wear jeans and sneakers to work. Some staff members donated $10 to the cause.

The food pantry and clothes closet at Grace United Methodist Church provides needy families with a free bag of groceries and free clothing. It is open the first Saturday of each month.

A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts

A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts will celebrate its 24th anniversary on Saturday.

The celebration begins at 11 a.m. with a birthday cake, followed by pumpkin decorating from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants can bring their own pumpkins to carve and decorate.


A free paper crafting and scrapbooking tool time event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m.

Drawings for free classes, birthday parties and gift cards will take place throughout the day.

The Hagerstown A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts store is at the Centre at Hagerstown.

Spire Investment Partners

David Pankiw, vice president of Spire Investment Partners in Hagerstown, will conduct a Social Security workshop for pre-retirees Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Career & Technology Center in Chambersburg, Pa.

Workshop topics include what you need to know before you apply for benefits, how and when you should apply for Social Security benefits, how best to coordinate your benefits with your spouse and how you can receive your maximum benefits.

The registration fee is $10, which covers all materials. All attending the workshop will receive a detailed Social Security guide.

To register for the workshop, call the Franklin County Career & Technology Center at 717-709-0778.

Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Memorial Healthcare System has been recognized as a Level 6 provider on the nationwide Electronic Medical Records (EMR) adoption model ranking scale provided by HIMSS Analytics.

The recognition places Frederick Memorial Hospital in the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide for EMR technology usage and adoption.

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