Business briefs

October 10, 2009

Prime Outlets

Prime Outlets at Hagerstown recently launched its Operation Shop Pink Bonus Card program.

Through the program, Prime Outlets customers may visit guest services to purchase Shop Pink Bonus Cards for $2 each. Upon presentation of a card at participating merchants, shoppers will receive additional savings of up to 25 percent off a purchase through Oct. 31 as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A complete list of participating stores is available at guest services.

All proceeds from the sale of the cards will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Prime Outlets also will have painted parking spaces designated for survivors of breast cancer through the end of the month.

Spire Investment Partners

David Pankiw, vice president of Spire Investment Partners in Hagerstown, will conduct an informational workshop to help pre-retirees through the Social Security maze.

The workshop will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Career & Technology Center in Chambersburg, Pa.


The registration fee is $10. The fee covers all materials, including a detailed Social Security guide.

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

Hobby Lobby

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Hobby Lobby Stores, a retail chain with more than 425 arts and crafts stores, will open a store in Chambersburg.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be Monday at 9 a.m. at the store at 1695 Lincoln Way East, across from Wal-Mart.

Hobby Lobby will offer crafts, hobbies, picture framing, jewelry making, fashion fabrics, floral, scrapbooking, cards, party supplies, baskets, wearable art, home accents, holiday supplies and more.

The 54,000-square-foot store will employ 30 to 50 full- and part-time employees. Ed Horton will be store manager.

Hobby Lobby will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will be closed on Sundays.

Orrstown Financial Services

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. recently was selected by Sandler O'Neill + Partners as one of the top performing small-cap banks in the country.

The 30 institutions that comprise Sandler O'Neill's "2009 Bank & Thrift Sm-All Stars" were chosen from 509 publicly traded banks and thrifts with market capitalizations of less than $2 billion.

The survey analyzed growth, profitability, credit quality and capital strength.

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