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SBDC recognizes 30 area businesses

May 28, 2010

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Thirty area businesses, including two in operation for more than 100 years, were recognized Thursday by Small Business Development Center of the Eastern Panhandle, according to a news release by the agency.

At a reception on Thursday, the SBDC recognized the following businesses:

o Lee Badger of Anvil Works, for creating a stone top table that was selected for the West Virginia Juried Exhibition

o Charlie Linton of Boltz's Hardware, for providing "great" customer service and a variety of products over the years

o Karen Sumner of Goin' Postal, for providing services and products in the community

o Tony Cooper of TLC Photography, for 20 years of providing photographic services

o Roy Jones & Carter Craft of HMS Technologies for national recognition as a service-related disabled veteran-owned business

o Jonathan Moore of Rowdy Orbit, for producing a website that promotes minority programming

Mike Grady of Power Sonix was recognized as the 2010 West Virginia Small Business Administration Small Business Exporter of the Year.

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The SBDC promotes economic development through a program of free business assistance including business coaching, start-up business workshops, and linking businesses with other local, state and federal resources as they explore federal procurement, exporting, etc.

The following businesses and business owners/executives also were recognized:

o Brenda Shoger, Schewels, 113 years in business

o Charles Brown, Brown Funeral Home, 113 years

o William Caldwell, L.A. Roberts Jewelers, 92 years

o George Karos, Patterson's Drug Store, 84 years

o Tripp and Nicky Dailey, W. Harley Millers Contractors, 54 years

o Gina and Bob Miller, Miller's Electric, 52 years

o Eric Roman, Roman's Auto Body, 50 years

o PJ Orsini, Orsini's Appliance Sales & Service, 49 years

o Frederick Gantt, Gantt's Excavating & Contracting, 39 years

o John Jeans, Carpet World, 36 years

o Roger Frye, Roger's Tire & Auto Service, 36 years

o Darin Gilpin, Shenandoah Veterinary Hospital, 36 years

o Catherine Silver-Ridell, physician, 32 years

o Donald and Peggy DeHaven, D & L Weld, 31 years

o Rick Rohn, Morgan Awards, 22 years

o Craig and Berniece Collis, Minghini's, 22 years

o Deborah McClintock, physician, 22 years

o Manuel Washington, Groves Cleaning, 22 years

o Russell Kelvington, Country Roads Tire & Auto, 20 years

o Pam Wagoner, Depot Florist, 12 years

o Ruza and Kay Papeskov, The Road & You, 11 years

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