Business briefs

July 03, 2010

Callas Contractors Inc.

Callas Contractors Inc. recently was awarded a contract by the Washington County Commissioners for the Transit Garage Facility Maintenance Project.

The project involves repairs and improvements to the existing Washington County Commuter transit garage facility just north of the intersection of West Washington Street and Devonshire Road in Hagerstown.

Callas Contractors also was awarded a contract by the Washington County Commissioners for the Washington County Transit Bus Transfer Center.

The project involves construction of an approximately 600-square-foot building for the Washington County Commuter Bus System's use for its new downtown transfer location. The project includes all site work, including adjacent parking lot construction, a bus canopy and street sign.

Prime Outlets

Four new stores recently opened at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown.

o New York & Company Outlet, known for its contemporary line of women's clothing and accessories, opened a 3,400-square-foot location next to Timberland on May 14.


o New Balance, known for its superior footwear and athletic apparel, opened a 5,600-square-foot location on June 24.

o Under Armour, known for cutting-edge performance apparel, opened a second 4,500-square-foot location at the center. The existing Under Armour location will house the brand's youth collection.

o Coldwater Creek, a women's apparel store, opened a 5,900-square-foot location on June 29.

Brechbill & Helman Construction Co.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. recently received the 2010 Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Pennsylvania Tri-State Region design-build award for Hirshmann Automation and Control in Chambersburg, Pa.

The awards dinner was June 8 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

DBIA promotes the value of design-build project delivery and teaches the effective integration of design and construction services.

Orrstown Financial Services

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Orrstown Financial Services Inc., parent company of Orrstown Bank, was ranked the 39th best performing community bank in the country, according to US Banker magazine.

The rankings are based on three-year returns on average equity (ROE) of banks with less than $2 billion in assets.

Considered a "star" by US Banker with a 13.11 percent three-year ROE, Orrstown Financial also was the fourth-highest ranked Pennsylvania bank on the list.

Pennsylvania led all other states with 31 banks ranked in the top 200.

Tower Bank

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Tower Bank employees taught the importance of saving money to more than 1,200 second-grade students in Washington County and Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania in April.

The presentations were part of the 14th annual Teach Children to Save Day sponsored by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Tower Bank representatives shared concepts such as opening a savings account, creating a budget, distinguishing needs from wants, the importance of saving for emergencies, how interest makes money grow and more. At the end of the presentations, students were given a savings activity packet and encouraged to learn more about saving and budgeting.

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