Business briefs (7/11)

July 10, 2010

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts recently participated in the Collections Management Assessment Program (CMAP) of the American Association of Museums.

The CMAP focuses on collections management issues in the context of the museum's total operations, including mission, governance, finance, interpretation and marketing. The assessment will help the museum in a variety of ways, including identifying resources to aid in the care of its 7,000 works of art.

The CMAP process began with the completion of a self-study in February and March and was followed by a visit in June from site reviewer Stephanie Gaub, collections manager at the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, Fla. As a site reviewer, Gaub will provide the museum with information on standards and best practices in the field and a listing of resources to assist the museum.

Turning Point

Turning Point, a program of Way Station Inc. recently hosted its third employer appreciation reception at Vito's Restaurant on Burhans Boulevard in Hagerstown.


Planet Fitness and Vito's Restaurant received employer appreciation plaques for their commitment to Turning Point's mission and their dedication to individuals with disabilities in Washington County.

Turning Point helps individuals with disabilities find jobs and become contributing members of their community.

Twigg Cycles

The Tri-State Riders Club organized and ran the Heroes ride in conjunction with a Twigg Cycles open house in May.

The ride raised $1,630 for the Walter Reed Society, which uses the funds to support family members of military members who have been injured in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Twigg Cycles matched the money raised, plus donated funds that were raised by the Wheelie machine that was available for those who tried the attraction at the open house.

Simplicity Salon and Spa

Simplicity Salon and Spa at 13424 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown is using green technology at the business.

The salon is using state-of-the-art equipment from Freestyle Systems, a leading green technologies provider in the beauty industry.

The salon installed the Freestylist Support System, a weightless blow-drying system. The system suspends dryers from the ceiling, supporting their weight, and they turn on and off automatically when pulled up and down.

The salon also installed SpectraLights, special lights with a spectrum closely matching the sun's, to allow stylists to see true color indoors. They save up to 85 percent in energy savings, reduce wasted heat from conventional lighting and they last for about 25 years.

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