Business briefs

August 20, 2010

Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village

BOONSBORO - Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village scored well in its latest annual Quality Indicator Survey from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

A state survey team visited Fahrney-Keedy in late June and found three incidents of noncompliance during their time at the facility. On average, a nursing home is cited for seven to nine such incidents during a survey, said Nola Blowe, administrator at Fahrney-Keedy.

An annual survey is required for all nursing homes participating in Medicare and Medicaid. A survey team looks for noncompliance in any area of nursing, life safety and employee-related issues, Blowe said. Beyond the one-time annual survey, a state team may visit at any other time for other reasons, she said.

Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association recently launched a new website at

The site includes information on member companies, including a searchable directory of businesses by name and business categories in order to find contractors, suppliers, real estate professionals, financing sources and more.


The site also includes links to information on buying a home, local government contacts and the advantages of living in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.

American Girl

MIDDLETON, Wis. - American Girl recently announced plans to open a retail store at Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Va.

The 23,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in the summer of 2011.

The American Girl store features a complete assortment of the company's popular historical and contemporary dolls, along with doll outfits, accessories, girl-sized clothing and a variety of best-selling American Girl books.

The store also will include a 110-seat Bistro, a Doll Hair Salon and a "Creativi-Tees" boutique. A variety of girl-and-mom-friendly events and programs also will be offered throughout the year.

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