Business briefs

September 17, 2010

Community Foundation of Washington County MD Inc.

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD Inc. distributed $866,864 during the fiscal year of July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, bringing awards to a total of more than $7 million since 1998.

The $866,864 was accumulated through distributions from endowed designated funds, field-of-interest funds, agency funds, scholarship funds, donor-advised funds and unrestricted community funds, according to a foundation press release.

The highest percentages of grants were given to the fields of health (15.6 percent), human services (15.5 percent), arts and culture (14.6 percent) and education (14.5 percent).

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD Inc. is a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Washington County. With more than $18.5 million in assets and 166 funds, donors may contribute to a range of charitable endeavors or set up their own endowed fund to ensure support for generations to come.


To learn more about the foundation or to set up a fund, call 301-745-5210 or go to

Bowers Insurance

Bowers Insurance will hold a free risk management seminar on workers' compensation issues on Sept. 30.

The seminar will be from 8 to 10 a.m. at Beaver Creek Country Club at 9535 Mapleville Road east of Hagerstown.

The seminar is for business owners and staff who need to be aware of the latest regulations, labor laws and legal liability issues regarding workers' compensation.

The guest speaker will be Kenneth G. Macleay, commissioner of the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission. He will discuss recent changes in workers' compensation laws that affect businesses; the Subsequent Injury Fund for pre-existing conditions; fraud and the red flags employers should be aware of; and how to prepare to go before the Workers Compensation Commission.

There will be a question-and-answer session following the seminar.

Complimentary breakfast refreshments will be served and seating is limited.

To make a reservation, call Bowers Insurance at 301-791-7910, ext. 107 or go to

NETCONN Solutions B&D Consulting Inc.

A mentor-protege agreement between NETCONN Solutions and B&D Consulting Inc. recently was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The agreement presents NETCONN Solutions the opportunity to provide its expertise, resources and capabilities in the areas of technical, managerial and administrative support to enhance B&D Consulting opportunities to successfully compete for various government contracts, and ultimately transition into larger prime contracting opportunities.

NETCONN Solutions, one of the largest female-owned system integrator businesses in Maryland, has served the Department of Defense for more than a decade, providing system integration services that engineer and integrate technical solutions with sound business processes.

B&D Consulting Inc., a veteran-owned small business in Western Maryland, has served the Department of Defense for more than six years, providing network engineering, information assurance and cyber security/risk management services.

Brechbill & Helman Construction Co.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Brechbill and Helman Construction Co. recently was awarded a contract by the Hardy County (W.Va.) Board of Education and the School Building Authority of West Virginia for renovations to Moorefield (W.Va.) Elementary School.

The $2.2 million project consists of a 58,000-square-foot complete interior renovation with a scheduled completion for the fall of 2011.

The architectural firm is Williamson Shriver Architects of Charleston, W.Va.

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