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Business Briefs

December 11, 2010

Waynesboro Vet Clinic

Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association.

The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health-care management.

Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the United States have achieved accreditation by the AAHA. To maintain accredited status, the clinic must continue to be evaluated regularly by the association’s consultants.

Established in 1933, the AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices throughout the United States and Canada. About 3,200 AAHA-accredited practices pass regular reviews of AAHA’s stringent accreditation standards that cover patient care, client service and medical protocols.

Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic, located at 11420 Anthony Highway, has been an accredited practice member of the association since 1985.

JLG Industries awards

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has announced that the G12-55A Telehandler won the gold award and the 1350SJP Boom Lift with Skywelder took home the silver in the Contractor’s Choice Awards given by Roads & Bridges magazine.

Winners were announced in the July 2010 issue of the publication, and the awards were presented at the opening reception for Roads & Bridges Live, held on Oct. 12, 2010.

Patriot Federal website

Patriot Federal Credit Union of Chambersburg, Pa., and LemmonTree Marketing Group have been acknowledged by the MarCom Awards for the lending institution’s website.

The design of Patriot’s website by LemmonTree was recognized with an honorable mention in the Design/Website category in the 2010 MarCom Awards of the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals.

Patriot turned to LemmonTree in 2009 to revamp and redesign its website. LemmonTree developed the design elements to provide a better experience for members, with online applications, easier navigation and faster flash downloads and other features like online chat, podcasts and financial resources.

Tenfold Fair Trade

Tenfold Fair Trade Collection of Harper’s Ferry, W Va., has been awarded the Green America Business Seal of Approval.

The seal is presented to businesses that go beyond product and service quality to set the highest standards in environmental sustainability and social justice, and work to solve environmental and social problems.

To be considered for the seal of approval and earn a listing in the annual National Green Pages, businesses complete a rigorous screening process.

Tenfold Fair Trade Collection is known for its unique collection of creative, fairly traded, eco-friendly products from all over the world. Many of the products they offer their customers are made of recycled materials.

Tenfold Fair Trade Collection is now and approved member of the Green Business Network, a group of companies that use their products and services as a vehicle for social and environmental change.

Waynesboro Day Care

The Waynesboro Day Care Center was recently recertified as a four-star Keystone STARS day care center.

Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.

 “The Stars designation lets parents know that their children are in a safe, respectful environment where they are learning new things every day to support their current and future success in school and in life,” said Denise Feeser, director of the day care center.

 The day care center, which accepts children ages 6 weeks to 13 years old, is one of only two four-star centers in Franklin County.

Fish Window Cleaning

David and Jennifer Thorne have opened Fish Window Cleaning in Frederick, Md.

The business, at 7817B Baltimore National Pike, rovides window cleaning services for commercial and residential customers in Hagerstown, Frederick, Hagerstown, Mount Airy, Damascus and Clarksburg.

David Thorne is a real estate appraiser, while Jennifer previously worked in the real estate and the construction industry before the couple opened their business.

St. Louis-based Fish Window Cleaning has over 239 locations in the United States and is the country’s largest window cleaning company.

Golden LivingCenter

Golden LivingCenter-Hagerstown has been recognized as a 2010 recipient of the Silver Achievement in Quality National Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

This year, 271 nursing home and assisted-living communities from across the nation applied for the Silver Quality Award, and the Golden LivingCenter was one of 39 organizations to receive it.

The award was formally presented during an annual convention on Oct. 10-13, 2010 in Long Beach, Calif.

Power Marketing, LLC

Power Marketing, LLC, a full-service marketing, Internet and consulting company in Hagerstown, Md., has been awarded the 2011 Excellence in Marketing Associate Website award by the National Association of Home Builders Building Systems Councils for their outstanding work in real estate advertising marketing.

Power Marketing President Brian Flook accepted the award earlier this month at the Building Systems Councils Showcase in New Orleans, La., a trade show and conference focused on the growing importance of the systems-built industry.

The award recognizes Power Marketing’s design of the website for Advantage Homes, a homebuilding company in Maryland.

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