Business briefs - Jan. 9

January 07, 2011

Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets

CARLISLE, Pa. — Customers and associates at Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets contributed $535,437 during the 2010 "Candles for Kids" in-store campaign, a fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network.

Giant/Martin's held the campaign Nov. 28 through Dec. 11. Customers were able to purchase a paper candle at the checkout for $1 and write their names on the candles for display in stores.

In 2009, customers and associates contributed $530,689 through the campaign.

Over the past 14 years, Giant/Martin's has raised more than $24 million to support seven Children's Miracle Network hospitals, including Penn State Children's Hospital at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Sanicola Podiatry Associates

Sanicola Podiatry Associates of Hagerstown is offering a new in-office laser treatment called the CoolBreeze procedure, which treats toenails that have been discolored and thickened by toenail fungus.

The procedure is relatively pain-free, and patients can resume normal activity the same day.

Onychomycosis is a common nail infection that affects nearly 11 million Americans. For years, topical solutions were used to treat fungus without much success, then oral medications were developed that had the same mediocre results and more side effects. Laser treatment is the newest approach to treat toenail fungus.  

MyTaxes online tax system

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia business owners can simplify their taxes when they register for the West Virginia State Tax Department's MyTaxes online tax system.

MyTaxes is an innovative system used by businesses taxpayers to view, file and pay their state taxes online 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere in the world. MyTaxes allows business taxpayers to manage multiple accounts, monitor their history, make payments and file returns.

MyTaxes helps taxpayers save time and money by cutting down on paperwork and administrative costs associated with filing paper returns.

More information is available at

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