Business Briefs - April 10

April 10, 2011
  • Jon Poland, general manager of the newly opened Best Buy Mobile store in Valley Mall, presents a $2,000 check to Heath Wilcox, director for the South Hagerstown High School Band. Some members of the band performed March 26 at Valley Mall in Halfway to celebrate the opening of the store.
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Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown Community College’s Continuing Education and Community Services Division, in collaboration with the International Association of Administrative Professionals, will offer a day of appreciation and learning for local administrative professionals.

The annual event will be Friday, April 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Elliott Center on HCC’s main campus.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by a continental breakfast. A series of sessions and workshops will follow, including “The Rapture of Being Unsinkable” with Dr. Lisa Ross, president of Pioneer Passion LLC, at 8:45 a.m.; “The Seven Secrets To Living An Empowered Life” with Jim Cannon, director of human resource development at Meritus Medical Center, at 10:15 a.m.; “Stress Relief” with Mary Anne Allan, HCC adjunct instructor, at 12:30 p.m.; and “Embracing the Reality of Change” with Julie Gaver, professional speaker and consultant, at 1:45 p.m.

Lunch will be provided.

The cost is $79, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, six continuing-education credits (CEUs), handouts, a certificate of attendance and the opportunity to win several door prizes.

For more information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to

Hoober Inc.

INTERCOURSE, Pa. — Hoober Inc., a Case IH farm equipment dealer with locations in Pennsylvania and Delaware, recently completed the acquisition of Chambersburg (Pa.) Farm Service.

Hoober will now have three locations in Pennsylvania: Intercourse, McAlisterville and Chambersburg. Hoober also has stores in Middletown, Del., and Seaford, Del.

A number of key employees of Chambersburg Farm Service will remain with Hoober.

Bradley D. Hershey will manage the Chambersburg store.


Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors on Feb. 22 recognized the nation’s top 2010 construction projects during its Excellence in Construction awards celebration at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Orlando, Fla.  

The awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects and safety programs.

Warner Construction, based in Frederick, Md., was presented with a pyramid award for its Old Towne Youth Center project. The project was initially designed as requested by the city of Gaithersburg, Md., to achieve a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Olde Youth Center exceeded the rating of LEED silver certification and achieved the highest rating of platinum certification awarded by the council.

ClearVue Settlements

ClearVue Settlements LLC opened for business on Jan. 5, 2010, and on April 1 opened an office inside the Best Western Grand Venice Hotel at 431 Dual Highway in Hagerstown. The business was formerly at 13626 Cambridge Drive in Hagerstown.

ClearVue Settlements provides real estate settlement services. It handles refinancing and home purchases, and helps homeowners and their real estate agents facilitate short sales to avoid foreclosure.  

Fort Detrick

FREDERICK, Md. — The National Cancer Institute at Frederick and the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research at Fort Detrick are hosting the 15th annual NCI-Frederick and Ft. Detrick Spring Research Festival Wednesday, April 27, and Thursday, April 28, in large tents along Porter Street, near building 1520 at Fort Detrick.

Scientific staff, including students, technical support staff, postdoctoral fellows and principal investigators, will present posters describing their research to the joint scientific communities. All posters will be presented on both days of the festival from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The festival also will include a health and safety expo, educational information, safety and scientific displays, and commercial exhibits of the latest scientific equipment and technologies.

The last day for poster and exhibitor registrations is Friday, April 15.

Late registration for poster presenters only is Monday, April 25. For more information, send email to

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