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Business Briefs - Aug. 14

August 14, 2011

Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce recently enhanced its website, www.chambersburg.org, providing more information about businesses and organizations in the community.

Chamber members are listed alphabetically and by business category, along with their addresses, phone numbers, descriptions, business hours and driving directions.

The public can access the information by clicking on “Chamber” and then “Business Directory” on the site.

The Chamber’s more than 850 members can update their information anytime, and they have the option of purchasing additional marketing options.



Overhead Door Corp.

DALLAS — Overhead Door of Hagerstown was among the award recipients when Overhead Door Corp., a leading manufacturer of overhead doors and openers for residential, commercial and industrial construction applications, recently presented 125 of its U.S. and Canadian Ribbon distributors with Eagle Awards for significantly exceeding sales goals for 2010.

The awards were presented May 21 during Overhead Door’s 90th anniversary celebration event in Puerto Rico.

Overhead Door of Hagerstown has received the honor 15 times.



Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant

BALTIMORE — Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant was recognized as one of the state’s best restaurants by the Restaurant Association of Maryland.

During the 57th Annual McCormick & Co. Stars of the Industry Awards Gala, the association inducted  Schmankerl Stube into its Maryland Hall of Honor.

Charles Sekula represented Schmankerl Stube to receive the award.

The annual awards gala brings together more than 600 of hospitality’s best and brightest to spotlight the industry’s influence as a part of the nation’s foundation of opportunity. Voting for the awards is open to the public, with thousands of votes collected.



Community Foundation of Washington County, Md. Inc.

The Community Foundation of Washington County, Md. Inc. saw its assets grow at a record pace for fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30. The foundation began the year with just more than $18 million in assets and ended the year with almost $23 million in assets, an increase of 28 percent.

CFWC’s Executive Director Brad Sell said the foundation’s previous best year was $3.3 million during fiscal year 2007.

This year’s growth was a combination of $1.6 million in new contributions and $4.1 million in appreciation, dividends and interest on the foundation’s investments. Sell said 85.3 percent of the foundation’s assets are permanent endowments.

While the foundation is growing, it is also distributing grants — more than $8 million since 1997.

While continuing to receive contributions, CFWC is especially pleased with the performance of its money managers, Mason Investment Advisory Services of Reston, Va.

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