Business briefs - Nov. 13

November 09, 2011

Valley Storage Co.

Valley Storage Co. added a UPS store to one of its existing storage-facility locations.

The combination UPS Store and storage facility is at 19813 Leitersburg Pike in Hagerstown, and is locally owned by Todd and Tina Snook. The facility currently offers self-storage services including drive-up and climate- controlled units, and will now offer domestic and international shipping services, notary services, mailbox rental, faxing, copying and finishing services, digital printing, and a full shipping and packing supply retail store.  

The store is managed by Storage Asset Management, which went through a 90-day training program to become a UPS store certified primary operator, a process that all franchisees are required to complete before opening a UPS store.  

For more information, go to or contact Julie Purcell at 717-779-0044.

Girls Inc. of Washington County

The foundation for Girls Inc. of Washington County received a $9,000 donation from Citicorp Credit Services Inc. to fund a six-week program, Leaders of Tomorrow, which promotes life and leadership skills.

Maureen Grove, executive director of Girls Inc., said the funding will allow Girls Inc. to offer Leaders of Tomorrow in four sessions to approximately 80 girls ages 7 to 14. The program's activities and experiences are designed to put girls on the path to become socially, morally, emotionally and cognitively competent, and instill critical life skills necessary to live successful, healthy lives.

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.  — Final Cut, a restaurant at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, won the Wine Spectator 2011 Award of Excellence.

The restaurant offers more than 300 wines by the bottle and 14 wines by the glass.

Wine Spectator's Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists that offer selections that pair well with their respective cuisine and appeal to wine lovers of all types.

Wine Spectator's review of Final Cut noted that "the wine list offers a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style, and appeals to those wine lovers who prefer diverse selection and exceptional value."

A contemporary American steakhouse, Final Cut serves wet-aged prime cuts of beef and features a menu that offers an array of appetizers, traditional to contemporary.

To assist diners with selecting wine, the restaurant also offers Apple iPads displaying interactive wine menus.

TransIT Services of Frederick County

The Transportation Association of Maryland selected TransIT Services of Frederick County, Md., as the best paratransit system in the state for 2011.

This is the second consecutive year the association recognized TransIT for its commitment to excellence in paratransit transportation services.

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