Business Briefs - Nov. 27

November 27, 2011

HCC’s Technical Innovation Center

The Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College announced that Tox Path Specialists LLC will be graduating from the business incubator to commercial space in early 2012.  

Tox Path Specialists began operations in the TIC in May 2008 and has created 10 new jobs for Washington County biotech professionals.

According to Mark Butt, president of Tox Path Specialists, the growth the firm has experienced since coming to the center has made it clear it needs more space to ensure efficient and safe operations.

Tox Path Specialists specializes in toxicological pathology consulting and technical expertise as it pertains to the discovery and development of novel human and animal pharmaceuticals. It focuses on the rapid and cost-effective pathology evaluation of general safety assessment studies, pathology evaluation of new drugs targeted for diseases of the central nervous system, and helping biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms utilize resources available through contract research organizations.

Allegany Optical

Allegany Optical, with the support of local optometrist Dr. Nagaraju Kemidi, joined the World Sight Day Challenge during October to help give the gift of vision to people in developing countries.  

In honor of World Sight Day — Oct. 13 — Allegany Optical made a donation that will help provide eye exams and glasses to children in developing countries who can’t see well enough to learn at school, as well as adults who don’t see well enough to provide for their families.

Optometry Giving Sight, the organizer of the World Sight Day Challenge, funds programs that provide eye exams and glasses, trains local eye-care professionals and develops vision centers that deliver long-term vision care to people in desperate need.

Allegany Optical also recently donated money to an effort led by Dr. John J. Wroblewski of Cumberland Valley Retina Consultants to raise money for the construction of an ophthalmic clinic in Yucatan, Mexico, that will serve impoverished diabetic patients with blinding retinopathy.

Keller Williams Premier Realty

Real estate specialist Keller Williams Premier Realty Inc. recently opened at Valley Mall.

The real estate franchise company offers area residents and prospective residents the opportunity to meet with agents to discuss their house-hunting needs. It is currently the second-largest residential real estate company in the country.

The 2,000-square foot Keller Williams Premier Realty office is across from King’s Jewelers.

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce

The following businesses joined the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce in November:

  •  Blue Ridge Bank, 19224 Chippendale Circle, Hagerstown
  •  Bright Eyes Child Care, 1145 Omega Court, Hagerstown
  •  Britt-Reed Law Offices, 1935 Dual Highway, Hagerstown
  •  Central ENT Consultants PC, 1800 Dual Highway, Suite 303, Hagerstown
  •  CORVUS Business Solutions, 8037 Old Receiver Road, Frederick, Md.
  •  Divelbiss & Associates, 13424 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 302, Hagerstown; 301-791-9222
  •  Ferguson, a Wolseley Co., 955-A Sweeney Drive, Hagerstown
  •  Highland View Academy, 10100 Academy Drive, Hagerstown
  •  Primerica, 1108 Sheller Ave., Suite 5, Chambersburg, Pa.
  •  TS Leary & Associates LLC, 38 S. Potomac St., Suite 205, Hagerstown
  •  Western Maryland Interpretive Association, 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg

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