Business Briefs - Dec. 11

December 11, 2011

U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular celebrated the opening of a second retail store at 17163 Cole Road at Crosspoint Shopping Center in Hagerstown with a grand-opening celebration on Nov. 18.

The new flagship store measures just less than 5,000 square feet. It features consulting stations, product information displays and interactive phone-demonstration stations.

The Hagerstown U.S. Cellular store is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Repair center hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Maryland Life

FREDERICK, Md. — Maryland Life magazine, the statewide magazine that celebrates Maryland travel, history, culture and more, received the 2011 Tourism Partnership of the Year award from the Maryland Association of Destination Marketing Organizations, or MDMO, at the annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit.

The summit was Nov. 2 to 4, at the Marriott Inn & Conference Center at UMUC in College Park, Md.

The award presented to Dan Patrell, publisher of Maryland Life magazine, is given to the person or entity that, in the estimation of the 25 members of MDMO, has provided the utmost cooperation, and acted as an advocate and strong supporter and promoter of the Maryland tourism industry.


Pen-Mar Regional Association of Realtors

Pen-Mar Regional Association of Realtors recently held its 17th annual golf tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Washington County and Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, Pa. The tournament brought in proceeds of $10,000, which were split between the two Habitat affiliates.

Checks for $5,000 each were presented to Habitat for Humanity affiliates at the Pen-Mar Regional Association of Realtors annual meeting Oct. 7.

In the past 17 years, Pen-Mar Regional Association of Realtors has donated nearly $120,000 to Habitat for Humanity from proceeds of the golf tournament.

Jefferson Memorial Hospital

RANSON, W.Va. — West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital received a best practice award from Highmark for the overall highest heart failure defect-free care rate for the 2011 fiscal year.

Dr. Konrad C. Nau, vice president of medical affairs at Jefferson Memorial, accepted the award at a recent meeting of Highmark providers in Pittsburgh. As part of the meeting agenda, Nau shared the hospital’s best practice data with Highmark’s readmissions panel.

Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce welcomed eight new members in November:

• WJAL-TV, 262 Swamp Fox Road, Chambersburg

• Dr. Paul D. Orange, 4225 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, Pa.

• Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 1346 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg

• Steely Meats Inc., 54 Mount Pleasant Road, Fayetteville

• Super 8, 3648 Olde Scotland Road, Chambersburg

• Candlewood Suites, 231 Walker Road, Chambersburg

• CapeAir, Hyannis, Mass.

• Pennsylvania Forest Fire Museum Association, 2533 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg

The chamber is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and now has 901 members.

For more information, contact Doug Harmon at 717-264-7101, ext. 202, or send an email to

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