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Business Briefs - Jan. 1

January 01, 2012

Tractor Supply Co.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Construction is under way on two new Tractor Supply Co. stores in the Tri-State area.

The Frederick, Md., store will be in a former RV dealer space at 7631 Devilbiss Bridge Road, and will employ 12 to 17 full- and part-time team members.

The 19,800-square-foot store will include sales floor and support service space. A fenced exterior space will be used for storage and displaying items such as fencing, sprayers and livestock equipment.

The Frederick project is expected to be complete in mid-May.

The 19,097-square-foot store at 1040 Somerset Blvd. in Charles Town, W.Va., is expected to open in mid-April. It also likely will employ 12 to 17 full- and part-time team members.

Tractor Supply Co. operates more than 1,000 stores in 44 states. The company offers a selection of merchandise for the health, care, growth and containment of horses, livestock and pets; agricultural products; tools and hardware; light truck equipment; work clothing; and seasonal products including lawn and garden power equipment products.



Arthritis Treatment Center

FREDERICK, Md. — The Arthritis Treatment Center has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national health care accreditation organization.

Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing and pass an on-site laboratory survey.

COLA is a nonprofit, physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement and accreditation.



Revolution Payments Systems

Sean Jones, owner of Hagerstown-based Revolution Payments Systems recently returned from an annual conference, where the company won first place for production and third place in processing volume for the entire Northeast.  

Revolution is a small payment-processing office that gives merchants one point of contact for authorization, settlement, funding and support for payment transactions including Visa, MasterCard, Discover Network and American Express. It also provides ACH, electronic check conversion, ATMs and Dynamic Currency Conversion.



Ramar Transportation and Logistics Group Inc.

ST. LOUIS — Ramar Transportation and Logistics Group Inc. of Frederick, Md., an agent of the household goods carrier Mayflower, was honored recently by the van line for exceptional professional performance.

The recognition was conferred during Mayflower’s 2011 convention in Orlando, Fla.

Ramar Transportation and Logistics Group Inc. received the following honors for achievements during calendar year 2010:

• Performance Excellence Award, recognizing agents who have a focus on customers’ needs and expectations

• Customer Choice Award, based on satisfaction and loyalty scores as rated by customers in surveys tabulated by Maritz Market Research.

Ramar, also an agent of United Van Lines, was honored by the transportation company for professional achievement.

Announcement of the recognition, conferred as part of van line’s annual awards program, was made during United’s 2011 convention in Orlando.

Ramar received the following United recognitions:

• President’s Club Award, $1 million level, honoring agents who have generated at least $1 million in sales for the United system during the past year.

• Fleet Safety Award, recognizing the agency’s safe vehicle-operating practices in accordance with federal and United Van Lines safety policies.



Community Foundation of Washington County, Md. Inc.

The Community Foundation of Washington County, Md. Inc. announces the creation of a new community endowment fund.

The WashCo Merchant Community Fund has been created by Equity Commerce as a part of the foundation’s unrestricted community funds, the earnings from which will serve the most important needs in communities, as determined by the board’s grants committee.

Local merchants who use Equity Commerce as their credit card payment-processing company will have a portion of their credit card fees contributed to the WashCo Merchant Community Fund.  

• The Community Foundation of Washington County, Md. Inc. recently elected new trustees to the board: Ruth Anne Callaham, Washington County commissioner; Jason Divelbiss, attorney, Divelbiss and Associates; Mark Fulton, vice president of AC&T; and Ted Reeder, president of Tigers Eye Benefits Consultant.

Retiring board members are Michael G. Day, Howard Bowen, Cynthia Perini, Harry Reynolds, Jeanne Singer and J. Randall Thompson.



Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s new members for December:

• Albright Crumbacker Moul & Itell, 1110 Professional Court, Suite 300, Hagerstown

• Blue Eyes Salon, 18129 W. Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown

• CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, 182 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown

• Hoffman Catering, 13936 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown

• MedExpress Urgent Care, 1751 Dual Highway, Hagerstown

• Premier Settlements & Title Services LLC, 223 N. Prospect St., Suite 208, Hagerstown

• Toys for Tots, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown

• Travel Leaders, 1691 Langley Drive, Hagerstown



DH WEB

DH WEB was recently approved as a certified Google Engage for Agencies partner.

Google Engage for Agencies is a program designed to provide digital agencies and search-engine professionals the tools and training to help their clients navigate Pay-Per-Click and AdWords. The program is strictly invitational, requires Google-sponsored training, and offers graduates access to Google’s professional knowledge base library and marketing tools.

DH WEB can now set up clients’ Google AdWords accounts; enable Google AdWords account activation; offer $100 in Google AdWords coupons; offer Google AdWords account support; and manage clients’ Google AdWords accounts and Pay-Per-Click campaigns.



Hub Labels Inc.

Hub Labels Inc. of Hagerstown on Dec. 9 celebrated two years with no lost-time accidents.

The theme for the celebration was a Hawaiian luau, and included a roasted pig, Hawaiian decorations and entertainment by the band River Knot.



Martin & Seibert L.C.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — In-house counsel at the country’s top 500 companies has recognized Martin & Seibert L.C. as their “go-to law firm.” Less than one half of 1 percent of all law firms in the United States and abroad are selected.

“Go-to” firms are identified through surveys of general counsel asking which law firms they turn to for assistance. Data is also gleaned from public records, including court dockets, as well as leading legal and business publications. The firms are then identified in an annual reference guide available to the nation’s largest companies.

Martin & Seibert L.C. focuses its practice on litigation and business matters on a regional and national scope representing businesses from storefronts to multinational organizations.

The firm’s senior litigation team includes Walter M. Jones III, Clarence Martin III, Susan Snowden, E. Kay Fuller and Glen F. Koontz.

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