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March 25, 2012

Dot Foods

WILLIAMSPORT — Dot Foods, the nation’s largest food redistributor, will host a job fair Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to noon at 16301 Elliott Parkway in Williamsport.

Positions available include full- and part-time warehouse order selectors and customer-delivery drivers.

Warehouse order selectors use state-of-the-art material handling equipment and warehouse management systems to build pallets of products for shipment and to receive products. Drivers deliver mixed loads of dry, frozen and refrigerated products from Dot’s eight distribution centers to food distributors across the country.

All full-time positions at Dot Foods and Dot Transportation include benefits including health, vision, life and dental insurance, 401(K), profit sharing and paid vacation.

For more information about Dot’s current career opportunities and for those unable to attend the job fair, go to www.dotfoods.com/careers.



Antietam National Battlefield

SHARPSBURG — A new National Park Service report shows that 393,957 paid visitors in 2010 spent $19,347,000 in Antietam National Battlefield and in communities near the park. That spending supported 277 jobs in the local area.

Most of the spending/jobs are related to lodging, food and beverage service (52 percent), followed by other retail (29 percent), entertainment/amusements (10 percent), gas and local transportation (7 percent) and groceries (2 percent).

A 2009 study showed that Antietam generated slightly more than $18 million in visitor spending.

The 2010 figures in the new study are based on $12 billion of direct spending by 281 million visitors in 394 national parks and nearby communities, and are included in an annual, peer-reviewed, visitor spending analysis conducted by Daniel Stynes of Michigan State University for the National Park Service.

Across the United States, local visitor spending added a total of $31 billion to the national economy and supported more than 258,000 jobs, an increase of $689 million and 11,500 jobs over 2009.

To download the 2010 report, go to www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/products.cfm#MGM and click on Economic Benefits to Local Communities from National Park Visitation and Payroll, 2010.

According to the Michigan State University study, for its entire length, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park generated just more than $53 million in visitor spending in 2010. It generated less than $47 million in 2009. Also, the other national parks with acreage in Washington County in 2010 generated more than $29 million in local visitor spending in 2010, according to the study.



Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber

The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce welcomes the following new members:

  • Anderson Photography, 2-4 Potomac St., Hagerstown
  • Baer Express Tours Inc., 14003 Maugansville Road, Maugansville
  • Big City Tobacco, 1423 Dual Highway No. 14, Hagerstown
  • Black Eyed Susan Catering, 17102 Virginia Ave., Williamsport
  • Global Reconnaissance Technologies, 18539 Henson Blvd., Hagerstown
  • Hub Scrap Metals LLC, 449 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown
  • Island Joe Group LLC, 98 W. Washington St., Hagerstown
  • Joyful Art Studio, 55 W. Baltimore St., Greencastle Pa.
  • Mackintosh Inc. Realtors, 1830 Dual Highway, Hagerstown
  • Mattress Discounters, 1730 Massey Blvd., Suite 103, Hagerstown
  • Shelley Design, 1308 Engle Molers Road, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
  • Steve Swayne State Farm Insurance, 63 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown
  • Ted’s Rent It Center, 17827 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown
  • Triple Technologies, 19838 Cool Hollow Road, Hagerstown
  • Tri-State Business Network, 405 Boyd Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va.
  • Volunteer Washington County, 13227 Post Rider Court, Hagerstown



Chambersburg Hospital

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Aetna recently designated Chambersburg Hospital as an “Institute of Quality” for cardiac medical interventions.

According to Aetna, the recognition is given to hospitals with heart-care programs that have higher standards of care, treat a high number of heart patients and have high success rates for their patients.

Chambersburg Hospital’s cardiology program received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Silver Performance Award last year.

Last year, the hospital also was ranked among the top 100 in the nation for coronary intervention, according to a report at www.healthgrades.com.

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