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Business Briefs - April 29

April 29, 2012

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce

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

• Karen Horejs, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown

• Hagerstown Home Depot, 17810 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown

• M&T Bank, 32 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown

• Reeders Memorial Home, 141 S. Main St., Boonsboro

• Target Marketing, 7766 Ewing Blvd., Florence, Ky.



Hahn and Nelson Family Medicine

HANCOCK — The National Committee for Quality Assurance, or NCQA, announced that Hahn and Nelson Family Medicine of Hancock received recognition from the Physician Practice Connections — Patient-Centered Medical Home, or PPC-PCMH, program, officially earning NCQA’s designation as a patient-centered medical home.

A patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that uses teamwork and information technology to transform the physician-patient relationship from a series of disjointed visits into an ongoing partnership dedicated to keeping patients healthy.

Hallmarks of NCQA medical homes are enhanced access and continuity of care; managing population health; tracking and coordinating care; and measuring and improving performance over time. The PCMH program debuted in 2008 and is America’s most widely adopted medical home model and NCQA’s fastest-growing service.

To receive NCQA Recognition, which is valid for three years, Hahn and Nelson Family Medicine met key requirements in these areas: written standards for patient access and communications; appropriate use of charting tools to track patients and organize clinical information; responsive care-management techniques with an emphasis on preventive care; adapting to patients’ cultural and linguistic needs; using information technology for prescriptions and care management; treating chronic conditions using scientifically supported interventions; systematic tracking of referrals and test results; and measuring and reporting performance.



Fastsigns

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Fastsigns of Greencastle, a visual communications/sign and graphics solutions provider, recently unveiled a new branding platform with updated messaging: “More than fast. More than signs.”

Jay Sensenig, who owns the Greencastle Fastsigns with his wife, Lois, said in a news release that the company wants people to know that while it is fast, it also provides a wide variety of products, services and comprehensive visual communications solutions to help companies meet their business objectives.

Fastsigns of Greencastle opened in 2011. Originally known as “the next-day sign and lettering experts,” Fastsigns’ business concept has grown from offering banners and vinyl to providing complete visual communications, including window shades, vehicle graphics, digital signage, exhibits and displays, architectural signs, channel letters and mobile websites.



Waste Management

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Renfrew Institute program “Water Striders” recently received a $1,000 sponsorship from Waste Management’s Mountain View Reclamation.

The facility, in Upton Pa., has sponsored Water Striders for 10 years.

Water Striders is an after-school program for students in middle school and older. The group tests on the east branch of Antietam Creek in Renfrew Park using professional scientific equipment to evaluate water-quality parameters including pH, temperature, alkalinity, nitrates, orthophosphates, turbidity and dissolved oxygen. This testing is an official part of the Antietam Watershed Association’s Stream Monitoring Program.

Water Striders participants also learn about other aspects of the stream, including mapping and aquatic invertebrates, and they investigate related watershed issues such as stormwater runoff and land use.

For more information, call 717-762-0373 or go to www.renfrewinstitute.org.

 

CNB Financial Services Inc.

Thomas F. Rokisky, president/chief executive officer of CNB Financial Services Inc., the parent company of CNB Bank Inc., announced that for the three months ended March 31, CNB had consolidated net income of $351,009, or $0.83 per share, as compared to $539,409, or $1.23 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2011.

CNB, with total assets at March 31 of $278.6 million, has two full-service offices and ATMs in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The bank has three full-service branch offices and ATMs in Berkeley County, W.Va. — Hedgesville, south Martinsburg and Falling Waters. The bank also has a full-service branch office and ATM in Hancock.



The Columbia Bank

COLUMBIA, Md. — On April 3, The Columbia Bank presented Lynne Cueto, a customer of its Long Meadow Office in Hagerstown, with a $500 certificate of deposit.

Cueto was one of the many customers who participated in The Columbia Bank’s America Saves Week Campaign, which ran from Feb. 21 to 29. During the campaign, the bank opened a total of 119 new savings-type accounts with more than $1.4 million deposited.

The campaign ran in support of America Saves Week, which is coordinated by America Saves and the America Savings Education Council. Since the week’s inception in 2007, it has become an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their saving habits.

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