Business People - May 20

May 20, 2012

Hub Scrap Metals LLC

Gregory A. Dahbura, president of Hub Scrap Metals LLC, has been honored as a “20 In Their Twenties” winner for 2012, it was announced April 13 by The Daily Record in Baltimore.

The 20 in Their Twenties award honors 20 of Maryland’s up-and-comers who are younger than 30. Selected by The Daily Record staff, honorees are chosen on the basis of their professional accomplishments, civic involvement and impact of achievement, according to the newspaper’s website.

This year’s winners, selected from more than 100 nominations, include Maryland State Del. John A. Olszewski Jr.; Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott; and WBAL Radio host Brett Hollander.

Honorees will be recognized during an awards dinner June 27 in Baltimore.

Hub Scrap Metals LLC, founded by Gregory Dahbura in 2008, is based in Hagerstown and specializes in business-to-business scrap-metal trade and industrial structural demolition.

Volvo Group Hagerstown

Tim Clever, senior engineer, was the March employee of the month at Volvo Group Hagerstown.

During his eight years with the company, Clever has developed many good processes to help the department do its job better, according to a news release from Volvo Group. He has forged great working relationships with his co-workers, and has a thorough understanding of the various jobs within the powertrain engineering department, the release said.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA’s Waynesboro office recently welcomed Cheri Lawbaugh to its team of sales professionals.

Lawbaugh is licensed to list and sell all types of real estate in Pennsylvania. She is also an accredited home stager.

She is a member of National Association of Realtors, Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, Pen Mar Regional Association of Realtors and Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.

Lawbaugh’s background includes being a consultant for an environmental company and a mortgage processor.

She has volunteered for Hospice, Habitat for Humanity and Girl Scouts.


Dawn White, WHAG’s Frederick, Md., bureau reporter, received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association under the category of sports reporting. 

White’s winning entry featured 14-year-old blind swimmer Jason Polansky from Catoctin High School in Frederick County, Md. 

White will now compete for the RTDNA national awards, which will be judged in early June.

This is the fourth year WHAG has won a regional Murrow Award for sports reporting.

White joined the WHAG news team in February 2010.

She graduated magna cum laude from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland and was previously employed at FOX43 in Harrisburg, Pa.

In addition to the Murrow award, White has won three regional Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, announced recently that Donna M. Long of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce was awarded a Sam’s Club scholarship.

Awarded to 20 first-year attendees from across the United States, the Sam’s Club scholarships recognize individuals who exhibit excellent nonprofit management practices in several areas, including involvement in professional industry organizations, community involvement and demonstrated leadership.

Since 1921, chambers of commerce, associations and other nonprofits have used the U.S. Chamber’s Institute program as a training platform for the professional development of their top talent. The institute’s curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at five university locations throughout the country. Participants receive training in leadership and organization management competencies, as well as targeted curriculum in membership, technology, and financial management.

Each of the Sam’s Club scholarship recipients will attend a program at one of the institute’s five sites this year. At the completion of the four-year curriculum, each of the recipients will receive the IOM graduate recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management and their commitment to the industry.

HPG Windows and Doors

HPG Windows and Doors, headquartered in Hagerstown, announced the addition of Todd Sweitzer to the project management department and the promotion of Dawn Spickler to lead estimator.

Sweitzer joins HPG as project manager with more than 20 years of experience in glass and storefront fabrication. He will be responsible for project management of storefront, hollow-metal and overhead door installations.

Most recently he was employed as service center manager for US Aluminum in Baltimore. Sweitzer lives in Hagerstown with his wife and daughter.

Spickler, in her previous position as estimator, helped grow sales in the commercial overhead door division of the company. As lead estimator, her area of responsibility has been expanded to include commercial glass and hollow metal doors.

Fox & Associates Inc.

Ginny M. Harvey has joined Fox & Associates Inc. as a senior project manager.

Harvey brings more than 23 years of experience in design and project management for numerous large-scale land-development projects in six states. She is a registered professional engineer in Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia.

Fox & Associates Inc. is a multidiscipline survey, planning and engineering firm that specializes in residential, commercial and industrial land development, as well as public institutional and municipal engineering projects.

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