Business Briefs - June 17

June 17, 2012

Frontier Communications

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Frontier Communications has made its broadband service available to more than 1,100 additional households in southern Berkeley County, W.Va.

Service now is available to residents and businesses in the Dominion Road, Allegheny Way and Reunion Corner Road areas near Gerrardstown, W.Va., the Runnymeade Road area of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and the Middleway Pike and Three Run Road areas near Inwood, W.Va.

Residents interested in connecting to the Web may call 1-800-921-8101 to sign up for service.

F&M Trust

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — F&M Trust officials recently presented a $1,000 contribution to the Easter Seals in support of the Franklin County Day Camp and sensory therapy programs.

The Franklin County Day Camp is designed for those ages 8 to 25 with disabilities and is meant to be fun and educational. This year’s camps will be Mondays to Thursdays from July 9 to Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camp activities include arts and crafts, group games, sensory activities, snacks, water play days and special guests.

Easter Seals is in the beginning stages of developing a sensory room in Waynesboro, which would serve families of children and young adults diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other developmental delays.

Hoffman Chevrolet Inc.

Hoffman Chevrolet Inc. has teamed up with Halfway Little League to compete for a free baseball clinic from the Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman in July.

Hoffman Chevrolet Inc. is part of the Washington Area Chevrolet Dealers, a group of 28 dealerships in Virginia, Maryland and the greater D.C. region. Each dealership has partnered with its local youth baseball league in hopes of landing the free baseball clinic, during which the third baseman will conduct a fun and instructional program.

Hoffman Chevrolet Inc. is asking people to vote for Halfway Little League by visiting the dealership’s Facebook page or by going to The league that receives the most votes wins the clinic. 

In addition, once a person casts a vote, he or she will automatically be in the running to win free tickets to a Nationals home game. The winning youth baseball league will be announced June 25.

Tractor Supply Co.

FREDERICK, Md. — The Tractor Supply Co. store held its grand opening June 2 in part of an RV dealer space at 7631 Devilbiss Bridge Road in Frederick.

The Frederick location is Tractor Supply Co.’s 11th store in Maryland and employs 14 team members. The facility has 19,800 square feet, including sales floor and support- service space.

Tractor Supply Co. is the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the United States and has been operating in Maryland since 1975.

Store Manager John Kessler joined Tractor Supply in April 2008 as a part-time team member at the York, Pa., location and later spent time at the Freedom, Pa., location as assistant store manager. Prior to joining Tractor Supply, he held various jobs, including in construction and lumber, owned a pizza shop and spent 10 years in the military.

Regular operating hours for the store are Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

PorterBrook II Inc.

FREDERICK, Md. — Landscape design and maintenance firm PorterBrook II Inc. received two awards of excellence May 9 in the outdoor living category from the Frederick County Building Industry Association at Ceresville Mansion in Frederick.

PorterBrook received two major awards in the outdoor living division’s best outdoor living space category for Carter Street and Byeforde Road residences. Both landscape projects are in Bethesda, Md.

These are the first two awards PorterBrook received from the association.

Judges from the association made their selections based on the entries’ functionality, creativity, and use and selection of materials that most enhanced the home or community.

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