Business Briefs - Aug. 5

August 05, 2012

Knob Hall Winery

CLEAR SPRING — Knob Hall Winery in Clear Spring won two gold medals and two “best in class” awards at the eighth annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition July 14 and 15 in Haymarket, Va.

The winery won the top awards for its 2011 White Oak and 2010 Prestige wines, which were among 495 wines submitted for the blind tasting and scoring.

Six states had wineries listed among the winning entries. Maryland won 11 gold medals of the 42 awarded. Eighteen judges, including Foodservice Monthly Editor Michael Birchenall and The Washington Post wine writer Dave McIntyre, named 28 best of category wines, and awarded 42 gold, 111 silver and 180 bronze medals.

Among the winners in the “best of” categories were:

• Cabernet Franc: 2010 Cabernet Franc by Elk Run Vineyards, Mt. Airy, Md.

• Chambourcin: NV Chambourcin by Bordeleau Winery, Eden, Md.

• Merlot: 2010 Merlot by Elk Run Vineyards

• Pinot Noir: 2010 Pinot Noir by Elk Run Vineyards

• Red Interspecific Blends: 2010 Prestige by Knob Hall Winery

• Sweet Blush: NV Monkton Moon Delight by Basignani Winery, Sparks, Md.

• Sweet White Hybrid/NA: NV Tears of Gettysburg by Adams County (Pa.) Winery

• Syrah/Shiraz: 2010 Syrah by Elk Run Vineyards

• White Interspecific Blends: 2011 White Oak by Knob Hall Winery

Antietam Call Center

Antietam Call Center has been honored with the Award of Excellence for the ninth consecutive year.

Presented by the Association of TeleServices International, or ATSI, the award of Excellence is based on a level of service that considers the caller first in every aspect of the call.

The business also recently announced that its SMS-messaging solutions comply with the final Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, security rule, confirming compliance with relevant federal regulations and reducing risk for companies in the health care industry.

Antietam Call Center customers using SMS messaging can request that their account be upgraded to include the HIPAA-compliant messaging service at no additional charge.

For more information, call 240-343-4333 or go to

Parkway Neuroscience and Spine Institute

CHICAGO — Parkway Neuroscience and Spine Institute, at 17 Western Maryland Parkway in Hagerstown, was recently named to Becker’s Spine Review’s list of “55 Spine Surgery Practices to Know.”

Members of the list were selected based on their status as a spine-focused or spine-driven practice, affiliation with professional organizations, leaders within the group and diversity of services provided at the practice.

Practices do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion on the list.

Becker’s Spine Review is a Chicago-based publication focusing on spine surgery, orthopedic surgery and pain-practice management. The primary contributors and target audience for the publication are spine surgeons and industry experts.

Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce welcomed 12 new members in June and July:

• Anytime Fitness, 1515 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg

• Chambersburg Hearing Center, 183 S. Coldbrook Ave., Chambersburg

• Chambersburg Massage Therapy Clinic, 978 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg

• Innovative Rehab Associates, 2054 Wayne Road, Chambersburg

• Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA, 464 Gateway Ave., Chambersburg

• Keystone Real Estate Settlement Services, 19 Fifth Ave., Chambersburg

• Main Line Broadcasting, 25 Penncraft Ave., Chambersburg

• Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, 417 Phoenix Drive, Chambersburg

• Richards Orthopaedic Associates & Sports Medicine LLC, 144 Eighth St., Chambersburg

• Tanner Furniture, Harrisburg, Pa.

• Webb’s Sports Bar & Grill, 114 S. Main St., Chambersburg

• Wide Open Imaging/Tri-state Imaging Consultants, 405 Phoenix Drive, Chambersburg

Paul Davis Emergency Services

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. — Paul Davis Emergency Services recently opened a new office to serve customers in Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire and Hardy counties in West Virginia.

The company is a leading provider of fire, water and mold-damage restoration services for residential and commercial properties.

The local Paul Davis office, at 89 Takeoff Drive in Hedgesville, is owned by Mark Zimmerman and Kevin Crawford, and specializes in rapid emergency mitigation services, including board-ups, water and fire response, and mold removal. Services are available 24 hours a day, with an emergency on-site arrival time within two to four hours.

Zimmerman has worked in the construction field for most of his professional life. He has experience in residential and commercial construction, including owning and managing a remodeling business. He has a Bachelor of Science in business administration and finance from Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md.

Previously, Zimmerman served as a high school athletic director and director of technical training and development for a government contractor. He also has experience in sales and marketing.

Since 1999, Crawford has owned the Paul Davis Restoration office in northwest Virginia. His office serves customers in Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren counties.

For more information, call 304-707-3292; send an email to or go to

Employment Plus

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Employment Plus, a Bloomington -based staffing, recruiting and human resources solutions firm with more than 100 locations throughout the United States, has opened a new office in Fairfield, Pa.

The new branch, the second to open in Pennsylvania, is at 100 N. Miller St. inside the Quad Graphics facility. The Fairfield office will primarily serve Quad Graphics, a large commercial printing firm, and is seeking to recruit in Gettysburg and Greencastle, Pa., Hagerstown and Thurmont, Md.

Employment Plus employs more than 90 associates in the area and expects to increase that number to more than 120 in the coming busy season.

For more information, call 717-642-2460.

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