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Business Briefs - Sept. 2

September 02, 2012

Bank of Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Robert F. Baronner Jr., president and chief executive officer of Potomac Bancshares Inc., the one-bank holding company for Bank of Charles Town, recently announced its quarterly results for the period ending June 30.

The Charles Town-based company earned $346,000, or $0.10 per share, compared to $173,000, or $0.5 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, Potomac earned $666,000, or $0.19 per share, compared to $430,000, or $0.13 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2011.

Loans grew from $203 million at Dec. 31, 2011, to $209 million at June 30, an annualized increase of nearly 6 percent.

In April, the Jobs Act was passed, which permits small, publicly traded companies of less than 1,200 shareholders to deregister with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Accordingly, in early June, the bank filed an application with the SEC to deregister its shares and received final approval in August. The bank will continue to release its quarterly results on its website at www.mybct.com under the “Investor Relations” page.

Potomac Bancshares stock will continue to trade on the OTC market and, as in the past, the bank will file independently audited financial statements at the end of the year.



Keller Williams Realty Inc.

AUSTIN, Texas — Keller Williams Realty Inc. ranks highest in customer satisfaction in the home buyer and home seller segments, according to the recently released J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study.

Keller Williams Realty Inc. achieved the highest scores in all measured factors across both segments, receiving the highest JDPower.com Power Circle rating among its competitors overall.

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Fresenius Medical Care Robinwood

Fresenius Medical Care North America, the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, on Aug. 21 named its Fresenius Medical Care Robinwood facility, at 11110 Medical Campus Road in Hagerstown, a center of excellence for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2011.

Fresenius Medical Care selects center of excellence facilities by reviewing patients’ outcome measures, such as dialysis adequacy, control of anemia, nutritional status, patient satisfaction and transplant education.



Records Management Solutions Inc.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Records Management Solutions Inc., at 600 N. Queen St. in Martinsburg, is now offering certified, on-site, hard drive destruction, a way to protect former owners.

Information Protection Specialist Teresa Scott said RMS destroys not just paper, but information, so the logical next step was for the company to destroy devices that store confidential information, such as hard drives and other electronic media.

RMS Shredding works with businesses, hospitals, attorneys, insurance agents, schools and government agencies to securely destroy and shred their confidential information.

RMS is compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act requirements, minimizing customers’ risks by tracking their IT assets throughout the destruction process and by providing legal proof of destruction upon request. RMS also provides training support for employees on the proper disposal of private and confidential information.

RMS provides services for those in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

For more information, call 1-888-SHRED-03 or go to www.rmsdocumentshreddingandimaging.com.



GDC

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — GDC, or Global Data Consultants, an information-technology solutions provider in the Quad-State area, recently attained another Microsoft Gold competency.

In addition to GDC’s Gold Web Development competency, it continues to maintain Silver Desktop, Silver Midmarket Solution Provider, Silver Server Platform, and Silver Management and Virtualizations competencies, as well as Small Business Specialist Community membership.

GDC obtained the Gold Original Equipment Manufacturer Competency by having highly trained and certified experts on staff, and proving its abilities through customer references and customer satisfaction ratings. To date, less than 1 percent of Microsoft partners have gained a Gold Competency since Microsoft’s restructuring of its partner program, and far fewer have obtained multiple gold competencies.

For more information, go to www.gdcitsolutions.com.



Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce welcomed the following new members in August:

• Hagerstown Community College

• Long Acres Alpaca Farm, Mercersburg, Pa.

• Mrs. Gibble’s Candies & Restaurant, Greencastle, Pa.

• Mooney & Associates LLC, Chambersburg

• Alro Steel, York, Pa.

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