Business People - Oct. 28

October 28, 2012
  • Stuart Sinclair
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Coldwell Banker Premier Properties

WINCHESTER, Va. — Stuart Sinclair recently joined Coldwell Banker Premier Properties’ Winchester office at 1682 South Pleasant Valley Road as a real estate salesperson.

Sinclair has more than 30 years of industry experience. A full-time Realtor, Sinclair received his real estate salesperson’s license in 1980, and earned his broker’s license in 1985.

He is a member of the Virginia Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

For more information, call 540-662-4500 or 540-333-2988; or send an email to

Ludwick Eye Center

Dr. Chad Tiede, associate of Ludwick Eye Center in Hagerstown, is board-certified by the American Board of Optometry after passing the board certification examination administered in July.

To attain the honor, Tiede completed a series of rigorous post-graduate activities. He then passed an examination on issues spanning the scope of the practice of optometry. The achievement earned Tiede the title of diplomate, American Board of Optometry.

Tiede also has enrolled in the 10-year maintenance-of-certification process, which is dedicated to keeping current in the field of optometry and delivering quality patient care.

Tiede has been practicing optometry since 2005.

He sees patients at 1150 Professional Court, Suite B.

Jefferson Memorial Hospital

RANSON, W.Va. — Dr. Nyagon Duany, orthopedist, recently joined the Jefferson Memorial Hospital medical staff, practicing at University Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Duany graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Her internship was in surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and she completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at Howard University. She completed her fellowship in sports medicine at Wellington Sports Medicine/University of Cincinnati.

Convoy of Hope

Dr. Rebecca Wagner, a local periodontist, was the dental team leader at the Convoy of Hope event Sept. 22 at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown.

Approximately 20 volunteers, including Shirley Lenharr and Heather Imes of Wagner’s practice, performed 750 free oral-cancer and dental screenings as part of the charitable event

Wagner has led the dental team for the past five years. She enjoys reaching out to the community and volunteering her expertise and skills to improve the oral health of those who are unable to afford regular dental treatment.

LRA & Associates Inc.

BOONSBORO — Laureen Valentine of LRA & Associates Inc. in Boonsboro recently passed Intuit’s Professional Advisor certification for QuickBooks 2012 products.

She has successfully passed the regimented testing routine since 1999. The certification testing is Intuit’s method of qualifying individuals who have demonstrated expert knowledge of the accounting software package and its capabilities.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Scott Palmer and Karen Starr, with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA, were recognized as agents of the month for August in the Greencastle office.

The award is given based on the number of listings taken, sales made and closed sales, as well as attendance at Realtor functions and continuing-education classes completed.

Palmer has been selling real estate for 26 years and is an associate broker. He lives in Greencastle with his wife, Dawn, and daughter.

Starr has been selling real estate for 14 years. She is a native of Greencastle.

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership

Fourteen individuals recently completed the Certified Tourism Ambassador, or CTA, program offered through The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the natural, cultural and historic resources within a four-state, 15-county region.

The organization oversees The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, a 180-mile-long, 75-mile-wide area stretching from Gettysburg, Pa., to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Va.

The program trains those who interact with visitors to national parks, Civil War battlefields, Main Street communities and historic sites. Graduates of the program are well-versed in the professional standards of customer service, as well as the unique features of The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area.

The Sept. 20 class was at the Best Western Grand Venice in Hagerstown. Those completing the CTA program include Jason Butt, Holiday Inn Express; Arnold Callaham, volunteer; Kirk Davis and Diana Forgett, American Historic Productions; Lauren Detwiler, Best Western Grand Venice Hotel; Barb Estrada, Comfort Inn and Suites; Melanie Gettier, Frederick County (Md.) Landmarks Foundation; Bonnie Hawker, Bonnie’s at the Red Byrd; Burma Miles, Roadrunner Services; Donna Rastelli, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts; Candace Sullivan, River and Trail Outfitters; Ellen and Thomas Tholen, Inn Boonsboro; and Audrey Vargason, National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

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