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Business Briefs - Feb. 3

February 03, 2013

Younger Toyota

Younger Toyota recently opened a boutique dedicated to providing business attire for low-income Washington County residents seeking employment or desiring to “upgrade” their career.

Draped with Confidence, at Younger’s pre-owned dealership at 1945 Dual Highway in Hagerstown, is part of the Career Clothing and Guidance Initiative of the Women’s Giving Circle and Valor Ministries.

The volunteer-supported initiative is intended primarily for individuals receiving public assistance yet actively seeking employment to attain self-sufficiency. Draped with Confidence provides free, gently used attire to such individuals so they can maintain a professional appearance and approach interviews with increased self-esteem and a greater chance of success.

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The initiative also will provide training on topics such as résumé writing, business etiquette and interviewing skills.

Draped with Confidence accepts donations of clean, gently used, men’s and women’s business attire and related accessories such as briefcases, purses and shoes. Jewelry also is accepted, as well as laundry detergent, shampoo, deodorant and makeup.

Individuals or organizations wishing to donate or volunteer may contact Nancy McHenry at 301-790-0636.

Draped with Confidence is open to residents of Washington County. Proof-of-income status is requested.

Hours vary with availability of volunteers, but are posted monthly at the store and on the Web at www.drapedwithconfidence.org.

AmeriClean

As AmeriClean begins to celebrate its 30th year in business, it decided to revamp its image and brand.

A new logo was released in December 2012 and the company’s fleet of vans is being wrapped in vinyl with the new image.

Through a Facebook contest held over the last several weeks, customers had the opportunity to help promote the new face of AmeriClean and in return were entered to win free carpet cleaning for five years, a total value of $3,750.

The winner was Jennifer Riley of Myersville, Md.

In addition to the grand prize, five prizes of $250 worth of carpet cleaning were awarded to the first five contestants to enter the contest and like AmeriClean’s Facebook page. Riley was included among them, which made her total winnings $4,000 worth of carpet cleaning.

The other $250 prize winners were Beverly Webster of Greencastle, Pa.; Karen Holland of Hagerstown; Joe and Inga Yungwirth of Hagerstown; and Mr. and Mrs. Beam of Martinsburg, W.Va. In addition, Mr. & Mrs.

Anthony of Falling Waters, W.Va., won $150 worth of carpet cleaning.

AmeriClean has been based in Hagerstown for all of its 30 years in operation. For more information, call 301-739-4640, go to www.goamericlean.com or look on Facebook under AmeriClean Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning.

City Hospital

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — In October 2012, Medicare implemented a new hospitals Value-Based Purchasing, or  VBP, program established by the Affordable Care Act to reward hospitals that provide high quality care for their inpatients.

The national VBP results were recently published, and West Virginia Hospitals-East’s City Hospital in Martinsburg received the highest score among all West Virginia hospitals for the VBP quality reward.

In fiscal year 2013 under the Hospital VBP Program, Medicare began making incentive payments to hospitals for providing better clinical outcomes for hospital patients, as well as improving the patient experience. This pay-for-performance approach affects payment for inpatient stays in more than 3,500 hospitals across the country.

J&B Bridals and Tuxedos

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — J&B Bridals and Tuxedos in Chambersburg has been selected as a winner of the 2013 WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards for bridal shops in the mid-Atlantic.

The annual awards program recognizes the top 5 percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. J&B Bridal was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, a wedding review website with more than 1 million reviews.

The awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year.

For more information about J&B Bridals and Tuxedos, go to www.jbbridals.com.

To learn more about the awards, go to www.weddingwire.com/brides-choiceawards.

B&M Digital

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Couples may now send their honeymoon photographs to B&M Digital to be made into digital memory books.

The offer includes a disc with packaging, an online link to email or share on social media, up to 100 photos and two song choices.

Owner Brad Miller operates the business at 566 Willow St. in Chambersburg. He worked for nine years in the civil engineering field and has been fascinated by digital media for most of his life. While attending The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2010, he opened a part-time freelance company to gain real-world experience as he gained technical skills in college. Upon graduating in May 2012, he decided to make B&M Digital his full-time job.

The company provides event videography, corporate advertisements, commercials, music videos, graphic design and marketing. Its target market is corporate entities, nonprofits, small businesses, engaged couples and musicians.

Miller is available by appointment Monday to Saturday. For more information, call 717-372-9800; send an email to info@bmdigi.com; go to www.bmdigi.com; or check out the company’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bmdigicom.

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