June 29, 2008
Name of business: Little Caboose Childcare Center Owner: April Morris Address: 16107 Elliott Parkway, Unit C, Williamsport Opening date: April 1 Products and services: "We are a child-care center, offering part-time and full-time care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We offer before and after-school (care) as well as a summer program for school-aged children 5 to 12 years old. We help prepare children for school through our curriculum-based teaching.
May 4, 2008
Name of business: ClutterBugs Owner: Kimberly Plocharczyk Address: 105 Hamilton Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. Opening date: Oct. 1, 2007 Products and services: Organize, declutter and downsize your business or home. Market area: Waynesboro, Hagerstown, Chambersburg, Pa. How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I needed to make a career change and was trying to figure out exactly what I was good at. I came up with what - I wanted a home-based business and I am extremely organized and wanted to do something that was a service to the community.
July 25, 2009
Name of business: RoadRunner Errand & Shopping Services LLC Owners: Burma Miles and Angela Miles Address: Clear Spring Opening date: June 1 Products and services: Shopping and errand services, including grocery shopping, post office, pharmacy, gift buying, bill paying and other requested services. Also provide house visits when clients are traveling, pet visits, Realtor services, waiting for service or delivery person, typing or data entry, assist with moving/packing and other services as requested.
June 23, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro police have signed up for a community notification service just more than a month after police in nearby Washington Township, Pa., joined the same one. Residents and businesspeople can sign up for e-mails and text messages about missing persons, traffic tie-ups, police activity and road closings at www.nixle.com. Registration is free. Users are prompted to register with an e-mail address, and they can add a cell phone number for text messages.
May 3, 2009
Name of business: Energy Saver Home Improvements Owner: Michael Spickler Address: P.O. Box 2167, Hagerstown, MD 21742 Opening date: November 2008 Products and services: Energy audits, air sealing, duct sealing, duct installation, insulation and energy-saving home improvements Market area: Washington, Frederick, Allegany and Garrett counties How did you get into your business, or what motivated you...
September 26, 2009
Name of business: Uncle Louie G's Italian Ices & Ice Cream Owner: Bernard A. Paul Address: 34 E. Washington St., Hagerstown Opening date: June 24 Products and services: Italian ices, homemade gourmet ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies and swishies Market area: Washington County and surrounding area How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "The motivation came from wanting to own my own business. I have been involved in the fashion industry for more than 19 years --Â 16 years in New York and three years in Chevy Chase, Md., and Virginia.
June 17, 2007
Name of business: Allegheny Benefits & Consulting LLC Owners: Kathy Valentine and Eric Ford Address: 277 Eastern Blvd., Suite 3, Hagerstown Opening date: April 1 Products and services: All types of employee benefits plans (medical, dental, life, disability, etc.) and human resources consulting (preparing handbooks, writing policies and procedures) Market area: Tri-State area How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it?
May 22, 2010
Name of business: Michelle Masser Photography Owner: Michelle Masser Address: 13110 Orchid Drive, Hagerstown (home-based office and studio) Opening date: March 15 Products and services: Custom lifestyle portraits, gallery wrap canvases, fine art photography prints, coffee table albums, custom-designed proof boxes and display accordion books. Market area: Anyone desiring to have their unique life story captured through the medium of photography.
August 8, 2010
Name of business: ChemDry Carpet Solutions Owners: Rob and Karen Cochran Address: Based in Frederick County Opening date: Expanded into Washington County June 1 Products and services: Carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, area rug cleaning, pet odor removal, emergency services Market area: Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia How did you get...
July 18, 2009
Name of business: Catania USA Home, Kitchen and Bath Center Owners: Morris and Ash Azadi Address: 535 Northern Ave., Hagerstown Opening date: May 22 Products and services: Kitchen cabinets; granite and quartz countertops; plumbing products; ceramic and porcelain tile, hardwood and laminate flooring; vanities, sinks and faucets; in-house design service and free estimates; installation services. Market area: Washington County and surrounding area Previous business experience: Showroom staff member Lisa Stanley has more than 15 years of experience in home remodeling, and kitchen and bath design.