August 16, 1997
Experts: Woes result of supply and demand By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer It looked like the perfect marriage - a multimillion dollar manufacturing plant opening in a community hit hard by the recession of the early 1990s and anxious for good-paying jobs. During grand opening festivities for 1st Urban Fiber's paper recycling plant in October, festivities featured a marching band, confetti and gushing words from company officials and local leaders. "It is ... the project of a generation for the city of Hagerstown," said then-Mayor Steven T. Sager, who noted that the plant - which has a current advertised price of $250 million - marked the largest single investment in the city's history.
January 11, 2009
In some ways, it's both the best of times and the most challenging of times for home buyers. Many properties are on the market for amazingly low prices, like the clearance merchandise now overloading the shelves of retail chains. Moreover, mortgage rates are exceptionally low. Even so, many who hanker to buy a first home, or to acquire that vacation house they've long yearned to own, are fearful. They'd like to take full advantage of the current housing situation, but they're apprehensive about overpaying, says Leo Berard, charter president of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (www.
July 2, 2006
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail will run "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series will take a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Bradley Lynn Cottrill, who died June 20 at the age of 44. His obituary appeared in the June 25 edition of The Herald-Mail. In April 2000, Bradley L. Cottrill penned "A Father's Wish" for his son, Bryan, who was then not a year old. At the June 27 celebration of Brad's life - cut short by cancer at age 44 - that poem graced the memorial program.
September 1, 1998
Area financial advisers were talking about yo-yos, white-water rafting and Kmart blue-light specials on Monday, anything to keep investors' minds off the volatile stock market. Monday's near-record Dow industrials plunge of 512.61 points more than wiped out all of this year's gains. --cont. from front page -- But Tri-State area financial advisers were telling people to stay calm and keep their holdings for the long term. Thomas Maiden, a Nationwide Insurance agent in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
February 3, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- His education is in music history, but a strong interest in the stock market doing personal stocks on his own launched Brendan Fitzsimmons into the financial field and ultimately landed him among On Wall Street magazine's Top Advisors Under 40. Fitzsimmons, who is a senior vice president with Ferris, Baker Watts Inc. and manager of the Hagerstown branch, says he was always interested in the stock market because of his father and...
January 16, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -Williamsort Retirement Village will offer the following financial seminars: o Surviving a volatile market with Ryan Copenhaver of New York Life. o Retirement planning with Edward Jones financial adviser Cort Meinelschmidt. To reserve a seat, call 301-223-7971. The programs are free and held at Twin Oaks Assisted Living of Williamsport Retirement Village.
September 1, 2013
Edward Jones financial adviser Amy Forman and branch office administrator Kelli Boyer display the school supplies donated by community members for Salem Avenue Elementary School . The drive, their first, was from July 29 to Aug. 19 at their office, 33 W. Franklin St., Suite 101 in Hagerstown.
July 20, 2013
Local residents and businesses may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in school supplies to the office of Edward Jones financial adviser Amy E. Forman at 33 W. Franklin St., Suite 101 in Hagerstown, during regular business hours from July 29 to Aug. 19. The items needed include wide-ruled notebook paper, wide-ruled spiral notebooks, pocket folders, large erasers, No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, pencil boxes, crayons, highlighters, dry-erase...
August 15, 2009
For the fourth time in five years, financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study. Edward Jones also ranked highest in investor satisfaction in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with full-service investment firms, based on six factors: account offerings, convenience, commissions and fees, financial adviser, investment performance and account statements.
December 18, 2007
Merrill Lynch held an open house in honor of the grand opening of its Hagerstown office on Thursday. The ribbon cutting was attended by state Sen. Donald F. Munson, RWashington, and John F. Barr, president of the Washington County Commissioners, as well as Carol Nevins, director of the Metro Maryland Complex for Merrill Lynch. "We're excited to be here in Washington County. It's important to have a presence and a footprint here," Nevins said. The office at 19236 Meadow View Drive will serve the comprehensive wealth-management needs of individuals and families in Hagerstown and surrounding communities, according to a press release.