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May 10, 2009
In support of the American Bankers Association's efforts to promote financial literacy in schools, four employees of Susquehanna Bank made classroom presentations to Greencastle-Antrim Primary School students last month. Sharon Ruppenthal, Barbara Tisony, Cheyann Harshman and Melissa Cummings made 22 half-hour presentations to more than 600 kindergarten, first- and second-grade students as part of the "Teach Children to Save" program. The presentations featured a kite built by Ruppenthal to honor Ben Franklin, for whom Franklin County is named.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2012
Veterans seminar Dec. 28 - Veterans seminar titled “How the Job Market Has Changed.” To attend, contact John Hamilton, veterans representative, at 301-393-8221 or send an email to jrhamilton@dllr.state.md.us. Hub City REIA Jan. 3 - Hub City Real Estate Investment Association meeting featuring City of Hagerstown Department of Community and Economic Development staff presenting plans for development of downtown Hagerstown and incentives the city offers to private investors.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | January 26, 2011
Washington County made its case for another $3.1 million in school construction funding on Wednesday, on top of nearly $6 million already in Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed fiscal 2012 budget. Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan appeared before the state Board of Public Works in Annapolis on Wednesday as part of an annual tradition. School officials from across the state come before the board once a year to ask for more money, beyond what their districts were promised.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2011
Financial know-how doesn't come naturally to everyone. So, on Wednesday, Kaplan University in Hagerstown invited some specialists to campus to share their wisdom. Lisa Copenhaver, the school's dean of student affairs, said students can benefit by learning about identity theft, budgeting, building a good credit score and balancing a checkbook. Fourteen institutions in the financial realm sent representatives to the campus. Students were invited to stop at their tables, talk and listen.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | January 25, 2012
As part of an annual statewide appeal process, Washington County Wednesday asked for $2.4 million more in school construction money, on top of $7 million already allocated in the state's proposed fiscal 2013 budget. Clayton M. Wilcox, superintendent of Washington County Public Schools, made the presentation to the three-member state Board of Public Works. The additional $2.4 million includes $798,000 toward the construction of a new Bester Elementary School in Hagerstown. Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed fiscal 2013 capital budget already has $3.6 million for a new Bester, replacing the current one, which will be torn down.
NEWS
By LYNN LITTLE | November 2, 2007
Five-year-old Amanda was excited. She had received a $10 bill as a birthday gift. She begged her parents to take her to the mall so she could buy a favorite toy. Sound familiar? Parents often wonder how they can help their child learn sound money management skills at an early age. Telling them that "money doesn't grow on trees" usually doesn't sink in when they seem to want everything. Children are good at mastering the concept of "want" long before they seem to understand "cost" and "need.
NEWS
By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435 | September 11, 2008
Patriot Day On this day seven years after the Twin Towers, Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., attacks, I honor those who lost their lives that day. Over the past seven years, we have gone to fight terrorism on foreign soil. I honor those who sacrifice everything for me to have the freedom to be an American. I honor those who have served and protected in the past for my freedom. May you take this day to be proud of being a "Patriot" and I will take this day to be thankful and humble.
NEWS
April 1, 2002
Poor literacy contributes to poor finances By Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes Literacy - the ability to read, to comprehend and to analyze a written text - is widely recognized to be indispensable in a modern society, and yet the critical importance in our modern economy of financial literacy - the comparable ability to read, grasp and analyze financial information - is regularly overlooked. Indeed, there is growing evidence that Americans do not have an adequate basis for making sound decisions about their personal and household finances, especially given the myriad of choices they face.
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BUSINESS
February 24, 2013
SBA training Feb. 25 - The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer free Web-enabled, instructor-led training. 1 to 4 p.m. E-Commerce and Internet Business Strategies, Feb. 25 and 26; and Proposal Preparation, Feb. 27 and 28. Attendees are required to attend both sessions on each topic to receive a certificate of completion. To register, go to http://sbaworkshops.stoverteam.com. For more information, call 770-423-9888 or send an email to sbaworkshops@stoverteam.com.
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Lynn Little | November 1, 2012
Amanda, 5, was excited. She had received a $10 bill as a birthday gift. She begged her parents to take her to the mall so she could buy a favorite toy. Sound familiar?  Parents often wonder how they can help their child learn sound money management skills at an early age. Telling them "money doesn't grow on trees" usually doesn't sink in when they seem to want everything. Children are good at mastering the concept of "want" long before they seem to understand "cost" and "need. "  Children's books are a good way to begin teaching money management concepts to youngsters of all ages.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | January 25, 2012
As part of an annual statewide appeal process, Washington County Wednesday asked for $2.4 million more in school construction money, on top of $7 million already allocated in the state's proposed fiscal 2013 budget. Clayton M. Wilcox, superintendent of Washington County Public Schools, made the presentation to the three-member state Board of Public Works. The additional $2.4 million includes $798,000 toward the construction of a new Bester Elementary School in Hagerstown. Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed fiscal 2013 capital budget already has $3.6 million for a new Bester, replacing the current one, which will be torn down.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2011
Financial know-how doesn't come naturally to everyone. So, on Wednesday, Kaplan University in Hagerstown invited some specialists to campus to share their wisdom. Lisa Copenhaver, the school's dean of student affairs, said students can benefit by learning about identity theft, budgeting, building a good credit score and balancing a checkbook. Fourteen institutions in the financial realm sent representatives to the campus. Students were invited to stop at their tables, talk and listen.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | January 26, 2011
Washington County made its case for another $3.1 million in school construction funding on Wednesday, on top of nearly $6 million already in Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed fiscal 2012 budget. Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan appeared before the state Board of Public Works in Annapolis on Wednesday as part of an annual tradition. School officials from across the state come before the board once a year to ask for more money, beyond what their districts were promised.
NEWS
May 10, 2009
In support of the American Bankers Association's efforts to promote financial literacy in schools, four employees of Susquehanna Bank made classroom presentations to Greencastle-Antrim Primary School students last month. Sharon Ruppenthal, Barbara Tisony, Cheyann Harshman and Melissa Cummings made 22 half-hour presentations to more than 600 kindergarten, first- and second-grade students as part of the "Teach Children to Save" program. The presentations featured a kite built by Ruppenthal to honor Ben Franklin, for whom Franklin County is named.
NEWS
By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435 | September 11, 2008
Patriot Day On this day seven years after the Twin Towers, Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., attacks, I honor those who lost their lives that day. Over the past seven years, we have gone to fight terrorism on foreign soil. I honor those who sacrifice everything for me to have the freedom to be an American. I honor those who have served and protected in the past for my freedom. May you take this day to be proud of being a "Patriot" and I will take this day to be thankful and humble.
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