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by TARA REILLY | February 19, 2004
tarar@herald-mail.com A Washington County man with a background in marketing and administration has been named the new president and chief executive officer of a local nonprofit tourism agency. The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday announced Thomas B. Riford as its new leader, effective March 8. Riford will be in charge of the visitors bureau administration, marketing and public relations and finances, according to a written statement from the bureau.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | August 23, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com Eric Ware is not really a cowboy or a dancer but as the Hagerstown Suns "Scoreboard Cowboy," his cavorting at home games draws applause and attention, the team's marketing director says. Ware, 20, said most Suns employees and fans don't know his real name, but mention the "Scoreboard Cowboy" and they know exactly who you mean. In the middle of the third inning of each home game, the team's announcer directs fans' attention to the scoreboard area and tells them that the more they cheer, the longer Ware will dance.
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April 9, 2009
Hancock to hold town pride and cleanup day HANCOCK -- Hancock will hold a "Hancock Pride and Cleanup Day" on May 9 as part of its community revitalization effort, the town's marketing director, T.R. Weaver Sr., said Wednesday. Weaver said he would try to arrange to have a trash bin in one of the town's centrally located alleys and make a power sprayer available. The event would last from about 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., he said. If nothing else, he said he hoped property owners would take the opportunity to take some window cleaner and paper towels and clean their storefront windows.
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November 28, 1998
The new Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission lineup: - Timothy R. Troxell got his background in economic development at Allegheny Power, where he worked with some of the company's largest customers, and Perini Construction Inc., where he handled customer service, marketing and land development. Troxell said his primary role as assistant director of the EDC under Executive Director John C. Howard is working with existing businesses to make sure they're happy and help with their expansion needs.
NEWS
January 9, 1998
By AMY WALLAUER Staff Writer This week's mild weather has taken area ski resorts on a downhill ride, forcing at least two of them to suspend operations. Whitetail Ski Resort in Mercersburg, Pa., and Ski Liberty in Carroll Valley, Pa., both suffered this week when temperatures soared, snow melted and fog rolled in. Whitetail closed Wednesday because of persistent fog and unseasonably warm temperatures. The resort hopes to reopen on Saturday, but only if conditions are nippy enough for snow-making: About 28 degrees.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | April 17, 2006
On Saturday, Hagerstown resident Monica Hutchins will attempt to walk the 3-mile route of the annual MS Walk at Antietam National Battlefield to "give back. " Hutchins, 33, was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in 1998 after having difficulty with her balance and experiencing tingling in her hands and feet. "Sometimes my legs are doing things I'm not telling them to do when walking," she says. Hutchins has taken advantage of National Multiple Sclerosis Society's resources such as the respite program that enabled someone to come to her home and help with chores.
NEWS
February 9, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Mary Anne Burke has been appointed executive director of the Washington County Arts Council, Donna Newcomer, president of the board of directors, said Monday in a prepared release. Burke has served as the interim director since October, replacing former Executive Director Kevin Moriarty. Burke's fundraising and leadership experience has included the Maryland Symphony Orchestra; the Washington County Free Library; the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts; Leadership Washington County; and Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley, the release says.
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By ERIN JULIUS | November 9, 2007
HALFWAY ? Nine-month-old Alexis Ferguson celebrated the beginning of her first Christmas season Friday night with a trip to see Santa at Valley Mall. Her mother, Christin Ferguson of Boonsboro, snapped pictures as they waited in line to sit on Santa's lap. Ferguson and Alexis' father, Matthew Smith, later sat for pictures with Santa and their daughter. Before welcoming children onto his lap to hear Christmas wishes, Santa circled the mall in a train and waved to a crowd full of children blowing on wooden whistles in honor of the event's railroad theme.
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By ERIN HEATH | July 16, 1999
CAVETOWN, Md. - Fil-Tec Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialized custom fibers, will add 25 new manufacturing jobs in Cavetown over the next six months, according to company President Ted Schoeck. Fil-Tec moved into a new 36,000-square-foot building on its property earlier this month. Of the 25 new jobs being created, 10 have already been filled, Schoeck said. "We got to be so crowded, and we knew we needed new space," he said. Among Fil-Tec's products are industrial threads and yarns, high-temperature gaskets, high performance wicks and material for fiber optics and the aviation industry.
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By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | November 15, 1999
Hagerstown-based Tristate Electrical & Electronics Supply Co. was purchased by the Dutch company Hagemeyer N.V., Tristate CEO John M. Waltersdorf announced Monday. Waltersdorf will step down as chief executive officer, but will remain a consultant for the company, which has 525 employees in 34 branch offices in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. No other changes are anticipated as a result of the acquisition. Waltersdorf's daughter Grayson Oldfather will remain company president and no layoffs are expected, he said.
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