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NEWS
August 10, 2003
Owner: Joe Brandts. Address: Hagerstown. Opening date: June 2003. Products and services: Small and large home improvements of any kind. Market area: Washington and Frederick counties. How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I studied construction management in college and worked over a decade for a custom home builder in Frederick. I have heard over and over from homeowners of the need for reliable home improvement.
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NEWS
October 24, 2004
Name of business: Mastrouni Lawn Care & Services Owner: David S. Mastrouni Address: 68 Devonshire Road, Hagerstown Products and services: Lawn care, leaf removal, gutter cleaning, tree and shrub trimming, snow removal, furniture moving, landscaping, mulching, power washing and other odd jobs Market area: Tri-State area How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "As a kid, I assisted a neighbor with lawn care and started doing lawns in the neighborhood.
NEWS
September 12, 2004
Name of business: Alsip & Associates, P.C. Owner: Lawrence N. "Chip" Alsip III Address: 626 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown Opening date: June 2004 Products and services: Architecture Market area: Maryland How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Lifelong goal. Timing and market conditions were right. " Previous business experience: Fifteen years working with local architectural firms. Maryland-licensed architect. Number of employees: One Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Web site: None Phone number: 301-733-1537
NEWS
September 5, 2004
Name of business: Franklin Street Grill Owners: Leslie Rosensteel and Mary Spells Address: 116 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown Opening date: July 26 Products and services: American grill cuisine (burgers, cheese steaks, wings, seafood) with weekly specials. Offers delivery in a limited area and fax ordering. Market area: Downtown businesses and residents How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Saw a need for this type of restaurant downtown.
NEWS
December 5, 2004
Name of business: New York Pizzeria & Pub Owner: Zach Tran Address: 61 Eastern Blvd. N., Hagerstown Opening date: Nov. 20 Products and services: Pizza, pasta dinners, salads, beer and spirits Market area: Hagerstown How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Good career opportunity. The chance to bring people a good product for a fair price. " Previous business experience: "Between the three guys in the shop, there is over 40 years of experience.
NEWS
February 11, 2003
Owners: Jodie M. Drum and Martha H. Hull. Address: 622 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Opening date: Dec. 9, 2002. Products and services: "Our specialty is consultations. They are thorough and time-intensive to help those who are having breast-feeding difficulties. Our products include breast pumps to rent or to buy, nursing bras and other breast-feeding aids. " Market area: Central Maryland, Chambersburg, Greencastle, Waynesboro, Shippensburg. How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it?
NEWS
April 27, 2003
Owner: Eric S. Jones. Address: 2053 Day Road, Suite 100, Hagerstown. Opening date: April 2003 Products and services: Family chiropractic practice serving patients of all ages, on site X-ray diagnostics, physiotherapy, free spinal care classes. Market area: Washington County and the Tri-State area. How did you get into your business or what motivated you to start it? "My wife and I were personally motivated to care for our family and friends through a system of natural health care that did not require the use of drugs or surgery.
NEWS
October 7, 2002
Owner: New Beginnings Outreach Center. Address: 18113 Maugans Ave., Hagerstown. Opening date: March 26. Products and services: New and used building and home improvement items. Items are donated. Market area: Washington, Berkeley and Frederick counties. How did you get into your business or what motivated you to start it? "Need in community for this type of store; a way of helping others by donating the proceeds of the store back to the community.
NEWS
October 3, 2004
Name of business: Diane Rowe Caprio, E.A. Owner: Diane Rowe Caprio Address: The Bryan Center, 82 W. Washington St., Hagerstown Opening date: July 1 Products and services: Accounting, payroll and tax services Market area: Small businesses and individuals How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Wanted to offer small businesses and individuals quality services at affordable rates and enjoy working with the public. " Previous business experience: Operated home-based accounting and tax business on a part-time basis; manager for several accounting firms in the Tri-State area.
NEWS
January 9, 2005
Name of business: B.L. Ink Arts Owners: Joan Bontempo and J.P. Lynn Address: 215 W. Main St., Sharpsburg Opening date: Aug. 28 Products and services: Hand-thrown pottery, ceramics, sculptures, hand-colored black and white photography, custom-designed furniture Market area: Regional How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "We have been professional artists and designers for 25 years, exhibiting regionally and nationally. With the purchase of the property on Main Street in Sharpsburg, it gave us an opportunity to have our own gallery showroom, in addition to continued exhibits elsewhere.
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