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November 4, 2002
Owners: George Whitehair Jr. and William Shifflet. Address: 29 N. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. Formerly Ron's Deli. Opening date: Sept. 6. Products and services: Full-service menu lunch and dinner, sports bar, blues and jazz club. Market area: Tri-State. How did you get into your business or what motivated you to start it? Chef for 15 years - William Shifflet, graduate of Baltimore International Culinary/European Educational Center, Ireland.
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NEWS
January 13, 2003
Owner: Betty E. Geyer. Address: 141/2 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. Opening date: Sept. 1, 2002. Service: Permanent removal of unwanted hair. Market area: Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. What was your motive for starting your business? "Having had electrolysis myself, it made me feel like a different person. I have a strong desire to help others feel good about themselves. " Previous business experience: "I started this business July 21, 1997, in Greencastle, Pa. " Employees: One. Hours: By appointment only.
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.
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
October 3, 2004
Name of business: Sharpsburg Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant Owner: Alberto Calderon Address: 208 S. Church St., Sharpsburg Opening date: April 18 Products and services: Dine-in restaurant with pizza, lasagna, stromboli, manicotti, subs, spaghetti, fettuccine, linguini, shrimp, calzones and Sicilian pizza. How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Started working in restaurant in New York City. I love to cook, and was ambitious to have own store.
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.
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