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.
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.
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.
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
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.
December 5, 2004
Name of business: Mt. Nebo Christian Preschool Director: Mary Martin Address: 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro Opening date: Nov. 1 Products and services: Day care and preschool Market area: Boonsboro, Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Rohrersville, Smithsburg and the surrounding area How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church members started the process, hired me and we are moving forward with God's speed.
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.
November 7, 2004
Name of business: Upstairs Linen Closet Owner: Dosha Green Address: 672 Oak Hill Ave., second floor, Hagerstown (Business is above Bill's Other Yard Sale) Opening date: June 22 Products and services: Secondhand/vintage housewares, window treatments, linens, bath accessories and kitchen dcor. Market area: Hagerstown How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Sprang from the used furniture store my parents own. " Previous business experience: "Seven years at my parents' used furniture store, numerous customer service jobs around Hagerstown.
May 12, 2003
Owners: John Summers, H&S Supply. Address: 18515-B Leslie Drive, Hagerstown Opening date: May 10. Products: Kichler, Elk and seagull lighting, Hanover Lantern, Emerson fans, Kohler fixtures and faucets, Delta, Bruan and Carolina Mirror. Market area: Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia area serving contractors and retail customers. How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Have been in the New Oxford, Pa., area for 37 years and wanted to expand to the Hagerstown area.
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.