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.
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.
January 2, 2005
Name of business: New York Pizzeria & Pub Owner: Zach Tran Address: Centre at Antietam Creek, 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.
September 26, 2004
Name of business: Splish 'n Splash Owners: Brandon and Amy Boyer Opening date: May 1 Products and services: "We offer a full grooming service at the customer's door, along with oral hygiene products and handmade dog bowls. " Market area: Washington County, Franklin County, Pa., and Martinsburg, W.Va. How did you get into your business or what motivated you to start it? "I noticed that there was a need for this 'at-your-home' service for those who are busy, have trouble getting out or just want the extra care.
August 8, 2004
Name of business: Frederick Glass Shop Owner: Tony Dodson Address: 525A Northern Ave., Hagerstown Opening date: April 15. Another shop has been in Frederick, Md., since 1961. Products and services: All commercial and residential glass needs. New products and service repair. Market area: Washington and Frederick counties How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Started working in the trade in 1973. Owned and operated glass shops in the Frederick County area since 1979.
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.
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.
July 20, 2003
An affiliate of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Address: 1110 Professional Court, Hagerstown. Opening date: June. Products and services: State-of-the-art high field MRI, state-of-the-art multi-slice CT, calcium scoring to detect coronary artery disease. Market area: Tri-State area. Previous business experience: American Radiology Services Inc. began operations on Feb. 1, 1997. The company, which was primarily formed by the combination of four large physician groups (Johns Hopkins Imaging LLC; Diagnostic Radiology Associates, P.A.; Schultze, Snider & Associates, P.A., and Calvert Radiology Associates)