June 24, 2012
The Bradford apartments
The Bradford apartments along Dual Highway in Hagerstown became the first apartment complex in Maryland to be certified under the Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program.
A celebration in recognition of the accomplishment was held June 2 at The Bradford’s pool.
The Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program is a three-phase process. Landlords and managers first complete an eight-hour training course with the Hagerstown Police Department to learn the importance of doing criminal and financial background checks for each prospective tenant.
In the second phase, the police department evaluates the property with the landlord or managers to make safety improvements around the area. Residents then are informed of the changes to know what they can expect and learn how they can help keep their community safe.
Tenants who live at The Bradford will sign a crime-free addendum to pledge to live a crime-free lifestyle. Residents already living at the complex will sign the addendum with the renewal of their leases.
Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce
The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the following new members:
• Mainline Broadcasting, 1250 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown
• Shew-sical Entertainment Services, 14010 Grant Shook Road, Greencastle, Pa.
Hagerstown Housing Authority
The Hagerstown Housing Authority, or HHA, was named a 2012 recipient of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Merit Award for its work in revitalizing the community through the C. Williams Brooks Project.
The award recognizes outstanding achievement in housing and community development programs throughout the nation. The award will be presented at NAHRO’s National Conference Oct. 28 to 30 in Nashville, Tenn., to the housing authority for constructing a 60-unit senior “green” midrise, transforming what used to be an unsightly plot. The project, known as C. Williams Brooks, now complements a pre-existing 326-unit high-rise facility for senior citizens and HHA’s administration.
Keller Stonebraker Insurance
Keller Stonebraker Insurance of Hagerstown has acquired the assets of another local insurance broker, Stine Davis of Maryland.
The transaction was effective June 1, according to John Schnebly, vice chairman of Keller Stonebraker.
The change in ownership will have minimal impact on customers of Stine Davis, as Keller Stonebraker represents the same insurance companies as Stine Davis. In addition, Scott Davis, the principal of Stine Davis, will continue employment with Keller Stonebraker as a licensed agent.
Keller Stonebraker conducts business from its corporate office at 1120 Professional Court in Hagerstown, and at four branches in Maryland and West Virginia.
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