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Ryan Homes Announces Grand Opening of new Single-Family Home Model at Worthington & Greenhaven Run in White Plains

WHITE PLAINS—NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR), one of the nation's largest homebuilding and mortgage banking companies, announced the grand opening of its new Ravenna single-family model home at Worthington & Greenhaven Run in White Plains, Maryland. Built by NVR's Ryan Homes division, the Worthington & Greenhaven Run communities are located in Charles County and feature homes on large, wooded homesites. Homes at Worthington & Greenhaven Run are priced from the $320,000's.

Barefoot Graphics Named Official Sign Company of the SOMD Blue Crabs

LEXINGTON PARK—Barefoot Graphics and the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced that their businesses have entered into an official partnership. Effective immediately, Barefoot Graphics is the "Official Sign Company of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs." All large format printing and signage will be produced by Barefoot Graphics, including the outfield billboard banners and various stadium graphics.

"We are thrilled that we will continue to produce state-of-the-art sign printing capabilities for such a wonderful organization," stated Josh Frauenfelder, Vice President of Barefoot Graphics. "We have always had such a great time at the stadium. The Blue Crabs have always provided us with top-notch service! Now it's our turn! We look forward to the added exposure this partnership will have on the businesses and residents of Charles County, Maryland."

Barefoot Graphics played a large role in outfitting the Blue Crabs stadium for the 2013 Atlantic All-Star Game—printing the "All-Star Walk of Fame." Barefoot Graphics has also sponsored Veterans Appreciation Night at the stadium for the past two years.

Carmax Opens New Store in Waldorf Area

RICHMOND, Va.—CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, officially opened its first store in Brandywine on Oct. 31, located at 7700 Matapeake Business Drive. CarMax’s 6th store in Maryland, the Brandywine store is more than 27,000-square-feet, occupies more than 11 acres, employs nearly 60 associates and stocks approximately 400 used vehicles of nearly every make and model.

In celebration of the new store opening, the company hosted an online “CarMax Rally for Charity” contest. CarMax said they would donate a total of $5,000 to three local nonprofits who were competing for votes online. The organizations to receive the donations are the Humane Society of Charles County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake and the Charles County Children’s Aid Society.

CarMax opened its first store in Richmond, Va. 20 years ago.

Angels of Care Offers In-Home Assistance to Seniors, People with Disabilities

PRINCE FREDERICK—A new home care company in Calvert County offers senior citizens and individuals with disabilities a way to remain safe in their own homes.

Angels of Care In-Home Senior Care, located at 250 Merrimac Court, Suite 2, in Prince Frederick, employs nurse aids and a registered nurse to assist the elderly and individuals with disabilities with activities of daily living including personal care, companionship care, light housekeeping, transportation and medication management.

The owners of the company, Ryan Friedman, Tyler Stott and Matthew Wozniak, have been friends since they were in elementary school together in Montgomery County. The three friends now have nearly 40 employees working for the company and the Prince Frederick office is the third location for the business. The first office was opened in January 2012 in Annapolis and the second office in Montgomery County opened in October 2012.

Caregivers are licensed and bonded, which Stott said he hopes gives clients a level of comfort. His wife, Mattie Weems Stott, is a licensed clinical social worker and is in charge of coordinating care.

“We employ local care providers who are invested in the community,” Tyler Stott said, and more employees will be sought as the business grows.

For more information about Angels of Care In-Home Senior Care, call 410-202-0565 or visit www.myangelsofcare.com.

AVIAN Engineering, LLC announces rebranding initiative

LEXINGTON PARK—AVIAN Engineering, LLC has changed its name to AVIAN LLC. The change aligns the company's image with their broad expertise in government and commercial markets, according to Kevin Switick, vice president of professional services.

Along with a new name, comes a new logo, designed with the company's future in mind.

"Our new brand illustrates where we are going," said Jeff Sherman, AVIAN LLC, president. "Aviation will always be our foundation, but we have evolved, thanks to the skills our employees bring to the table."

AVIAN LLC began as a company that found success in procedurally complex acquisition programs involving program, financial, logistics, and science and technology management, while also specializing in engineering, systems engineering, and test and evaluation.

Today, despite the tough economy, AVIAN LLC continues to sustain its business and seeks opportunities in new markets. In the past year, AVIAN LLC won three prime contracts supporting the Office of Naval Research, Warfighter Performance Department; Naval Air Systems Command, Integrated Systems Evaluation, Experimentation and Test Department; Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Unmanned Aerial Systems Technical Directorate and one commercial contract for unmanned aerial systems support.

"We owe our success to one main asset - our people," Switick said. "We pride ourselves on having proactive, proficient, productive professionals committed to simplifying your future. We are excited about our continued growth in areas such as commercial airline workforce development, government and commercial space and unmanned aerial system progress. Our new brand fits the future well."

AVIAN LLC is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business that provides executive-level consultation; solutions in acquisition, science and technology and unmanned aerial systems; workforce development/training and information and multimedia services to government and major prime defense contractor customers, and commercial clients. For more information on AVIAN LLC, please visit www.avianllc.com or call 301-866-2070.

New Calvert County Business Fills a Void for Trailer Owners

PRINCE FREDERICK—The sign out front says “Trailer Parts.” Inside, there is so much more.

Centreville Manufacturing Inc. now has a Prince Frederick retail location where the company sells just about any part that could be needed for a trailer. The retail location is just one component of the entire company; the original factory location makes custom trailers for everything from speed cameras to highway signs. Owner John Doran employs 25 people at locations in Centreville, Md., Annapolis and now Prince Frederick.

Doran originally opened Centreville Manufacturing in 1999, when he purchased an established trailer manufacturing company. At first he mainly operated the factory.

“As a manufacturer, we had a lot of parts and people needed a place to go and buy the parts,” Doran said. He opened the store in Annapolis five years ago and started hearing that there was a demand for another store in Southern Maryland. He chose the Prince Frederick location as a central site to serve Southern Maryland.

“We put up the sign that says ‘Trailer Parts’ and that’s been very effective,” said Andy Juskelis, manager of the Prince Frederick store. “People don’t have to guess what our business is.” Juskelis said the business fills a void because people who own trailers often have to go to various places to make any needed repairs.

“When you see a trailer on the side of the road being held up by a rock, you know those people need a place to buy trailer parts,” he said. “If somebody breaks down, I would say the odds are good that we’ve got what they need on the shelves.”

The Prince Frederick store is at 514 N. Solomons Island Road. For more information about Centreville Manufacturing Inc., visit www.centrevilletrailer.com or call 410-414-3625.

Community Bank of Tri-County Receives Award of Excellence in the 2013 Videographer Awards

WALDORF—Community Bank of Tri-County received the Award of Excellence in the 2013 Videographer Awards for their Community Video. The Videographer Award is in its 17th year and had over 1,500 entries nationwide.

"The Community Video was created to highlight who Community Bank is, what we do for our communities and the impact that we make, collectively, on this region. We wanted to give our customers, prospects and new hires a sense of who we are as a bank," said Hillary Theriault, Vice President and Director of Marketing with Community Bank of Tri-County.

The documentary style of the video provides an unscripted look at Community Bank's commitment to the community and the stories behind its employees. The video features a range of employees as they share their journey at the bank and how the workplace has become family.

"We feel honored to be recognized at such a prestigious level for our work with this video," said Ms. Theriault. "The Community Video was a collaborative project that really highlights our values. The team did a great job."

The Videographer Award is a way to honor talented individuals and companies in the video production field. Entrants for this award come from all 50 states and many countries all over the world. Some entrants include video production companies, advertising and public relations firms, cable and broadcast television operations, etc. This award is designed to identify communication professionals who are raising the standard of the industry and give the winners the recognition that the work they are producing is outstanding and highly regarded.

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