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Coherent Technical Services, Inc. (CTSi) Receives First Patent

LEXINGTON PARK—Coherent Technical Services, Inc. (CTSi), Headquartered in Lexington Park, announced that they received a patent on December 31, 2013 for their “Selective Multi-Modal Transmission Alteration” technology. The inventors named in US patent number 8,619,792 B1 are Mr. Ian Gallimore and Mr. Jared Marmen, both long term CTSi employees.

CTSi began development of the now patented technology in 2007 under a U.S. Army Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract titled Multiplex Data Bus Controller, Translator and Transmitter, or Mudbucket®. The Mudbucket provides the means to transparently manipulate MIL-STD-1553 data on a host platform’s databus, offering developers, integrators and testers new capabilities not available until now. Revenue for the technology has surpassed $14M to date, with several new projects in various stages of development with industry and government partners.

St. Charles Companies Names Matthew M. Martin as President

ST. CHARLES—The St. Charles Companies announced the promotion of Matthew M. Martin to President of the Southern Maryland-based company. Martin, who has served as CFO of St. Charles Companies since 2008, will oversee the day to day operations of the development of the master planned community of St. Charles, and will continue to ensure the success of the firm’s lot delivery, sales and marketing, and financial performance objectives.

St. Charles Companies CEO, Alan Shearer, commented on the promotion, saying, “Matt is an extraordinary leader and took on additional responsibilities and an expanded role after FCP’s acquisition of St. Charles in 2009. He is well-suited and well-prepared to lead our outstanding management team and I look forward to our continued work together.”

Martin joined St. Charles Companies in 2005 as Chief Accounting Officer and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in August 2008. Martin, a 1997 magna cum laude graduate of Messiah College in Pennsylvania, is a registered and licensed CPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Prior to joining St. Charles Companies, Martin was a manager in the Forensic Litigation Consulting practice for FTI Consulting, Inc., in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Martin managed audits of publicly traded companies for the Arthur Andersen LLP accounting firm.

St. Charles Towne Center to Welcome Shoe Dept. Encore this Spring

WALDORF—St. Charles Towne Center is stepping up their roster of stores this spring. Mall management announced the addition of SHOE DEPT. ENCORE to the community shopping destination, offering local shoppers more retail options. The 12,122 square-foot space is set to open near Macy’s Home on April 1.

“We’re pleased to welcome the addition of SHOE DEPT. ENCORE,” said Cristina Montanez, area director of marketing and business development at St. Charles Towne Center. “Our goal is to continually provide the best mix of stores for our shoppers, and this popular shoe store will further enhance the shopping experience at St. Charles Towne Center.”

SHOE DEPT. ENCORE, a division of SHOE SHOW, INC., features a variety of popular-priced and well-known brands for men, women and children, including Eastland, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Rocky Boots, Nike and more. The retailer also offers trendy accessories and handbags. With an emphasis on providing quality products, service and value, SHOE DEPT. ENCORE aims to be a fashion resource and shopping destination for the season’s latest trends.

Liberty Tax Service Celebrates a Grand Opening in Leonardtown

LEONARDTOWN—Liberty Tax Service of Leonardtown announces its new location at 21899 Budds Creek Road, at the corner of Route 5 and Budds Creek Road, just north of Wendy’s and Mr. Tire. “Our new Leonardtown store is a welcome addition to our four other locations now serving the Southern Maryland community,” says Ron Tucker, the Veteran owner of the franchise here. He continues, “Now in our ninth year in the area, our friendly tax professionals always offer free tax advice and group seminars to include a special seminar available on the Affordable Care Act.”

The office manager will be Linda Vermillion, tax professional with almost 30 years preparing taxes and the training manager for Ron. “Yes, tax season can be a crazy time, but we love seeing all of our customers and catch up on happenings over the past year,” says Linda

“We are excited about this new store in Leonardtown. Liberty Tax is the fastest growing tax business in history,” said John Hewitt, CEO and founder of Liberty Tax Service. “We pledge quality computerized tax preparation and superb customer service to the people of Southern Maryland.”

Liberty Tax Service of Leonardtown will employ numerous tax preparers, marketers, and other office staff for the tax season, you may have seen the iconic Lady Liberty waving at your car as you drove along other store locations in Southern Maryland.

About JTH Holding, Inc.

Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, JTH Holding, Inc. is the parent company of Liberty Tax Service. As the fastest-growing tax preparation franchise, Liberty Tax Service has prepared almost 16 million individual income tax returns. Liberty Tax Service also offers an online tax service, eSmart Tax, which enables customers to do their own taxes wherever there’s a computer. eSmart Tax is backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax Service and its nationwide network of over 30,000 tax preparers, ready to offer their assistance at any time. For a more in-depth look at Liberty Tax Service, visit

Calvert County Congratulates New, Relocated Businesses Since November 2013

PRINCE FREDERICK –– The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the Department of Economic Development welcomed the following new and relocated businesses to the county.

New Businesses

Advance Auto Parts
11731 Rousby Hall Road

Cox Art Center
32 Cox Road

Dunkirk Vision
10335 Southern Maryland Blvd., Suite 102

Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts
521 N. Solomons Island Road, Suite 34
Prince Frederick

Kathy’s Bella Scarpa
11734 Rousby Hall Road

Olympia Sports
122 West Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick

Pam’s Hallmark
120 West Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick

Plaza Azteca
60 Sherry Lane
Prince Frederick

Sunkissed Tanning
10068 Southern Maryland Blvd.

Sweet Frog
902 Costley Way, No. 13-B
Prince Frederick

Trinytee SMP Day Spa Wellness Center
301 Steeple Chase Drive
Prince Frederick
240-515-6085 or 443-486-5152

Yogurt City
78 Solomons Island Road
Prince Frederick


Hair Cuttery
912 Costley Way
Prince Frederick

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