Sunday, August 30, 2015

Investing in Yourself and Time Management

Something I have always striven for is to expand my knowledge, and develop new skills.

My mentor Mr. Small strongly urges all of his team members to read ten pages of a professional development book per day. I have a very hard time with this, because when I start reading a book I enjoy, I really don't want to put it down.

I'm currently reading Sun Tzu for Business Success, and it's an absolutely amazing book. I'll get lost in the pages sometimes, and exceed my goal of ten pages.

I picked the book up at Ollie's for dirt cheap. If you've never been in Ollie's, I highly recommend it - their business and other books are absolutely amazingly priced, and always changing. I can normally buy ten books at Ollie's for the price I normally pay for one.

But it's very important to always invest time in yourself, as well as your family. I really need to break myself of reading more than my ten pages per day, because I'll end up missing out on other important things, like family time.

Something I always stress to other people - it's great to be focused on work, but also focus on yourself, and focus on your family. If you spend all day and all night working, then you're not living life, you're just going through the motions.

Ken Buckler is the editor of the WashCo Chronicle

Sunday, August 23, 2015

10 Ways to Use Life Insurance

The following is a guest article by Richard Bibbee.

Life insurance is there for your family
when the unexpected happens. But it can also do more.
Here are some common ways – and a few ways that are more
unexpected – to get the most from your life insurance protection.
Ask yourself the following questions to see what uses may
be right for you.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Upcoming County Comprehensive Plan Update Meetings

HAGERSTOWN, MD - The Washington County Department of Planning and Zoning  would like to remind citizens of upcoming Comprehensive Plan public meetings.

All meetings to solicit public feedback regarding growth, development and agricultural land preservation will be held on the following dates:

August 24, 2015, 7 p.m. at the Boonsboro Community Center, 21 North Main Street
September 10, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the Hagerstown Library, 100 South Potomac Street

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Coming Soon! Guest Post Submitters Wanted!

Coming Soon! An all new way to help grow your business in Washington County, MD!

WashCo Chronicle is expanding to include a business section!

This section will contain business tips, resources, and information about local businesses in Washington County, MD and surrounding areas.

Are you a business owner or manager, and interested in promoting your business for free?

Submit your business stories to, and we'll publish them!

Make sure to include a tagline about your business, and contact information.

From the editor and volunteer contributors of the WashCo Chronicle, we thank you for helping us grow!

Ken Buckler is the editor of the WashCo Chronicle.