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Foote Capital receives FHA Direct approval

Carlisle-based Foote Capital Mortgage Company announced it has been approved for participation as a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Direct Endorsement Lender.

Commonly referred to as “Full Eagle,” the endorsement status gives Foote Capital the authority to underwrite and approve FHA loans in-house with its own staff of underwriters, as opposed to relying upon third-party underwriters. Foote Capital has previously been underwriting other loan types in-house.

“Our Direct Endorsement designation has allowed us to consolidate our operations into a single business model and streamline the loan process for our clients and our team,” said Shaun Foote, President of Foote Capital Mortgage Company. “Our focus now is on expanding our geographic footprint and the launch of our financial institutions group.”

Matthew Tuckey honored with Patriot Award

Matthew Tuckey, Business Development Director of the Tuckey Companies, was recently honored with The Patriot Award. The award recognizes employers for supporting the National Guard and Reserve members.

James E. Astor, South Central Area Chair for Pennsylvania Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, presented the award to Tuckey Feb. 6. Company president Kenneth Tuckey signed a Statement Of Support for The Guard and Reserve, committing The Tuckey Companies to continue assisting guard and reserve members.

A Tuckey employee nominated Matthew Tuckey for the award.

“Matt understands my need to complete my guard service and works with me to make a schedule to fit both my work and Guard responsibilities,” the employee said.

“We value the work of the dedicated men and women serving in the National Guard and Reserve. We view flexible schedules for service members as an act of patriotism, not a problem,” Matthew Tuckey said.

For more information about the Patriot Award or ways to help National Guard and Reserve members as an employer, please contact Nathan Tuckey at 717-249-3733 or email ntuckey@tuckey.com.

New owners for Liberty Forge Golf Course

Lucky Bear, LLC, an affiliate of The Altland House, based in Abbottstown, Adams County, announced last month the acquisition of Liberty Forge Golf Course located in Lower Allen and Upper Allen townships.

The acquisition follows a decade where The Altland House served as the exclusive provider of food and beverage and catering operations at Liberty Forge. The sale to The Altland House allows for continuity of all operations, including honoring the 2019 membership program and participation in the Tee Time Golf Pass book.

Hospitality Management Corp. is the parent company of the original Altland House in Abbottstown. Hospitality Management Corp. is locally family owned and operated by the Haugh family.

Johnson Duffie welcomes new attorneys

Hannah Herman-Snyder and Amy L. Owen have joined the Lemoyne-based law firm of Johnson Duffie, the firm announced

Herman-Snyder, a shareholder, is a graduate of Penn State University and the Dickinson School of Law. She has over 15 years of experience in the area of family law and serves as assistant solicitor of Franklin County.

Owen, an associate, is a graduate of Lafayette College and Quinnipiac University School of Law. She practices in the areas of family law and civil litigation. Prior to joining Johnson Duffie, Owen clerked for Judge James P. Cullen of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas and practiced with a Carlisle law firm.

Taste of Chamber beneficiaries announced

The West Shore Chamber of Commerce will host its Taste of the Chamber event April 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. p.m. at Bobby Rahal Toyota on the Carlisle Pike.

The event offers samples of the signature dishes of the chamber’s restaurant, catering and food service members. In December, the Chambers Women in Business Roundtable Committee selected two local member nonprofits to benefit from a portion of the event proceeds — Beauty After Bruises and Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries.

Beauty After Bruises is dedicated to providing survivors of childhood trauma with access to, and funding for, therapeutic and inpatient care; while creating professional and public awareness for Complex PTSD.

Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries traces its roots to the late 1800s when two homes for children — then called orphanages — were established in central and eastern Pennsylvania. Today, Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries continues that legacy of care and concern through a wide range of services for children, youths, families, adult individuals and communities as a whole.

— The Sentinel

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