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April 29, 2012
The Herald-Star

CERTIFIED: Dr. Rafael Schmulevich, a cardiologist at Heart Care Cardiology in Steubenville, has retained his board certification, successfully completing the requirements to maintain board certification in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease from the American Board of Internal Medicine.

ABIM works to enhance the quality of health care by certifying internists and subspecialists who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for excellent patient care. Physicians must periodically complete requirements to maintain their certification, including passing an examination and completing a self-assessment of knowledge and practice.

Board certification is the industry benchmark by which physician quality is measured and recognized. Physicians who successfully complete their recertification requirements demonstrate the currency of their knowledge and their ability to use it, by passing a rigorous examination and by assessing their knowledge and performance in practice on an ongoing basis.

RECOGNIZED: Kenneth R. Perkins, financial adviser with Tri-State Financial Services recently was recognized by the MetLife Broker-Dealer Group for his achievements in the investment industry.

MetLife Broker-Dealer consists of four broker-dealers MetLife Securities, New England Securities, Tower Square Securities and Walnut Street Securities. Perkins is affiliated with Walnut Street Securities.

Perkins was named to the Inner Circle program, which recognizes a select number of professionals for their excellence in the areas of client services and investment sales. Perkins was chosen for his exceptional commitment to servicing long-term financial needs of his clients.

Perkins has worked in the financial services industry for 27 years, he is a life and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table and has twice qualified as a Court of the Table Member. Through Walnut Street Securities, Perkins provides a broad range of investment and insurance products including separately managed accounts, variable annuities, mutual funds, life insurance, and financial planning services.

Tri-State Financial is located at 255 N. Third St., Steubenville. Perkins may be reached by calling (740) 264-4466 or (800) 264-6381.

HELPING: Members of the Richmond Modern Woodmen of America chapter raised $2,400 for Purple Circle 4-H.

The Woodmen held a spaghetti dinner to raise money for the organization. The $2,400 total includes the $1,200 match from the Modern Woodmen's home office.

The money, to be used for supplies, comes from a matching fund program the organizers offers its members nationwide, allowing them to show their support for a cause, organization or individual in need. The group matches up to $2,500.

For information on the local chapter, call Tim Conrad at (740) 5986034.

SELECTED: Three West Virginia employers have been selected as semifinalists for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest recognition the Department of Defense gives employers for "exceptional support of their Guard and Reserve employees."

This year 133 semifinalists were chosen from a pool of 3,236 nominees.

Named as semifinalists are Essroc Cement, Martinsburg; West Virginia Division of Highways, Burlington; and Iffies Sports Bar and Grill, Inwood.

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