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Business Woes in Berkeley Springs

An Overview Of Businesses In Berkeley Springs

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The 2013 US Census reports 226 private non-farm business establishments in Morgan County with 1975 employees. To date, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State website there were 106 recognized business organizations in Berkeley Springs. Twenty-six of those charters have been revoked for “failure to file annual report” and 8 Berkeley Springs businesses were “voluntarily” dissolved. There was 1 merger and Berkeley Springs Bottling Company, Berkeley Springs Garment, Inc., Berkeley Springs Ice & Cold Storage Company, Berkeley Springs Investments, Inc., Berkeley Springs Merry Go Round, Incorporated, Berkeley Springs Radio Station Corporation, and Berkeley Springs Speed Wash Inc. were all dissolved by “court order”. This would tend to indicate that small business is suffering in Morgan County. We believe that is due to lack of promoting. Find out more about our efforts to help small business in Morgan County. CLICK HERE

Some of the most commonly recognized businesses in our area, Travel Berkeley Springs & Museum of the Berkeley Springs are non-profit organizations and the Morgan Arts Council is a charitable organization with a total of $216,844 in disbursements. Additionally, the business license for a company named Berkeley Springs The Country's First Spa (an LLC) has been terminated with no reason stated although it is still used as an advertising slogan. The registrant for Berkeley Springs The Country's First Spa was Travel Berkeley Springs. The primary focus of these businesses appears to be attracting tourism for the "Town of Bath". The Town of Bath is a historical reference for Berkeley Springs. The Town of Bath encompasses the historic neighborhoods in the downtown area of Berkeley Springs.

Museums in Berkeley Springs

The business charter for Museum of the Berkeley Springs states that it is an “Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation – Museums, Historical Sites and Like Institutions – Museums, Historical Sites and Similar Institutions (zoos, botanical gardens, nature parks)” business. It's officers are: Jeanne Mozier, Betty L. Harmison, Beth Curtain, and Ellen Lachewite.

Newspapers In Berkeley Springs

The Morgan Messenger operates as a “Newspaper Publisher” in Berkeley Springs. The website for The Morgan Messenger (morganmessenger (.com)) lists it's registrar as Jim Hoyt of the Cacapon Group. West Virginia public records show that neither The Morgan Messenger nor James Hoyt or Jim Hoyt have ever operated a business in West Virginia; nor is “Cacapon Group” a recognized West Virginia organization (or wasn't at the time of this article) however there is a cacapongroup (.com) website where Mr. Hoyt is listed as the registrar and/or contact. There is also no business organization for the Morgan Messenger site's only other contact, Sandra Buzzard. In addition to the above sites Mr. Hoyt is the owner of the following sites: macicehouse (.org), and berkeleyspringschamber (.com). Note: There is no requirement that a newspaper be a chartered business organization in West Virginia and some types of businesses are not required to register with the state.

A search for business organizations with “Cacapon” in the name realized 72 chartered businesses in West Virginia. Over 30 of these have been revoked or dissolved.

Charitable Organizations

There are 5 listed charities in Berkeley Springs, 0 in Paw Paw, 26 in Martinsburg and 3 in Hedgesville.

Foreign-Held Companies

There have been 5 foreign companies operating in Berkeley Springs under various names. Those companies are: Berkeley Springs Center Associate Limited Partnership, Berkeley Springs Development LLC, Berkeley Springs Garment, Inc., Berkeley Springs Real Estate Services LLC. And Berkeley Springs Water Company.

Berkeley Springs Center Associate Limited Partnership is a partnership with:

CHEVY CHASE COMMERCIAL INC
4424 MONTGOMERY AVE SUITE 101
BETHESDA, MD, 20814

Berkeley Springs Development LLC. is managed by:

CMF DEVELOPMENT LLC
18330 VILLAGE CENTER DRIVE, 2ND FLOOR
OLNEY, MD, 20832 with a mailing address of:

111 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 1100 ROCKVILLE, MD, 20850 USA

Berkeley Springs Garment, Inc. was dissolved by “court order” in 1993.

Berkeley Springs Real Estate Services LLC is managed by:

CMF DEVELOPMENT LLC 18330 VILLAGE CENTER DRIVE, 2ND FLOOR
OLNEY, MD, 20832 with a mailing address of:

111 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 1100 ROCKVILLE, MD, 20850 USA

Berkeley Springs Water Company, a US company was dissolved in 1950 and then became a foreign company, changing it's name in 1994 to PGS Services, Inc. It's officers are Ronald V. Davis of Greenwich, CT; Dennis J. Crumbine of Greenwich, CT; Catherine Robinson of Greenwich, Ct; and James Waldeck of Danbury, CT. It's principal office address is listed as:

777 W. PUTNAM AVE.
GREENWICH, CT, 06830

We cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information obtained from third-party sites such as the site for the West Virginia Secretary of State and it should be noted that Ms. Mozier asserts that there are inaccuracies in the information.

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Sources:

Note: These sources are not searchable. You will have to go to the actual site in order to do these searches yourself.

Berkeley Springs Businesses

Morgan County Businesses

Business search using the word "Bath"

Business search using the word "Cacapon"

Business search using the word "Morgan Messenger"

Berkeley Springs Charitable Organizations

Hedgesville Charitable Organizations

Martinsburg Charitable Organizations

Officer search using the name "James Hoyt"

Officer search using the name "Jim Hoyt"

Officer search using the name "Jeanne Mozier"

Website Registration Search for berkeleysprings (.com)

Website Registration Search for morganmessenger (.com)

* Not all sources are listed. For additional information contact the administrators.