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Education Seminar Set For First-Time Home Buyers

WEST OCEAN CITY— ¾ A group of sales professionals of Prudential Carruthers West Ocean City office will deliver an informative consumer seminar on “How you can buy your first home and receive a tax credit of $8,000” on Thursday, April 21, from 5-7.

It will also feature local lenders to assist in qualifying and showing the first time buyer how they can purchase with the new government loans that allow them to receive an $8,000 rebate.

The goal is to help the first-time buyer understand the new guidelines and to see how easy home ownership can be with the Rural Housing guidelines and FHA guidelines which allow the buyer to get 100-percent financing in some cases.

Reserve your space by calling 410-520-2600.

Top Producers Named

BERLIN – Shamrock Realty Group has named Jack Tellman as top sales agent and Ron Wesche and Julie Sadler as top listing agents for the month of February.

Monthly Awards Presented

BETHANY BEACH, Del. – ResortQuest Real Estate recently announced February’s top producers for all locations at a recent sales meeting.

Wayne Phillips of the Ocean City office received top honors for No. 1 listing volume and No. 1 sales volume for the month of February.

Top listing volume awards for individual agents by office were Phillips for the Ocean City office; Marc Grimes for the Bear Trap Dunes office; Tammy Hadder & Anna Meiklejohn for the Marketplace at Sea Colony office; Gail Phelan for the Sea Colony office; and Robert Kauffman for the Bethany Beach office.

Top sales volume awards for individual agents by office were Phillips for the Ocean City office; Despina Kaneles for the Marketplace at Sea Colony office; Karla Morgan for the Bayside office; and Tammy Mushrush for the Bethany Beach office.

 Team Anne/Jen, consisting of Anne Powell and Jennifer Hughes, of the Bayside office received top honors for No. 1 listing volume for teams for the month of February.

Top listing volume team award by office are Team Anne/Jen for the Bayside office; Team Colleen/Missy, consisting of Colleen Windrow and Missy Nalewai, for the Marketplace at Sea Colony office; and Team Rob Arlett, consisting of Rob Arlett and Charlie Gilroy, for the Bethany Beach office.

Team Dayna Feher, consisting of Dayna Feher, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Tammy Hitchens and Kae Quillen, of the Bethany Beach office received top honors for No. 1 sales volume for teams for the month of February.

Top sales volume team award by office are Team Dayna for the Bethany Beach office and Team Anne/Jen for the Bayside office.

Hilton Wins Award

OCEAN CITY – The Hilton Suites Ocean City Oceanfront recently won Best Overall Accommodations in the Under 500 Room division as measured using Hilton’s Satisfaction and Loyalty Tracking (SALT) system.

The local Hilton was among the winners announced by the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, recognizing top performing North American hotels based on outstanding performance in the areas of customer loyalty, service, quality assurance and customer satisfaction ratings as well as exemplary efforts in hotel accommodations and sustainability achievements.

The Connie Awards, named in honor of company founder Conrad Hilton, are awarded based on three key components, including quality assurance audits measuring cleanliness, condition and brand standards; customer scores rating staff service; and customer service scores rating the quality of the hotel’s physical accommodations.

Each year Hilton recognizes the hotels that best exemplify the founder’s vision for success in hospitality leadership, said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president brand management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

The Hilton Suites Ocean City Oceanfront award was a result of the hotel achieving the highest year-end overall accommodations SALT score.

LLS To Open New Office

OCEAN CITY – The Maryland Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is relocating its Eastern Shore office to Ocean City effective April 1, according to Sharon Yateman, Executive Director.

In announcing the move, Yateman said “this is an integral part of our commitment to maintaining a strong presence on the Eastern Shore, and to strengthening our patient and community outreach efforts here. This will allow us to devote more resources to accomplishing our mission.” 

The nonprofit organization has been located in Salisbury, at the offices of George White, J.D. “Our patient services and outreach on the Eastern Shore would not have been possible without the kindness of George White. We are indebted to him for making space available to us and for supporting our mission from the beginning,” Yateman said.

Radiothon To Help Hospitals

OCEAN CITY – Residents of the Delmarva Peninsula will have a unique opportunity to make a donation in support of Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center during a radiothon on Friday, April 3.

The event is being coordinated by and will be broadcast on WOCM, Irie Radio, Ocean 98.1 FM in Ocean City, Maryland from 6 a.m.-midnight. The radiothon will feature live music throughout the day from some of the region’s best local bands. Organizers have set a goal of $50,000. Whatever is donated will be divided evenly between the foundations of both hospitals.

WOCM, located in the Seacrets nightclub in Ocean City, is owned and operated by resort entrepreneur Leighton Moore, who also serves as the chairman of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors.

“Leighton continues to be extremely generous with his time and his resources in support of improving health care options and opportunities for everyone on the Delmarva Peninsula,” said Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation President Denise Billing. “Peninsula Regional and Atlantic General are extremely fortunate to have him so dedicated to that mission.”

The funds raised and donated to Peninsula Regional will be applied to the foundation’s $15 million dollar capital campaign in support of the Medical Center’s $100 million construction and renovation project.

Donations to the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation are used to fund long-term investments in community health care by expanding facilities, programs and services such as the recent $1.4 million expansion of the Atlantic Health Center.

“On behalf of the Atlantic General Hospital’s Foundation I want to thank Leighton Moore for his vision of the radiothon and generosity for hosting the event. Excellent health care is vital to the residents of the Delmarva Peninsula and we are very fortunate to have such strong support from our community,” said Todd Hershey, Chairman of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation.

Top Producer Named

WILLARDS – Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley Insurance Brokers has announced Rick Martelo as top producer for February. He has been with agency since 1979, specializing in commercial insurance with emphasis on condominiums and contractors.

Health Program Offered

SALISBURY – Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s 55+ membership program, Peninsula Partners, is sponsoring a free health program called “Living & Learning: An Educational Experience” on Wednesday, April 29 from 9 a.m.-noon. The topic will be “Colorectal Cancer: Prevention, Nutrition and Exercise.”

Featured speakers include Brion McCutcheon, MD, General Surgeon with the Salisbury-based Mid Atlantic Surgical Group; Autumn Romanowski, MA, Wellness Manager, Peninsula Regional Medical Center; and Karla Beardsley, Geriatric Nutritionist with MAC Inc., the local agency on aging.

Advance reservations are requested by April 24 by calling 410-543-7170.

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