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AGH Plans Insurance Event

BERILN – On Thursday, April 1, Atlantic General Hospital is hosting an open enrollment event for uninsured Marylanders to learn more about health coverage options and help them fill out the forms.

Atlantic General joins other hospitals in this statewide initiative, coordinated by the Maryland Hospital Association, which is designed to get more Marylanders access to care.

“While our politicians in Washington are trying to restructure healthcare to provide coverage for more people, many are not taking advantage of existing healthcare benefits that they may be eligible for now,” said Michael Franklin, president and CEO of Atlantic General. “Part of our responsibility is to educate our community on the services and benefits available to them.”

Nearly 800,000 people in Maryland are not insured. Due to the Working Families and Small Business Health Care Coverage Act of 2007, more than 52,000 Marylanders are now insured.

“Marylanders with no health coverage still get sick, still have accidents, and still need care,” said MHA President and CEO Carmela Coyle. “Emergency departments are there to help, but we all know that’s not the best way to get people the right primary care they need, the chronic care they need, and get it at the right time and in the right setting.”

The open enrollment event at Atlantic General is being held in the main lobby of the hospital from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Designation Earned

OCEAN CITY – Reese Cropper, III, President of Insurance Management Group, Inc. in Ocean City, has become only the 67th insurance agent nationwide to receive the Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist, (CIRMS) designation from the National Community Associations Institute, (CAI). He was awarded the designation at the National CAI Law Conference held in Tucson, Ariz.

Cropper has been active in condominium insurance and legislation on a local and state level for many years. He has had legislation introduced and passed that is part of the Md. Condominium Act today. Also, he served in 2006 under Governor Ehrlich on the Task Force for Common Ownership Communities with Senator Delores Kelly, PhD.

CAI has more than 55 State, regional and local chapters throughout the nation. National conferences as well as classes held for professional designations in law, community management and insurance fields are just a part of CAI’s dedication to community living.

Cropper, a native of the Berlin and Ocean City region, has been an insurance agent for 28 years. His agency specializes in condominium insurance as well as hotels and restaurants.

Top Performers Announced

BERLIN – Sonia Zaffiris has been named top listing and sales agent for Hileman Real Estate, Inc. for the month of January.

Bethany Drew has been named top listing and sales agent for February.

Broker Adds Designation

OCEAN CITY – Gregg Holland, a veteran broker sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Ocean City/120th Street, recently earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS®) designation from the Council of Residential Specialists. Regarded throughout the industry as the symbol of excellence in real estate, the CRS designation is presented to sales associates who have demonstrated the experience, training and commitment necessary to be among the best in their profession.

To earn the CRS designation, qualified residential real estate sales professionals must complete an advanced curriculum that covers such topics as listing, selling, pricing, technology, marketing and referrals. They must also meet rigorous production requirements and demonstrate professional expertise in the field of real estate. Fewer than 38,000 realtors nationwide have earned this credential.

“I’m very proud of Gregg for earning this designation,” said Stephen Cain, branch vice president of the Ocean City/120th Street office. “He is an exceptional real estate professional who, with this specialized training, is now able to maximize his productivity, discover new opportunities, and achieve even greater success and results for her clients.”

Holland, a lifelong Salisbury resident, has served local buyers and sellers since 1984.

Top Producers Named

OCEAN CITY – ResortQuest Real Estate recently announced February’s top producers for its Delaware and Maryland locations.

Bill Hand received top honors for listing volume for the month of February. Top listing volume awards for individual agents by office are Hand for the Marketplace at Sea Colony office, Barry Grim for the Bethany Beach office, Steve Alexander for the Edgewater at Sea Colony office, Marc Grimes for the Bear Trap Dunes office and Anne Powell and Jen Hughes for the Bayside office.

Nicole Peterdozzi received top honors for sales volume. Top sales volume awards for individual agents by office are Peterdozzi for the Marketplace at Sea Colony office, Grim for the Bethany Beach office, Mike Conover for the Bear Trap Dunes, Powell and Hughes for the Bayside office and Karla Morgan for the Ocean City office.

Team Dayna Feher (consisting of Dayna Feher, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Kae Quillen and Tammy Hitchens) received top honors for listing volume for teams. Top listing volume awards for teams by office are Team Dayna for the Bethany Beach office and Team Colleen/Missy (consisting of Colleen Windrow and Missy Nalewaik) for the Marketplace at Sea Colony office.

Team Rob Arlett received top honors for sales volume for teams. Top sales volume awards for teams by office are Team Rob Arlett of the Bethany Beach office and Team Colleen/Missy for the Marketplace at Sea Colony office.

Top Commercial Agents

SALISBURY – Brent Miller and Amy Miller, managing directors for Sperry Van Ness-Miller (SVN) Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury, announce the top commercial real estate agents for 2009.

Henry Hanna, Wesley Cox and assistant Flo Adams ranked number one, followed by Brad Gillis and assistant Melissa Marcum, John McClellan, Karen Cherry and assistant Brenda West and Brent Miller, Rick Tilghman and assistant Christina Rice.  These four teams also ranked in the top 50 nationally with SVN corporate, a firm with over 900 agents and presence in over 37 states.

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