A Week In Business

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Registration Earned

OCEAN PINES – Main Street Consulting/Main Street Wealth Management has announced that Dennis R. Hudson, managing director, has received the Series 24 Securities Registration, which is required for registration as a General Securities Principal and qualifies Hudson to potentially supervise the activities of registered representatives.

Study Honors Hospital

SALISBURY – An independent study of women’s care at nearly 5,000 hospitals found Peninsula Regional Medical Center to be in the top 5 percent in the nation.

Released by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, the HealthGrades Seventh Annual Women’s Health in American Hospitals study analyzed nearly seven million hospitalization records to identify top-performing hospitals.

Peninsula Regional is one of only 166 hospitals in the nation with patient outcomes for women that are in the top 5 percent, according to the study. As a result, the Medical Center has received the 2010/2011 HealthGrades Women’s Health Excellence Award.

This marks the second, consecutive year that Peninsula Regional has earned the award. It is the only hospital in Maryland or Washington, DC to repeat in back-to-back years, and just one of four Maryland hospitals and the lone Eastern Shore recipient presented the award for 2010-2011.

Outlets Lands TCBY

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City Factory Outlets and the Cordish Company announced the leasing of a 1,500-square-foot store to TCBY, The Country’s Best Yogurt. Since 1981, TCBY has been known for innovative yogurt flavors and exciting new products and now has more than 800 locations both in the United States and internationally.

This TCBY will mark franchisee Moe Salem’s third location in the Ocean City area. The outlet shop is scheduled for opening by the first week of May 2010.

“I am excited to open this location, not only because TCBY provides a great overall product, but also because Ocean City is a great community and a TCBY location is the perfect fit for the Ocean City Factory Outlets,” Salem said.

TCBY will join other food providers Mione’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Original Smith Island Cake Company, Outback Steakhouse and Sakura’s Japanese Steak, Seafood & Sushi.

Health Department Recognized

SNOW HILLWorcester County Health Officer Debbie Goeller reported this week the Worcester County Health Department received the 2009 Maryland Partnership for Prevention H1N1 Immunization Excellence Award for the county’s outstanding overall response to the H1N1 pandemic.

“This is a great honor for our staff,” Goeller said. “We rose to the occasion and vaccinated more people in our county than ever before in a flu season. The plans we had in place were implemented and were effective in responding to the H1N1 threat.”

Worcester County Deputy Health Officer Andrea Mathias, M.D. M.P.H. and Nursing Program Manager Debra Stevens, R.N., accepted the award on behalf of the department during the 2009-2010 Maryland Partnership for Prevention Flu Season Wrap-Up Conference in Baltimore on Thursday, April 15.

Bank, Hospital Host Fun Day

OCEAN PINESBB&T, in coordination with Atlantic General Hospital and Health System and Shore Stop, will host a community fun day at its Ocean Pines financial center on Friday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The No. 33 BB&T Chevrolet Impala driven by Richard Childress Racing’s Clint Bowyer in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be on display and BB&T will have racing-themed giveaways.

Local BB&T representatives will be on hand to answer questions about BB&T products and services, and refreshments will be provided by Shore Shop. Atlantic General Hospital will provide free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, as well as free flu vaccinations. 

Top Producers Named

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

Bill Hand received top honors for listing volume for the month of March.  

Tammy Hadder and Anna Meiklejohn received top honors for sales volume for the month of March.

 Team Rob Arlett received top honors for listing volume for teams for the month of March.  

Team Dayna Feher (consisting of Dayna Feher, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Kae Quillen and Tammy Hitchens) received top honors for sales volume for teams for the month of March.

Top Agent Honored

WILLARDS – Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley congratulates Don Fentress as top insurance producer for March.

Fentress has been with the agency since 1980 and  specializes in property and casualty insurance for local and regional business  customers.  He holds the Accredited Advisor of Insurance designation and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Salisbury University.

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