A Week In Business

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New Agent Joins Firm

OCEAN CITY – Coldwell Banker Bud Church Realty, Inc. recently welcomed its newest agent, J.F. Cropper.

Born and raised in Ocean City, Cropper owned from 1985 to 2001 Cropper’s Auto Repair and Expert Towing. He sold his business to pursue real estate investing and since 1990 has been buying and selling investment properties and investing in rental properties.

Cropper recently joined the Church team after new home demand decreased for the construction company he opened in 2005.

New Campaign Launched

SALISBURY – United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently held its fifth annual CEO Breakfast and Campaign Coordinator training to provide local business leaders with a “State of United Way” briefing and to officially kickoff off the 2010 United Way campaign with a goal of $1.6 million.

The event also highlighted the impact the business community is making in the lives of over 100,000 of the less fortunate on the Lower Shore. Hosted by Jim Perdue of Perdue Farms, Mike Langley of Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Marty Neat of First Shore Federal and Kathleen Mommé of United Way, the event attracted nearly 200 local CEOs and their campaign coordinators from businesses in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, and Dorchester counties. The speakers shared how their companies support United Way, described the unmatched impact United Way has on the community and encouraged increased involvement from local businesses.

“With our annual campaign officially kicked off, it is humbling to see so many community leaders come together to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need,” Bill Middleton, 2010 United Way Campaign Chair, said.

The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, which is the largest non-governmental source of funding for area nonprofit agencies, provides support for 57 different local programs with a special focus on the impact areas of educational opportunities to help children succeed, financial stability for those in crisis, and health care for our aging and vulnerable populations.

Royal Plus Involved

With ABC Makeover
BERLIN – Royal Plus Disaster Kleenup of Snow Hill announced this week it’s a proud participant in the popular ABC series, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”.

The television show will focus on Boys Hope of Baltimore, seven talented young men from the inner city and gives them safe homes where, together, they learn to live, compete and excel academically and athletically. Having purchased land nearby in hopes of building a similar one for inner city women, the men of Boys Hope wanted to help build a home to provide the girls in the community the same opportunities.

Royal Plus Disaster Kleenup was originally scheduled to assist by providing drying and cleaning services, including dehumidification and round-the-clock monitoring and labor, to expedite the drying of the drywall, primer and paint in the interior and exterior of the home. In actuality, severe thunderstorms turned Royal Plus’ participation into a water mitigation project requiring demolition, drying and rebuilding of the interior walls.

The project was the largest “build” ever undertaken by the Extreme Makeover team and will air on Sunday, Sept. 26.


New Doctor Announced

SALISBURY – Irfan A. Moinuddin, MD was recently granted active staff membership with clinical and admitting privileges in the department of Medicine at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Moinuddin received his medical degree from Sindh Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan and completed his internship and residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan.

Moinuddin is board certified in Internal Medicine and has joined TLCCS in Salisbury.
Breast Cancer Conference Set

SALISBURY – The Breast Diagnostic Center at Peninsula Regional Medical Center joins the American Cancer Society, The Wellness Community-Delmarva and Women Supporting Women in inviting all area women to their sixth annual breast cancer conference.

“A Perspective on Breast Cancer” will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 14, at The Fountains Conference Center in Salisbury. Registration and dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and the program will be held from 6-8 p.m.

Presentations include “Living Your Vision and Purpose Through Breast Cancer” by guest speaker Doretha Burrell, a breast cancer survivor; “Screening Guidelines” by David Walker, MD, Medical Director of the Breast Diagnostic Center at Peninsula Regional Medical Center; and “Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Care: Made Possible Through Clinical Trials” by Bennett Yu, MD and Sandy Heineken, RN of the Clinical Research Department at Peninsula Regional.

There is no cost to attend this conference and it is open to all women in the community. Space is limited. Women wishing to participate must register in advance by calling Malindie Kirby at 410-543-7006 no later than Oct. 7.

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