A Week In Business

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Bank Promotions

BERLIN — Raymond M. Thompson, President/CEO, of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company has announced three promotions.

Stacy Schaffer is now the company’s marketing officer.
Wes McCabe has been promoted to vice president, loan and business development officer.
Casey Robinson will now serves as the branch manager of the 91st Street location.

Retirement Announced

OCEAN CITY – Janice Cropper has retired after almost 18 years with the Town of Ocean City. Cropper joined the Town in April 1994 as the receptionist at the Ocean City Convention Center, and in 2005 became an Office Associate III at the convention center.

While Cropper’s formal responsibilities included answering calls and training and supervising part-time receptionists, she also organized and promoted the town’s annual Holiday Shopper’s Fair held every year during the Thanksgiving weekend, which drew thousands of people over the years. She also served when needed as a ticket seller in the convention center’s box office as well as in accounts receivable and payroll entry.

Cropper worked as a radio dispatcher for the Ocean City Police Department in the mid-1960s, before working as office secretary for Public Works and the Water Department. Cropper then became a library aide at Stephen Decatur High School and an educational assistant at Ocean City Elementary School.

Cropper said she plans to spend more time with her grandchildren, gardening and traveling.

“I have enjoyed my employment for the past 18 years working at the convention center,” Cropper said. “I would like to wish all my co-workers the best for the coming years.

Certification Awarded

OCEAN CITY — Tricia Walsh, producer with the Insurance Management Group, Inc. of Ocean City, has successfully passed the exam for the Fundamentals of Risk Management course of the CSRM program. The CSRM program is a series of 5 courses to earn the CSRM designation.

Walsh began her insurance career in 2007 with Insurance Management Group, Inc.

CVS Buys Benedict Property

SALISBURY — Senior Advisors John McClellan and Bradley Gillis with Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury have announced the sale of Benedict the Florist to CVS. The property is located at 1054 South Salisbury Blvd. on the northwest corner of College Avenue near Salisbury University and was purchased by CVS for $1.895 million.

Benedict the Florist had been in business for over 130 years and officially closed its doors in October 2011.

The new CVS location is the first to be built in Wicomico County. It plans to open in early summer of this year. The transaction took over three years to complete.

Fellow Status Obtained

SALISBURY — Vishal Chaudhry, FACHE, Director of Operational Performance Improvement at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 8,500 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional/community involvement.

“Because healthcare management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization,” says Thomas C. Dolan, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community.”

AGH, OC Offer Seminars

BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital is partnering with Ocean City Recreation and Parks to provide a series of health education seminars to the Ocean City community.

The first in the series, “Childhood Obesity,” will be held at the Northside Park Recreation Complex on Jan. 25. Munna Garg, a board-certified pediatrician with Atlantic General Health System’s Ocean Pines Primary Care and Women’s Health Office, will speak from 6 to 7 p.m.

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