A Week In Business

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Women’s Conference Set

BERLIN — Carrie Dupuie, financial advisor with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., will present the WOW Conference 2012 on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Ocean Pines Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The women’s conference will feature local speakers who will discuss finances, health, ideas for our home, fitness and fashion and will include a complimentary lite lunch. Reservations are required by Oct. 2 so call 410-208-1704 for additional details and to reserve your spot for this event.

Firm Remains In Elite Group

WILLARDS — Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley has retained its status as part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) “Best Practices” Study Group.

Each year since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, join forces to study the country’s leading agencies in six revenue categories. The agencies comprising the study groups are selected every third year through a comprehensive nomination and qualifying process and awarded a “Best Practices Agency” designation. The selected “Best Practices” agencies retain their status during the three-year cycle by submitting extensive financial and operational data for review each year.

“It is an honor to be recognized as best in class among our peers,” said Laura Deeley Bren, Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley president. “We use this review to analyze our strengths and challenge ourselves to make improvements to benefit our clients, our associates and our carrier partners.”

This year concludes the current three-year study cycle in which more than 1,200 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to participate. Only 224 agencies qualified for the honor. To be chosen, the agency had to be among the 35-40 top-performing agencies in one of six revenue categories. The agency was nominated by either an IIABA affiliated state association or an insurance company and qualified based on its operational excellence.

New Doctors Announced

SALIBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) recently granted active staff membership to two new doctors.

Doreen A. Kyere, MD, has joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at PRMC. Kyere received her medical degree from Tulane University of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, La., and from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. She also completed a residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth M. Shin, DDS, specializing in pediatric dentistry, has joined the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery at PRMC. Shin received her medical degree from Faculdade de Odontologic de Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California. She also completed a residency at University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

Institute Completed

OCEAN CITY — Peggy Holt, insurance advisor employed by Insurance Management Group, Inc. of Ocean City, has successfully completed the Life and Health Institute held in King of Prussia, Pa. last month.

This three-day long insurance Institute is one of a five-part series offered by The National Alliance. After the successful completion of all five institutes which cover major areas of the insurance field and five rigorous examinations, Peggy Holt will be awarded the designation of CIC, Certified Insurance Counselor by the National Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, which is the largest provider of professional insurance education and research.

Holt began her insurance career in 1987. She obtained her BBA in finance from National University in San Diego, California and earned her CISR designation in 2007.

Job Fair Planned

SALISBURY — Area employers will be available to talk to potential employees at the 7th Annual Fall Job Fair, hosted by the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the One-Stop Job Market, on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Centre at Salisbury from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Over 30 employers are expected to attend and are hiring for a wide range of positions. Companies attending the Job Fair include Baxter Enterprises, Chesapeake Eye Center, Clarion Resort Fountainbleau Hotel, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, Delmar Nursing & Berlin Nursing, KFC/Taco Bell, Labor Ready, MAC, Inc./Senior Employment & Training, Manpower, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (offering training programs), Shore Staffing, Three Lower Counties Community Services, Tri-County Council, Visions America, Wilmington University, Worcester County Development Center, and more.

Employers who would like to have a table should contact the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce at 410-749-0144 or visit www.salisburyarea.com.

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