A Week In Business

Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley recently held its annual meeting last month. Numerous awards were presented to company leaders. Pictured, from left, are John Wheeler, Gold Producer; President Laura Bren; Nicole Brushmiller, Top Retention Producer; Travis Hinman, Gold Producer; Megan Muller, Top Producer Award; and Nikki Strickler, Top Retention. Submitted Photos

Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley recently held its annual meeting last month. Numerous awards were presented to company leaders. Pictured, from left, are John Wheeler, Gold Producer; President Laura Bren; Nicole Brushmiller, Top Retention Producer; Travis Hinman, Gold Producer; Megan Muller, Top Producer Award; and Nikki Strickler, Top Retention. Submitted Photos

Annual Awards Presented

OCEAN CITY — Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley held its annual meeting on Jan. 19 at the Princess Royale in Ocean City. Many awards were handed out at this meeting to celebrate a successful 2015 fiscal year.

Account Executive Megan Muller received the 2015 Top Producer Award. She focuses on community associations and non-profits.

Travis Hinman and John Wheeler won Gold Producer Awards for excellent sales in 2015.

Nicole Brushmiller and Nikki Strickler won for Top Retention Producers.

Together the sales team met and exceeded the 2015 new busineses and retention goals set by the agency.

Amber Brown earned the Ron Pasquariello Circle of Excellence Award. She has been with Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley since 2012 and currently serves as the Lloyds Underwriter.

Kelley Callis and Matt Ventura won Top Customer Service Awards for excellent service to clients and employees

 

 

 

 

 

Bank Promotes

Ross Bergey

Ross Bergey

BERLIN — Raymond M. Thompson, President and CEO of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company in Berlin, has announced a recent promotion.

Ross Bergey has been promoted to Credit Analyst. Bergey began his employment with the bank in June 2014. Since joining Taylor Bank, Bergey has worked in branch operations and has completed the bank’s Management Training Program with an emphasis in loan operations. Bergey came to Taylor Bank with a broad background in accounting. Bergey is located at the bank’s Main Office in Berlin where he will support the bank’s loan department in the credit underwriting area.

 

New Agents Announced

OCEAN CITY — Mark and Lora Fritschle of the Mark Fritschle Group-Condominium Realty announced this month that numerous real estate professionals have recently the joined the company.

The new additions include Kathy Panco, Lola Panco, Sharon Daughtery, Rich Difillipo, Eric Cropper, Michael Maykrantz, Lauren Foster, Debbie Newman and Polly Poddar.

 

Business Expo Planned

OCEAN PINES — The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will hold the 6th Annual Chamber Business Expo on Thursday, March 9, from 4-7 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club.

All Worcester County business people (employers and employees) are invited to attend and display their services or goods. Last year over 30 exhibitors displayed their services and products with creative and interactive exhibits in a wide range of interest. There will be lots of door prizes donated from local businesses and a 50/50 raffle.

This is a great networking opportunity for members of all area chambers and for business men and women to mingle with fellow business owners, learn about new businesses in town and talk to hundreds of potential customers. This event is open to the public. All area business people, local chamber members and professionals are encouraged to attend.

Refreshment and light fare sponsored by the Ocean Pines Association and Apple Discount Drugs, select Wawa branded beverages sponsored by Wawa and complimentary beer, wine sponsored by Taylor Bank will be available.

 

Roundtable Event Set

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneur’s Academy (YEA!) will present its CEO Roundtable event at Salisbury University on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This event will showcase CEO’s, business owners and community leaders to the future entrepreneurs in the YEA! class. In this panel, leaders will discuss their duties, companies and offer helpful business and networking advice.

The CEO Roundtable will be hosted in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business Auditorium at Salisbury University. Admission for the event is free and open to the public.

The panel will feature local CEO’s Brent Miller, Managing Director and Senior Advisor of SVN; Bradley Gillis, Principal at Devreco; Robb Sartorio, Owner of Servpro; Sandy Fitzgerald-Angello, Vice President of Pohanka Automotive Group of Salisbury; and Joseph Gast, President of Avery Hall Insurance. The moderator for the panel will be George Koste, Executive Director of Maryland Capital Enterprises.

The panelists will answer a wide range of questions from their biggest failures and successes to the importance of reputation to a business. The audience is invited to ask questions of the panelists. The panel will provide the future entrepreneurs in the YEA! class valuable learning tools they can use to successfully run their business.

 

Sales Volume Leader

Terri Bradford and Bethany Drew

Terri Bradford and Bethany Drew

BERLIN — Bethany Drew, Terri Bradford and the Power of 2 Team have ranked number one in sales volume among all of their peers in the Coastal Association for 2015.

This is quite an accomplishment considering the CAR association consists of over 1,000 members and service the tri-county market.

“With the teams expertise in marketing, staging, retail, short sale and bank owned sales, this team has the right combination to find success in obtaining their client’s goals,” said Debbie Hileman, Broker of Hileman Real Estate.  “Their name says it all.”

 

Tech Fair Exhibitors Sought

BERLIN — The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is seeking exhibitors for its 2016 REALTOR® Technology Fair on Thursday, April 21, from 1:30-5 p.m. at The Fountains Conference Center in Salisbury.

Technology vendors are invited to present their products and services and connect with the over 1,000 real estate professionals who are members of CAR, as well as guests from neighboring REALTOR® associations.

“Attending real estate professionals will have the opportunity to discover the latest technology trends to help them grow their business and serve clients more efficiently by using the exhibitors’ products and services,” said Steve Parsons, a REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty and chair of the 2016 CAR Technology Committee.

In addition to display tables, all exhibitors will have the opportunity to conduct 15- to 20-minute “how to” workshops for real estate professionals.

A Business Card Exchange and Happy Hour will immediately follow the event and will provide an additional opportunity for face-to-face interaction with prospective customers.

Sponsorship levels are available and can be viewed at www.coastalrealtors.org to see the benefits associated with each sponsorship level.

Exhibitors may display, demonstrate and sell their product or services at the event. Give-a-ways and/or door prizes are encouraged.

Potential exhibitors are asked to email Veronica Bishop at veronicab@coastalrealtors.org or call 410-641-4409 for more information.

 

 

Perfect Storm, Several Indicators Suggest Return Of Bear Market

BERLIN – A perfect storm of a decelerating Chinese economy, an accelerating drop in petroleum prices, tightening Federal Reserve policy, and a strengthening U.S. dollar led to the worst start to a year for U.S. equities on record in 2016. The S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ Composite were down 8.95 percent, 9.41 percent and 10.67 … Continue reading

Open Houses Of The Week

FENWICK ISLAND Swann Cove West Daily 12-6 New Construction Single Family Homes 5 Floor Plans Up to 5BR/3BA 3000SF/2-Car Garage Ryan Homes 302-988-1905   BETHANY BEACH Forest Landing Daily 12-6 Carriage/Villa Homes In Preserved Area Up to 4BR/2500SF First Class Amenities 3 Miles to Beach Ryan Homes 302-539-3462   OCEAN CITY The Gateway Grand Oceanfront 48th Street Daily 10-5 Fully … Continue reading

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The Atlantic General Hospital Foundation was recently the recipient of a $15,000 gift from the Hal Glick Distinguished Service Award Gala for its commitment to serving the community and its visitors. The Glick Award started in 2010 with the recognition of Hal Glick, the pioneering Ocean City Realtor. The next year, the award, now bearing Glick’s name, was given to … Continue reading

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OCEAN PINES 5 Macafee Court The Parke 55+ Community Sun 1-4 4BR/3BA Home 4-Season Room Janeen Wolfe ReMax Crossroads 443-859-2551   FENWICK ISLAND Swann Cove West Daily 12-6 New Construction Single Family Homes 5 Floor Plans Up to 5BR/3BA 3000SF/2-Car Garage Ryan Homes 302-988-1905   BETHANY BEACH Forest Landing Daily 12-6 Carriage/Villa Homes In Preserved Area Up to 4BR/2500SF First … Continue reading

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OC Trade Expo Features Top Chef OCEAN CITY — Bryan Voltaggio, who has become one of the most recognized and influential chefs in contemporary American cooking, will be making an appearance at the March Trade Expo, organized by the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association. Starting with VOLT, his flagship, seasonally driven restaurant in his hometown of Frederick, Voltaggio has delivered an electric … Continue reading

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United Way Donation SALISBURY — The Bank of Delmarva recently presented United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore with a check of employee contributions from their first United Way Campaign, totaling $11,668. This generous contribution will impact Lower Shore residents in need in the areas of education, financial stability and health by providing 1,794 books for preschool-aged children in low-income households, … Continue reading

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BERLIN Ocean Pines 44 Quarter Staff Pl Sat 12-2 4BR/2.5BA Home 1st level master OP amenities Melissa Burns Coldwell Banker 443-366-6389   FENWICK ISLAND Swann Cove West Daily 12-6 New Construction Single Family Homes 5 Floor Plans Up to 5BR/3BA 3000SF/2-Car Garage Ryan Homes 302-988-1905   BETHANY BEACH Forest Landing Daily 12-6 Carriage/Villa Homes In Preserved Area Up to 4BR/2500SF … Continue reading

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OCEAN CITY Bayside 9A #6 143 Newport Bay Dr Sat 2:15-5:30 3BR/2BA Townhome Mark Fritschle Group/ Condominium Realty 410-524-6400   FENWICK ISLAND Swann Cove West Daily 12-6 New Construction Single Family Homes 5 Floor Plans Up to 5BR/3BA 3000SF/2-Car Garage Ryan Homes 302-988-1905   BETHANY BEACH Forest Landing Daily 12-6 Carriage/Villa Homes In Preserved Area Up to 4BR/2500SF First Class … Continue reading

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  Medical Officers Appointed SALISBURY — The medical staff at Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) recently elected its Medical Staff Officers for 2016 and 2017. Dr. David C. Kerrigan was elected president of the medical staff at PRMC. Kerrigan, a general and vascular surgeon with the Mid-Atlantic Surgical Group, joined Peninsula Regional’s medical staff in 1993. Dr. Simona Eng was … Continue reading