New Board Members For Bank Announced
BERLIN — Raymond M. Thompson, President and CEO of Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc. and Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, has announced that Thomas K. Coates, and M. Dean Lewis have joined the Board of Directors of the holding company and the bank.
Coates, a Berlin native, is a member of Coates, Coates & Coates, P.A. and has practiced law in the Berlin and Ocean City area since 1985. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland, the United State Tax Court and is a retired Certified Public Accountant. In 1994, he was appointed Court Auditor by the Judges of the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland. Coates is a member of the Worcester County and Maryland State Bar Associations. He is past president of the Worcester County Bar Association, a past member of the Worcester County Board of License Commissioners and previously served as chairman of the Board of Directors for Atlantic General Hospital Corporation. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc.
Lewis, also a Berlin native, has been employed by the bank since December 2011 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the bank and treasurer of the company in May 2013. Prior to joining the Bank, Lewis was employed by the public accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 2002 to 2010 and served clients in various industries including banking, and most recently held the position of tax director. From 2010 to 2011, Lewis was the Controller of MaTech Solutions, Inc., a privately held government contract manufacturer. Lewis is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in taxation. He currently serves on the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business Career Advisory Board at Salisbury University.
“With their excellent record of professional accomplishments and community involvement, Messrs. Coates and Lewis will bring tremendous value to our company, our stockholders, and the communities we serve,” said Thompson.
SALISBURY – Delmarva Veteran Builders, the region’s only commercial construction firm dedicated to bringing employment to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, announced the completion of an 8,700 square foot tenant fit out for APPI Energy at 2013 Northwood Drive in Salisbury.
The project, completed in 10 weeks, included interior renovations, upgrade of all interior finishes and new floor plan modifications. Phase 1 of the fit out was completed in less than five weeks to meet strict schedule demands. Phase one consisted of demolition of approximately 6,500 square feet, floor plan modifications, and all new interior finishes. Phase 2 consisted of combining two existing spaces into one to meet the needs of the new tenant. The project was delivered in a timely manner to meet the needs of both the landlord and APPI Energy.
“The team from Delmarva Veteran Builders was professional, punctual and delivered a top quality product,” said Walter Moore, President/CEO of APPI Energy. “I was impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship and the crew’s dedication to get the job done within the given timeline.”
“Delmarva Veteran Builders delivers the promise of transparency to all of our customers during the construction process,” said Chris Eccleston, Delmarva Veteran Builders, president. “Our team is dedicated to an integrity matters goal-oriented project delivery method that focuses on schedule, budget, safety, and cleanliness. We realize that every project we complete improves our community and we take great pride to be involved in that process. It is our honor to serve.”
OCEAN CITY — Frick Accountants Limited has announced that Corey Rimel has passed the Internal Revenue Service Special Enrollment Examination and has been enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.
Rimel has been employed by Frick Accountants since 1998 and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Wilmington University with a BS in Accounting.
Enrolled agents are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS.
“Enrolled” means to be licensed to practice by the federal government, and “agent” means authorized to appear in the place of the taxpayer at the IRS. Only enrolled agents, attorneys, and CPAs have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. The enrolled agent profession dates back to 1884 when, after questionable claims had been presented for Civil War losses, Congress acted to regulate persons who represented citizens in their dealings with the U.S. Treasury Department.
Enrolled agents are required to abide by the provisions of the Department of Treasury’s Circular 230, which provides the regulations governing the agents practice before the IRS.
$800K Grant Secured For Wor-Wic Initiatve
SALISBURY — Wor-Wic Community College is slated to receive $800,000 of the $450 million in job training grants that will soon be awarded to 270 community colleges in 46 states across the nation.
The $800,000 is part of $15 million that is being awarded to a Maryland consortium of 14 community colleges called Cyber-Technology Pathways Across Maryland (CPAM). The purpose of the CPAM initiative is to help the un- and under-employed, veterans and other low-skilled adults obtain the required education and skills they need to fill good-paying cybersecurity and information technology job openings across the state.
Wor-Wic will use its $800,000 for equipment and personnel. A college and career navigator will be hired to work with the One-Stop Job Market and other local agencies to recruit students into Wor-Wic’s computer security classes, advise and coach these students through the program and reach out to local employers to develop internship and employment opportunities for them.
“The bulk of the grant will be used to invest in brand-new, cutting-edge technology to turn our existing computer studies laboratory into a security and networking lab,” said Curtis Satterfield, assistant professor of computer studies. Satterfield said the new lab will also have video recording capability.
“College courses are increasingly converting to a flipped classroom model,” explained Dr. Trevor H. Jones, dean of occupational education. “Lectures will be recorded and assigned as homework and classroom hours will be used for hands-on skill demonstration and practice.”
“This funding coincides very nicely with the new certificate program option in computer information security that we implemented just last fall,” Satterfield added. “In addition to providing basic hardware, software and Internet knowledge to support computer users, this program covers viruses, social engineering attacks, digital rights management, cryptography and principles of computer forensics.”
Dr. Ray Hoy, president, and Dr. Stephen L. Capelli, vice president for academic and student affairs, went to the White House last month for the press conference where the recipients of the $450 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program were announced. Speakers included Vice President Joe Biden, as well as Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, representing the two agencies that are co-administering the program.
“This is not some gift; it’s an investment,” Duncan said. “Community colleges have become the ‘economic engines’ of many communities, providing job training to develop a skilled workforce that local employers seek. The top-notch training has also served to attract new business and industry.”
“The $15 million in investments in Maryland announced today will help prepare local workers with the skills needed for in-demand careers and advance the role of community colleges as engines of economic growth,” Perez said.