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With the recent additions, the new Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company Board of Director consists of, front from left, John H. Burbage Jr., Hale Harrison, Raymond Thompson, Joseph Moore and James R. Bergey, Jr.; and, back from left, Tom Coates, Todd Burbage, Louis H. Taylor, Charlotte Cathell, M. Dean Lewis, Reese Cropper III and William H. Mitchell. Submitted Photos

With the recent additions, the new Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company Board of Director consists of, front from left, John H. Burbage Jr., Hale Harrison, Raymond Thompson, Joseph Moore and James R. Bergey, Jr.; and, back from left, Tom Coates, Todd Burbage, Louis H. Taylor, Charlotte Cathell, M. Dean Lewis, Reese Cropper III and William H. Mitchell. Submitted Photos

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.

The 2014 Peninsula Regional Medical Center Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on Oct. 16 and 17 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury resulted in 4,273 people being vaccinated against the flu. Above, PRMC Registered Nurse Meylie Salimian, RN administers a flu vaccination to a local resident.

The 2014 Peninsula Regional Medical Center Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on Oct. 16 and 17 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury resulted in 4,273 people being vaccinated against the flu. Above, PRMC Registered Nurse Meylie Salimian, RN administers a flu vaccination to a local resident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Completed

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.”

 

Corey Rimel

Corey Rimel

Examination Passed

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.

The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce helped Dana Marie Bartholomew open her new Dana Marie Photography LLC studio in the Teal Marsh Plaza Shopping Plaza in West Ocean City on Oct. 15. The studio is a member of the Open Doors Studios in the Teal Marsh Plaza and specializes in newborn, maternity, milestones, family and wedding photography. Helping in the ribbon cutting, from left, are Nick Bartholomew, Ocean Pines Chamber Past President Imad Elali, Brayden, Joe, Dana, Isabella, Jackson and Sandy Barthlomew, Michelle Watts, Angie Principe, Chamber Executive Director Liz Kain-Bolen, Sherrie Lassahn, Caroline Anthony, Amber Fraser and Chamber President Gwen Cordner. Photo by Ted Page

The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce helped Dana Marie Bartholomew open her new Dana Marie Photography LLC studio in the Teal Marsh Plaza Shopping Plaza in West Ocean City on Oct. 15. The studio is a member of the Open Doors Studios in the Teal Marsh Plaza and specializes in newborn, maternity, milestones, family and wedding photography. Helping in the ribbon cutting, from left, are Nick Bartholomew, Ocean Pines Chamber Past President Imad Elali, Brayden, Joe, Dana, Isabella, Jackson and Sandy Barthlomew, Michelle Watts, Angie Principe, Chamber Executive Director Liz Kain-Bolen, Sherrie Lassahn, Caroline Anthony, Amber Fraser and Chamber President Gwen Cordner. Photo by Ted Page

 

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New Board Installed BERLIN – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) installed its 2014-2015 board of directors at a special ceremony on Oct. 1 at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club. Vicki Harmon, a REALTOR® for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 104th Street in Ocean City and a CAR member since 2007, was installed as president of the association’s board. “Being … Continue reading

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Furious Fitness owners Sharon and Craig Collins held a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony last Saturday to mark their transformation of the facility. Pictured, from left, are County Commissioner Bud Church, Mayor Gee Williams, Sharon and Craig Collins, Commissioner Louise Gulyas and Mayor’s Assistant JoAnn Unger. Submitted Photo     Report Finds Homes On Market Less Time BERLIN … Continue reading

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The Harrison Group held its 28th Annual Employee Prize Drawing last month with $15,000 in cash and other prizes awarded. Group employees were asked to save their paycheck stubs for a three-month period and turn them in for the random prize drawing. This year’s $5,000 winner was Teresa Juarez of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. Second prize of $3,000 … Continue reading

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Studio Ceremony Planned WEST OCEAN CITY — The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will hold the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for Dana Marie Photography Studio on Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. The Dana Marie Photography Studio is located in the Teal Marsh Shopping Center as part of the Open Door Studio (upstairs next to the FOP lodge). The public … Continue reading

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Wesley Cox, a member of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and a REALTOR® for Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury, was honored this month for his community service during the annual Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR) Conference & Expo in Ocean City. The award honors individual members who give unselfishly of their time to assist the communities … Continue reading

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Health Pavilion Planned OCEAN PINES — Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), in cooperation with Gillis Gilkerson, a Delmarva development firm, announced this week it will continue to expand and advance regional healthcare services in the Ocean Pines area. Gillis Gilkerson will break ground for a new medical complex, the Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines, on Route 589 near the North … Continue reading

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Housing Market Update BERLIN – The local housing market is slowly gaining momentum, as single-family home settlements appear to be increasing in comparison to this time last year. According to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS®, single-family home settlements in August 2014, compared to August 2013, increased moderately in Wicomico and Somerset counties as well as Ocean … Continue reading

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City Employees Retire OCEAN CITY — Charles Bunting and Frank Marshall have retired after almost 70 years of combined employment with the Town of Ocean City. Marshall, who joined the town full-time in September of 1974, retires as the Construction Supervisor for the Public Works Department. Also leaving the department, Bunting will be finishing his last day in the maintenance … Continue reading

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Gillis Gilkerson received a proclamation from Salisbury Mayor James Ireton Jr. this week proclaiming Aug. 25, 2014 as “Gillis Gilkerson Day.” The proclamation was presented to Gillis Gilkerson in recognition and celebration of its Aug. 1 anniversary of 30-plus years in the business community. Pictured, from left, are Gillis Gilkerson CEO Palmer Gillis, Vice President JB Barnes, President Dwight Miller … Continue reading