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Biz AThe Bank of Delmarva President/CEO Edward M. Thomas announced a recent $500 donation to Hope And Life Outreach (HALO), a local organization that helps the less fortunate with food and shelter. The Bank of Delmarva’s employees contribute money to a Casual Day Fund in order to dress casually on Fridays throughout the year. The monies collected are then donated to various organizations in the communities. Pictured, from left, are The Bank of Delmarva Branch Manager Nancy Shrieves and Head Teller Kristin Williams and HALO Executive Director Celeste Savage. Submitted Photos

 

Service Level Honored

OCEAN CITY — Joy Snyder of Condominium Realty, LTD in Ocean City has repeated the previous year’s achievement of being granted the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified® Platinum. The award is in recognition of earning 100% client service satisfaction in 2014 as measured by Leading Research Corporation (LRC).

A Quality Service Certified (QSC) award status is the only recognition in the real estate industry based on independently validated customer satisfaction survey results. After the conclusion of real estate transactions, clients of QSC agents receive a survey, asking them to rate the agent on various aspects of the service process. The surveys are administered and the results are received and compiled by LRC.

Client feedback from the surveys becomes part of the agent’s credentials. An overall satisfaction rating is displayed on the consumer websites (www.QualityService.org and www.RatedAgent.com) where buyers and sellers have the ability to select a real estate professional based upon each agent’s validated record of service satisfaction.

“Nothing is more important to a prospective client in selecting a professional than the service results achieved with past clients,” said Larry D. Romito, President and CEO of QSC. “Consumers have greater confidence in service reliability, results and satisfaction with a Quality Service Certified real estate professional because they know that the agent’s service record has been validated by an independent third party. 100% service satisfaction record like Joy Snyder has achieved is just awesome.”

 

New Employee Announced

Biz B-GWarringtonColorSALISBURY — Edward M. Thomas, President and CEO of The Bank of Delmarva, recently announced that Gray B. Warrington has joined the bank as Vice President and Business Development Officer.

Warrington will be working from the Rehoboth Beach branch on Coastal Highway. He comes to the bank with 29 years of experience in Commercial, Private Banking and Residential Lending.

“I am looking forward to serving the Sussex and Kent County business communities,” said Warrington, who has been active in the Georgetown/Millsboro Rotary, the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Veterans Post.

 

Executive Director Named

SALISBURY — The Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County Board of Directors has appointed Molly Hilligoss as executive director.

Molly Hilligoss

Molly Hilligoss

Hilligoss, a native of Wicomico County, brings leadership and experience that will help the organization achieve its strategic objections. Hilligoss is a Rotarian, active with the Salisbury Area Chamber and the Women’s Business Center. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from The Pennsylvania State University.

As a Christian housing ministry, Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people of all faiths to make ownership of decent, affordable homes a matter of conscience and action.

Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County was founded in 1987. Since then, the affiliate has built 60 homes locally. Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, the chapter builds and rehabilitates simple, decent homes with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat homes are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments come back to the affiliate to help build more homes for more families.

Habitat’s offices are located at 908 W. Isabella St., just off Route 50, in Salisbury. Next-door is the Habitat ReStore, which sells new and gently used building and home improvement materials, appliances, doors, windows, lighting fixtures, flooring and more.  All items sold are donated and all proceeds benefit Habitat.

 

 

 

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Company Appointments OCEAN CITY — Scott Kammerer, president and CEO of SoDel Concepts, recently announced the appointment of Nino Mancari to the position of chef at Catch 54 in Fenwick Island, one of eight restaurants in the SoDel Concepts hospitality group, which also owns Plate Catering and Big Thunder Roadside Kitchen, a food truck. Mancari, a familiar face on the … Continue reading

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Health Literacy Program Pre-Testing Underway BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital recently held pre-testing for the next roll-out of its health literacy program, a partnership with Worcester County public schools and Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy at the University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health. Pre-testing for second, third, fourth and fifth graders throughout the county occurred in … Continue reading

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Lennar unveiled its luxury, 63-unit townhome community, Seaside Village overlooking Sinepuxent Bay in West Ocean City last weekend with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The public was invited to tour the community, learn about Lennar and enjoy complimentary refreshments. The community is located at U.S. Route 50 and Inlet Isle Lane, West Ocean City and is open from 10 a.m. to … Continue reading

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The Arby’s in Salisbury on Route 13 across from Salisbury University was recently presented with a “Triple Ace Award,” the highest award a restaurant can receive in the Arby’s system. Less than 1% of the 3,400 Arby’s restaurants achieve that status. Pictured, from left, are Franchise Operations East Coast Director Stephen Crouch, Supervisor Brittany Mason, Delmarby, Inc. President Todd Hershey … Continue reading

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Real Estate Issues Discussed At Session ANNAPOLIS – Nine members of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) traveled to Annapolis this week to meet with local legislators to discuss real estate priorities in the 2015 legislative session of the General Assembly. The Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR) hosted a Legislative Breakfast on Jan. 27 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. Members … Continue reading

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Owner Recognized BERLIN — Joni Waldych, president and owner of Innovative Benefit Solutions, has been named in Insurance Business America magazine’s Hot 100 list for 2015. This annual list recognizes 100 people who have made an impact on the insurance industry over the past year and is considered one of the industry’s highest distinctions. “The Hot 100 represents the best … Continue reading

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Contracts Trend Up BERLIN – The local real estate market rounded out the end of 2014 with increasing contract – or pending sales – numbers, continuing a trend that held steady throughout the year. According to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR), single family home contract signings across the Tri-County area saw a 44.3-percent jump in … Continue reading

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New Doctor Announced BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital and Health System has announced that Liezl Irisari, MD, has joined Atlantic General Women’s Health in Ocean Pines. Irisari’s experience includes a minimally invasive gynecologic surgery fellowship at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica, N.Y., and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is … Continue reading

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New Location Announced BERLIN – Atlantic General Health System announced this week that Dr. Munna Garg and Dr. Danielle Orr will relocate their practices to the new Atlantic General Medical Center opening in West Ocean City on Route on Jan. 12. The physicians will be moving to the new space in an effort to better accommodate the growing patient population. … Continue reading