A Week In Business

Biz APeninsula Home Care in Salisbury received a proclamation from Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton in recognition of National Home Care Month. The proclamation encourages the support and participation of all citizens in learning more about the home care and hospice concepts of care for the elderly, disabled and infirm. Pictured, from left, are Jared Votta, PHC Physical Therapist; Nancy Bagwell, PHC Branch Director; Patrice Morris, Administrative Superintendent; and Stacey Ellis, PHC Registered Nurse. Submitted Photos

 

 

 

Biz BApple Discount Drugs was recently awarded the Business of the Year designation by the Fruitland Chamber of Commerce. Holding the award is Apple Discount Drugs President Jeff Sherr.

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Burbage

Jack Burbage

Board Chair Celebrated

BERLIN Atlantic General Hospital celebrated the commitment and service of Board of Trustees Chairman John “Jack” H. Burbage, Jr. at its recent Corporation meeting.

Burbage has served as an AGH Board of Trustees member since 2007, and while he has officially stepped down from his role as chairman, will remain an integral part of the Board. He was voted in as chairman in November 2011, serving in that role for the last three years. In addition to his involvement with the Board of Trustees, he has been a driving force in philanthropic efforts for the AGH Foundation and has helped it surpass its goals for the past several years.

At the recent AGH Corporation meeting, Burbage was presented with a gift recognizing his extraordinary service as chairman of the Board of Trustees.

“Jack is a great leader in our community, and he has helped guide AGH through a tremendous period of change. Jack has been a great friend and mentor to me, and we will always appreciate his work for Atlantic General,” Michael Franklin, President and CEO.

 

Beth Bell

Beth Bell

Firm Announces CFO

WILLARDS — Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley announced Beth Bell as Chief Financial Officer on the ASC&D leadership team.

Bell has 12 years of executive experience in operational accounting. She was previously a CFO at two medical practices, director of finance at a local broadcasting company and controller at an Ocean City restaurant and hotel group. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting.

 

 

 

Hospital Recognized

BERLIN — National Research Corporation has selected Atlantic General Hospital as a recipient of its 2014 Path to Excellence award.

National Research selected Path to Excellence award recipients based on their achievement within categories that patients have identified as being most important to the quality of their care. The award is only bestowed upon those organizations that are ranked by patients as being a top performer in one of the following categories: Rate Hospital, Specialty Hospital: Rank Hospital, Children’s Hospital: Overall Rating, Adult: Would Recommend Doctor’s Office, Pediatric: Would Recommend Doctor’s Office, Catalyst Improvement Planner Champion, and Most Improved Client.

The winners were selected from the extensive database of National Research hospital clients for their performance over the last four quarters. Atlantic General Hospital was selected as one of two Most Improved Organizations with respect to the doctor rating.

“National Research Corporation congratulates Atlantic General Hospital for their outstanding achievements,” said Helen Hrdy, Senior Vice President of Client Service at National Research. “Implementing improvement processes require an immense amount of time and resources. Winning this award demonstrates that Atlantic General Hospital understands what it truly means to define patient-centered care.”

 

New Store Opens

FENWICK ISLAND — Kokkinos Creative Jewelers of Ocean City is celebrating this month’s grand opening of, Sophia’s Fine Jewelry in the Village of Fenwick.

Byron Anthony has joined John Kokkinos in this new venture and will be the managing partner at Sophia’s. Anthony has nearly 30 years’ experience in the jewelry business, he is also a bench jeweler and craftsman, and has been working with Kokkinos for last four years. Kokkinos is a Certified Master Bench Jeweler by the Jewelers of America Association and is the only one in Maryland with this distinction.

 

Shannon Colburn

Shannon Colburn

Restaurant Promotion

BETHANY BEACH — Scott Kammerer, CEO of SoDel Concepts, announced the recent promotion of Shannon Colburn to general manager of Bluecoast Seafood Grill in Bethany Beach, Del., one of the company’s eight restaurants along the Delaware coast.

Colburn was just 19 when founder Matt Haley hired her to work at the restaurant in 2001. In addition to working with Haley, Colburn also traveled with him on numerous philanthropic missions to Nepal and to Nicaragua. Bitten by the travel bug, she resisted taking a management position in the past so she could leave her options open for the next journey. She accepted the job after Haley’s sudden death in August, when her experience and skill were especially valuable.

“Shannon has a unique and important understanding of what Matt and SoDel Concepts is all about,” Kammerer said. “She knows what he wanted for our restaurants, for our company and for our community. She was the natural choice to run Matt’s most prized restaurant.”

Colburn has worked at nearly all eight SoDel restaurants.

“Matt created a culture that demanded high quality and hard work, as well as the expectation to give back to those less fortunate,” she said. “I am honored to become the general manager of Bluecoast. It gives me the opportunity to perpetuate Matt’s legacy.”

 

Award Received

SALISBURY Delmarva Veteran Builders, a commercial construction firm dedicated to bringing employment to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, announced it has received a 2104 ABC Delaware Excellence in Construction award for the restoration work the company completed on the Wicomico County States Attorney’s Office building located on Main Street in Salisbury.

“It is very exciting to be honored with this award being such a young company,” said Chris Eccleston, Delmarva Veteran Builders.  “It is a testament to all tradesmen, subcontractors, designers, and owners on what teamwork and pride in one’s work is all about.  It takes many hands to renovate a building of that size and it shows the commitment and dedication of each member to deliver a quality construction project in our community.  Congratulations to the project, design, and construction team for this award and on a job well done.”

 

 

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Top Performer Status Earned BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Atlantic General was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence … Continue reading

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Banks Awarded BERLIN — The Bank of Ocean City and Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company recently received an award from the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) Financial Education Awards Program, which recognizes member institutions that have excelled in spreading financial education in the communities they service. The Bank of Ocean City and Calvin B. Taylor Bank were awarded second place in … Continue reading

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New Sales Associate OCEAN CITY — Bud Church Realty, broker for Coldwell Banker, has welcomed Char Wederbrand as its newest sales associate. Wederbrand, a member of the Coastal Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and the Maryland Association of Realtors, will be specializing in first-time home buying and second home purchases in the Berlin, Ocean City and Ocean … Continue reading

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Commercial Property Part of Online Auction OCEAN PINES — Brent Miller, Managing Director and Senior Advisor with Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate, reports 11022 Nicholas Lane in Ocean Pines will be available for online auction on Nov. 12. The property is part of the SVN Q4 National Auction, which includes over 40 properties throughout the country. The … Continue reading

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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 & … Continue reading

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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