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Pictured, from left, at the recent Coastal Association of Realtors’ Annual Meeting and Installation are, seated from left, Joel Maher, Linda, Moran, Pam Wadler and Don Bailey; and standing, Wesley Cox, Joni Williamson, Brigit Taylor, Lauren Bunting, Susan Megargee, Vicki Harmon, Courtney Wright and Darron Whitehead.

CAR Holds Installation
OCEAN CITY — The Coastal Association of Realtors® (CAR) recently held its 2013 Annual Meeting and Installation with more than 100 members in attendance. New officers and directors were officially instated into office for the association.
Officers installed included President Susan Megaree, RE/MAX Crossroads; President-Elect Vicki Harmon, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; Vice President Linda Moran, Prudential PenFed Realty; Secretary Joel Maher, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; Treasurer Don Bailey, Long and Foster Real Estate; and Immediate Past President Pam Wadler, Shamrock Realty Group.
During the installation banquet, Magaree said, “My motto is together we are better. As we grow our organization again I want to see us embrace an inclusive atmosphere. The more we connect with each other on a professional and personal level, the better our business, our communities and our families will prosper.”
Magaree was also honored as the leader of the 2014 Realtor Build by the Wicomico County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
New directors installed included one-year directors, Wes Cox, Sperry Van Ness Miller Commercial Real Estate, and Courtney Wright, Century 21 New Horizon; two-year directors, Joni Martin Williamson, ERA Bill Martin and Associates, and Lauren Bunting, Bunting Realty Inc.; and three-year directors, Brigit Taylor, ResortQuest Delaware and Darron Whitehead, Whitehead Real Estate Executives.
Outgoing directors include Chris Jett, Vantage Resort Realty; Neda Cox, Long and Foster Real Estate; and Terrance McGowan, Prudential Carruthers Realtors®.

BERLIN — Apple Discount Drugs, a locally owned Health Mart pharmacy, has announced exclusive offerings for Diabetes Awareness month throughout the month of November.
Diabetic patients can take advantage of classes, testings, special discounts on diabetes products and the promotion of the American Diabetes Association campaign, “A Day in the Life of Diabetes.”
Share your experiences and submit your photos and testimonials to the staff at Apple on how you live with diabetes. Apple will post these testimonials to the Apple Facebook page throughout the month of November.
“Being in the healthcare profession, we care about the health and well-being of the people in our community,” said John Motsko, Apple Certified Diabetes Educator®. “With the rate of people living with diabetes on the Shore almost doubling the national rate, we know there is a need for specialized diabetes services and counseling. The one-on-one and group counseling sessions are offered all year long by appointment. We know this disease doesn’t go away so we want to empower people to learn how to manage diabetes and live a better quality of life.”
Additionally, a number of special events are planned.
Diabetes Group Classes will be held on Nov. 13 and 20 from 1-4 and 5-8 p.m. at the Fruitland location. Pre-registration is required.
On World Diabetes Day, on Nov. 14, from 8:30-5:30 p.m., free blood sugar checks, free blood glucose log books and free diabetes identification cards will be issued.

Company Expansion
SALISBURY — Marshall Auctions, based in Salisbury, has purchased the Eastern Shore landmark Olsen’s Antique building located in Westover, Md. as the company expands its operation on Delmarva.
The 8,000-square-foot building located on the east side of Route 13 will serve as an auction gallery with monthly estate auctions on site. It will also be home to the moving company that operates as part of Marshall Auctions, according to company owner Doug Marshall.
“Purchasing this building in Somerset County positions us to really take advantage of the market in Somerset, Worcester, Accomack and Northampton counties,” he said. “We will be the leader in estate auctions and business liquidations on the Delmarva Peninsula … Our business continues to grow and diversify, with recent acquisitions in Delaware with Yorkshire Estates, breaking ground at the Amphitheater at Heron Ponds in Delmar, Md., and our home building division which is going strong.”

Hospital Announces Hire
BERLIN — Atlantic General Hospital announced that Andrew Fowler has joined the organization to serve as vice president of information services and chief information officer (CIO). Fowler will oversee the day-to-day information services support functions for Atlantic General Hospital and Health System as well as spearhead initiatives such as the PERKS Patient Portal and expansion of telemedicine services.
Fowler has more than 25 years of experience leading healthcare IT initiatives. Prior to Atlantic General, he was the chief information officer for Doctors Hospital, a 520-bed acute care facility in Edinburg, Texas. He also served as the CIO of Methodist –Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn., and Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, N.Y.
He has led facilities through key challenges including Y2K planning and delivery, implementation of enterprise resource planning products, and most recently in the development and delivery of advanced clinical systems in direct support of current healthcare reform initiatives, including electronic medical records and patient portals.

Coordinator Hired
SALISBURY Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc. (MCE) has announced that Lisa Twilley has been hired to assume the newly created position of outreach coordinator for the regional microenterprise development organization.
Twilley is tasked with coordinating MCE’s relations with its growing list of cooperating organizations, volunteers, and clients as well as networking, public relations, and internet activities.
“MCE is growing rapidly as we expanded to the Baltimore area” said Joe Morse, MCE’s Chief Executive Officer. “Lisa brings a great combination of experience, creative energy, and communication skills that will serve MCE well to maintain and grow our outreach effort.”
“I am excited about joining the team and working with MCE’s loyal and committed board members, partners, staff, and clients,” said Twilley.

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County Eyes Online Plans BERLIN — Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) is enhancing and expanding its online presence with the launch of a newly designed website at www.chooseworcester.org and social media networks. In partnership with D3Corp and Re:Fresh Media, the new WCED website and social media outlets act as great resources for organizations and individuals interested in learning more about … Continue reading

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Advisor Achieves New Status BERLIN — Michael Sise recently passed all requirements as a financial advisor. Sise began his career at Merrill Lynch in April of 2013. As a financial advisor, he spends his time creating honest and trusting relationships with his clients. After graduating from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. in 2012 with a B.S. in Accounting, Sise immediately … Continue reading

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Employees Win Prizes OCEAN CITY — The Harrison Group held its 27th Annual Employee Prize Drawing on Sunday, Sept. 22. A total of $15,000 in cash plus a variety of other prizes were awarded. All Harrison 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 … Continue reading

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Leaders Installed OCEAN CITY — Bernie Flax of Prudential Pen Fed Realty in Ocean Pines and Nanette Pavier of Holiday Real Estate in Ocean City were installed as the 2014 chair and co-chair of the Coastal Delmarva Women’s Council of REALTORS® Business Resource Group in a ceremony held at The Captain’s Table Restaurant on Oct. 3. The Coastal Delmarva Chapter … Continue reading

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Agency Organizes Education Series BERLIN — Open enrollment in the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange began Oct. 1, and Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley (ASC&D) is hosting an education series to help educate the public. “Although the long term feasibility of health care reform is unknown, it is projected in 2014 over 180,000 people in Maryland alone will gain affordable access to … Continue reading

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Bank Announces Retirement, Promotions, Transfers BERLIN — Raymond M. Thompson, president and CEO of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company in Berlin, has announced that William H. Mitchell, executive vice president chief operating officer, will be retiring from the bank on Sept. 30. Mitchell joined Taylor Bank on June 1, 1970 and spent 43 years dedicated to Taylor Bank customers, stockholders … Continue reading

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CAR Presents Awards OCEAN CITY — The cream of the crop in real estate gathered to honor some of the finest in the industry recently at the Coastal Association of Realtors® (CAR) awards banquet at the Captain’s Galley. An active member of CAR for the past 35 years, Bill Martin, ERA Martin Associates, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award. … Continue reading

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Developer Selects Team OCEAN CITY — Mark Fritschle of The Mark Fritschle Group – Condominium Realty, LTD has announced that Kevin Decker and the company have been selected by D. W. Burt, the developer of Eleven 11 Edgewater Condominium, to be the exclusive sales and marketing team. D.W. Burt from Salisbury indicated the selection of Decker and the Fritschle Group … Continue reading

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New Controller Named SNOW HILL — Jessica Ramsay has been named the new enterprise fund controller within the Worcester County Treasurer’s Office. Ramsay is a certified public accountant (CPA) with over six years of public accounting experience providing audit and tax services to various industries. She earned a dual Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Financial Planning from Salisbury … Continue reading