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High Ranking Achieved

Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate team members pictured, front from left, are Chris Peek, Chris Davis, Will Moore, Bradley Gillis, Nick Campanaro, Ben Alder and Stephen Weick; and, back from left, Bob Rich, Nicole Abresch, Rick Tilghman, Brent Miller, Bill Moore, Amy Miller, Tonney Insley, Henry Hanna, John McClellan, Wesley Cox, David Wilk and SVN President Kevin Maggiacomo. Submitted Photos

Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate team members pictured, front from left, are Chris Peek, Chris Davis, Will Moore, Bradley Gillis, Nick Campanaro, Ben Alder and Stephen Weick; and, back from left, Bob Rich, Nicole Abresch, Rick Tilghman, Brent Miller, Bill Moore, Amy Miller, Tonney Insley, Henry Hanna, John McClellan, Wesley Cox, David Wilk and SVN President Kevin Maggiacomo. Submitted Photos

SALISBURY — Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate is on the rise, ranking as the No. 4 office in 2014, up a spot from 2013.

The firm grabbed the No. 4 spot out of 190 SVN offices internationally. Office rankings are based on Gross Commission Income (GCI). Brent Miller, Managing Director and Broker, attributes the rise to an exceptional group of Advisors and Staff.

According to Miller, the SVN team, “ensures that our client’s interests are always our top priority, period. Our culture of excitement, teamwork and success allows us to better assist our clients in achieving their goals.”

Diane Danielson, Chief Operating Officer of Sperry Van Ness International, said, “When we talk about our top offices, we always include SVN-Miller because for them, it’s more than just posting outstanding numbers in every category from sales to leasing to property management. They do all that, but their involvement in their community and in building an inclusive office sets them apart. They are the true meaning of an SVN top office.”

In addition to the ranking, seven SVN-Miller advisors received top producer awards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certification Announced

FRUITLAND – Apple Discount Drugs has announced the certification of Diabetes Educator John Motsko as a Blue Star Diabetes Trainer at Apple Discount Drugs.

“Innovation and technology continues to drastically change healthcare on a daily basis,” said Apple Discount Drugs President Jeff Sherr. “It is our responsibility to keep up with these changes to better serve our patients. Having John certified as a BlueStar trainer is one of the many ways Apple Discount Drugs is providing guidance to our diabetic community. Our goal is to help people with diabetes take control of the disease and live a better quality of life.”

BlueStar is a mobile app used to improve the life of people with Type 2 Diabetes. The application offers personalized guidance and tools to help patients track and manage their diabetes. The application gives personalized messages and guidance and therefore requires a prescription from the patient’s provider that John can easily arrange for each patient. Users can track blood glucose levels, medications, diet and exercise all in one convenient place and access them across all devices. BlueStar also lets patients review past entries, which can help the patient identify patterns of high and low blood glucose values over time.

“The trouble for people with diabetes is that there is so much information, different resources, products and services out there it becomes difficult and overwhelming to keep track of it all and make sense of what is really needed,” said Motsko. “This app allows us as educators make comparisons between daily activities, blood sugar readings and medication compliance and make sure nothing is missing. The most amazing part of this program is that the largest group of users are those ages 60 to 70 years old. Very encouraging for our senior population.”

 

 

Firm, AGH Partner

BERLIN — Delmarva Veteran Builders, the region’s only commercial construction firm dedicated to bringing employment to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, announced it was hired to retrofit and renovate Atlantic General Pediatric Care on Gina Renee Plaza on Route 50 in Ocean City, Maryland.

The 2,350-square-foot project will be for the relocation of a local AGH pediatrician and allow for the addition of a new pediatrician under the AGH umbrella.

“Delmarva Veteran Builders is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Atlantic General again,” said Chris Eccleston, Delmarva Veteran Builders.  “We look forward to growing the relationship we have with Atlantic General and will continue to support them in meeting the healthcare needs of the community.”

Kim Justice, Vice President of Planning/Operations, Atlantic General Hospital, added, “Delmarva Veteran Builders is familiar with the building because of the renovation they did on the primary and specialty patient care center. Because of the time limitations and being that we were very satisfied with the original job, we awarded this project to Chris and his team.”

The original tenant in the space was an Urgent Care Center. AGH plans to use the existing exam rooms for the practice and has hired DVB to reconfigure the rest of the space to me more pediatric friendly. The two pediatricians who will be seeing patients at Atlantic General Pediatric Care are Dr. Anita Pascucci and Dr. Laura Scope.

 

 

‘Imagineer’ Added

SALISBURY — Devreco, a locally owned and operated full service development firm, has announced the addition of Tom Becker to the team as lead “Imagineer.”

Tom Becker

Tom Becker

“We are ecstatic to have Tom join the brainchild behind Devreco,” said Bradley Gillis, a Devreco partner. “We know his expertise, experience and imagination will be of great value to our mission and goals. We look forward to many brainstorming sessions with Tom which we trust will result in grand ventures for Devreco and success for the community at-large.”

“It’s a lot of fun and a lot less pressure to sit down with Brad, Joey and Chris and kick around ideas and see what we can get done and developed,” said Tom Becker, Devreco Imagineer. “The Devreco team has a lot of irons in the fire but they have so much enthusiasm and bring a level of energy to Downtown Salisbury that we have never seen before. I am thrilled to be a part of the team.”

Devreco partner Joey Gilkerson added, “Tom is Devreco’s Imagineer. He is constantly coming up with innovative ideas and opportunities and thinking outside the box to develop solutions for bringing the ideas to life.”

Becker co-founded Becker Morgan Group, architects and engineers, in 1983 with partner Ron Morgan after recognizing Maryland’s Eastern Shore was in need of a creative and innovative firm to focus on the region’s private sector.

 

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