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Service Award Achieved

OCEAN CITY — Joy Snyder of Condominium Realty, Ltd. has been awarded the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified (QSC) Platinum. The award is in recognition of earning 100% client service satisfaction in 2013, as measured by Lending Research Corporation (LRC).

QSC status is the only award in the real estate industry based on independently validated, measurable service results. Clients of QSC agents receive a customer satisfaction survey at the end of each transaction, and the results are administered and the results are compiled by LRC.

“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 QSC 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.”

To view satisfaction ratings for agents, visit www.QualityService.org and www.RatedAgent.com where buyers and sellers have the ability to view agents’ validated record of service satisfaction.
Hotel Auction Planned

CHINCOTEAGUE – One of the longest running hotels on Chincoteague Island will be sold at auction on April 5, according to Doug Marshall of Allen Marshall Auctioneers and Appraisers.

The Lighthouse Inn includes 16 guest rooms, a pool with heated spas and a screened porch for cookouts and entertaining. This well-maintained property also has a newly renovated apartment for the owner/manager to live.

“This is a landmark in Chincoteague and we are proud to be able to offer this property to the highest bidder,” said Marshall, whose auction business has recently expanded to Somerset County and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. “We are honored to get the opportunity to find the right bidder for this historic property.”

The auction will take place on site on April 5 at 1:01 p.m. A buyer’s premium of 3.5 percent of the bid price will be paid, and the company will offer agents and brokers a 2-percent commission to represent a buyer. For more details, visit www.AMAuctions.com.


Carousel Group Expands

OCEAN CITY — The Carousel Group has added a fifth hotel to its portfolio.

The 79-room Crystal Beach hotel, located on the Boardwalk at 25th Street, is owned by El Capitan, LLC. The addition of this hotel brings the company’s management portfolio in Ocean City to 782 units, including rooms and condominiums.

“We are thrilled to welcome Crystal Beach to the Carousel Group,” said Michael James, President of Hospitality Partners and Managing Partner of the Carousel Group. “This hotel’s location, right in the heart of the downtown area, allows guests to enjoy everything this city has to offer. Just the location itself is a great amenity. It’s probably on the nicest part of the Ocean City Boardwalk.”


Top Woman Designation

SALISBURY — The Daily Record has named Cindy Lunsford, Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s (PRMC) Executive Vice President/COO, to its 2014 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. T

he Daily Record began Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievement by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring.

Three hundred and seventy women were nominated for the statewide honor. Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships and mentoring experience. They were encouraged to submit letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with their accomplishments professionally, in the community and through mentoring.

In her nomination letter supporting Lunsford, PRMC President/CEO Peggy Naleppa described her as “a leader with poise, confidence, constancy of purpose and always a role model for Peninsula Regional’s values.”

Lunsford joined Peninsula Regional in 2005 as its Vice President of Ambulatory and Professional Services, and became the Medical Center’s Executive Vice President/COO in 2010. In her current role she is responsible for the day-to day operations of PRMC.

“Through Maryland’s Top 100 Women, The Daily Record recognizes 100 amazing leaders for stellar achievements in their careers, for their exemplary citizenship and for encouraging and shaping the lives of a younger generation through mentoring,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, Publisher of The Daily Record. “These women share an amazing talent for balancing many facets of their lives. And we’re pretty certain they mastered what we all desire — the ability to get 25 hours of daily work done in an allotted 24.”


Top Producer Named

WILLARDS — Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley has named Rick Martelo as top producer for January.  Matelo has been with the agency since 1979, specializing in commercial insurance with emphasis on condominiums and contractors.


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New Group Formed SALISBURY – Ben Alder, Senior Advisor with Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury, has announced two new hires and the formation of Alder Land Group. Bob Rich has joined the group as a land advisor and Nick Campanaro will be working with Akder as a land analyst. Rich has a background working for … Continue reading

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Physician Assistant Hired BERLIN — Jerrold S. Canakis, M.D. has announced Timothy Sparta PA-C, MS has joined his practice of gastroenterology. Sparta obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. He then went on to earn his Master’s in Science from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers Physician Assistant Program. Sparta has clinical … Continue reading

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Certification Earned BERLIN — Amanda F. Kiesewetter, a certified public accountant at Bergey & Company, P.A. in Berlin, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the Certified Financial Planner™ and CFP® certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. Kiesewetter has worked at Bergey & Company, P.A. since 2001 … Continue reading

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PRMC Employees Donate SALISBURY — PRMC recently presented the United Way with campaign contributions totaling to date a generous $106,225. Pictured, from left, are Natalie Costello and Kacey Decker, Pam Gregory, Ginny-Reid Matern and Kathleen Mommé of United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, Cindy Lunsford, PRMC Executive Vice President/COO, and Steve Leonard, PRMC Vice President of Operations Optimization and … Continue reading

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Flooring System, Employee Announced SALISBURY — R&R Coatings, Inc. recently made two announcements. The company reported the addition of Dur-A-Flex’s New Designer ReflexionsTM flooring system to its decorative line of seamless flooring systems. Reflexions flooring attracts the attention of designers with its breath-taking looks. Great for commercial applications requiring a designer option, this flooring system has UV-stability and substantial maintenance … Continue reading

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Company Announcements WILLARDS — Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley Insurance recently announced several personnel matters. Nicole Brushmiller was named top producer for December. A nine-year veteran of the insurance industry, Brushmiller specializes in Commercial and Transportation insurance. She earned the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) in 2010. In other news, President Laura Deeley Bren has announced Julie Wilsey as the Director … Continue reading

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Bank Promotions BERLIN — Raymond M. Thompson, President and CEO of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company in Berlin, has announced several promotions. Tina Kolarik has been named Chief Operating Officer and will be working out of the Main Office in Berlin. Peggy Welsh will assume the duties of Chief of Branch Administration with her office located at the Main Office … Continue reading

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Program Honored BERLIN — Apple Discount Drugs has been recognized with a “Certificate of Achievement” for outstanding success with the FLAVORx program. Apple was honored for its commitment to improving patient care and commitment to developing the pharmacy business as a runner-up finalist in the 2013 FLAVORx Independent Pharmacy of the Year Award contest. “We understand the struggles parents face … Continue reading

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Director Inducted BERLIN — Coastal Association of REALTORS® Executive Director Sheila Dodson has recently been inducted into the CMLS CMLX Level One – Professional inaugural class. While there were no caps and gowns at this “graduation,” the inaugural class was officially pinned by the CMLX committee during the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) executives meeting held this month during the National … Continue reading