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Sperry Van Ness Ranked 6th Nationally

BERLIN – Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a commercial real estate franchisor, announced this week that the company has been ranked sixth in the Lipsey Company’s 2015 Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Brand Survey.
With more than 100,000 votes cast, the annual Lipsey Company survey is considered one the most recognizable and trusted surveys in the commercial real estate industry.
“It’s been another banner year of growth for the SVN organization, and the Lipsey Company survey ranking reflects a year of focused, dedicated work from all of our advisors,” said SVNIC President and CEO Kevin Maggiacomo. “In an increasingly competitive environment, the SVN brand is different, and that’s what sets us apart and ahead of the competition.”
Following a highly successful year for the Sperry Van Ness organization, including a 25 percent increase in new franchise sales, 12 percent increase in sales volume, and a 10 percent increase in revenue, the Lipsey Company survey was the perfect way to excite its community of advisors for its 2015 goals and plans.

 

Moe’s Southwest Grill To Open 1st Salisbury Location

SALISBURY –The popular national chain Moe’s Southwest Grill will open its first location in Salisbury later this month on Hampshire Rd.
“Welcome to Moe’s” will soon be heard on the streets of Salisbury when the restaurant opens its doors at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 27. To celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, the Salisbury Moe’s will host a series of community pre-opening events on March 25 and March 26.
On Wednesday, March 25, the Salisbury Moe’s will host an All-You-Can-Eat fundraising dinner to benefit two area schools. Wicomico High School will receive 100 percent of the net sales made from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Parkside High School’s junior class will receive 100 percent of the net sales from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. As the name implies, guests can eat all the fresh and delicious Moe’s food they want for only $10.
On Thursday, March 26, the attention to community spirit and giving shifts to area colleges. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Salisbury Moe’s will host a special College V.I.P. Party for all students, faculty and staff of Salisbury University, University of Maryland Eas-tern Shore and Wor-Wic Community College.
The first 75 customers through the door will receive free Moe’s burritos for a year and the first 600 will receive a free Moe’s lunch. In addition, free Moe’s spirit t-shirts will be given to the first 600 customers in line for the College V.I.P. Party.
Later that evening, Moe’s will host another $10 All You Can Eat pre-opening fundraiser to support two other area schools.
The James M. Bennett High School junior class will receive 100 percent of the proceeds from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the Delmar High School junior class will receive 100 percent of the proceeds from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
“We love making an immediate impact on the community by giving back even before we bring in a single dollar. It’s our way of saying we believe in this community, and we want to do our part to connect with its residents. I can’t think of a better way to do this than by inviting them in for a sneak peek and by partnering with local schools to help them raise funds,” commented Larry Wilson, Moe’s Southwest Grill franchisee.

 

Beauchamp Joins Delmarva Veteran Builders

SALISBURY – Delmarva Veteran Builders, the region’s only commercial construction firm dedicated to bringing employment to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, announced the addition of Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Lee Beauchamp, PE to its team.
Beauchamp spent the majority of his professional career working in both the engineering and operational aspects of public infrastructure management. Prior to his experience in the public sector, Beauchamp’s experience in the construction industry stem-med from starting and operating his own business.
He served as a staff engineer for AES Architect from 2005 to 2007 and then went on to work as a project engineer for City of Salisbury Public Works where he managed over 25 active infrastructure projects. Most recently he served as the Public Works Director for Wicomico County. As director he was responsible for managing a 700 mile county road network and the solid waste operation that consists of the Newland Park Landfill and associated recycling operations.
“Delmarva Veteran Builders is thrill-ed to welcome Lee to the team,” said Chris Eccleston, president, Delmarva Veteran Builders. “His experience working in the public sector brings added value to the company’s credentials. Lee fits the mold of the Veterans working to bring quality and excellence to the product and services we provide to our customers.”

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The 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 … Continue reading

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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