A Week In Business

Merrill Lynch Team Participates

BERLIN – Merrill Lynch of Ocean City recently particpated
in the WalkAmerica event at Assateague State Park. The team raised more than
$650 for the March of Dimes. At right, the Allen and Selzer families are

Chairman’s Club Recognition

BERLIN – Marlene Ott of Re/Max Premiere Properties was
recently named to the Chairman’s Club at the annual Re/Max Convention in

At right, center, Ott is pictured in front of the CNN
Warrier Hummer I. Re/Max is currently hosting a tour of the vehicle to raise
funds through the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation, which supports
wounded U.S. military personnel.

Officers Travel To Florida

BERLIN – The Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) recently
sent their 2007 officers to the Mega Networking Conference in Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla. Pictured, at right from left, is Mary Burgess of Long and Foster and
Secretary of WCR, Terri Bradford of Hileman Real Estate and WCR Chapter
President, and Sharon Curtiss of Hileman Real Estate and President-Elect of
WCR. Not pictured was Sareana Engelgau of Home Mortgage Services and WCR

Jeweler Eyes Larger Store

BERLIN – Ocean City Factory Outlets and The Cordish
Company announced this week the signing of a lease with Dan and Adrienne Kozma,
owners of D.A. Kozma Jewelers at the Ocean City Factory Outlets, for a larger,
more convenient location in the same shopping complex.

Celebrating their 30th year in business, the Kozma’s will
move to the 2,460-square-foot space between SuperFresh and Claire’s Accessories
and anticipate opening by the end of the month.

D.A. Kozma will remain open in their current location next
to OshKosh B’Gosh and the Kitchen Collection, until the new store is ready.

Bank Beefs Up Security

BERLIN – Beginning today, customers can access up to $30
million in Federal Deposit Insurance at Bank of Ocean City, the first in the
area to offer this service.

With the Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service,
or CDARS, banks can, in effect, provide a customer with the opportunity for a
risk-free investment.

“With the safety and convenience that our bank offers
through CDARS, our customers have a new, smart option to help them manage their
money,” says Bank of Ocean City President Wayne Benson. “There are few
guarantees in life; FDIC Insurance is one of them.”

In 1980, Congress set FDIC coverage limits at $100,000 per
account. Inflation over the past 26 years has eroded more than half the value
of that coverage. Now, bankers using CDARS can offer customers much more.

“Who needs it? Not just the wealthy. Retirees, small
business owners, nonprofit organization managers – anyone who wants security,”
Mr. Benson added.

How does CDARS work? Through a sophisticated computer
network, Bank of Ocean City places customer deposits with other FDIC-insured
banks, allowing customers to manage all their funds through one portfolio at
Bank of Ocean City.

“Customers benefit from the ease of working with only one
institution –Bank of Ocean City – and receiving only one statement,” Benson

Bank of Ocean City has been serving the Ocean City-Berlin
area for more than 91 years

New Agent

BERLIN – Sales agent Jeff Brown has been welcomed to
Hileman Real Estate, announced Debora Hileman, Broker.

Brown has lived locally his entire life and has been
licensed for a year. He is also a Licensed Home-Builder in Maryland with a
strong construction background. He will join Danielle Gray to form a Team
"Color Me Sold".

Office Leaders

OCEAN CITY – Ed Wehnert, branch vice president of Coldwell
Banker Residential Brokerage’s 52nd Street office, has announced that for
April, Suzanah Cain was the top individual sales associate and Rick Meehan and
Katy Durham were the top selling sales team.

Peck Miller was the top individual listing associate and
Rick Meehan and Katy Durham were also the top listing team.

Donna Hammerbacher Davis was the top individual settlement
associate and Rick Meehan and Katy Durham were the top settlement team.

In April, Rick Meehan and Katy Durham, Jenny Cropper, Bob
Miller and Peck Miller all did over a million dollars in sales or listing
production for the month.

Course Completed

BERLIN – Seacoast Realty, a Carl M. Freeman Company, has
announced that Allison Stine has completed the specialized real estate investment
course entitled “Creating Wealth through Residential Real Estate Investments”
conducted by the Council of Residential Specialists of the National Association
of Realtors.

The course was conducted in Wilmington, Del. and is one of
the classes that could be taken by real estate agents and brokers who will
eventually qualify for the coveted Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Stine joined Seacoast Realty three years ago and in her
first 90 days as a she had a total of $2.16 million in listings and sales. For
the calendar year 2006, Stine was the top individual lister with over $34
Million in listing volume and was the top sales volume by an individual with
over $13 million in total sales volume

Restaurant Opens

BERLIN – SoDel Concepts announced this week Catch 54 is
now open.

Catch 54 Fish House, the newest project from SoDel
Concepts, owners of Bluecoast, Fish On and NorthEast Seafood Kitchen, is now
open Wednesday through Sunday at 5pm. Located on Route 54 in Fenwick Island,
Catch 54 (formerly Shark’s Cove) is nestled against the Assawoman Bay.

Catch 54 will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a
week starting Memorial Day weeken

CBRB Honored

BERLIN – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage,
Mid-Atlantic was honored for its outstanding performance during the last year
at the 2007 Cartus Broker Network International Conference held last month at
the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz. More than 900
representatives attended the four-day event, which included interactive workshops,
roundtable and panel discussions, and executive presentations.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was awarded the Five
Star Circle of Excellence Award, which recognizes brokers who have met or
exceeded their individual objectives for outgoing broker-to-broker referral
closings during the calendar year.

"The Cartus Broker Network is comprised of the best
performing brokers in each market," said Deborah Williams, senior vice
president of Cartus Supply Chain Management. "The effort of Coldwell Banker
Residential Brokerage toward achieving and surpassing their 2006 goals
exemplifies the commitment to superior performance we have come to value from
our brokers."

"This award symbolizes Coldwell Banker’s Residential
Brokerage’s strong relationship with Cartus," said Hal Maxwell, president
and chief operating officer for CBRB. "Through hard work, commitment, and
the support of the Broker Network, we were able to achieve our goals and
beyond. We are honored to have received this prominent award."

Walking For A Cause

BERLIN – Staff members and friends of Coldwell Banker
Residential Brokerage’s Ocean City 57th Street office walked for a good cause
on Saturday, April 21. The March of Dimes® WalkAmerica® is a nationwide event
that supports research and programs to help babies across the nation get a
healthy start. The local walk was held at Assateague State Park and covered a
distance of 6.8 miles.

This cause particularly hit home for Team Captain Carlie
Archer, office assistant for CBRB’s 57th Street office. She was inspired by
Matthew, the infant son of a friend, who was born premature and given a bleak
prognosis right after birth. Matthew had to rely on the research and facilities
funded by the March of Dimes® to survive his first few days. Now, thanks to the
medical treatment Matthew received, he is a strong, healthy baby and his future
is bright.

"Because of Matthew, I was inspired to recruit a team
to walk for this worthy cause," said Archer.

She recruited seven team members including Stephen Cain, Dana
Elliott, Lynn Elliott, Ray Archer, Marion Klein, Rayvon Jacobs and Bev Snyder.
The recruiting paid off as the team’s efforts helped raise over $1,100.

have participated in this event in the past, but this year was really
meaningful as I was able to walk for someone close to me," said Archer.