A Week In Business

Top CBRB Producers

OCEAN CITY – Gregg Holland, branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Ocean City 120th Street office, has announced the top producers for July.

Candi Noyes was the top listor and top producer by volume, Joann Campbell was the top listor by units, Maxine Shank was the top salesperson by volume and Brenda Archer-Nichols was the top salesperson and top producer by unit.

 Realtor Chairs Tourney

OCEAN PINES – Sharyn O’Hare, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Ocean Pines office and chairperson for the 1st Annual Worcester County Veteran’s Memorial Golf Tournament at Ocean Pines, is calling for event participants and sponsors. The tournament will be held Oct. 3 at the Bay Club in Berlin and begins with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. Tee off is 8:30 a.m. and participants will enjoy prizes, contests and giveaways. The fee to participate is $75 per person.

Additionally, there will be a Dinner Show Extravaganza that evening at the Carousel Hotel beginning with cocktail hour at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by entertainment provided by The Fabulous Hubcaps. The cost for the dinner and show is $65 per person. A combo price for the tournament and dinner show is $125 per person.

Various levels of sponsorship can be purchased and all proceeds go to the Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization entirely supported by tax-deductible donations. If you are not a golfer, you are asked to consider a ‘tee sponsorship’ at a cost of only $100. This can be made in memory of a loved one, or in your business or organization name. Your name will appear in the program for the Extravaganza.

"Fund raising is what keeps the flags flying at the Memorial," said O’Hare. "It has been the generosity of our local residents that built this Memorial, and we look to the community to help us maintain it. Every year we are committed to a program for Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. This year we also remember those who perished on Patriot’s Day, Sept. 11. Hundreds of people attend these ceremonies every year."

Adds O’Hare, "We are also committed to bringing school children to the Memorial. They get to hear stories about true heroes – those who have fought for and given their lives for our country. The educational phase of our program, which began this spring, is something we want to expand and your generous donations can help us reach that goal."

For more information, contact O’Hare at 410-603-4777 or [email protected].

Office Leaders

OCEAN CITY – Stephen Cain, branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s 57th Street office, reported this week that for July, Jamie Caine was named the top listor, Troy Doyle, Gail Garriss and Mark Peterson tied for top salesperson and Caine was named the top producer.

 New Affiliation

BERLIN – Prudential Carruthers Realtors has announced the addition of “Team Ocean City” consisting of area agents Al Bogdon and Jeff Burton. The team will be working out of the 75th Street office.

 Fitness Partnership Announced

BERLIN – Curves® International Inc., the world’s largest franchisor of fitness clubs, announced a new partnership this week with GlobalFit, the nation’s leading provider of healthy living benefits, to offer Curves memberships through GlobalFit’s sponsored benefit program.

As obesity remains epidemic and healthcare costs continue to soar, US companies are recognizing the benefits of providing proven fitness solutions to their employees. The partnership will make Curves’ results-oriented fitness and weight-loss programs even more affordable to millions of American women who are eligible for the GlobalFit benefit through their employer or group affiliation.

"Curves and GlobalFit share a commitment to empower individuals to take charge of their health and achieve their fitness goals," said Mark English, Director of Healthcare and Wellness Partnerships for Curves. "By increasing our outreach to busy, working women, our partnership with GlobalFit is a natural extension of that mission."

"We’re thrilled to have Curves join our family of providers," said Frank Napolitano, GlobalFit President and CEO. "Studies have shown the Curves program to be effective at helping women lose weight, improve aerobic capacity and increase bone density. This is exactly the sort of result-oriented healthy living program that corporations seek from GlobalFit."

New Technology At PRMC

SALISBURY – Peninsula Regional Medical Center has accepted delivery of state-of-the-art technology to further expand its minimally invasive surgery (MIS) capabilities. Peninsula Regional is the first and only facility on the Delmarva Peninsula to offer this revolutionary technology utilizing the da Vinci® S High Definition (HD) Surgical System robot.

The da Vinci® S HD Surgical System robot is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology. The system allows a surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site. The magnified, three-dimensional view the surgeon experiences enables him/her to perform precise surgery in complex procedures through small surgical incisions. The system makes it possible to convert complex procedures in a broad range of surgical specialties from open surgeries to those using minimally invasive techniques.

The da Vinci® S HD Surgical System robot allows a surgeon greater visualization, enhanced dexterity, precision and control and superior ergonomics. Multiple clinical studies have shown that the robot offers patients shorter hospital stays, less pain, less risk of infection, less blood loss and transfusions, less scarring and faster recovery.

Over the next few weeks, the system will be installed in one of the Medical Center’s surgical suites. Initially it will be used by surgical teams to perform urologic and cardiac surgeries.

New Designation

SALISBURY – Microsoft Corp, the world’s largest software vendor, has awarded Inacom Information Systems the Information Worker Solutions Competency as part of Microsoft’s Partner Program. To qualify for the Information Worker Competency, Inacom worked with its clients and Microsoft to complete a thorough review process to assess Inacom’s ability to deploy Microsoft Solutions that help Delmarva’s organizations share critical business data, manage content, and accelerate the business decision making process.

At the end of the review process, Inacom earned two specializations of the Information Worker Competency: Office Deployment and Portals and Collaboration. The Office Deployment Specialization was awarded for Inacom’s proven ability to help clients prepare for and migrate to the Office 2007 System. Inacom earned Microsoft’s Portals and Collaboration Specialization for their successful implementation of solutions built upon Microsoft Server 2003, Office SharePoint Server 2007, Office Forms Server 2007, and Office InfoPath 2007.

A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Inacom has also earned the Networking Infrastructure and Advanced Infrastructure Competencies. These awards are given to Microsoft partners that can show the successful deployment of Microsoft network technologies including Active Directory, Exchange, advanced data storage systems and identity management systems. Inacom is also a Microsoft Small Business Specialist, for its proven expertise in deploying and managing Windows Small Business Server 2003.

“We’re extremely proud of our ability to continue to show our expertise through Microsoft’s Partner Program,” said Hunter Johnston, president of Inacom. “By earning Competencies and Specializations, we are able to prove our capabilities and differentiate ourselves from other solution providers in the marketplace that choose not to pursue validation through Microsoft’s certification and customer reference programs.”