A Week In Business

Top Agent Announced

BERLIN – Sales associate Jennifer S. Nolan of ERA Holiday Real Estate in Ocean City has been named top sales agent in her office in recognition of her outstanding sales performance during the month of August.

"This is a testimony to the quality of our team at ERA Holiday Real Estate," said Nolan. "Through a commitment to customer satisfaction and cutting-edge products and services, I strive to meet the specific needs of both homebuyers and sellers."

Prudential Eyes Bikers

BERLIN – The agents and staff at Prudential Carruthers Realtors here in West Ocean City will be giving out free bottled water to all bikers traveling Route 50 into Ocean City on Friday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

August Leaders

BERLIN – Rick Allamong, branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Bethany Beach offices, has announced the top producers for August.

For the Sunrise Court office, Cindy Spieczny was the top individual listing associate and Virgil Bullis was the top individual sales associate. For the Ocean View Parkway office, Lois Dolby was the top individual listing associate. For the Salt Pond office, Rupert Smith was the top individual listing associate and Eunice Rollings was the top individual sales associate.

Offices Recognized

OCEAN CITY – Every year the Ocean City Beautification Committee recognizes businesses and individuals who make an effort to enhance the beauty of Ocean City by honoring them with the Beauty Spot Award. To show appreciation for this effort in civic pride, awards are given in eight categories – Boardwalk, commercial, condominium, hotel, motel, residential, restaurant and retail.

This year two Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices, 52nd Street and 57th Street, achieved this distinction in the commerical category.

Donna Greenwood, chairman of the Beautification Committee, remarked on 57th Street’s "burst of color" created by the bright pink wave petunias and other brightly colored flowers, and was impressed with the way 52nd Street "complimented shrubery with flowers."

"These visible properties along Coastal Highway make a wonderful statement to visitors of Ocean City that an effort is being made to beautify and draw attention to their establishments," Greenwood said.

Judging is based on creative landscaping or containers, percentage of flowers and ground cover, and percentage of trees, shrubs and grasses. Efforts to disguise unattractive areas such as dumpsters or service entrances are recognized as well. The Beautification Committee along with Mayor Rick Meehan and the City Council will present the awards at the Sept. 17 City Council meeting.

"I was extremely pleased to discover that we won these awards," said Allyson Cole, manager of facilities. "CBRB has a large presence here in Ocean City and it is critical to maintain our facilities to the highest standard. The exterior is the first thing our customers see and it is our goal to provide consistent and quality landscaping for all of our coastal offices."

Ed Wehnert, branch vice president of the 52nd Street office said, "We are pleased and proud that we can add to the beauty of Ocean City."

Stephen Cain, branch vice president of the 57th Street office, added, "We consider ourselves a big part of the Ocean City community and we appreciate being recognized by the community – It let’s us know that we are doing the right thing."

CBRB Top Agents

OCEAN CITY — Ed Wehnert, branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s 52nd Street office, announced this week that for August Peck Miller was the top individual sales associate and Rick Meehan and Katy Durham were the top selling sales team. Suzanah Cain was the top individual listing associate and Jenny Cropper-Rines and JoAnn Cropper were the top listing team.

Miller was the top individual settlement associate and Cropper-Rines and Cropper were the top settlement team. 

Meehan and Durham, Miller, Cropper-Rines and Cropper all did over $1 million in sales or listing production for the month.

Award Recipient

SALISBURY – Walter Lischick, MD, FACS, physician liaison to the Commission on Cancer (CoC) for the Peninsula Cancer Center at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, was recently named as a recipient of the 2006 Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award by the CoC.

Lischick was one of just 55 physician liaisons in the United States to receive the honor as a result of their exemplary activities last year.

The Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award is designed to recognize those individuals, like Lischick, who go above and beyond the regular scope of their duties. Each year, the CoC calls for nominations from a variety of sources including cancer leadership on a state level, American Cancer Society staff, CoC Surveyors and other local and regional cancer leaders and team members. Submissions then go through an extensive review by the State Chairs and the Committee on Cancer Liaison.

Established more than 40 years ago, the Cancer Liaison Program consists of a network of 1,600 physician volunteers spearheading CoC initiatives, improving clinical practices at the local level, and collaborating with local agencies to reduce the burden of cancer in their communities.

Pappas To Be Honored With Spirit Award At Banquet

BERLIN – The Ocean City Chamber of Commerce will present the 2007 Spirit of Ocean City Award to Steve Pappas of the Greene Turtle at its Annual Installation Banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleu Hotel.

The Spirit Award was created in 1997 to honor and recognize those individuals who have owned or operated a successful business in Ocean City, while unselfishly and tirelessly promoting and enhancing Ocean City.

Past recipients include Carolyn and Bruce Kennington of Senor Cigars, Terry Hough of Home Seal Services, Inc., Bill Ochse of The Kite Loft, Dr. Leonard Berger of The Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, Lauren Taylor of The Santa Maria Motel, Macky Stansell of Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill, Buck Mann of Mann Properties, Hal Glick of Coldwell Banker, Jay Knerr of The Kite Loft and Anne Marie Dickerson of the Francis Scott Key Motel.

Pappas has worked hard to make Ocean City a better place to work and live. He has been especially concerned with improving the lives of young people in and around Ocean City. He is not only generous with his own time, but also has his own staff participate in the community. Over the past six years, he has raised over $600,000 for local and regional charities and worthy causes through fundraisers.

Pappas was among the many businessmen and women nominated this year. Dean Langrall and Patricia Ilczuk-Lavanceau of Comcast Spotlight nominated Pappas.

Based on his nomination, the committee felt that, “Steve stood out from the other nominees in terms of his broad and continuous promotion of Ocean City and commitment to the community,” said Melanie Pursel, executive director of the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce.