A Week In Business

Taylor Bank Promotions

BERLIN – Raymond M. Thompson, President and C.E.O. of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, has announced the following promotions.

Casey Robinson has been promoted to Management Trainee. Robinson has been with the bank since his graduation from Stephen Decatur High School in 1996. During his tenure, Robinson has served as a teller, head teller and teller supervisor and has specialized in operations and customer service at the bank’s East Berlin, West Ocean City and Main Office in Berlin.

Banner Mendoza has been promoted to Management Trainee. Mendoza has been with Taylor Bank since 2004. She started her banking career at the bank’s Ocean View, Del. office and is currently assigned to the Ocean Pines office. Mendoza holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Wesley College in Dover, Del.

Sponsor Announced

BERLIN – Bruder Hill, Land of Ahhh’s in downtown Berlin has signed on as a Bronze Sponsor of the Pink Ribbon Classic events.

Owner Shelly Bruder has agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from all sales of Pink Ribbon jewelry during the month of October. In addition to the proceeds from the many beautiful pieces of Pink Ribbon jewelry, Bruder has also agreed to donate 20 percent of all of her jewelry sales in October to the cause.

"If ever there was a reason to shop, now is the time," said Debbie White, local American Cancer Society Liaison. "Bruder has graciously agreed to donate to the Pink Ribbon Classic to help us raise funds for our breast cancer programs."

Bruder Hill will be hosting an in-store event on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. dedicated to all women affected by breast cancer. This is an open house and all are welcome, as the staff at Bruder Hill will share with everyone a preview of the holiday fashions. Light fare and refreshments will be provided. Survivors are encouraged to attend; however, the event is open to everyone.

In addition to running her boutique, Bruder is also a Regional Vice President for Arbonne International for the Eastern Shore. She will be donating a flat fee from every Arbonne show booked with her in October to the Pink Ribbon Classic Events.

Bank Recognized

BERLIN – The Maryland Bankers Association recently recognized Taylor Bank for its efforts in providing financial education in the community.

Seeing the need for financial information, the bank has for many years reached out and provided programs, classes and presentations to a wide variety of groups varying from kindergarten through high school as well as adults. In addition, the bank has welcomed groups from the local elementary schools for tours of its facilities.

The Maryland Bankers Award was given on Sept. 12 and was in recognition of the bank’s efforts to provide education in the Young Adult Category.

New WOC Office Member

OCEAN CITY – Re/Max Premier Properties has announced that local resident Mark J. Hall has joined the West Ocean City team.

From DJ’s on Baltimore Avenue to Hall’s Restaurant on 60th Street, Hall has been welcoming visitors to Ocean City all of his life. He shared in his family’s business until 2005, when he formed a real estate holding and renovation company, K and M Properties, LLC.

PRMC Names Director

SALISBURY – Geofrey M. Tio, D. Min. was recently named the director of Pastoral Care at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Tio received his Doctor of Ministry, Clinical Pastoral Supervision, from New York Theological Seminary in New York, N.Y. He also holds an MS in Development Communication from the University of the Philippines and a double BA in Theology and History in Philosophy and Religion from Adventist University of the Philippines.

Prior to joining Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Tio was employed as the Clinical Pastoral Education supervisor/program coordinator at Episcopal Healthcare Services in New York, N.Y. In a career spanning nearly 13 years, Tio has also served as a church pastor in his native Philippines and in the United States, a university pastor, a high school religious studies instructor and as a chaplain/pastor at medical centers in New York and Pennsylvania.

Tio is a certified clinical chaplain and a CPE supervisor/diplomat of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

New COO Hired

SALISBURY – Thomas W. Spahr, MBA was recently hired as the chief operating officer of the Peninsula Regional Primary Care Network at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Spahr, who holds and MBA and a BBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., was most recently the practice administrator of Chester County OB-GYN Associates, a 15-provider OB/GYN specialty practice in West Chester, Pa. Spahr has a better than 30-year history in health care, holding administrative leadership positions with physician management groups, serving as a practice administrator, chief administrative officer, chief operating officer, director, general manager and senior vice president.

Spahr is currently working closely with Executive Director Ron Fisher, who is retiring in early 2008, and has assumed Fisher’s duties and responsibilities with the Primary Care Network.