A Week In Business

A Week In Business
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Annual Drawings Held

OCEAN CITY – The Harrison Group held its 21st Annual Employee Prize Drawings on Sunday, Sept. 23. A total of $15,000 in cash plus a variety of other prizes were awarded.

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All Harrison Group employees were asked to save their paycheck stubs for a three-month period and turn them in for the random prize drawing.

This year’s $5,000 winner was Adriane Cook, who is employed in the

housekeeping department at Holiday Inn Oceanfront. Second prize of $3,000 was won by Edgard Snadoval of the Holiday Inn Oceanfront and third prize of $2,000 went to Edwardo Perez of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites.

Ten other lucky employees won $500 each. They included Vladislav Vodenicharski of the Hilton Suites Oceanfront, Jay Hubbard and Cathelina Schoolfield of the Plim Plaza Hotel, Shawn Johnson of the Harrison Group Carpentry Division, Audrey Legg of the Coral Reef Restaurant, Diana Gaul and Jo Ann Pessagno of the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ed Izzett of Harrison Group Accounting, Maria Hernandez of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, and Tusserine Cropper of the Flagship Oceanfront Hotel.

Top Agents Recognized

BERLIN – Hileman’s top agents for September were announced by Debbie Hileman at a recent sales meeting.

Associate Broker Sonia Zaffiris, GRI was named top listing agent. Cindy Dorcak was named top sales agent for September,

Development Grand Opening

NEWARK – Arcadia Development, LLC, announced this week it will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration for Arcadia Village, a new community of single family homes in Newark on Friday, Oct. 26, from 3 to 6 p.m.

The event will be held at Arcadia Village and will feature family-centric activities, fire trucks and trick-or-treats. There will be door prizes in addition to surprises for event guests. Everyone is invited to attend the event.

Arcadia Village is a neighborhood of brand new cottage style homes in quaint Newark. Arcadia Village was designed to offer affordable country living minutes from the beach for workforce professionals such as teachers, nurses, police and firefighters.

Currently five of 41 unique homes are built and ready for immediate occupancy. Three of the model homes are fully furnished and decorated.

“The yards are all landscaped, the driveways are paved and the models are furnished beautifully,” said Jim Terrill of Prudential Carruthers Ocean City West Office. “Each home has a custom floor plan and color scheme, so there’s something for everyone. We’ve had so much interest already that the builders have already started Phase II.”

Arcadia Village is under 15 minutes from Ocean City, seven minutes south of Berlin and seven miles from Snow Hill.

Seacoast Additions

OCEAN CITY – Seacoast Realty, a Carl M. Freeman Company, recently announced two new additions, accordgint to Celese B. Valliant, vice president and broker.

Michael Kwiecien has joined Seacoast Realty. A veteran of the U.S. Army ranked Sergeant E-5 and a 2000 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Masters in Human Relations, he served as Site Superintendent for the Carl M. Freeman Companies prior to joining Seacoast Realty. He will be specializing in the listing and sale of resort properties in the Bethany Beach and Ocean View area as well as lots, farms and acreage in the surrounding areas.

Sean Erwin has joined Seacoast Realty. Prior to joining Seacoast Realty and the Dayna Feher Team, he represented corporate sales for the IT industry.  In addition to specializing in the listing and sale of resort properties in the Bethany Beach area, he is also the business manager for the Dayna Feher Team.

Drug Center Lowers Prices

BERLIN – Coastal Drug Center announced this week that it is lowering the prices on nearly 1,000 generic prescription drugs, 300 of which are widely prescribed medications by physicians in the Worcester County area.

Recent competition between generic drug manufacturers has resulted in lower generic prescription drug costs to pharmacies. Many commonly used generic drug products have experienced costs reductions this year, and Coastal Drug Center is passing on these savings to its customers. This new competition by manufacturers has also impacted the cost of many newly released generics for 2007, resulting in tremendous cost savings to consumers as compared to brand name prices.

In addition, from September through December, many senior citizens unexpectedly fall into the Medicare Part “D” gap where they pay nearly 100 percent of their prescription drug costs. Coastal Drug Center pharmacists are sensitive to this problem and is set up to address both the prescription drug cost and Medicare Part “D” issues as there are two or more pharmacists on duty most days during the week to answer questions. Appointments with the consulting pharmacist are also encouraged as a way to privately discuss medication therapy management issues, receive guidance on Medicare Part D programs, or to participate in medication risk assessment programs on a fee for service basis, or in some cases, free.

Currently, the 300 generic prices are available for viewing on Coastal Drug Center Pharmacy’s web site at www.coastaldrugcenter.com, available at the pharmacy counter or by calling the pharmacy at 410-629-0071.

Winter Coat Drive Begins

OCEAN CITY – With winter fast approaching and the cold weather inevitable, now is the time to provide those individuals in need with warm coats, hats, scarves and gloves.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Ocean City 120th Street office is spearheading a winter coat drive through Nov. 16. New or used coats are needed for men, women and children and will be handed out to local shelters. The office will be collecting these items on location at 12003 Coastal Highway between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. If you cannot get to the office, arrangements will be made to pick up your items.

"It is always a great feeling for our agents and staff to be able to reach out and help those who are in need," said Gregg Holland, branch vice president of the Ocean City 120th Street office.

Contact Sheila Hodges at 410-723-7063 or Holland at 410-723-6001 for more information or for item pick up.

Top Producer

OCEAN CITY – Gregg Holland, branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Ocean City 120th Street office, has announced that Elaine Cerrato was the top producer for September.

Home Parade Held

BERLIN – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Ocean Pines office held a ‘Parade of Homes’ on Saturday, Oct. 6 followed by a cookout at the Pavilions office. It was a perfect day to see the 35 homes currently on the market in Ocean Pines.

Peter Copenhaver, branch vice president of the Ocean Pines office, served as the official grillmaster for the 70-plus guests and agents that were in attendance.

A highlight of the event was ticket drawing with lots of items generously donated. The winners were Angie and Joe Sullivan, who won a seven-night stay at an RCI location of their choice donated by Peter Copenhaver and CBRB; Judy Prichard, who won a gift card from DeNovo’s Restaurant; Louise Ficklin, who won a seafood platter from the new Crab-N-Cruz Restaurant; Trish Neal, who won a class from Twisters Gymnastics; Marti Waldron, who won fine wine donated by South Side Deli; Mrs. Small, Herb Wenzel and Dorothy Jaeger, who won three dinner gift cards supplied by NRT-Mid Atlantic Title; Jack Snydery, who won a gift card to the Marina Deck Restaurant donated by Coldwell Banker Home Loans; The Votta Family, who won several prizes donated by American Home Shield (coffee mug and emergency blanket), Kitty’s Flowers (door wreath), and sales associate Greg Erdie (beach pillow); Dino McCurdy, who won a Glen Riddle goodie bag donated by sales associate Colleen Salvio; Karlyn Fields, who won a Vera Bradley wallet donated by sales associate Gail Dieman; and Chris Aument, who won a decorative beach pillow donated by Greg Erdie.

"The event generated a lot of activity," said Copenhaver. "Sellers were pleased with our efforts, agents were pleased with the turnout, and hopefully we will see some offers."

High Marks For PRMC

SALISBURY – According to the 10th Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study issued this, Peninsula Regional Medical Center received 5-star ratings for multiple clinical services and treatments. The study, the largest of its kind, analyzed patient outcomes at virtually all of the nation’s 5,000 hospitals over the years 2004, 2005 and 2006.

The study found that Peninsula Regional Medical Center is:

-Ranked among the top five programs in Maryland for overall cardiac services and cardiology, and among the top 10 programs statewide for heart surgery and coronary interventions.

-Ranked #1 in Maryland for overall orthopedic services.

-Ranked #1 on the Eastern Shore for treatment of stroke.

-Ranked among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide, and 5-star rated, for pulmonary care. –

-Ranked best on the Delmarva, and 5-star rated, for prostate surgery.