A Week In Business

A Week In Business

Retirement Announced

OCEAN CITY – Cleaning Management Service President Jerry Selig announced this week the retirement of salesman Charles Smith.

Smith has been with Cleaning Management for more than 13 years as a salesman and estimator. He and his wife, Jo, reside in Ocean Pines and are planning a cross-country trip in the near future. He plans to continue to play golf and keep active with the Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club.

Trade-In Days Offered

BERLIN – Debbie Frene, owner of Victorian Charm, a well-known Berlin boutique that specializes in quality handbags, is holding her third annual Brighton Trade-in Days promotion.

Through Aug. 3, people can trade in their old handbags and receive $25 to $50 off the purchase of a new registered Brighton handbag. Customers will receive $50 off purchases over $150 and $25 for under.

The used handbags are then donated to the Atlantic General Hospital Thrift Shop.

“The ladies at the thrift shop were so excited when they saw us coming in with all handbags,” Frene said. “It actually caused a bit of a commotion because their customers recognized the big burgundy Victorian Charm shopping bags that we had the handbags in and thought that we were donating new products. People were going through the bags before we could set them down. The good news for them was that many of our Brighton customer’s used handbags were of very high quality and still in great shape…some bags were barely used.”

Another thrift shop located across the street from Victorian Charm, St. Paul’s Church Mouse on the corner of Main Street and Pitts Avenue in Downtown Berlin, also gets a boost in sales during this promotion.

“Many times vacationers visit the store during our Brighton Trade-in Days and don’t have an old handbag to trade in. So, we send them across the street to the Church Mouse where they can buy an old purse for a few dollars then trade it in for a $25 or $50 discount. Everybody wins,” Frene says,

PRMC Announces Additions

SALISBURY – Two new physicians joined Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s growing team.

Sanjay Dabas, MD and Hasan Abed were recently granted active staff memberships with clinical privileges in the Department of Anesthesiology at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Dabas, a specialist in Anesthesiology, received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in New York, N.Y. He completed a residency at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. and another at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Abed, also a specialist in Anesthesiology, received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Mass. and completed his residency at Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, Pa.

Both Dabas and Abed have joined Associated Anesthesiology Practice, PA in Salisbury.

New Director Named

SALISBURY – Michael J. Hewitt, RRT-NPS, RCP, FAARC, FCCM was recently named Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Director of Respiratory, Pulmonary and Neurology according to Karen C. Poisker, Vice President of Patient Care Services.

Hewitt has 25 years experience in Respiratory Care and comes to the Medical Center from Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, where he served as Director of Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Diagnostic Services. He is a nationally distinguished Respiratory Therapist and in addition to the various awards and recognitions he has received for his achievements, Hewitt has also been featured in numerous publications and presentations

As director, Hewitt will oversee the Respiratory Care Department at the Medical Center, which is an integral part of the health care team that serves Delmarva. The department features more than 50 respiratory care practitioners who have been trained to perform assessments, and who treat, manage, control, educate and care for patients with pulmonary problems. Working with and under the direction of pulmonologists, they provide twenty-four hour coverage, offering numerous therapies and procedures for the treatment and management of patients with respiratory illnesses.