Chamber Seeks $500K From Ex-Director

SNOW HILL – Just weeks after a Worcester County jury returned a verdict in favor of a former Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce executive director forcing his former employer to pay $60,000 in damages, the organization filed a counter-claim against the plaintiff seeking $500,000 in damages.At the close of a three-day trial in Circuit… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

More On Ad BudgetEditor: As a follow-up to last week’s article, entitled “Resort Unfazed By Ad Critic” Infoworkz is providing a link (http://www.infoworkz.com/oceancity) for the newspaper readership about the original press release that led to your swift reporting. It may interest others to learn the conclusion of the independent 70-page document about the town’s ad… Read more »

Council’s Tax Rate Comes With Uncertainty

Council’s Tax Rate Comes With Uncertainty

Risky is an appropriate way to describe the Ocean City Mayor and Council’s unanimous decision to set the town’s property tax rate at 39.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.Last month, after a number of significant rounds of cuts, City Manager Dennis Dare presented a roughly $80 million budget, suggesting the council increase the town’s… Read more »

A Week In Business

A Week In Business

Taylor Bank Earns Highest RatingBERLIN – Bauer Financial Inc. has announced that Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company has earned its highest 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability.Bauer Financial Inc. has been analyzing and reporting on the nation’s banks for over 25 years. The rating is based on the overall financial picture of the… Read more »

Atlantic Health Center’s Pediatric Clinic Team Chosen for Excellence Award

The Atlantic Health Center’s pediatric clinic team has been selected for a 2009 Childhood Immunization Excellence Award from the Maryland Childhood Immunization Partnership (MCIP). They are among only 15 practices in the state to receive this award. Above, team members Julie Koenig, RN, center, Fran Grafton, RN, and Debbie Davis, CRNP, receives the award from… Read more »

Virginia BBQ Celebrates Official Opening

Virginia Barbeque celebrated its ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday in Pennington Commons in Ocean Pines. Above are the Ocean Pines Chamber’s Carol Ludwig, County Commissioner Judy Boggs, restaurant manager Lee Keefer, franchise owner Nancy Poret and ambassador Chip Bertino. Virginia Barbeque is a fast-food chain known for its authentic southern barbeque served with a focus… Read more »