A Week In Business

A Week In Business

Taylor Bank Promotes Five

BERLIN – Raymond M. Thompson, President and CEO of Taylor Bank, recently announced the promotions of Jennifer G. Hawkins to vice president and Michael Adamchak and Sandra Holloway Duncan to assistant vice-president. Additionally, Nancy E. Bunting was promoted to deposit services officer and Alysson E. Smith-DuPont to human resource manager.

Hawkins, who lives in Salisbury, was hired in February of 2001 as an auditor and operations officer. Located at the main office, she will continue in her role as chief accounting officer.

Adamchak resides in Berlin and came to Taylor Bank in July of 2004 as compliance officer and internal auditor. He works at the main office in Berlin.

Duncan of Berlin has been with Taylor Bank for 30 years. She began her career with the bank in the bookkeeping department. She works at the main office as account processing manager.

Bunting, a Selbyville, Del. resident, was employed by Taylor Bank in April of 1996. She recently transferred from the 91st Street branch, as branch manager, to become deposit operations officer at the main office. She works with the marketing department to promote services for the bank’s commercial customers.

Smith-DuPont, a resident of Willards, was hired in March of 2008 to fulfill the role of personnel and benefits administrator. Her office is located at the main office in Berlin.

Development Recognized

SELBYVILLE – Touting its numerous amenities and closeness to Atlantic beaches, Where to Retire magazine recently designated Bayside in Selbyville, Del., as one of America’s 100 Best Master-Planned Communities.

The recognition is given by Where to Retire biennially to communities that “offer excellent lifestyle for retirement.” This year, the magazine’s editors spent nine months reviewing several hundred master-planned communities throughout the country. Their selection included both age restricted active adult communities and ones, such as Bayside, that are open to all ages. The list of the top 100 communities appears in the July/August 2009 issue.

In a congratulatory letter, the magazine publisher remarked that Bayside was “among an elite group of developments that offer today’s retirees a well-rounded, active lifestyle.” The publisher added, “All of the communities are leaders in providing a high quality of life to those who are embarking on new adventures in retirement.”

The lure of Bayside, according to the editors, are its amenities, such as the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, outdoor pools, fitness center, carousel, and outdoor stage, which can be enjoyed by the whole family. They also noted that Bayside is close to the Atlantic beaches and their various attractions, such as the outlets in Rehoboth, Delaware and the restaurants in Ocean City.

A Bayside couple interviewed for the article said their search for a home led them to Bayside because they were “seeking a sense of community” and every year they see something new added to the community’s varied amenities.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Master-Planned Communities,” said Doug Brown of Carl M. Freeman Companies. As a developer, our core purpose is to help people live better and we believe Bayside exemplifies this philosophy.”

Top Producer Named

WILLARDS – Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley recently congratulated Steve Soliday as top producer for May 2009. He is licensed in property and casualty insurance and has been with the agency since 2005.

Soliday is a graduate of Salisbury University and holds a master’s degree in business administration. He resides in Salisbury and serves as a committee member for the Jack Purnell-Chris Thomas Memorial Tennis Tournament, which raises funds to support patient care at Coastal Hospice each year.

Advisors Earn Rankings

SALISBURY – Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate, has announced that five of its advisors have been ranked among the top producers in the nation.

Sperry Van Ness corporate, one of the fastest growing commercial real estate firms in the country, ranks local advisors in the top 100 within the national firm. Year to date, four of Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate’s advisors from the Salisbury office placed in the top 100 and include Bradley Gillis, CCIM, No. 15, John McClellan, CCIM, No. 18, Brent Miller, CCIM, CPM, No. 21 and Henry Hanna III, CCIM, SIOR, No. 51. Tom Knopp from SVN-Miller’s Seaford, Del. office ranked No. 85.