A Week in Business

A Week in Business

Nurse Wins Employee Of Year

BERLIN – Mey-Lie
Salimian, a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Peninsula Regional
Medical Center, was recently named the 2010 Employee of the Year at the annual
employee recognition banquet held in conjunction with National Hospital Week.

While presenting the
Employee of the Year, President/CEO Peggy Naleppa described Salimian, a 28-year
veteran of the ICU and a Berlin resident, as a hard working and dedicated nurse
who exemplifies professionalism to the utmost degree. Mey-Lie was recognized
for her commitment to patient care, her colleagues, families and the Medical
Center. Friends describe her as a team player who is always willing to give a
helping hand when needed, and a strong educator, always eager to enhance her
knowledge base. To her peers, Mey-Lie acts as a friend, mentor and leader.
She’s said to be a great role model, valuable employee and superior nurse.

Mey-Lie was selected
from a field of 16 candidates who had earned Employee of the Quarter honors in
Support Services, Nursing Services, Administrative Services and Professional

Of the many gifts she
received for earning Employee of the Year, perhaps none is more coveted than
her own designated parking space at the Medical Center for the next year.

New Designation Earned

Lynch this week announced that Michael P. Truitt and Ryan C.A. Kirby of the
Salisbury office have recently
completed the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) program and
received the CRPC® designation.

The designation is
awarded by the College for Financial Planning to financial advisors upon
successful completion of a rigorous retirement study program and examination.

Truitt is a native of Salisbury and been part
of Merrill Lynch’s Salisbury office since 2008 and a financial advisor for 27
years. He graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of Maryland,
College Park. Mike is a member of Lighthouse Sound Golf Club, a member of the
Board of Trustees at Worcester Preparatory School and Finance Committee
Chairman of Atlantic United Methodist Church. He resides in Bishopville with
his wife Beth and children Libby and Bennett.

Kirby is a native of
Towson and has been a part of Merrill Lynch’s Salisbury office since 2004. He
graduated from Salisbury University with a B.A. in Economics and resides in
Salisbury with his wife Kristen and daughters Rylie and Kennedy.


OCEAN CITY – At its May 5 Annual Meeting, the Ocean City Development
Corporation (OCDC) provided several awards for revitalization projects and
efforts in downtown Ocean City over the past year.

The 2010 OCDC award recipients were:

— Façade project at 1009/1011
Baltimore Avenue to owners Jeffrey and Deborah Kidwell and Daniel and Darlene
Kwiatkowski. Receiving award for owners was Kevin Maynard of Kevin Maynard,
Inc. (contractor).

— Façade projects at
808 St. Louis Avenue (Buildings A and B) to English Condominium Association.
Receiving award for the Association was Charlotte Nash and Pat Klems of English
Condo Assn. and Joseph Dashiell of Joseph T. Dashiell Builders, Inc.

— Façade project at
1003 Baltimore Avenue to Ken and Linda Nysmith. Receiving award for the owners
was Harry How of MAD Engineering (engineer and architect) and Steve Cymek of
Bally Services, Inc. (contractor).

— Special event award
presented to Ocean City Cruzers for semimonthly car shows on Somerset Plaza for
the past seven summers. Receiving award for the organization was Ray Schmidt,
President of the OC Cruzers and Walt Povlowski of OC Cruzers.

OCDC Professional
assistance awards were given to following three individuals:

— Sara Hambury of Faux
Real Design (design assistance) for creating walking tour brochure of downtown.

— David Quillin of
David D. Quillin Architecture (architectural assistance).

— Bill Sieg of Becker
Morgan Group, Inc. (architectural assistance).