Realtors Recycling Phones

Realtors Recycling Phones

OCEAN CITY – If there are any cell phones you’re not using, consider donating them to a great cause.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Ocean City on 120th Street is collecting old cell phones that will be recycled, with the proceeds going to Women Supporting Women, a local non-profit support group that provides awareness, education and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Phones can be mailed to or deposited in a basket in the lobby of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Ocean City, located at 12003 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Md. 21842

Sheila Hodges, a sales associate with the Ocean City office, has coordinated this collection effort for several years.

“I am a five-year breast cancer survivor and want to help other people who are battling this disease,” said Hodges. “Many of us frequently update to new cell phones and have older models sitting unused in a drawer. Those phones can help the fight against cancer. … Another benefit to recycling cell phones is that it helps decrease the number of phones being thrown away, as they contain toxins that can pollute the environment.”  

Cell phones will be collected on a regular, ongoing basis at the office, but arrangements can also be made to have your phones picked up.

To find out more about donating a cell phone, contact Hodges at 410-723-7063.
Certification Earned

SALISBURY – Lisa Barnes, Social Work Navigator for the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, recently received Oncology Social Work Certification from the Association of Oncology Social Workers.

To qualify for this certification, individuals must have a master’s degree in social work, three years post graduate experience in oncology social work and three personal letters of recommendation.

Social workers must also demonstrate that they have been involved in the education by giving presentations in the community, facilitated support groups for individuals affected by cancer, and prove involvement in organizing programs offered through American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Wellness Community.

One other standard that social workers must meet is being a preceptor for master’s level students in oncology.  Barnes has been a field instructor for Salisbury University since 1992.

Contractor Completes Training

BERLIN – Shore Siding, Inc. in Berlin recently received CertainTeed Corporation’s 5-Star Siding Contractor certification.

The program provides contractors with high-level training and tools to improve installation skills as well as enhanced product information for CertainTeed’s vinyl and polymer siding and Restoration Millwork(TM) Exterior PVC Trim.

“We are pleased to recognize Shore Siding as a 5-Star Siding Contractor,” says Matt Gibson, manager of contractor programs for CertainTeed Siding Business. “This program and certification will provide them with tools to grow their business, while offering a higher level of service to their customers.”

To attain CertainTeed 5-Star status, contractors must have proof of insurance and complete and pass the CertainTeed siding education programs, consisting of the Restoration Millwork Master Craftsman program, the Vinyl Siding Master Craftsman program and the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) Certified Installer Program.

New Website Launched

BERILN – Interior decorating firm Orsini Interiors has announced the launch of its new website at

Designed by fellow Delmarva business, MidFin MultiMedia, the website walks consumers through the step-by-step process of creating a finished space.

The site provides a comprehensive list of the company’s decorating services, its design approach and a portfolio of sample rooms, layouts and renderings. 

“I’m thrilled the site is up and running,” says Orsini Interiors owner, Raquel Orsini.  “The look-and-feel, functionality and informative nature will hopefully encourage customers to move forward on those decorating projects!”

Advisors Ranked High

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

Year to date, the following Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate Advisors ranked in the top 100 out of over 900 Advisors nationwide: No. 5, (Team) Henry Hanna, Wesley Cox and Flo Adams; No. 17, (Team) John McClellan and Karen Cherry; No. 30, Brent Miller; No. 58, Chris Peek; No. 59, Dave Kenton; No. 79, Rick Tilghman; and No. 98, Casey Kenton.

Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate has offices in Salisbury, Laurel, Del. and Lewes, Del.
Top Agents Announced

BERLIN – Shamrock Realty Group named Rosie Beauclair as top sales agent and Ron Wesche as top listing agent for the month of August.