A Week In Bussiness

New Coordinator Appointed
BERLIN — Rota L. Knott has joined Women Supporting Women as its new Worcester County coordinator.

Women Supporting Women is a nonprofit organization that provides support and services for local women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and their families, and promotes education and awareness about breast cancer.

“I am excited about the opportunity to help Women Supporting Women expand its reach in Worcester County and to help more women and their families cope with this devastating disease,” Knott said. “As a breast cancer survivor, I understand how important it is for our local ladies to have access to the resources offered by Women Supporting Women.”

A graduate of Salisbury State University with a degree in communications, Knott has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations. She comes to Women Supporting Women from Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County where she was the ReStore manager. A long-time journalist, she has worked for several local and regional publications.

Women Supporting Women provides free support for breast cancer survivors and their families, including mentoring and support groups, a lending library and educational materials, wigs, scarves and head coverings, prostheses and bras, specially designed pillows and other items to aid in the recovery process. Women Supporting Women’s programs are entirely funded through community support, donations and grants and all funding is returned directly to the local community through its programs and services.

New Team Member

SALISBURY — Brent Miller, CCIM, CPM, and Managing Director for Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury, has announced that Vaughn Melson has joined its team.

With more than 12 years of residential and commercial real estate development and management experience, Melson has been an active real estate developer and investor since 1998, and was in the insurance industry prior to that time.

Most recently, he co-founded Aegis Development Group and Aegis Distressed Fund. Melson’s various roles in both ventures were deal flow, due diligence, acquisition, leasing, property management and disposition. Prior to Aegis, he was involved with acquisitions, project planning, and project management at Ocean Atlantic Companies.

Designation Achieved

BETHANY BEACH — ResortQuest Real Estate has announced that Karla Morgan, sales associate at the firm’s Bayside office, has earned the prestigious Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI) designation.

Morgan received this honor after successfully completing over 90 hours of required courses and study as outlined by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). By completing the course, Morgan is now recognized as one of the more competent professionals, rendering broader and more effective service to her clients and customers. The GRI was awarded upon Morgan after she completed the third and final course of the program. The GRI designation is the leading designation within the real estate industry, with only 14% of Realtors® earning the distinction.

“We are extremely proud of Karla,” said Ann K. Baker, broker of the firm. “She truly values her customers and clients and always has their best interests at heart.”

Morgan, licensed in both Delaware and Maryland, specializes in listings and sales in the Delaware and Maryland resort area.

Top Producer Recognized

BERLIN — Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley has congratulated Nicole Brushmiller as top producer for July.

A Salisbury native, Brushmiller, a property and casualty account executive, specializes in commercial and transportation insurance. She is involved in the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Shore Ballet. She is Vice President of Maple Shade Youth & Family Services and a member of the Wicomico Rotary Club.

Small Business Course Offered

SALISBURY — Maryland Capital Enterprises and Wor-Wic Community College are joining forces to offer “Website Basics for Your Small Business” on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 6-8 pm at Wor-Wic Community College’s Workforce Development Center – Room 103A.

The fee to participate is $15. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register or for more information, contact Maryland Capital Enterprises at 410-546-1900.