A Week In Business

Top 100 Advisors

SALISBURY — Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury has announced the company advisors and their teams who ranked in the top 100 for Sperry Van Ness Corporate out of more than 900 advisors.

They were John McClellan, who ranked No. 20; Bradley Gillis and Joey Gilkerson, ranked No. 21; Henry Hanna and Wesley Cox, ranked NO. 22; and Tom Knopp, ranked No. 97.

Entrepreneur Of Year

FRUITLAND – Apple Discount Drugs, a locally owned Health Mart pharmacy, has announced that President Jeff Sherr has been recognized as the 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year by Pharmacy Development Services, Inc., a business development and marketing coaching firm specifically for elite independent pharmacy owners.

Sherr was recognized at the 8th Annual Independent Pharmacy Business Growth Conference that took place in Orlando, Fla. last month.

“It is a very humbling experience to be recognized by your own peers,” said Sherr. “I accepted this award on behalf of my entire Apple team because they are just as deserving of this honor as I am.”

The Entrepreneur of the Year is selected annually based on the commitment to the well-being of customers and local community, dedication to the growth of team and business, and contributions to the independent pharmacy profession.

In an industry which seems to be dominated by large chain pharmacies, Sherr and other community pharmacy owners who work with Pharmacy Development Services, have carved out a growing niche of patient-centric pharmacies that are dedicated to treating patients correctly the first time and every time without losing attention to their communities’ time, intelligence and hard-earned dollar.

“It is all about the customer – being committed to solving problems and offering benefit added services and guidance,” said Sherr. “Over the forty years we have been in business, we have been able to take customer service to an entirely different level.”

Diplomate Status Obtained

BERLIN – Gail S. Mansell, of Atlantic General Hospital and Health System, has been awarded Diplomate status in the American Psychotherapy Association. Diplomate status is reserved for those individuals who are able to meet the stringent requirements of the American Psychotherapy Association in the area of knowledge, skill, education, training, and experience in the therapeutic process.

The American Psychotherapy Association is an international membership association developed to bring together professionals from a variety of disciplines to advance the profession of psychotherapy and elevate standards of practice.

Mansell has served as chaplain of Atlantic General Hospital since 2000. In 2010, she became the Director of Palliative Medicine and Pastoral Care Services. She works as an ardent patient and family advocate in addition to providing crisis intervention and spiritual support.

New Staff Member

OCEAN CITY — Adriane Guernsey has joined the staff of Insurance Management Group, Inc., an independent insurance agency located at 77th Street in Ocean City.

She joined Insurance Management Group on March 1 as a Personal Lines Assistant. She started her insurance career in 2009 in the state of Ohio where she received her Property and Casualty License at Hondros University.

Her career includes experience in Property & Casualty insurance, along with completing the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.