A Week In Business

A Week In Business

Area Agency Recognized

WILLARDS – Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley has been named a Top 100 independent agency by Allstate Insurance Company for their achievement in superior growth, high standards in customer satisfaction and customer retention in 2011.

The award recognizes Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley as one of the top independent agencies in auto and property insurance for Allstate and is a testimony to Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley’s dedication to assisting customers.

“Being named an Allstate Top 100 independent agency is a great honor,” said President Laura Deeley Bren. “It

exemplifies our commitment to meet the personal insurance protection needs of our clients and provide the best service available to our customers.”

Neurologist Joins AGH

BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital and Health System has announced that Lawrence Kemp, M.D., will provide neurology care in the Selbyville Medical Center location.

Kemp, who previously provided care in independent practice, has been a member of the hospital’s medical staff for five years. He will continue to see patients at his office in Lewes, Del., until Aug. 1 when he is scheduled to join internist Nhu Tran, M.D., at the Selbyville Medical Center.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Kemp join Atlantic General Health System,” said James Brannon, vice president of professional services at Atlantic General. “Our physician recruitment efforts are ongoing to meet our mission of improving access to primary care and specialist services for the community.” He is the second neurologist to join the Atlantic General Health System.

Kemp is board certified in adult neurology and clinical neurophysiology. He earned his medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He went on to a medical internship and his neurology residency at University of Maryland, where he also completed a neurophysiology/neuromuscular fellowship.

Feldman’s Property sold

SALISBURY — Bradley Gillis and Joey Gilkerson from Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury recently represented the buyer of the former Feldman’s Building and Blair Rinnier of Rinnier Development represented the seller.  

The building has a long history in the downtown. The buyer is planning to create a high-quality, mixed-use project with open sight lines to the riverfront, on-site parking and will focus on the historically significant three-story building.

The current building consists of four different structures totaling over 40,000 square feet on approximately 20,000 square feet of land. The most important of which is the main three-story building which dates back to the late 1800’s, first used by B.L. Gillis & Sons, wholesale grocers.

Demolition will begin in the fall of 2012 with renovations to begin shortly after. The buyer hopes to work with the city to construct a riverwalk along the Wicomico River and Mill Street.

“The newly named River View Commons (former Feldman’s Building) is a cornerstone project for Salisbury’s downtown. The project has wonderful views upriver and is within walking distance to restaurants, parking, offices and healthcare. The buyers’ are excited about the positive effect this project will have on downtown and our community,” said Bradley Gillis. “We will be marketing office and retail spaces for lease and even see a potential opportunity for a restaurant. With onsite parking and river views, the location is ideal.”