A Week In Business

A Week In Business
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County Launches New Site

SNOW HILL — Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) launched a series of new tools that provide business decision makers with plenty of reasons to locate or expand in Maryland’s only seaside county.

Among these exciting tools is the WCED website at www.chooseworcester.org. The site outlines the many economic opportunities, incentives and resources available to help establish new and strengthen existing Worcester County businesses. Two additional tools include a new Worcester County map and a brief economic fact sheet.

These enhanced resources play a strategic role in the department’s upgraded marketing effort to promote the advantages of doing business in Worcester County. Advantages include additional resources that are available to businesses choosing to operate within any of Worcester County’s three enterprise zones, which are located in Berlin, Pocomoke and Snow Hill. Businesses locating in an enterprise zone may be eligible for income tax and real property tax credits in return for job creation and investments.

Additionally, the entire county has been designated a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Hubzone certification provides businesses with greater access to federal procurement opportunities.

“Worcester County is a dynamic, pro-business marketplace abounding with new opportunities,” WCED Director Bill Badger said. “The new website, updated county maps and fact sheet are all important components in our approach to attracting new business investment and jobs to Worcester County.”

Those interested in discovering more about the advantages of establishing or expanding a business in Worcester County are invited to visit the website www.chooseworcester.org or contact Badger at 410-632-3112 or [email protected].

Realty Group Expanding

BERLIN — The Ocean Pines, Berlin, and Ocean City Chambers of Commerce will celebrate the office expansion of Shamrock Realty Group, Inc. with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m.

Shamrock Realty Group is located in the Grays Corner Professional Center on U.S. Route 50 one mile west of Racetrack Road (opposite Advance Auto Parts).

The ribbon cutting will be followed by a customer appreciation reception with complimentary drinks and appetizers.

Recertification Awarded

SALISBURY — The Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program of the Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center was recently awarded recertification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).  

“Recertification reflects that our program meets national standards to ensure quality care, consistency in the delivery of services, evidence of tracking clinical outcomes and program operational standards in compliance with AACVPR Program Guidelines, JCAHO and Medicare regulations,” said Pamela Caldwell, Director of the Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. “This is a three-year certification for both programs.”    

This program was first certified by AACVPR in 1999, with this being the fourth recertification for both programs. Individuals who participate in the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program have had open-heart surgery, have recently been diagnosed with coronary artery disease, have undergone an interventional procedure for coronary disease or are at risk for the development of coronary artery disease.

Additionally, the AACVPR recently recertified the Pulmonary Rehabilitation component of the Medical Center’s program. Today, pulmonary rehabilitation is recognized as an integral component of the standard of care for patients with chronic respiratory disease. Unique to Peninsula Regional’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is the association with the comprehensive Lung Clinic, which begins with an initial consultation, continues with the inpatient program should patients be admitted for surgery, and then transitions to the outpatient setting.