A Week In Business

Achievement Award Presented

SALISBURY — The Lifeline Program at Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) and Manager, Bevereley Stoakley were recently presented the Philips Lifeline Certificate of Achievement Award in recognition of their accomplishments in 2012.

As a Philips Lifeline Achievement Award winner, the PRMC program was named among the nation’s top performers in advancing subscriber growth and was among an elite group of programs that added over 20,000 new subscribers to Lifeline in 2012.

Philips Lifeline is a medical alert service, which in the event of an emergency or fall provides access to help at the push of a button. Since 1994, Peninsula Regional Medical Center has been offering seniors the Philips Lifeline service that gives them, for a little more than a dollar a day, the confidence to continue to live independently at home.

Through the collaborative help of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center administration and by educating seniors and professional caregivers in the community, Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Lifeline Program has been able to grow its subscriber base allowing it to, over the years, serve 1,450 seniors in the Peninsula Regional Service areas in the Eastern Shore counties of Maryland, lower Delaware and Accomack County, Virginia.

Appointment Announced

SALISBURY – Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate has announced that Ben Alder has been appointed as Co-Chair of the Land Product Council for Sperry Van Ness International. Alder will serve as a liaison for Sperry Van Ness brokers in 165 offices covering 350 markets nationally to help serve land clients with their needs.

“Ben was the obvious choice for this prestigious position. He is an expert and is passionate about land. He tenaciously fights for the best interests of his clients, and will bring great value as he shares his expertise and best practices with our Land Product Council,” said Bo Barron, Vice President of Organization Development for SVN International.

Alder serves as Senior Advisor for Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate specializing in land and farm sales in Maryland and Delaware.

Branch Managers Named

SALISBURY — Edward M. Thomas, President and CEO of The Bank of Delmarva, recently announced two new branch managers.

Kevin J. Christophel has joined the bank as branch manager and assistant vice president for the Delmar location. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelors Degree in Economics. He brings with him several years of experience in the securities industry and retail banking.

Robin Parker has joined the bank as branch manager and loan officer for the Seaford location. She joins the bank with over 33 years of banking experience. She has been involved in the Millsboro-Georgetown Rotary and The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce.

New Agent Welcomed

SALISBURY – Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, welcomes Rebecca Ward to its Salisbury office, located at 1315 Mt. Hermon Rd.

Ward is a top producer with nine years of real estate sales experience and knowledge and produced more than $3 million in sales volume last year. She said Long & Foster’s excellent agent tools, brand recognition, leadership, support staff and superior market share were important factors in making her decision to join the company.

“Nothing gives me more satisfaction than finding each of my clients the home of their dreams,” Ward said. “Each and every family has their own wants and needs, and I pride myself in having the ability to listen and interpret what they are looking for. I work hard to make sure my clients find the right home for their family.”

“Long & Foster continues to lead the way with cutting-edge tools and technology, which, attracts top real estate professionals, like Rebecca, to join our team,” said Suzanah Cain, sales manager at Long & Foster’s Salisbury office. “With the best-trained, best-equipped agents, Long & Foster continues to help Eastern Shore-area buyers and sellers reach their homeownership goals.”

Chamber Board Altered

BERLIN — The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber’s Board of Directors has announced the 2013/2014 slate of officers and directors for the board to serve beginning Oct. 1, 2013.

The officers are president, Kami Banks, Banks Wines & Spirits; president-elect, Anne Powell, The Anne Powell and Jennifer Hughes Realtor team with Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International; vice president, Richard Mais, McCabe’s Gourmet Market; secretary, Jennifer Jones, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays; treasurer, Ron Derr, PKS & Company, P.A.; and immediate past president, Barbara Howard, PNC Bank.

Serving a three-year term as a director will be Sara Booth, Ryan Homes; one-year term, Tim Haley, Blue Crab of Bethany Beach; one-year term, Ernie Felici, Creative Resource Group; one-year term, Jim Brannon, Atlantic General Hospital; three-year term, Eunice Carpitella, Transformative Dynamics; one-year term, Rick Hundley, Baja Beach House Grill; three-year term, Jeff Evans, Great Scott Broadcasting; three-year term, Terri Mahoney, WMDT Television.

“We are thrilled and excited about the talent on the new 2013/14 Chamber board,” said Kami Banks, from Banks Wines and Spirits and incoming Board President. “The Chamber’s goal is to positively impact the Quiet Resorts business community and our member’s success, and this group of individuals will have much to offer.”

Advisor Awarded

SALISBURY — Wesley Cox, CCIM, Senior Advisor with Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury, was recently awarded the Rotarian of the Year award by the Wicomico Rotary Club. The purpose of the award is to recognize someone that has demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service with an emphasis on volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others.

In order to receive the Rotarian of the Year award, one must live a life that exemplifies fellowship and the Rotary motto, “Service above Self.” One must also live by Rotary’s 4-Way Test in his/her professional and personal life which includes is it the truth; is it fair to all concerned; does it build good will and better friendships; and will it be beneficial to all concerned.

“Every year the Wicomico Rotary Club selects one individual who gives more of him or herself to better our community and extends the philosophy of Rotary International. This year, Wesley Cox has dedicated his time to his club and community through his many projects. Mission of Mercy, Christian Shelter, Salvation Army, and the Village of Hope are a few of the organizations who have benefited from his work. For this reason, I am so proud to select Wesley Cox as the Wicomico Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year,” said Carol Wright, president of the Wicomico Rotary Club.

Wesley said, “It’s such a great honor to receive this prestigious award and I am thankful to be in a position to help others in our community.”