A Week In Business

County Eyes Online Plans
BERLIN — Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) is enhancing and expanding its online presence with the launch of a newly designed website at www.chooseworcester.org and social media networks.
In partnership with D3Corp and Re:Fresh Media, the new WCED website and social media outlets act as great resources for organizations and individuals interested in learning more about business development in Worcester County.
“We are pleased to partner with two outstanding Worcester County based companies that will position our organization on the forefront of communications in the social media arena,” WCED Director Bill Badger said. “We encourage everyone to follow us on social media outlets to stay up to date on valuable business news and data.”
D3Corp, under the guidance of President John Gehrig, has sculpted an effective web platform. The new website will feature up-to date economic indicators and business news, making it a comprehensive, one-stop source for information on the economic health of Worcester County. The site will also include in-demand statistics and information on business financing.
Re:Fresh Media will spearhead the creation and management of the WCED Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and YouTube Channel. These outlets make it simple for individuals and businesses to interact and stay current with WCED initiatives.

New Clinical Director
SALISBURY — Coastal Hospice & Palliative care has named Elvandra Hutt as the organization’s new clinical director.
“We are very excited that Elvandra will be joining our team,” said Coastal Hospice President Alane Capen. “She comes to us with a vast amount of experience in pediatrics, home health, long term care, and she is familiar with hospice services. Her extensive experience in pediatrics will benefit our new pediatric Coastal Kids Supportive Care program.”
As clinical director, Hutt will oversee all aspects of clinical care, for Hospice, Palliative Care and inpatient care at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. She will provide leadership for managers in the implementation of all interdisciplinary services involved in patient care and grief support.
“Coastal Hospice is widely respected on the Lower Eastern Shore and I’m so happy to be part of this great organization,” Hutt says. “I believe in its mission to promote the dignity and quality of life for patients and families, and I welcome the opportunity to join the Coastal Hospice team.”
Hutt comes to Coastal Hospice after serving as Director of Nursing at Peninsula Regional Hospital’s Transitional Care Unit, run in partnership with Genesis Health Care Salisbury Center, where she started in 2006 as a unit manager. Prior to Genesis, her healthcare experience included working for Deer’s Head Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Wilmington University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Wilmington College. She resides in Princess Anne, MD.

Bank Announcements
BERLIN — Raymond M. Thompson, president and CEO of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company in Berlin, has announced that Jennifer Scott has joined Taylor Bank as branch manager and Ashley DeMarr as operations supervisor.
Scott comes to Taylor Bank with 18 years of banking experience. She is a graduate from the Maryland Banker’s School and has an Associate Degree in Accounting from Wor-Wic Community College. Scott’s most recent experience was with Shore Bank as a branch manager. She is a native of Salisbury and currently resides in Pittsville with her husband and two children. Scott’s office is located at the bank’s Main Office in Berlin.
DeMarr joined Taylor Bank as an operations supervisor. She comes to the bank with six years of banking experience with PNC. DeMarr is a native of Chincoteague, Va. and currently resides in Snow Hil with her husband and son. Her office is located at the bank’s Ocean Pines location.

Company Adds Agents
OCEAN CITY — Ed Wehnert and Mark & Lora Fritschle of the Mark Fritschle Group – Condominium Realty recently announced that P.J. Aldridge and Tracy Zell, two experienced real estate professionals, had joined the company.
Both joined the company to improve their customer service by taking advantage of the group’s award winning support team. The company’s sales, settlement and listing leaders for September 2013 were also announced.
Top Listing Agents By Unit were Rusty Molnar, Sheri Smith and Grant Fritschle.
Top Listing Agents By Volume were Grant Fritschle, Bill Harte and Kevin Decker.
Top Selling Agents By Units were Wayne Phillips, Sheri Smith, Kevin Decker and Andrea Thomas.
Top Settled Agents By Units were Wayne Phillips, Nick Bobenko, Kevin Decker and Tina Dorsey.
Top Settled Agents By Volume were Wayne Phillips, Jon Barker and Bob Hammond.

Medical Appointments
BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital recently appointed two members to the medical staff.
Daniel Berhane, MD, who has joined the hospitalist team at Atlantic General Hospital, received his medical degree from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and completed his internal medicine residency at Prince Georges’ Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md. Berhane is board certified in internal medicine.
Jennifer K. Dorr, D.O., cardiologist, received her Doctor of Osteopathy from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Erie, Pa. She completed her residency at Frankford Hospital, in Philadelphia, Pa., and a fellowship at Deborah Heart & Lung Center, in Browns Mills, N.J. Dorr is board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Physicians.