A Week In Business

Bank Promotions

BERLIN — Raymond M. Thompson, President and CEO of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company in Berlin, has announced several promotions.

Tina Kolarik has been named Chief Operating Officer and will be working out of the Main Office in Berlin.

Peggy Welsh will assume the duties of Chief of Branch Administration with her office located at the Main Office in Berlin.

Lori Simon has been named an Assistant Vice President, and she works out of the Ocean Pines office.

Jamie Hill has been named Assistant Manager of the Snow Hill office.

Certification Earned

BERLIN – Amanda F. Kiesewetter, a CPA at Bergey & Company, P.A. in Berlin, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the Certified Financial Planner and CFP® certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements.

Kiesewetter has worked at Bergey & Company, P.A. since 2001 and is responsible for income tax planning and preparation for individuals, small businesses, trusts and estates as well as estate planning and administration.

The CFP® marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination.

New Agent Announced

Bethany Beach, DE – ResortQuest Real Estate has announced that Carter Howell has joined the firm’s West Fenwick office in the Fenwick Plaza shopping center on Route 54.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minn. and a graduate of University of Minnesota, Howell moved to the resort area in 2000 to manage, market and develop properties in Bethany Beach, Del. He obtained his Delaware and Maryland license in 2002 and quickly became a consistent top producer and has received numerous top producer awards including the prestigious International Presidents Club Award and Award for Excellence.

“We are excited to add Carter to our West Fenwick Sales office,” said Brigit Taylor, Managing Broker of the ResortQuest Delaware. “With his experience in other resort areas in Colorado and Florida combined with his local knowledge and experience, he will definitely be an asset to the firm.”

Howell will be specializing in the listing and sales of resort properties on the Rt. 54 corridor of Delaware and Maryland and the surrounding areas.  He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Maryland Association of Realtors, and Coastal Association of Realtors plus he is a MLS Member of the Sussex County Association of Realtors.

Surgeons Accredited

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) and its bariatric surgeons have again been accredited, for a third consecutive three-year cycle, as an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

The ASMBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery. Peninsula Regional Medical Center offers patients on the Delmarva Peninsula bariatric procedures like the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and laparoscopic banding.

Surgeons and centers with ASMBS Center of Excellence designations, like Peninsula Regional Medical Center, provide only top-quality care with individualized care plans to help each patient safely reach his or her own personal goals.

To again earn the Center of Excellence designation, Peninsula Regional and its bariatric surgical team was required to meet strict criteria set by the ASMBS Center of Excellence designation program. The program accredits inpatient and outpatient bariatric surgery centers in the United States and Canada that have undergone an independent, voluntary, and rigorous peer evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards.

“There continues to be a prevalence of morbid obesity in our region and with it an inherent risk of a number of associated complications, but we can and do help our patients eliminate those risk factors every day at PRMC through bariatric surgery,” said Dr. Michael Sofronski, MD, bariatric surgeon and Medical Director of the Bariatric Center at Peninsula Regional. “We recognized when establishing this program nearly a decade ago the need to implement a systematic approach to improving quality of life, which continues making available to our patients the very best surgical options and outcomes, nutritional lifestyle changes and exercise, all of which are essential to success.”