A Week In Business

Top Producer Named

OCEAN CITY — Karen Oass of the Long & Foster office in Ocean City has been named office top producer for the month of February.

She is also a member of the Long & Foster President’s Club Hall of Fame, recognizing her achievement in sales volume for seven years or more.

Office Welcomes Realtor

BERLIN — Prudential PedFed Realty recently welcomed Kimberly A. Heaney to its West Ocean City office.

Heaney began her residential real estate career in 2011. As a local business owner, she is actively involved in the community and takes pride in what she does and has excellent people skills.

“Kimberly’s knowledge of the market, and from the standpoint of being a local business owner, just adds to the accomplished team we have here at Prudential PenFed. We are ecstatic to have Kimberly with our brokerage,” said Jay Wise, manager of Prudential PenFed Realty Ocean City West office.

Bank Earns Top Rating

BERLIN — Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company announced this week it has once again earned a 5-Star Superior rating from BAUERFINANCIAL, the nation’s bank rating firm.

This latest rating is based on Dec. 31, 2013 financial data and signifies that Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company is one of the strongest banks in the nation. Having earned and maintained a 5-Star rating for 95 consecutive quarters, Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company has earned an even more elite designation as a “Sustained Superiority Bank”. Only 5% of the nation’s banks have earned Bauer’s top rating with such consistency.

“While the national economy saw modest growth in 2013, through its strength and commitment, Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company has been able to shine. The people who work at Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company know that its well-being and that of the community are inextricably tied to one another. By supporting and promoting their customers, employees of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company are making a positive difference right where they live,” said Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm.

Historic Building Sold

SALISBURY – Brent Miller, Senior Advisor and Managing Director of Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury, has announced the sale of 100 West Main Street, an 11,407-square-foot historic building in Salisbury. The four-story building was built in 1914 and was previously home to the Shore Bank.

“We firmly believe Salisbury’s future success depends on the entire community working together to contribute to its renaissance. By investing in this beautiful downtown landmark, we have cemented our commitment to Salisbury’s progress,” said new owners Kevin and Kris Adams.

New Chef Appointed

OCEAN PINES — The Ocean Pines Association appointed Timothy Ulrich as its new executive chef, overseeing kitchen operations of the new Yacht Club inclusive of its banquet and catering facilities.

Ulrich has more than 10 years of professional cooking and culinary management experience in high volume, multi-unit operations offering special event catering, a la carte fine dining and casual dining services.

He graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts from Baltimore International College with an A.A.S. in Professional Cooking and Baking 2001 and a B.A.S. in Culinary Management in 2003. Most recently, he oversaw daily food and beverage operations at the Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Va.

Hospital Leadership Changes

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Group, a part of Peninsula Regional Medical Center, has announced the addition of Thomas M. DeMarco, as vice president of Peninsula Regional Medical Group.

Rebecca Haselnus will become the executive director of Peninsula Regional Medical Group. Bruce Ritchie, Peninsula Regional’s Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, will continue as PRMG’s interim Chief Operating Officer.

The experience that DeMarco and Haselnus bring to their roles will be valuable in navigating the changing world of healthcare. DeMarco works as medical director of the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute, where he will continue to serve even as he assumes this new, additional role. His experience as a private practitioner and his transparent style of leadership will help the members of PRMG work closely to successfully achieve their goals.

Haselnus, who has been with Peninsula Regional Medical Group for six years as the director of special practices, has been involved in the local medical community since 1976 and has managed medical offices since 1982.