A Week In Business

Biz APeninsula Regional Medical Center’s 2015 Employees of the Year Kathy Oliver, second from left, and Megan Morgan, second from right are congratulated by Dr. Peggy Naleppa, President/CEO, and PRMC Chairman of the Board of Trustees William McCain at PRMC’s recent Employee Recognition Banquet. Each are holding signs that will mark their designated parking locations at the Medical Center for the next year. Oliver and Morgan were selected from a field of 16 candidates who had earned Employee of the Quarter honors in Support and Administrative Services, Nursing Services and Professional Services. Oliver was chosen to represent the clinical service divisions and Morgan the non-clinical divisions. Submitted Photos

Biz EThe proceeds from a 50/50 raffle held during the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) April Business Card Exchange were donated recently to 1st Saturday. The monthly Business Card Exchange, held in April at Evolution Craft Brewing Company in Salisbury, is an opportunity for members of the association to network and raise money for a local worthy cause. Each event is sponsored by affiliate members of the association. April’s event was sponsored by Real Estate Title & Escrow and Universal Mortgage & Finance. Pictured, from left, are Lynn Henley and Devin Holland of Real Estate Title & Escrow, Sarah Rayne of 1st Saturday and Chris Short and Mike Ciorrocco of Universal Mortgage and Finance.

Biz FAtlantic General Hospital Vice President, Public Relations Toni Keiser recently accepted a $4,000 check from Hal Glick, namesake of the Hal Glick Distinguished Service Award. The donation represents a part of the proceeds from last winter’s gala event honoring Billy and Madlyn Carder.

New Board Member

SELBYVILLE, Del. — The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation announced the appointment of Marnie Oursler to its Board of Directors.

Marnie Oursler

Marnie Oursler

The founder and president of Marnie Custom Homes, Oursler builds community by giving back, whether by using locally-sourced materials, helping students get hands-on learning opportunities or supporting arts education for underprivileged kids.

“I am honored to join the board of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. They have made the Delaware beaches a premier arts destination, and I look forward to furthering their mission of providing inspired arts education for all,” said Oursler.

Oursler has been nationally recognized as Professional Builder Magazine’s “40 Under 40” and was awarded 2015 Best of Design by Houzz.com. Additionally, she received one of the world’s most distinguished business honors, the Gold Stevie® Award as Entrepreneur of the Year for Women in Business. A graduate of the Cross Continent MBA program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, she is a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland’s Graduate School of Architecture and a frequent public speaker on topics including design, women and business.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Marnie join our organization in such an important capacity,” said Patti Grimes, Executive Director of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. “Her commitment to our community and her operational expertise make her a natural fit as a member of our Board of Directors.”

Sales Director Awarded

OCEAN CITY — The Board of Directors of Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI) recently announced Fred Wise, Director of Sales and Marketing for Ocean City’s Roland E Powell Convention Center, as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Shawn Corwin-Myland Award.

Fred Wise

Fred Wise

The annual award is given in memory of Shawn Corwin-Myland, a long standing member of CSPI and past president of the association who lost her battle with cancer in October of 2006.

The award is given to a member in good standing who is considered by the board to be a leader and contributor, dedicated and committed to the CSPI mission, hardworking and well respected in the industry and an individual who is passionate about the success of CSPI and other CSPI members. Wise, who has been an active member of CSPI since 1997, also served on the Board of Directors from 1999-2004 and was CSPI President in 2004.

“This is an extraordinary honor, both within the association and within our profession,” Wise said. “Receiving this award, which is the highest award given by our group, is thrilling. The real honor however, has been doing what I do for so many years, and the wonderful people I have had the privilege to work with along the way.”

Wise’s career in hospitality began in 1974 at the Johnny Unities Sheraton Jet Port in Orlando, Fla. before working various positions for Marriott and Sheraton hotels in Huntington Beach, Calif., Harrisburg, Pa., Washington DC, New Orleans, La., Boston Mass., and New York City. Wise joined the Roland E Powell Convention Center in Ocean City in 1996. He will be presented with the award at CSPI’s 24th Annual Conference in September in Washington DC.

“I am so proud to have been a part of an organization which dedicated itself to fostering the spirit of collaborative success between convention sales professionals, destination marketing organizations and convention centers,” Wise said. “I am truly humbled.”

New Food Operator

SELBYVILLE, Del. — SoDel Concepts, a hospitality group based in Rehoboth Beach, will handle all food and beverage outlets at the Carl M. Freeman Company’s Bayside Resort Golf Club, including The Cove Bar and Grille, their restaurant that overlooks the 18th green, as well as all other food and beverage outlets at the club.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the best restaurant group on the East Coast, SoDel Concepts,” said Michelle Freeman, president and CEO of the Carl M. Freeman Companies. “Ultimately, the Freeman Companies are always engaged in the pursuit of excellence. In this instance we have found it, and we’re thrilled to bring that excellence to the members and customers at Bayside Resort. We know golfers and diners have many choices on the shore for food and golf. We believe that this move will make the choice of where to play and eat super clear.”

SoDel Concepts is best known for owning eight restaurants along the Delaware coast, Plate Catering and, most recently, Big Thunder Roadside Kitchen, a food truck. However, the company’s hospitality management arm has a long history of serving clients, from Pennsylvania to Virginia.

“We’re excited to partner with one of the most prestigious companies in the region and to offer our team yet another opportunity to use their considerable skills and talents,” said Scott Kammerer, president and CEO of SoDel Concepts. “This partnership illustrates our commitment to grow our company and make it stronger.”

Familiar Face Rejoins Agency

SALIBSURY — a.s.a.p.r. integrated marketing announced that Clay Tarpley has rejoined the agency as vice president of operations.

Clay Tarpley

Clay Tarpley

Tarpley, who spent seven years with the agency (2002-2009) in a series of account services roles, will now oversee many aspects of the day-to-day operations of the firm.

“As the economy has continued to improve, our firm has been growing and stretching. It’s a very exciting time and we need someone who can be very focused on our mission,” said Robbie Tarpley Raffish, president of a.s.a.p.r. “Clay’s in-depth knowledge of both the agency and the regional business community are tremendous assets and we are excited he is able to return to help lead the way.”

Tarpley rejoins the agency from Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services (SNHS) where he has served as program manager since 2013. During his tenure, he oversaw the redevelopment of homes in at-risk neighborhoods, helping to return those neighborhoods to thriving areas, as well as helping to expand the agency’s grant programs.

He joined SNHS from the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, where he held the position of membership director for several years, managing both membership programs and major special events such as Salisbury Festival and Delmarva Chicken Festival.

Raffish and Tarpley, who have been married since 1993, moved a.s.a.p.r. to Salisbury from the Philadelphia suburbs in 2001. Established by Raffish in 1996, the agency will celebrate its 19th year with a move to a larger space necessitated by the growth of its client roster, product offerings and contractor network (known as the a.s.a.p.r. Creative Suite.)

Reaccreditation Achieved

SALISBURY — The Radiation Oncology Department of the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) has been awarded a three-year term of reaccreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer.  A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.

The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 600 accredited sites, and 27 years of accreditation experience. The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety.  It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field.  Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.  The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.