A Week In Business May 6, 2016

Biz ACutting the ribbon on the new Rebecca and Leighton Moore Child and Adolescent Outpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Peninsula Regional are, from left, Rebecca Moore; Leighton Moore, Chairman of PRMC Foundation Board of Directors; Dr. Peggy Naleppa, President and CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center; Monty Sayler, Chairman, PRMC Board of Trustees; Kevin Young, President, Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services; and Dr. Steven Dixon, Executive Director for Behavioral Health Services. Submitted Photos

New Health Unit Opens

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) and the PRMC Foundation last week celebrated the opening of the new Rebecca and Leighton Moore Child and Adolescent Outpatient Behavioral Health Unit.

The unit offers outpatient therapeutic behavioral health services, including individual therapy and medication management, for children and adolescents. The clinical team provides a customized treatment plan designed to help patients successfully manage their illness and maintain optimal activity at home, work, or school.

Behavioral Health Services at PRMC are provided in a joint partnership between PRMC and Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health and Wellness Services (BH&WS).

Realtors Recognized

ANNAPOLIS – Brigit Taylor of ResortQuest Delaware and Joseph Wilson of Condominium Realty – both members of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) – were among 22 graduates from the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR) 16th Annual Leadership Academy honored at ceremonies held recently in Annapolis.

Local Realtor Joseph Wilson, left, was recently presented the David E. Maclin Humanitarian Award by Academy Vice Chairman Blaine Williamson of the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS®.

Local Realtor Joseph Wilson, left, was recently presented the David E. Maclin Humanitarian Award by Academy Vice Chairman Blaine Williamson of the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS®.

The MAR Leadership Academy was formed by REALTORS® who understand the important role they play in their community and the need to enhance the leadership skills, knowledge, and competencies of fellow REALTORS® interested in making a difference in their personal lives and in their communities.

CAR, one of 16 local REALTOR® associations in Maryland, is a strong advocate and recognizes the importance of this program to the association’s future.

The MAR Leadership Academy offers an intensive curriculum designed to develop skills in leadership, communications, strategic planning, legislative and government affairs, and community involvement and interaction. Classes are conducted over seven months and stress the value of professional and personal commitment to business, charitable, and civic endeavors.

Taylor has been a member of CAR for four years and has served on its Board of Directors. She currently serves on the CAR Finance Committee and is President-Elect of the Sussex County Association of REALTORS®.

“I am honored that I was selected to participate in the MAR Leadership Academy as a representative of CAR,” Taylor said. “What a rewarding year it was. Each session was full of inspiration, learning, and laughter. We had healthy, open discussions each and every session. Upon return to the Shore from each session, I was able to share and apply all of what I gleaned from the previous day’s session with my sales and support team.”

Maryland Association of Realtors (MAR) President Bonnie Casper, MAR Leadership Academy Graduate Brigit Taylor and 2014 NAR President Tom Brown are pictured at a recent ceremony.

Maryland Association of Realtors (MAR) President Bonnie Casper, MAR Leadership Academy Graduate Brigit Taylor and 2014 NAR President Tom Brown are pictured at a recent ceremony.

Wilson has been a member of CAR for four years and is a current member of the Board of Directors. He also chairs the association’s REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and Government Affairs Committee. Wilson is also an RPAC Trustee for MAR.

“The MAR Leadership Academy was a rigorous seven-month course that emphasized organizational leadership and planning, professional conduct, communications, and government affairs,” Wilson said. “Throughout the course, we had the opportunity to spend countless hours with several professionals from around the state in classes led by masters of each topic. I hope to be able to bring back the lessons I learned to the local association and would highly encourage other individuals in my association to take advantage of such an excellent learning opportunity.”

In addition to completion of the program, Wilson was awarded the David E. Maclin Humanitarian Award, as the graduate who best demonstrated Maclin’s character and ideals through faith, integrity, and a deep commitment to community and real estate endeavors. This award was created by colleagues from the class of 2002 and was presented by Academy Vice Chairman Blaine Williamson of the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS®.

“Congratulations to Brigit and Joe for this impressive accomplishment,” said CAR President Linda Moran. “It was certainly a proud day for Coastal REALTORS®, especially after one of our most active members won the humanitarian award. It was a well-deserved honor and we are privileged to have both Joe’s and Brigit’s leadership in our association.”

“Today we honor you as future leaders in communities and within our REALTOR® organization,” said 2016 MAR President Bonnie Casper during the Annapolis ceremonies.

Steve Brown, the 2014 President of the National Association of REALTORS®, also addressed the graduates and guests, encouraging them to get involved and get their peers involved.

“The greatest sign of leadership that one can achieve is to gather a group of people together to achieve one common goal,” Brown said.



Atlantic General Dermatology opened their new offices at 38394 Dupont Hwy, Suite F in Selbyville, Del. on April 26 with a ribbon cutting to celebrate the event. The grand opening was jointly sponsored by the Ocean Pines, Ocean City and Berlin Chambers of Commerce. Atlantic General Dermatology provides general dermatology care and cancer diagnostic and treatment services. Pictured, from left, are AGH President and CEO Michael Franklin, Sussex County Councilman for District No. 5 Rob Arlett, Worcester County Commissioner Diane Purnell, Atlantic General Hospital Board of Trustees Chair Lou Taylor, Atlantic General Hospital Board of Trustees Past Chair John “Jack” Burbage, Jr., Atlantic General Dermatology physicians Dr. Curtis Asbury and Dr. Sara Moghaddam, Atlantic General Women’s Health Dr. Brandi Musselman, CRNP Nicki Akstinas, Medical Office Assistant Betsy Sandos and Front Office Supervisor Susan Brown. Photo by Jeanette Deskiewicz

Promotions Announced

OCEAN CITY — Insurance Management Group, Inc. (IMG) has announced that Susan White, CIC was promoted to Vice President of Commercial Lines Insurance and Cathy Pasquariello was promoted to Vice President of Finance and Accounting.

Susan White, a resident of the River Run community, joined IMG in 2006 in the commercial insurance department. Prior to becoming vice president, she was the commercial insurance department manager.

Cathy Pasquariello, a resident of Ocean Pines, joined IMG in 2011 in the accounting department as the comptroller.

“Their expertise and dedication to IMG certainly warrants the promotions. They have been instrumental in the management of the operations of the organization,” said IMG President Reese F. Cropper III.

Top Performers Honored

FENWICK ISLAND — Colleen Windrow of The Windrow Group at the Marketplace at Sea Colony office earned top listing and top selling honors for March.

Top listing agents by office were Anne Powell of The Anne Powell Group at the Bethany Beach office, Marc Grimes of the Bear Trap Dunes/Ocean View office, Jen Hughes of the West Fenwick office and Ann Baker of the Edgewater/Sea Colony Oceanfront office.

Top selling agents by office were Jennifer Smith of the Edgewater/Sea Colony Oceanfront office, Valerie Harmke of The Beach Home Group at the Bear Trap Dunes/Ocean View office, Shannon Smith of The Beach Home Group at the West Fenwick office and Dayna Feher of the Dayna Feher Team at the Bethany Beach office.

Employees Awarded

FENWICK ISLAND — Scott Kammerer, president and CEO of Rehoboth Beach-based SoDel Concepts, recently announced the recipients of the company’s Shining Star awards for the first quarter of 2016. The awards are given each quarter to an employee in each of the eight restaurants who goes above and beyond to cultivate a positive, productive work environment and to give guests a memorable dining experience.

“This is one of the best programs we’ve instituted in recent years,” Kammerer said. “It helps us show our employees how much we value them and how much we appreciate the hard work they do every day in our restaurants. When you exceed expectations, it does not go unnoticed.”

The recipients are Marcellus Catlett, server and corporate trainer at Fish On in Lewes; Jeremiah Smith, line cook at Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach; Ethan Ghabra, busser at Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria in Rehoboth Beach; Dan Landis, host at Matt’s Fish Camp in Bethany Beach; Frank Bufo, line cook at Bluecoast in Bethany Beach; Shannon O’Boyle, server at NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View; Teodora Koleva, food runner/busser at Catch 54 in Fenwick Island; and Casey Colonel, bartender at Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria in Fenwick Island.

SoDel Concepts gives out the recognitions – which includes a certificate and a $250 bonus per employee – four times a year. Each restaurant’s manager and the directors of operations offer suggestions.

“We encourage them to choose team members who embody the company culture and our mission,” Kammerer said. “Not only do these employees give their personal best but they’re also team players.”

Office Center Sold

SALISBURY – Wesley Cox, Senior Advisor with the Hanna Team at SVN | Miller Commercial Real Estate, recently sold the retail and office center known as Aydelotte Commons. The center is located on the northeast collector road (Beaglin Park Drive) in Salisbury.

The property consists of a 10,500 square foot building divided into 7 units situated on 1.32 acres at the lighted main entrance of the Villages at Aydelotte Farms, a major subdivision in Salisbury. Current tenants include Edward Jones, Dr. Debbie Steele-Low Vision Specialists, and Michelle’s Pretty Paws. The property was purchased by an investor for $900,000.

“This represents my third sale of an investment property in the last 30 days with each respective buyer needing to complete a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange. This is a strong indicator of a robust marketplace and a growing confidence in commercial real estate investments. The property will generate immediate income for the buyer and will also give him great upside potential with the future growth of the Villages at Aydelotte Farms subdivision. The out of area buyer was attracted to Salisbury for many reasons and I look forward to continuing our relationship through future investments,” said Cox.

CEO To Address Grads

SALISBURY — Dr. Peggy Naleppa will address the 2016 Wor-Wic Community College graduates at commencement on Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m., at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury.

Naleppa is the president/CEO of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) and the Peninsula Regional Health System in Salisbury. She began her career as a director at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and has served as a senior executive at other hospitals in Maryland.

Naleppa is a registered nurse and holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College of Maine, a master’s degree from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), a master of business administration from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate from UMUC. She has an honorary doctorate in public service from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.