A Week In Business – October 5, 2018

Biz AHabitat for Humanity of Worcester County was awarded a $5,000 grant from Merrill Lynch, a Bank of America Corporation. The funding from this grant will go towards habitat’s upcoming home build in Bishopville, this fall. Above, Timothy Lund and Christine Selzer of Merrill Lynch present Andrea Bowland and Anita Todd of Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County with the donation. Submitted Photo



Bank Promotion

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Sonia B. Baker

SALISBURY — The Bank of Delmarva President/CEO John W. Breda recently announced the promotion of Sonia B. Baker to Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Worcester County and Ocean City market.

Baker graduated from Maryland Banking School in 2017. She currently serves as secretary for Junior Achievement of Worcester County, secretary for Berlin/Ocean City Rotary and is a foundation member of Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. She brings with her over 25 years of experience in retail banking and commercial lending.


Top Company Leaders

OCEAN CITY — The Mark Fritschle Group at Condominium Realty, LTD., has announced listing and sales leaders for September.

Top listing agents by units were Sheri Smith, Dave Whittington and Kathy Panco.

Top listing agents by volume were Dave Whittington, Kathy Panco and Sheri Smith.

Top settled units were Brenda Archer-Nichols, Kevin Decker and Tracy Zell.

Top settled by volume were Joe Wilson, Kevin Decker and Tracy Zell.


Banker Elected To Board

OCEAN CITY — The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) reported Bank of Ocean City President/CEO Reid B. Tingle was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.

“I am honored to be elected to this position,” Tingle said. “It gives me a chance to work for community banks across the country that practice trusted, relationship-based lending and offer hands-on personal service and invaluable financial expertise to local consumers and entrepreneurs.”

In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Tingle’s duties include being a liaison between independent community bankers in Maryland and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. He will also work to recruit new members to ICBA.

ICBA is the only organization dedicated exclusively to promoting the interests of locally operated community banks and savings institutions. With trusted financial expertise and high-quality customer service as their hallmarks, community banks offer the best financial services option for millions of consumers, small businesses and agricultural enterprises.

“Reid is a dedicated community banker who is respected by his industry peers,” said ICBA Chairman Timothy K. Zimmerman, CEO of Standard Bank of Monroeville, Pa. “We are delighted Reid will be generously offering his time and valuable professional talents to the service of the community banking industry.”


Insurance Group Honored

WILLARDS — Deeley Insurance Group announced this week it has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program by Business Insurance Magazine, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help companies grow.

“We’ve been on a mission to develop individuals who want to own our vision and live our brand,” said Deeley Insurance Group President Laura Deeley Bren. “This recognition is an affirmation of our team’s commitment to do just that.  We aim to provide the tools, mentorship and professional development to grow in a career that matters.”

Business Insurance Publisher Peter Oxner added, “Being named to Business Insurance’s list of the Best Places to Work in Insurance for 2018 demonstrates that Deeley Insurance Group has built a culture in which employees are supported and engaged, which benefits their customers and the employers’ financial performance.”

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual sponsored content feature presented by the Custom Publishing unit of Business Insurance and Best Companies Group that lists the agents, brokers, insurance companies and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction.


Firm Hires Designer

SALISBURY – Fisher Architecture LLC, a locally owned, experienced architectural firm providing functional design and construction solutions to clients, announced the addition of Abbey Burton as an architectural designer to its design firm.

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Abbey Burton

“Our team continues to grow to meet the demands of our clients and the communities we serve,” said Keith Fisher, owner of Fisher Architecture LLC. “We value the experience Abbey brings to our design team and are excited to utilize the expansive skill sets that she will brings in all phases of design.”

With experience in REVIT, project management and graphic design, Burton will lead architectural project teams for Fisher Architecture. She will be responsible for managing projects from concept to completion through preparing client presentations, renderings, animations and construction documents. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and her Master’s in Architecture from Kent State University.


Trauma Team Recognized

SALISBURY — The American Trauma Society (ATS), Maryland Division, recently presented their Distinguished Service Award for 2018 to Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s (PRMC) Trauma Services for work in injury prevention and dedication to Maryland’s Trauma and EMS system.

The Trauma Services team at PRMC was recognized for their Stop the Bleed initiative-a national awareness campaign that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.  As well, they were honored for their participation in the Statewide Distracted Driving Injury Prevention Initiative and the Statewide Injury Prevention Initiative.

Staff members have traveled to local schools to speak with kids about various injury prevention topics. They have also represented the ATS and PRMC at the Maryland Critical Care Symposium and at the Maryland State Fireman’s Association Convention in Ocean City bringing awareness on injury prevention issues to children. Each year they assist with the Mock Crash Demonstration at Wicomico High School, and staff members serve as on the Ocean City Pedestrian Safety Committee.