A Week In Business – December 21, 2018

New Trustees Welcomed

BERLIN – At its annual retreat, Atlantic General Hospital’s Board of Trustees welcomed as members Jay Knerr, owner of The Kite Loft; Tom Mears, market executive for Shore United Bank; and Chris Woodley, partner at the law firm Williams, Moore, Shockley & Harrison, LLP.

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Jay Knerr

For Knerr, owner of The Kite Loft, giving back to the community that he lives in has been vitally important to him. He has been involved in many organizations over the years, serving as a president of the Ocean City Development Corporation as well as the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce and vice chairman of the Worcester County Planning Commission, sitting on the Paramedic Foundation Board of Directors and participating on the Board of Zoning Appeals for the Town of Berlin. Knerr studied computer science at Salisbury University and purchased the Kite Loft in 2007. He and his wife, Mary Lynn, have a daughter, Casey, and reside in Berlin.

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Tom Mears

In addition to his membership in the Maryland Bankers Association, where he serves on the Government Relations and Communications Committee, and the Virginia Bankers Association, Mears is active in the community. He is a Leadership Maryland graduate, Class of 2013, a former director of the Boy Scouts of America, Delmarva Council, and past president of United Way of the Eastern Shore. Mears holds a degree in economics from Virginia Tech. He resides in Berlin with his wife, Laura, two sons, Davis and Will.

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Chris Woodley

A native of New Hampshire, Woodley attended Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. before graduating from The Dickinson School of Law, in Carlisle, Pa. and moving to the shore in 1998. In addition to his service to Atlantic General, Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors of Worcester County G.O.L.D., the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, and the Worcester County Public Schools Education Foundation. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care. Woodley resides in Ocean City with his wife, Darlah, and two children, Samuel and Lydia.


New United Way Leader

SALISBURY — The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES) Executive Board of Directors has unanimously selected Pamela Gregory as the new president and chief executive officer for the agency.

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Pamela Gregory

Gregory, an 8-year veteran of the UWLES, has been an integral part of the agency’s success serving in various capacities including resource development and most recently as Community Impact Director.

Gregory has served as the Interim President/CEO while the board performed a nationwide search in which she applied for the permanent position.

United Way Board Chair Dana Seiler said the agency wanted a solid leader who could build upon the successes and programs already in place.

“After a nationwide search and interviews, we were fortunate to have the best candidate already on the team. Mrs. Gregory has a proven record of success in building strong relationships through outstanding leadership and collaboration. The search committee and the entire Board are confident she has the experience and skills necessary to lead the UWLES team forward to drive measurable impact and build strategically to ensure the success of our community partners.”


Agents Rank High In Region

OCEAN CITY — Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Ocean City Offices recently had several agents ranking in the November Top 100 for the Greater Baltimore Region.

The agents included Nancy Reither, eighth; Jamie Caine, 23; Kim Collins, 31; Ed Galyon, 32; Kim Bounds, 86; Whitney Jarvis, 88; Cindy DiNicolas, 98; and Michele Pompa, 99.

The team of Katy Durham/Rick Meehan also ranked among the Top 10 teams coming in 12th for November.


Community Recognized

SELBYVILLE – Bayside has been named a finalist in the Best Community category of the 2018 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Award levels, including platinum, gold, silver and Home of the Year, will be announced during the NAHB International Builders’ Show on Feb. 20, 2019.

Ideally situated in Fenwick Island, just four miles from the beach, Bayside comprises nearly one thousand bucolic acres overlooking the Assawoman Bay and features a master-planned 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Opportunities for family fun and relaxation abound, with community pools, kayaking and paddle boarding, stocked ponds for fishing, delicious dining and special activities for kids of all ages. You’ll also find the Freeman Stage at Bayside, offering an impressive roster of dance, theater, live music and children’s performances, all in your own backyard.