A Week In Business – March 1, 2019

Biz AThe Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore team received two national awards from JA USA based on their impact and overall performance. The two new awards come on the tails of their recent Henson Nonprofit Award of Excellence from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Out of 107 offices in the country, Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore was one of only 17 offices to be selected for a 2017/2018 Peak Performance Team Award. In addition, it was also presented with the 2017/2018 5-Star Award. Pictured, from left, are local team members Audrey Wozny, Mary Holden, Kate Bleile, Jayme Hayes, Lisa Thornton and Heather Dennis. Photo courtesy of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Submitted Photos


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Parisa Gholamvand

New Board Members Named

SALISBURY – Coastal Hospice has announced the organization’s new board of directors for 2019, including two new members.

Stephen R. Farrow, formerly the board’s vice chair, assumes the chair position from immediate past chair, Michael P. Dunn. Michael E. Shrader is now vice chair; Richard M. Laws is treasurer; and Byron Braniff is secretary.

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Andy Kim

New members of the board include Parisa Gholamvand and Andy Kim, both of Salisbury. Gholamvand is a residential and commercial real estate agent with Coldwell Banker

Residential Brokerage, while Kim is a Certified Public Accountant and the principal at Kim and Associates, PA.

They join returning board members Colleen “Cam” Bunting, David “Buddy” Dykes, Roger L. Harrell, Madalaine Leszcz How, Barbara C. Long, Wiltssy Payero, Robert M. Purcell, Anthony S. Sarbanes and Margaret M. Whitten.


Notable Property Sold

SALISBURY — SVN-Miller Commercial Real Estate Senior Advisor Wesley Cox has announced the sale, lease and redevelopment of 200 E. Vine Street in Salisbury. A portion of the property, which is located across from Evolution Craft Brewing & Public House, sat vacant for over five years with the entire property being vacant for over a year.

After an attempt to acquire the property did not work out due to time constraints on the buyer’s part, Wesley continued to search for a solution for his client. Ultimately, Wesley found the solution by putting a developer in place that would lease back 3,500 square feet to the client.

Gillis Gilkerson, the development partner Wesley put in place, executed their work during a tight due diligence period including working with Wesley to execute the lease for 3,500 square feet with CoreLife all before settlement. The property is now under redevelopment and will be ready in the early spring 2019 with approximately 9,000 square feet available for lease.

“Without the sense of teamwork and collaboration I had with Bradley Gillis and Joey Gilkerson of Gillis Gilkerson, this property would still be sitting vacant today,” Cox said. “My client is very happy that we were able to think out of the box and provide a solution to help with their growth plan.”

This is the fourth new location Wesley has found and negotiated on behalf of CoreLife and is currently working on two more new locations on Delmarva.  CoreLife is one of the fastest growing healthcare companies in the region having added over 25 locations in 2018 with up to an additional 50 new locations in 2019.