A Week In Business – March 15, 2019

Banking Officer Named

OCEAN CITY — Shore United Bank has announced Ross Bergey has joined the company as a commercial banking officer.

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Ross Bergey

Bergey will be working at the loan production office in Ocean City. He joins Shore United Bank with prior experience in commercial banking and knowledge of the Ocean City market area.

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“We are thrilled to have Ross on our team,” said om Mears, Senior Vice President, Ocean City Market Executive. “His prior knowledge of commercial banking and experience in the Ocean City market will be an asset to our expansion goals. He has a passion for helping businesses reach their financial dreams and we look forward to all he will accomplish with us.”

For his part, Bergey said, “I strongly believe in the benefits of a team effort and always putting the customer first. My background in accounting will help me work with the customer and dive deep into their business so I can help them achieve their goals. I am looking forward to working with everyone at the Ocean City office.”

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Academy Adds High School

WEST OCEAN CITY — Seaside Christian Academy (SCA) has announced an expansion of its academic program to include high school in addition to its Pre-K3 through 8th grade classes.

“We are excited to be implementing a long-term vision of partnering with Liberty University Online Academy to offer an exceptional blended learning experience,” said SCA Principal Julie DuChene.

Ninth and tenth grade students will enjoy blended learning with a combination of classes taught in a traditional classroom and online courses in the school’s new tech lounge. In addition, 11th and 12th grade students will have the option of online dual enrollment courses from Liberty University. A variety of diploma options will be available including an accelerated track that allows a student to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree from Liberty University simultaneously, an 18-credit hour certificate program in addition to high school diploma, a la carte dual enrollment courses and an advanced high school diploma.

“We are pleased at the strong interest in SCA’s high school program and encourage parents interested in exploring enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year to schedule a tour,” said DuChene.

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New Controller Announced

SALISBURY – Gillis Gilkerson has named Kevin Dorman as controller.

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Kevin Dorman

Dorman will prepare and monitor corporate budgets, provide tax planning and oversee the policies and procedures relating to the financial practices of Gillis Gilkerson.

“Kevin’s experience in accounting and planning will help enhance the company’s financial reporting and forecasting,” said Dwight Miller, president of Gillis Gilkerson. “We look forward to his recommendations for improvements in operations and the management of capital expenditures.”

Dorman joined the GGI team after working for PKS & Company, P.A. as a public accountant for five years. He brings with him a background in public accounting where he specialized in financial and tax planning in the areas of construction and real estate development.

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Broadband Effort Launched

BERLIN — KCI Technologies, Inc. (KCI) and Noovis, LLC (Noovis) have been contracted to create a Broadband Request for Proposal (RFP) to attract Internet Service Providers (ISPs) wanting to deliver improved service to the residents of Captain’s Cove. The RFP is scheduled to be released on March 18 and will be available on the community website.

KCI and Noovis will create a design specification for the community that will ensure it receives reliable and expandable fiber optic infrastructure and quality service from the winning service provider.

“We have been pursuing this for some time now and we are excited to see the plan coming together,” said Justin Wilder, general manager of Captain’s Cove Golf & Yacht Club.

Currently home to more than 1,000 residences and another 2,900 available lots, Captain’s Cove Golf & Yacht Club is located on the western shore of the Chincoteague Bay, bordering Maryland.

“We are very proud to be in a position to help this community and have a very experienced Communications Infrastructure Practice as well as a great partnership with Noovis to meet all of their needs,” said Debbie Pfeil, senior project manager with KCI.

“Reliable broadband service is just as important as any other utility these days,” said Eric Welty, President of Noovis. “The residents of Captain’s Cove are long overdue for access to high-speed connectivity and we are glad we can be part of the solution for them.”