A Week In Business – April 26, 2019

Board, Officers Installed

OCEAN CITY — Tourism Director Donna Abbott installed the 2019-2020 Officers and Board of Directors of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association dinner held on April 19 at Harrison’s Harbor Watch.

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Pictured, from left, at this month’s installation dinner were new OCHMRA Officers and Board members, from left, Tom Tawney, Shawn Harman, Garvey Heiderman, Ryan Wilde, Spiro Buas, Jackie Ball, Spencer Byrd, Carl Bozick, Danelle Amos, Austin Purnell and Rebecca Taylor. Submitted Photos

More than 200 members gathered for this annual ceremony where Tom Tawney of Cayman Suites was installed as the incoming president. Rebecca Taylor with Ocean 13 became first vice president and Danelle Amos of the Beach Walk Hotel was installed to serve as the second vice president. Shawn Harman of Fishtales/Bahia Marina will continue his role as secretary-treasurer.

The three-year Board of Directors installed included Karen Tomasello of Sello’s Italian Oven, Jackie Ball of the Park Place Hotel and Carl Bozick of Macky’s Bar & Grill. Two-year directors included Spiro Buas of OCRooms, Austin Purnell of OCMotels and Garvey Heiderman of The Hobbit. Serving as one-year directors are Ryan Wilde of BEST Motels, Spencer Byrd of Courtyard by Marriott and Dave Robinson of Boardwalk Hotel Group.

In existence since 1971, the OCHMRA is a private, non-profit organization, which exists to connect our industry interests through advocacy, education and partnerships with the goal of advancing Ocean City as a leading destination. OCHMRA assists in solving common issues relative to the industry and acts as a clearinghouse for dissemination of information.

Outgoing President Gary Figgs of Seacrets was presented with a plaque in appreciation of his hard work and dedication. The evening’s festivities also featured the Bank of Ocean City Tres Lynch Scholarship being awarded to Wor-Wic culinary student Kevin Leonard. The new board will have their first meeting on May 2.


Daisy Award Winner

BERLIN  Atlantic General Hospital awarded the DAISY Award for excellence in nursing to Iris Hudson, at a recent presentation.

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Iris Hudson

Hudson has been a nurse at Atlantic General Hospital for almost 20 years, and is a charge nurse on the medical surgical unit. Hudson has been a repeat nominee for both the DAISY and Nurse of the Year award. She supports the hospital in caring for the community and serving as chair of the performance improvement/patient safety council.

Colleagues of Hudson look forward to working with her and stated she is a good hearted, kind soul. They enjoy working with her because she is a hard worker and gives all she’s got.

The nomination letter stated, “Iris always does what is best for the patient. She is a valuable asset to the AGH team! She is passionate about patients every time she is here. No matter how big or small the situation is, Iris gets it done.”