A Week In Business – May 10, 2019

A Week In Business – May 10, 2019

New Rental Office Planned

FENWICK ISLAND – Vantage Vacation Rentals has announced the continued expansion of its business with the opening of the Vantage Fenwick Island office, located at 1209 Coastal Highway. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 5 p.m., on May 15.

“We’re thrilled to serve the Delaware beaches with the same heightened property care and management we provide in Ocean City since 2007,” said Denny Murphy, Vantage’s director of Business Development. “This new office enables us to offer our value proposition to Delaware beach property owners and gives us the opportunity to provide expanded vacation options for our traveling guests. We see this as a natural extension of our Ocean City business.”

Vacation property owners working with Vantage in Delaware will benefit from year-round marketing efforts to a massive list of prospective renters. Vantage also makes it easy for these renters to find and book their Delaware beach vacations with a robust website and local reservations team eager to provide personalized service and recommendations.

“We’re all about helping people find their happy place,” said Murphy. “And there are certainly plenty of those in Delaware. We are very excited to join the Delaware business community.”


Pharmacy Launches Campaign

SALISBURY – Apple Discount Drugs, a locally owned and operated Healthmart pharmacy serving the community for over 40 years, has launched a new “Pitch In” campaign to collect donations for community organizations and families in need.

“Apple is a very community driven company,” said Tish Withers, marketing director of Apple Discount Drugs. “We take pride in the quality of healthcare services we provide to our customers but are aware of the families in our community with greater needs that we can help. The ‘Pitch In’ campaign offers a convenient location for people to drop off donations when they stop into the store for their prescriptions or other healthcare items. We will take care of the rest and make sure the donations are distributed to the appropriate organizations, churches, schools and shelters.”

Apple is kicking off the campaign this month to coincide with Women Supporting Women’s “Bras for a Cause” fundraiser that benefits local people diagnosed with breast cancer. The theme for this year’s initiative is “Recycled Bras.” Community members can donate gently worn bras through the month of May. They can be any size or style, including mastectomy bras.

But the giving doesn’t stop there. Apple Discount Drugs will be collecting new items each month to donate to pre-arranged local organizations. Keeping in line with the “Pitch In” theme, anyone who donates will be entered into a monthly drawing to win two Delmarva Shorebirds tickets during the baseball season.

In June, items for soldiers away from home will be collected including toothbrushes, wet wipes, shampoo, deodorant and razors. These items will be taken to Operation We Care for packaging and shipments to deployed troops.

Back to school supplies to be donated to the Wicomico Board of Education in July and August.

September will be left open for sudden needs that may arise.

October’s collection will be of canned goods for the local food bank.

Hats, gloves and scarves will be donated in November to The Joseph House.

Blankets for local homeless shelters such as The Joseph House and Halo will be collected in December for the winter season.


Physical Therapy Services Grow

BERLIN – Atlantic Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, serving the community with physical therapy care since 1998, announced the addition of SMARTfit device to their physical therapy services especially regarding balance. SMARTfit is an iOS/Android driven workout console that delivers customized and scalable programming to address specific cognitive and neurological training needs of each client to promote better physical therapy outcomes.

“We recognize that dual task activities — performing two activities at once — simulate real life and that’s exactly what SMARTfit delivers in its therapy and training activities,” said Bobby Hammond, president and physical therapist at Atlantic Physical Therapy. “By simultaneously performing balance activities and cognitive tasks it allows patients to better simulate real life activities. Not only is it an excellent tool to help with balance but it also helps our younger athletic population. It’s fun, engaging and has a proven track record of speeding up the recovery process.”

SMARTfit aides in progressive resistance training and neuro-rehabilitation and is also being incorporated into Atlantic Physical Therapy’s total joint and stroke rehabilitation protocols. The technology incorporates activities to improve balance on stable and unstable surfaces, stand and reach activities and reaction time for older patients. Higher level stroke patients benefit from the programs offered to improve cognition and motion.