A Week In Business
L&F Honors Team
BERLIN - Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., recently honored sales associates from the company's Eastern Shore region at a ceremony held at the Dover Downs Hotel & Convention Center in Dover.
Mark Holloway, vice president and regional manager of Long & Foster's Eastern Shore region, presented the top producers with their awards. Linda Moran and her team member Claudia Gausepohl, sales associates with Long & Foster's West Ocean City office, received the Eastern Shore Regional and the West Ocean City Office Top Producer Team Award for 2006 volume.
L&F Top Producers
BERLIN - Carole Mendham, a sales associate with Long & Foster Realtors' West Ocean City office, has been named the top individual producer for the month of February in sales volume.
Linda Moran and her team were recognized as the top producing team for February in sales volume and units.
Nurses Make Presentation
BERLIN - Atlantic General Hospital's surgical nursing staff was selected to present a clinical innovation at the AORN 54th Annual Congress, which is attended by nearly 7,000 perioperative professionals each year.
AGH's OR nurses submitted an abstract to AORN after participating in a cadaver lab held at the Maryland State Anatomy Board in June 2006. During the day-long lab, 12 surgical team members reviewed anatomy, performed mock surgical procedures and practiced first assist skills under the guidance of Thuan Dang, M.D., who is a surgeon at Atlantic General Hospital.
The cadaver lab's innovation lies in the additional hands-on training that nurses working toward their first assist certification receive before using their skills with a live patient in the OR.
In addition to presenting at the AORN Congress, AGH's OR nurses are recognized with a publication of their abstract in the AORN Congress manual. This resource handbook summarizes presentations and is a tool used by attendees to plan their itinerary during the event.
Seacoast Top Producers
BERLIN - Seacoast Realty, a Carl M. Freeman Company recently announced the firm's top producers for the month of February.
Top Listing Volume Individual Agent Award: Josh Morimoto, Bethany Beach; Ellen McCreary, Ocean View; Marc Grimes, Bear Trap; Allison Stine, Marketplace; and Bob Maxwell, Edgewater/Sea Colony. Morimoto received top honors for No. 1 listing volume for the month of February.
Top Sales Volume Individual Agent Award: Barry Grim, Bethany Beach; Marc Grimes, Bear Trap; Rich Riddle, Marketplace. Grimes received top honors for No. 1 sales volume for the month of February.
Top Listing Volume Team Award: The Bayside Team, Bayside/Fenwick.
Top Sales Volume Team Award: The Mike Conover Team.
Gismondi Selected For Forum
BERLIN - Allstate Insurance has selected Agency owner Beth Gismondi to attend the "2007 Allstate Insurance Co. Leaders Forum" in San Diego, Calif. The forum recognizes outstanding achievements in production, profitability and leadership within the Allstate family of companies.
Gismondi Insurance Associates is a top producer in the Mid-Atlantic region, with licenses in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. This exclusive initiation will enable Gismondi to network with the top leadership of the company along with regional honorees from across the country. The forum agenda is designed to encourage business and social interactions with a focus on current business growth and the future direction of Allstate.
Gismondi has been with Allstate Insurance Company for 17 years beginning her career in the Salisbury Sears store and most recently opening her newest office on Route 611 in Ocean City.
Top February Agents
BERLIN - Hileman Real Estate\'s top February agents were announced by Debbie Hileman, broker, at a recent sales meeting.
Sales agent Danielle Gray has been named top listing agent for February. She has been named top agent four times during her first year with Hileman.
Sales agent Bethany Drew has been named top sales agent for February. Licensed in Maryland and Delaware, Drew has been named agent of the year for 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Centex Ranked No. 1
BERLIN - Centex Corporation was recently named No. 1 in the home building industry on Fortune magazine\'s annual list of "America\'s Most Admired Companies." This is Centex\'s fifth No. 1 ranking in the last eight years on the Fortune list, ranking No. 1 three of those years in engineering and construction and No. 1 two of those years in home building.
"We believe our local employees have worked hard to contribute to Fortune\'s Most Admired Ranking," said Robert K. Davis, Division President DC Metro. "At Centex, the entire company shares a vision for success. We build each community with our customers\' needs in mind, while at the same time promoting business integrity and ethics throughout the workplace."
Franchise Coming To Pa.
BERLIN - Fractured Prune, Inc. DBA Fractured Prune the Donut Shoppe has announce its first franchise sale in Pennsylvania.
It will be located in Elizabethtown, Pa. and should be open by the end of May. Also opening soon are stores in Charlotte, N.C., close to NASCAR\'s Lowes Motor Speedway and the 'Crossroads' in Orlando, Fla. directly across from Disney World.
Top Insurance Producer
BERLIN - Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley Insurance Brokers has announced Dave Carroll as the Top producer for the month of February. Dave has
been employed by A/SCD for 27 1/2 years. He resides with his wife of 35 years Sandr at Lake Pines, Parsonsburg, MD. He enjoys spending time with his grandson Noah, who is 4 years old.
Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley is pleased to announce that Chris Carroll has been promoted to Vice President of Life and Health.
Chris has been in the insurance industry for 10 years
holding a designation as a Chartered Benefit Consultant. He serves on multiple state
insurance broker councils.Chris attended college at Salisbury State University and
business and accounting.
He resides with wife Melanie and daughter Brianna in Ocean Pines, Maryland.
Alan Newberry, president/CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland was recently named the chairman of the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute's (MHEI) Board of Trustees. Newberry, who has been an active member of MHEI since December of 2004, will serve a three year term.
MHEI, based in Elkridge, Maryland, is a non-profit research and education trust affiliated with the Maryland Hospital Association. The mission of the trust is to promote and foster individual, organizational and systemic excellence in Maryland's health care industry using the strategies of education and consultation. MHEI stresses leadership, responsibility, value, service, relevance and reliability through workshops, seminars and conferences for health care professionals and organizations.
Newberry's chairmanship of the MHEI Board of Trustees also earns him a seat on the Maryland Hospital Association's (MHA) Executive Committee. The Executive committee, a majority who are either hospital or health system trustees and/or CEO's, help to shape the organizational activities and policies of the MHA. The MHA was created in 1970 as a forum for cooperation and communication among the state's major providers of health care. The association represents Maryland hospitals and health systems through leadership, education, information, communication and collective action in the public interest. Newberry's term on the Executive Committee is also for three years.
Sumatis Om Studio of Yoga & Wellness is pleased to announce the addition of yoga instructor Kim Poole. Kim brings a colorful array of experiences to Sumatis Om Studio. Kim is certified in Integrative Yoga Therapy with influences in Anusara, Iyengar and Vinyasa Flow Yoga.