A Week In Business
Workforce Conference Planned In Resort
OCEAN CITY - Businesses are invited to attend the International Student Workforce Conference for Employers sponsored by Congressman Wayne T. Gilchrest, the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association and the Ocean City Quality of Life Task Force for Seasonal Employees on Nov. 5 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Continental breakfast is included.
Attendees will learn about the J-1 visa program that enables international students to work in the U.S., will have questions answered about wages, taxes and Social Security numbers for seasonal employees and will find out about 'free' resources available to assist with staffing needs.
Admission is free. RSVP to Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, 410-289-6733 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCEAN CITY - John Allen III, Branch Manager of the Ocean City office of Merrill Lynch, announced recently that Dennis R. Hudson, ChFC®, CNSA®, and James R. Giles, Senior Financial Advisor, have been awarded the five star recognition awards for the Mid Atlantic region.
'By being a leader in terms of gathering new assets, annuitized business, households and while also growing your production and quality service level, they have demonstrated that they are truly one of the top financial advisor teams in the region,' Allen said.
The Giles/Hudson team will be honored at a meeting in Washington, D.C. at the end of this month.
BERLIN - Shamrock Realty Group has named Julie Sadler as top producer for the month of September for top sales and top listings.
Realtor Of Year
BERLIN - Kevin White was recently named as the Coastal Association of Realtors' 2007 Realtor of the Year.
White has been licensed for more than 20 years and is associated with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., in Salisbury, where he is a new agent mentor.
White was chosen by the Board of Directors to receive the honor due to his outstanding business accomplishments, faithfulness to the Code of Ethics, civic and community involvement and local and state Realtor association activities.
White has unselfishly served CAR for many years as a committee member, committee chair, as a director and as an officer. He is presently the association president.
WEST OCEAN CITY - Prudential Carruthers Realtors has announced that Marilyn Bushnell has attained her GRI designation, which is acquired only after many long, intensive real estate training classes and is endorsed by the National Association of Realtors.
Bethany Office Leaders
BETHANY BEACH - Rick Allamong, branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Bethany Beach offices, has announced the top producers for September.
For the Sunrise Court office, Mary Jarrell was the top individual listing associate and Jim Stromberg was the top individual sales associate. For the Ocean View Parkway office, Tim Rhodes was the top individual listing and sales associate. For the Salt Pond office, Lou Bascio was the top individual listing and sales associate.
New Associate Named
BETHANY BEACH - Seacoast Realty, a Carl M. Freeman Company, announced this week Tammy Mushrush has become a sales associate in the Bethany Beach office.
A 20-year veteran working in all phases of the industry, Mushrush received her Delaware real estate license in 1998. She will be specializing in resort listings, sales, lots, farms and acreage in Bethany Beach and the surrounding areas.
"We are extremely pleased to add Tammy to the Seacoast sales team," said Celeste B Valliant, Vice President and Broker of the firm. "With her vast experience and knowledge in all aspects of real estate, she can give her customers top-notch service."
Mushrush is a member of the Sussex County Association of Realtors, the Delaware Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She is also involved in the Care Ministry & Youth Group Ministry at Mariner's Bethel Church and is treasurer for Women of the Word.
BERLIN - Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. rolled out its exclusive affiliation with Christie's Great Estates for the firm's Eastern Shore region recently.
"The synergy of these two well-known brands, Christie's and Long & Foster is important in marketing upper-brackets properties for sale through our firm," said Rob Lacaze, president of Lacaze-Meredith, a Long & Foster Company with offices in Easton, St. Michaels, Oxford and Chestertown. "This affiliation is a powerful tool which will help us better serve buyers and sellers of luxury listings."
Christie's is the only worldwide network of real estate brokers owned by a major auction house. Presenting the affiliation of the two powerful brands to Long & Foster sales associates specializing in high-end properties were Michelle Beaubien Ball, vice president of Long & Foster's Corporate Advertising and director of the Extraordinary Properties Division, and Kathy Coumou, Northeastern Regional vice president for Christie's Great Estates.
"Christie's Great Estates is excited to be affiliated with Long &Foster, the largest privately-owned real estate company in the United States," said Coumou. "Long & Foster's sterling reputation in the real estate community combined with its key marketing locations in Baltimore and on Maryland's Eastern shore further strengthens the Christie's Great Estates affiliate network while providing Long & Foster with unmatched global reach in the sale and marketing of their luxury properties."
Red Cross Chapter Head Retires
SALISBURY - After 13 years of dedicated service to the communities of Worcester, Somerset and Wicomico counties, Alan Lee will retire his position as director of the Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross.
In Lee's 13 years as director, he witnessed an explosion of both growth in population and emergency service "demand" on the tiny chapter's staff of paid employees. He took over a chapter that was greatly in need of re-organization and raised it to a new level of self sustainability, efficiency and productivity. The chapter has grown its trained volunteer unit to include over 240 local community members who respond daily to both large and small emergencies with the tri-county area.
During Lee's term, the Eastern Shore has witnessed catastrophic emergencies including Hurricane Isabel, which flooded and displaced hundreds and hundreds of individuals from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to the Annapolis and Baltimore waterfronts. Many businesses and individuals experienced loss of property and homes. Hurricane Katrina also had an enormous impact on the Lower Shore Chapter but responding in perfect form, the chapter went right to work, furiously training and deploying these trained volunteers to New Orleans. In the end the Lower Shore Chapter gained national recognition for sending more trained volunteers to help the Katrina victims than any other Red Cross Chapter in the nation per capita.
SALISBURY - Becker Morgan Group, Inc. was recently recognized by ChesapeakeHome and the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for excellence in interior design for two projects.
The Hilton Suites Ocean City Oceanfront, owned by the Harrison Group, received Honorable Mention in the Commercial Category. The Historic Tidewater Inn/Restaurant Local in Easton, owned by Carl M. Freeman Companies of Olney, received Honorable Mention in the Historic Commercial Category.