06/23/2022 | A week in business – June 24, 2022


President of the association appointed

BERLIN – Cheryl Nottingham, vice president of finance/chief financial officer of the Atlantic General Hospital and Health System,

Cheryl Nottingham

assumed the role of President of the Maryland Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) on June 1.

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Nottingham has served as Chief Financial Officer at Atlantic General since 1998. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and earned her Masters of Business Administration in Health Care Administration and Organizational Leadership from the Wilmington University.

Nottingham has been a member of HFMA since 1993 and became an HFMA Fellow in 2011. She is the eighth female president of HFMA Maryland Chapter in its 58-year history. HFMA Maryland Chapter’s mission is to facilitate experiences – both in-person and digitally – that support educational and relationship development among all providers, payers, regulators, vendors/consultants, and other stakeholders across the state. .


Hotel acquired

OCEAN CITY – Harrison Group Resort Hotels & Restaurants is thrilled to announce that it has added the Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City Oceanfront, located at 15th Street on the famous Ocean City Boardwalk in Ocean City, MD, and is part of Marriott International Inc. (NYSE: MAR), to their growing portfolio of beachfront hotels and we look forward to welcoming our guests to this beautiful coastal destination.

The hotel, located directly on the boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean, is steps from local attractions, shopping and dining, and just 1.5 miles from the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Perks include an indoor pool, fitness center, free parking for guests, and free Wi-Fi. Guests are offered spacious, newly renovated rooms with private balconies, mini-refrigerators, microwaves, coffee/tea makers, and an unforgettable sleep experience at the Marriott Bed.

Featuring 91 oceanfront rooms with sweeping views of the vast Atlantic coastline and scenic beaches, the Courtyard Ocean City Oceanfront is a premier oceanfront experience. Meeting and event planners will find accommodations in the 2,020 square feet of total event space at a glance. There’s also an on-site restaurant, the popular Captain’s Table, and a heated indoor pool for attendees to enjoy after the day’s collaborations.

Courtyard Ocean City Oceanfront is part of Marriott Bonvoy™, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Marriott’s extraordinary portfolio of 30 hotel brands spanning the globe. Members who book direct gain access to instant benefits such as exclusive discounted rates, best rate guarantees, room and hotel upgrades, and more.


Title obtained

OCEAN CITY – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty announced today that Spike Sands has recently earned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection℠ Specialist accreditation.

To achieve this luxury collection specialist, Sands exemplifies what it means to provide exceptional service to buyers and sellers in the luxury market, underwent specialized training and completed other personal internships that furthered Sands’ career as a luxury agent. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty also offers a Luxury Collection marketing program designed to leverage the strength and reliability of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand and system – one of the fastest growing real estate brokerage franchise networks. worldwide with nearly 1,500 offices across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East – while offering particular expertise for a high-end market.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection utilizes an elite network of powerful relationships, as well as a network of experienced, service-oriented professionals who combine local expertise with extensive global connections, as well as marketing resources to provide their clients with the best results in their category.

The select network of Luxury Collection Specialists is dedicated to the marketing of luxury properties. These specialists have always earned the respect of their clients with their deep understanding of how to market effectively to high net worth buyers.

“Winning the recognition as a luxury collection specialist is a true honor,” said Sands. “I’m excited to help luxury market clients buy and sell homes.”

Sharon Curtiss, Regional Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, added, “We are delighted that Spike has received this designation. He is an experienced and qualified agent and a great ambassador for our brand locally and in the luxury market in Ocean City/Ocean Pines.

Christy Bundick, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, applauded Sands for the Luxury Collection Specialist designation, saying, “On behalf of the entire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices organization, we are proud that Spike is now one of our prestigious Collection Specialists. the luxury collection. This designation is a reflection of his hard work and dedication to excellence in high-end customer service.


New Learning Center

SALISBURY – Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JA), a non-profit organization headquartered in Salisbury, Maryland, recently unveiled renderings that showcase the design of its new interactive learning center. The Perdue Henson Junior Achievement Center is now in the early phases of construction with delivery scheduled for fall 2023. Located on Oak Ridge Commons, the center will occupy the over 25,000 square foot unit formerly occupied by Kmart at block 300 of Tilghman Road in Salisbury, MD.

Gillis Gilkerson (GGI) and Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF) formed a team responsible for the design and construction of the center. The state-of-the-art facility is expected to serve more than 10,000 Delmarva Peninsula students each year. In partnership with local school systems, the experiential learning center will support Junior Achievement’s mission to improve financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurial skills among youth in our region.

With hands-on learning as the core strategy to provide real-world scenarios to students, this unique adaptive reuse project will transform the vacancy into a “fictitious city” – a city that simulates the daily functions of adult life. This part of the facility will feature a large open space with eighteen interactive display cases that encourage career exploration. Students will also have access to a learning lab with interactive monitors and other technologies used to explore career paths and associated educational requirements.

As you enter from the front of the building, the lobby space will include an exhibit wall acknowledging the facility’s generous donors as well as an exhibit highlighting the history of the Junior Achievement organization. From this entrance, the center’s offices and meeting room will be accessible to JA staff and visitors. Other spaces in the center will be dedicated to outdoor learning and hosting events.

“Designing the center as envisioned by JA has been a truly rewarding experience,” said Payton Bridge, AIA, DBF Architect project manager. “The center was designed in conjunction with the overall goal of enriching education, strengthening connections between students and their local communities, and fostering positive student experiences.

As a whole, Junior Achievement operates nationally, reaching more than 3 million students annually. With a sincere commitment to providing our nation’s youth with the knowledge and skills to create their own success, Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is opening this center backed by the full support of the Delmarva community.

“It is truly an honor to have been chosen as the construction team for this project. We are excited to play a part in transforming this space, helping it become a community asset for years to come,” said GGI Vice President Tyler Barnes. “Junior Achievement has a lasting impact on our community. The guidance and examples their initiatives provide to our young people are essential throughout the East Coast and beyond.


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