06/23/2022 | A Week In Business – June 24, 2022

Association President Named

BERLIN – Cheryl Nottingham, Vice President of Finance / CFO for Atlantic General Hospital and Health System,

Cheryl Nottingham

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

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Nottingham has been CFO at Atlantic General since 1998. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and earned her Master of Business Administration in healthcare administration and organizational leadership from Wilmington University.

Nottingham has been a member of HFMA since 1993 and became an HFMA Fellow in 2011. She is the eighth woman president of the 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 across all providers, payers, regulatory bodies, vendors / consultants, and other stakeholders throughout the state.


Hotel Acquired

OCEAN CITY – Harrison Group Resort Hotels & Restaurants is excited to announce that it has added the Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City Oceanfront, located on 15th Street right on the famous Ocean City Boardwalk in Ocean City, Md., And part of Marriott International Inc. General Chat Chat Lounge (NYSE: MAR) Collection, to enhance their growing oceanfront hotel portfolio and look forward to welcoming guests to this beautiful coastal destination.

The hotel, located directly on the Boardwalk and Atlantic Ocean, is just steps to local attractions, shops and dining, as well as just 1.5 miles from the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Perks include an indoor pool, fitness center, complimentary guest parking and free WiFi. Guests are offered freshly renovated spacious guestrooms, featuring private balconies, mini-fridges, microwave ovens, coffee / tea makers, and an unforgettable slumber experience in The Marriott Bed.

Featuring 91 oceanfront accommodations with sweeping views of the wide Atlantic coastline and picturesque beaches, the Courtyard Ocean City Oceanfront is a favored beachfront experience. Meetings and event planners will find a breeze in the total 2,020 square feet of event space. There is also an onsite restaurant, the popular Captain’s Table, and indoor heated 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 30 global brands covering Marriott’s extraordinary portfolio. Members who book directly have instant access to such benefits as special discounted rates, best rate guarantees, room and hotel updates, and so much more.


Designation Earned

OCEAN CITY – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty announced today that Spike Sands has recently acquired the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection – Specialist Accreditation.

To achieve this Luxury Collection Specialist, Sands exemplifies what it means to provide outstanding service to buyers and sellers in the luxury market, complete specialized training and other personal electives that advanced 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 in more than 1,500 offices across the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East – while providing an upscale market for specialized expertise.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection utilizes an elite network of powerful relationships, as well as a network of experienced, service-oriented professionals that combines local expertise with vast global connections, together with delivering marketing resources to their clients’ best-in-class results.

The Select Network of Luxury Collection Specialists is dedicated to the marketing of luxury properties. These specialists have consistently earned their clients’ respect through their comprehensive understanding of how to effectively market to affluent buyers.

“Earning the Luxury Collection Specialist recognition is a true honor,” said Sands. “I’m delighted to assist clients in buying and selling homes in the luxury marketplace.”

Added Sharon Curtiss, regional vice president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, “We are thrilled to receive Spike this designation. He is an experienced, skilled agent and fine ambassador of our brand locally and throughout the luxury market in Ocean City / Ocean Pines. “

Christy Bundick, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, applauded Sands on the Luxury Collection Specialist designing, saying, “On behalf of the entire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices organization, we are proud Spike is now among our prestigious Luxury Collection Specialists. The designation is a reflection of his hard work and dedication to excellence in high-end client service. “


New Learning Center

SALISBURY – Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JA), a nonprofit organization headquartered in Salisbury, Md., Recently unveiled renderings that feature the design of their new interactive learning center. The Perdue Henson Junior Achievement Center is now expected to begin construction in early phases by fall 2023. Located within Oak Ridge Commons, the center will fill the 25,000-plus square foot unit formerly occupied by Kmart at the 300 block of Tilghman Road. Salisbury, Md.

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

With hands-on learning as a core strategy for delivering real-world scenarios to students, this unique adaptive reuse project will transform the vacancy into a “mock city” – one that simulates the day-to-day functions of adult life. This portion of the facility will feature a large, open area complete with eighteen interactive storefronts that serve to encourage career exploration. Students will also have access to a learning lab with interactive monitors and other technology used to explore career paths and their associated education requirements.

As you enter the front of the building, the lobby space will feature an exhibit wall recognizing the facility’s generous donors as well as a display spotlighting of the Junior Achievement organization. From this entrance, the office and the center of the boardroom will be accessible to JA staff and visitors. Other areas of the center will be dedicated to outdoor learning and hosting of events.

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

As a whole, Junior Achievement operates on a national level, reaching over 3 million students per year. With a sincere commitment to providing our youth with the knowledge and skills needed to create their own success, Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore opens this center backed by the full support of the Delmarva community.

“It truly is an honor to have been selected as the construction team for this project. We are beyond excited to play a role in transforming this space, helping it become a community asset for years to come, “said GGI Vice President Tyler Barnes. “Junior Achievement makes a lasting impact on our community. The guidance and examples of their initiatives to provide our youth are critical throughout the Eastern Shore and beyond. “

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