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OP Chamber to host business expo

Eighth annual event held at Ocean Downs Casino, March 15 from 4-7 p.m. (March 8, 2018) The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will hold the eighth annual Chamber Business Expo on Thursday, March 15 from 4-7 p.m. at the new event space at Ocean Downs Casino. Ocean Downs is the title and event sponsor of… Read more »

3/1/18 Business Briefs

New hire Raymond M. Thompson, president and chief executive officer of Calvin B. Taylor Bank, has announced that Debbie A. Rickards has joined the bank as a customer service associate. She will be located at the bank’s main office in downtown Berlin. Rickards comes to Taylor Bank with over 25 years of banking experience, specializing… Read more »

Attics of My Life, Bird of Paradise to open

Also, Burley Cafe rebrands, former video store needs tenants, Wine Bar moves By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 22, 2018) Two new businesses, Attics of My Life and Bird of Paradise, are opening soon inside the former Donaway Furniture building on Main Street in Berlin. Most recently, that space was occupied by the Bayside Gazette… Read more »

02.22.18 Business Briefs

Licensees Jay Wise, team leader/Realtor, for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty, announces two new Delaware licensees to the Ocean City offices. Kimberly Heaney and Brenda Truelove have taken the class and passed the exam to receive their Delaware Real Estate licenses. In addition to Heaney and Truelove, the following agents from the Ocean City… Read more »

Nominations due Feb. 2 for Small Business Week Award

(Feb. 1, 2018) The new deadline for nominations to the 2018 Maryland Small Business Week Awards Program is Friday, Feb. 2. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Baltimore District Office is accepting nominations for Small Business Exporter of the Year and a variety of local award categories. Nominees are sought for the following local award categories:… Read more »

Business Briefs

Promotions Taylor Bank recently announced the promotion of three of its employees: Ray Robinson to senior vice president and branch manager security officer; Kathy Allam to assistant vice president, IT and electronic services manager; and Lisa Caldwell to operations supervisor. “Each has distinguished themselves as a talented leader within our company and proven to be… Read more »

Inca Ruins ‘bling’ drive will benefit Church Mouse

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 7, 2017) For the third year in a row, Inca Ruins in Berlin is holding a holiday fundraiser to benefit one of its neighbors, the Church Mouse Thrift Shop. “Every year we do something with the Church Mouse and this year we are doing LED stuff,” owner Ken Briggs… Read more »

Bruder Home, sweet home in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) Shelly Bruder and Larnet St. Amant opened Bruder Home on 18 North Main Street in Berlin last Wednesday. It was a soft opening with little fanfare after the friends worked feverishly for two days to get the space in order. Bruder has operated the boutique Bruder Hill,… Read more »

Developmental Center honors Gibbs and Tull

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) The Worcester County Developmental Center (WCDC) honored Dough Roller founder Bill Gibbs and Cecil Tull of ABC Printers Inc. last Wednesday with a pair of room dedications. The Newark center provides employment, job training and residency for people with intellectual disabilities. Dozens of WCDC backers attended the… Read more »

Burley Oak gets proactive in reducing water consumption

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) Following up on a meeting last month with Burley Oak Brewing Company representatives, Berlin Town officials toured the brewery last Friday to see new water-saving programs implemented by brewery owner Bryan Brushmiller. Last month’s meeting took place after town wastewater personnel noticed a spike in activity at… Read more »