Business Briefs 09/03/2021

Duvall welcomed

Reid Tingle, president and CEO of Bank of Ocean City, along with the Board of Directors, welcomes Kimberly Duvall, branch manager of the Berlin office, as the newest addition to their staff.

Duvall joins Bank of Ocean City with over 13 years of banking management experience.

She brings with her a vast array of knowledge in banking and leadership and is committed to providing an outstanding customer experience.

Duvall has relocated from New Jersey, were she worked for PNC and Unity Bank. She is looking forward to becoming active within her new local community, as she previously served Habitat for Humanity and the Rotary Club, in several volunteer rolls, while residing in New Jersey.

Bank of Ocean City is a locally-owned, independent community bank. Established in 1916 and headquartered in West Ocean City, the bank has five offices; two in Ocean City, one in Ocean Pines, one in Berlin and a Delaware branch in Fenwick Island.

Joins AGH

Endocrinology Specialist Patricia Morales, CRNP, has joined Atlantic General Health System from Nanticoke Physician Network’s Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, where she cared for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, thyroid conditions, polycystic ovary syndrome and other endocrine conditions.

In her new role with Atlantic General, she will focus on diabetic care and thyroid conditions.

Morales has been a member of Delmarva’s medical community for more than nine years, with a background in diabetes and endocrinology as well as urgent care and family medicine.

She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Salisbury University School of Nursing in 2006, subsequently working as an ER nurse at Peninsula Regional Medical Center while earning her Master of Science in nursing at Salisbury University and her nurse practitioner certificate.

Morales also holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Universidad de Santiago de Chile. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is certified as a medical interpreter for Spanish speaking patients.

Morales is currently accepting new patients at the Atlantic General Diabetes and Endocrinology Center. Appointments can be made by calling 410-208-9761.

Joins bank

John W. Breda, president and CEO of The Bank of Delmarva, recently announced Dawn Wagner has joined the Bank as a vice president – business development officer/relationship manager.

Wagner has 24 years of banking experience, including 15 years in commercial lending.

She has served as a board member for the YMCA, the American Breast Cancer Foundation and Carson Scholars Fund.

She and her husband, Steve, have resided in Maryland for over 50 years, where they raised their six children. They enjoy participating in fundraising activities to help support their local community and businesses.


Kate Patton, executive director of Lower Shore Land Trust, was recently appointed to the Chesapeake Executive Council - Citizens Advisory Committee by Gov. Larry Hogan.

This multi-state council aims to provide policy direction for the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay. Patton has served as the executive director of the Lower Shore Land Trust since 2006.

Lower Shore Land Trust protects and restores natural resources, wildlife habitat and working lands to support and connect healthy and vibrant communities.

She has led fundraising efforts, nonprofit administration, land conservation, stewardship, marketing, and public education for the organization. In 2018, Lower Shore Land Trust received national accreditation through the Land Trust Commission.

New location

The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce has relocated its offices to 11047 Racetrack Road and will create more of a community-focused business center.

With a private conference room, additional office space, Wi-Fi, information center, and open-door policy, the chamber hopes to provide a more formal temporary work space for those working from home or organizations in need of meeting space.

In addition, the Ocean Downs Casino and Racetrack Information Center will be a resource to area residents and visitors.

For more information, call the Ocean Pines Chamber at 410-641-5306 or email

The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce is a 501 (c) (6) nonprofit corporation comprised of area businesses organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper.

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