Biz Briefs

Receives MBA

Alysson DuPont recently received her MBA from University of Maryland University College. 

DuPont joined Taylor Bank in March 2008 and currently serves the bank as vice president and director of Human Resources. 

DuPont also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, from Salisbury University, and is a Senior Certified HR Professional from the Society of Human Resource Management. 

She will participate in University of Maryland University College’s commencement ceremony in May.

Fitzhugh honored

During the month of April – Occupational Therapy Month – Peninsula Home Care recognized Kaitlyn Fitzhugh as an “Outstanding COTA of the Year” for her work and dedication to the patients.  

Fitzhugh joined the Maryland PHC team in July 2018. As a certified occupational therapy assistant, she educates patients about techniques to make daily living tasks at home easier.  

She graduated from Wor-Wic with an associates degree in applied science. She enjoys helping people and making a difference in their lives when it comes to what matters to them most.  

She values that Peninsula Home Care is patient-centered and enjoys working with the entire team of professionals.  

Her goal is to introduce as much diversity to the treatment setting as possible and bring new ideas and modalities to the home to keep patients motivated during the recover process. 

She works in the Salisbury/Ocean Pines Branch.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced that Edie Brennan, Stephanie Bray, Claudia Gausepohl, Michael Rutledge and John Talbott have been named to the Leading Edge Society for 2018. 

The award recognizes the network’s top 8 percent of residential sales professionals in closed gross commission income (GCI) or closed units.

In addition, Sandy Dougan, Sandy and Doug Galloway – The Pros To Know, The O’Hare Team, Cindy Poremski and Sally Stout have been named to the President’s Circle for 2018 by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. 

The award recognizes the network’s top 5 percent of sales professionals who in 2018 exemplified great sales measures in closed GCI or closed units.

Jo Ann Brandt, Pam Brauns, Cheri Chenoweth, Judy Froman, Craig Hyatt, Mickey Lobb, Beth Miller, Sandy Van Fleet and Tary Walterhoefer have been named to the Honor Society for 2018.

The award recognizes the network’s top 14 percent of sales professionals who in 2018 exemplified great sales measures in closed gross commission income or units. 

These sales professionals were recognized for their exemplary performance at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ annual Sales Convention, held in Las Vegas, March 10-12. Real estate professionals from across the globe attended the annual business and educational event.

New office

Shore Bancshares Inc. announced this week that its banking subsidiary, Shore United Bank, will open a new office in West Ocean City.

The new West Ocean City branch is set to open a full-service banking office next to Candy Kitchen on Ocean Gateway later this year.    

West Ocean City is an ideal location for Shore United Bank, according to Lloyd L. “Scott” Beatty Jr., president and chief executive officer. 

“Over the past three years, we were proactive in strategically expanding our presence into contiguous markets,” he said. “The execution of our expansion will provide us with 22 branches, and two loan production offices serving Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. We have an outstanding lending team in Ocean City and we are thrilled to support them with a full-service branch.” 

Shore Bancshares is a financial holding company headquartered in Easton. It is the parent company of Shore United Bank and an insurance premium finance company, Mubell Finance LLC. 

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