Attends conference

Igor Conev, vice president of Mann Properties Inc. of Ocean City, recently attended the Community Associations Institute Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

The CAI National Conference event is an annual educational, networking and leadership experienced organized and managed by experts in community living.

Participants reviewed and discussed industry tools and services in such areas as risk management and crisis; financial, tax and law compliance; insurance and legal challenges; cyber security, and real-time solutions for condominium and HOA.

Uniting homeowners, managers and service providers with the common goal of harmony in the communities took a special place during this conference.

Conev believes professional development is the single most important investment for any company. His theory is that even the most successful companies in the world must constantly endeavor to improve themselves.

This is based on the idea that someone is always trying to be the best. As such, complacency is a guaranteed sentence of failure.


Peninsula Home Care is recognizing two occupational therapists as “Outstanding OT of the Year” for their work and dedication to the patients they serve.

Miranda Wood, of the Salisbury/Ocean Pines Branch, joined the Maryland PHC team in August 2016. As a certified occupational therapy assistant, she educates patients about techniques to make daily living tasks at home easier.

She has an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from Delaware Technical Community College. She is a member of Phi Theta Cappa Honor Society and Magna Cum Laude and actively participates in her local church as a Sunday school teacher. Her favorite part of working in home care is assisting the patients one-on-one.

Helen Serrano, of the Seaford Branch, joined the PHC team as an occupational therapist in January of 2015. She brings 16 years of experience to the job after working for eight years as an internship coordinator, clinician and college instructor and another eight years as a senior occupational therapist in London, England.

She earned her bachelor of science in occupational therapy and doctor of dental medicine and was awarded “Best Occupational Therapist” as an intern. She enjoys working with patients in their home environment and finds it very fulfilling to see patients achieve goals and complete everyday tasks in their own homes.

Providing care for more than 30 years, Peninsula Home Care, in Salisbury and Ocean Pines/Berlin, ensures that all patients are involved in their plan of care and strives to give them every opportunity to maintain their independence in the home.

The agency has served more than 39,000 patients on Delmarva and was designated as a Peninsula Regional Medical Center preferred home care provider in 2017.

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Joins bank

Raymond M. Thompson, president and chief executive officer of Calvin B. Taylor Bank, has announced that Alice K. Peterson has joined the bank as a loan processor.

She will be located at the bank’s Pocomoke Branch after her training is complete.

Peterson comes to Taylor Bank with over 30 years of banking experience, specializing in loan processing, accounting functions, audit and various branch operations.

Her banking career started with Cenlar Federal Savings Bank in Princeton, New Jersey, then she relocated to the Eastern Shore of Virginia and began employment with Old Dominion University at Wallops Island.

Her most recent position was with Union Bank (formerly Xenith Bank) where she served as a commercial loan specialist.

Peterson is a graduate of Susquehanna University where she studied business administration. She has obtained a certificate in paralegal studies and real estate appraisal.

Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, the bank subsidiary of Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc., founded in 1890, offers a wide range of loan, deposit and ancillary banking services through both physical and digital delivery channels.

The Company has 11 banking locations within the eastern coastal area of the Delmarva Peninsula including Worcester County, Maryland, Sussex County, Delaware and Accomack County, Virginia. There is also a loan production office located in Onley, Virginia.

Top producer

Andy Rayne of EXIT Realty At The Beach in Ocean Pines was recently recognized as March’s Top Producer.

EXIT’s Mid-Atlantic Region also celebrated Rayne for being No. 1 in Closed Sales Volume for the month of March, and it also recognized EXIT Realty At The Beach for being the No. 7 brokerage in Closed Sales Volume for the month of March.

EXIT’s Mid-Atlantic region currently consists of 44 offices.

Rayne thanks all of his clients, Bright Title and Settlement LLC, and everyone at EXIT Realty At The Beach in Ocean Pines for their help and assistance for the month of March, and year-round.

Bernie Flax, broker/owner of EXIT Realty At The Beach, believes that this award is a well-deserved recognition of the effort and hard work that Rayne puts forth for his clients.

Rayne’s knowledge of the local area and market, as well as his farming knowledge, makes him the perfect choice, whether clients are looking to sell or purchase a farm.

EXIT Realty At The Beach is located at 11002 Manklin Meadows Lane #3, Ocean Pines, Maryland 21811. For more information, call 410-208-EXIT(3948) or visit

Top agents

The Mark Fritschle Group At Condominium Realty, LTD has announced its listing and sales leaders for April.

Top listing agents by units are: 1. Kevin Decker, 2. Tina Dorsey, 3. Wayne Phillips, Sheri Smith, Joy Snyder and Dave Whittington.

Top listing agents by volume are: 1. Decker, 2. Dorsey, 3. Phillips.

Top settled units are: 1. Decker, 2. Snyder, 3. Jon Barker and Smith.

Top settled by volume are: 1. Decker, 2. Barker, 3. Snyder.

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