Flax investor

The National Association of Realtors has announced that Bernie Flax, a Realtor from Ocean Pines, has become a Sterling R Major investor in the Realtors Political Action Committee.

RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization that works to protect the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership for Ocean Pines residents and across the country.

Flax has supported RPAC for 12 years and has been a member of the National Association of Realtors since 2006. She currently holds the position of president-elect for the Coastal Association of Realtors, and is the owner/broker of EXIT Realty At The Beach in Ocean Pines.

Since 1969, RPAC has promoted the election of pro-real estate candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is to elect officials who understand and support the interests of real estate professionals and their home buying, selling and investing clients.

RPAC uses its resources to seek to elect candidates that understand and support real estate, and to develop public policies that allow consumers to own homes and build their communities through commercial investment.

Top advisor

Deeley Insurance Group announces Travis Hinman, CRIS, as its top client advisor for April.

Hinman is a Commercial Lines client advisor designing risk management plans to safeguard his client’s assets.

For over nine years, he has worked with business owners to build insurance programs that not only fit their immediate needs but help their businesses grow. He specializes in transportation, construction and manufacturing risks.

With offices located in Willards, Maryland and Lewes, Delaware, Deeley Insurance Group is a privately held independent insurance agency specializing in employee benefits, business and personal insurances. To learn more, visit deeleyinsurance.com.

Ribbon cutting

Join Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and distinguished guests along with owners Brian and Lisa Bolter for the official ribbon cutting to open two new restaurants in mid-town Ocean City.

DRY 85, named one of the Top 40 Whisky Bars in America by Whisky Advocate, is an industrial lofty space in Annapolis focused on bourbon, craft beer, craft cocktails and gourmet comfort food. Red Red Wine Bar, with its eclectic Bohemian vibe was named winner of the 2015 Best Wine & Beverage Program in Maryland by the Restaurant Association.

The Bolters expanded to the beach with two new locations.

DRY 85 OC and Red Red Wine Bar OC, located on 48th Street oceanside, are open for lunch and dinner every day at 11:30 a.m. Breakfast is offered daily during the summer at 9 a.m. Both will operate year round. For more information, visit dry85.com and redredwinebar.com.

New COO

Hospitality and development specialist Blue Water Development announces Dean Geracimos as chief operations officer. He will be based out of Blue Water’s corporate office in Berlin.

Geracimos, a long-time Ocean City native, will primarily advise on day-to-day operations, acquisitions and building internal infrastructure models to streamline and standardize transitions across Blue Water’s expanding portfolio.

Geracimos has vast and varied experience helping companies make the monumental leap from small businesses to competitively thriving organizations. His resume includes restaurants, medical imaging facilities, shopping centers and more, in addition to starting the top golf package company in its market.

Through his diverse expertise, he became a sought-after business consultant and eventually progressed to town councils, serving as mayor of Chesapeake City, Maryland for three terms.

Founded by Jack and Todd Burbage in 2002, Blue Water Development is a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties operating in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Maine, New Jersey and North Carolina.

Learn more at http://www.bluewaterdevelopmentcorp.com.

Company leaders

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

Top listing agents by units are: Joy Snyder, Kevin Decker and Dave Whittington. They were also top listing agents by volume.

Top settled units are: Decker, Snyder, and Joe Wilson and Sheri Smith.

Top settled by volume are: Decker, Wayne Phillips and Snyder.

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