Mid-Atlantic Tire Pros to Service Hybrid Vehicles and Batteries

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L-R: Cody Cahall, Lead Technician with Mid-Atlantic TirePros owner Terry John.

Mid-Atlantic TirePros in Easton, an independently owned and operated automotive repair shop, has joined The Hybrid Shop (THS), a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Through its partnership and training with THS, Mid-Atlantic TirePros will now offer hybrid services on the Mid Shore. A cornerstone of The Hybrid Shop’s service offerings is its hybrid battery replacement service, which includes the installation of hybrid batteries that are reconditioned in THS’ own California manufacturing facility. Using proprietary processes and technology, this green service restores up to 95 percent of the battery pack’s original power and energy and saves customers thousands of dollars. The ability to restore, as opposed to replacing, the batteries is a critical element in the environmental sustainability of these services.

Terry John, the owner of Mid-Atlantic TirePros, said the business is thrilled to join THS and to be able to take their commitment to both customers and the environment to the next level. He stated, “We look forward to putting THS’ proven technical process to work and expanding our services. This will be a less expensive option for hybrid owners, as they will not have return to the car dealerships for non-warranty maintenance, battery replacement, and repairs.”

He added, “We will also continue to provide service and repairs to all other makes and models as we have for the past fifteen years.”

Dave Crawford, President of The Hybrid Shop, said the organization welcomed Mid-Atlantic TirePros as THS’ newest Dealer Partner.

“Their leadership and dedication to the future of hybrid vehicles, as well as their commitment to the education of their customers and the public across their region, make them an ideal addition to our rapidly-increasing network of experts,” Crawford said.

For further information, contact Terry John at Mid-Atlantic TirePros at 410-770-3337 or visit midatlantictire.com.

Carolyn Fuss Thompson joins Heck & Company

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Carolyn Fuss Thompson, an experienced non-profit professional, has been named an associate with Heck & Company, the fundraising consulting firm announced this week.

Fuss Thompson specializes in volunteer management, communications, marketing, program development and event planning and has worked with the Humane Society of Kent County, Washington College, and the American Red Cross of Central Maryland. She also performed two years of national service with Volunteer Maryland!, an AmeriCorps program, and served as a volunteer management consultant for YouthBuild U.S.A.

A graduate of Washington College, Carolyn holds a Masters degree in Nonprofit Management from Notre Dame University in Baltimore, where she earned the top Academic Achievement Award in 2006.  A recipient of the Governor’s Citation in 1999 and 2000 for her accomplishments in AmeriCorps, she also was honored with the George M. Elsey Award for youth programs she developed at the American Red Cross.

“Carolyn is an enormous asset and we are very fortunate to have recruited her,” Principal Barbara Heck said. “We are delighted to be able to offer her many talents to our clients.”

Heck & Company provides on-site fundraising expertise to non-profits on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and beyond. The firm helps organizations with campaign planning and implementation, major gift strategy, annual giving, stewardship, prospect research and management, grant writing, corporate and foundation relations, marketing and graphic design, special events, and social media. For more information contact: Barbara Heck at Heck & Company or visit their website.

Kristen Owen Attains Certified Financial Planner Certification

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Chesapeake Bank and Trust Company is pleased to announce that Kristen Owen, CFP®, Assistant Vice President, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. Ms. Owen has been employed by Chesapeake Bank and Trust Company since December 2005, and has managed Chesapeake Investment Services, a division of Chesapeake Bank and Trust Company, as Investment Adviser Representative since April 2015.

Kristen Owen

The CFP® marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning. CFP® professionals also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and Financial Planning Practice Standards. CFP Board is a nonprofit certification organization with a mission to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning.

“We are delighted that Kristen has obtained this premier financial planning certification and continues to expand her knowledge to better serve our clients,” remarked Glenn Wilson, President and CEO of Chesapeake Bank and Trust.

Kristen began working at Chesapeake Bank and Trust Company shortly after graduating from McDaniel College with a B.A. in History. Originally from Kingstown, she now lives in Fairlee with her husband, Chris. Kristen currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Garfield Center for the Arts and Main Street Historic Chestertown, and previously served as President of Downtown Chestertown Association.

The office of Chesapeake Investment Services is located inside Chesapeake Bank and Trust Company’s main branch at 245 High Street, Chestertown, Maryland. Kristen can be reached at 410-778-1600 or kowen@chesapeakeinvest.com.

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Member FINRA/SIPC.

Qlarant Named One of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Data Analytics Companies

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Qlarant has been selected by The Silicon Review, as one of the top 10 fastest growing data analytics companies for 2019.

The award places Qlarant among the elite in data analytics companies for the second year in a row following 2018’s recognition as a Top 20 Most Promising Predictive Analytics Solutions Provider from CIO Review magazine and a Top 10 Solutions Provider as recognized by CIO Applications magazine.

Headquartered in Easton, Md., Qlarant is a Solutions company that focuses on risk management, quality improvement programs, and delivering customized technical products and services to solve complex, real-world problems for their clients.

“The quality assessment industry is growing quickly and Qlarant has risen to meet the demand” says CEO Dr. Ron Forysthe Jr. “Utilizing data analytics has established us as highly credible reviewers and solution providers, and has distinguished us amongst our peers. Data analytics, used in conjunction with subject matter experts and the benefit of AI, enables us to provide clients with new perspectives and courses of action. Qlarant has helped millions of people and saved billions of dollars for agencies and organizations by uncovering and identifying risks, sometimes before they occurred.”

In addition to the award, Silicon Review also featured Qlarant President and CEO Dr. Ronald G. Forsythe, Jr. as their April magazine cover story. He has an extensive background in resource development, innovation, analytics, and risk management. Dr. Forsythe also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Chesapeake Utilities (NYSE:CPK) and was a former member on the regional advisory board for BB&T (NYSE:BBT).

About Qlarant

Qlarant is a not-for-profit, nationally respected leader in fighting fraud, waste, and abuse—improving program quality, and optimizing performance. The company uses subject matter experts and innovative data science and technology to help organizations see risks, solve problems, and seize opportunities. Solutions are customized for state and federal agencies as well as commercial industries across the nation. The Qlarant Foundation— the mission arm of the organization—provides grants to services provided in underserved communities. Qlarant employs nearly 500 people and has a 45-year record of accomplishment improving the performance of some of the Nation’s most important programs. Qlarant is a licensed AgileCxO Transformation Partner.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Pat Boos at 410.819.3553 or email at boosp@qlarant.com.  For more information and to view the video go to www.qlarant.com

Delmarva Power Honors Top Local Volunteers

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Delmarva Power honored five top volunteers at the company’s Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony, which recognized employees who go above and beyond to make a difference in their communities through volunteerism.

“We consider it our responsibility and privilege to help enhance the quality of life for people in the communities where we live, work, and serve,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. “We are extremely proud of our volunteers of the year, and all our employee volunteers, who embody our company’s commitment to service both in their day-to-day work at Delmarva Power and in their spare time helping our community partners achieve their missions.”

Richard Davis, of Bel Air, Md., a senior district system operator with Delmarva Power, was recognized as the company’s most impactful volunteer in 2018. Davis dedicates his time to the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, where he logged more than 600 hours last year. As part of his award, Delmarva Power will contribute $1,000 to his fire company in honor of his efforts. Since joining the fire company in 1990, Davis has made more than 30,000 fire and emergency calls and trained over 200 firefighters. In addition to his newest honors, Davis is also the recipient of the Unsung Hero Award and other lifesaving awards. Prior to joining Delmarva Power in 2017, Davis worked for Exelon sister company BGE in Baltimore for 18 years.

Delmarva Power also recognized the following individuals for their outstanding acts of volunteerism:

• Julianne Bailey, of Wilmington, Del., a senior strategic database specialist who has worked at Delmarva Power for five years, was recognized for her work with Odyssey of the Mind, Delaware.Bailey helps coordinate the organization’s local creative problem-solving programs for area students, helping them build self-confidence and develop strong life skills.

• Nicole Bruno, of Salisbury, Md., a business analyst who has worked for the company for 18 years, was recognized for her work with Town Cats in Ocean City, Md. Bruno helps this non-profit cat rescue organization with its social media accounts and assists with fundraising and adoption events.

Curtis Kilmon (middle) alongside Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president (left), and Glenn Moore, Delmarva Power region vice president (right).

• Curtis Kilmon, of Easton, Md., an engineering fieldman who has worked at Delmarva Power for 39 years, was recognized for his work with the Maryland Spring Hill Cemetery. Kilmon serves as acting president of the board for the cemetery, overseeing the regular maintenance of this historical property by helping coordinate projects for new signage, fencing, monuments, roadways, and landscaping.

• Andrew Labovitch, of Ridley Park, Pa., a senior engineer who first started with the company in 1991, was recognized for his work supporting veterans who have served in war or campaigns overseas through his roles at the Herbert W. Best Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 928 Auxiliary. Labovitch has served as treasurer and trustee for the organization, overseeing accounting for its auxiliary funds, among other duties.

Delmarva Power’s Powering Communities program helps connect employees with volunteer opportunities throughout the company’s service area and recognizes their efforts.In 2018, more than 320 employees volunteered a combined total of more than 1,900 work days through the program, helping support nearly 460 unique organizations across Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

In 2018, Delmarva Power’s parent company Exelon and its 34,000 employees gave more than $51 million to nonprofits and volunteered more than 240,000 hours with organizations across the country. This record-breaking community giving helped support more than 12,000 nonprofit organizations across 236 cities, 19 states, and the District of Columbia.

Readers are encouraged to visit The SourceDelmarva Power’s online news room. For more information about Delmarva Power, visit delmarva.com. Follow the company on Facebook at facebook.com/delmarvapower and on Twitter at twitter.com/delmarvaconnectOur mobile app is available at delmarva.com/mobileapp.

Delmarva Power is a unit of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. Delmarva Power provides safe and reliable energy service to approximately 527,000 electric customers in Delaware and Maryland and approximately 134,000 natural gas customers in northern Delaware.

Chesapeake Bank and Trust Announces Five Star Rating

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Chesapeake Bank and Trust Company is pleased to announce its recent five-star rating from BauerFinancial, Inc. Chesapeake Bank’s five-star rating, now three years running, is an impressive achievement, making it the highest rated community bank headquartered in the Chestertown area.

“We are very proud to maintain our strong rating and provide high-quality products and services to our local community.” – Glenn L. Wilson, President & CEO

BauerFinancial, Inc. has been analyzing and reporting on the financial condition of the nation’s banking industry since 1983. Bauer uses the same strict barometer to rate all banks and credit unions and makes those ratings available to all people, for free, on its website. No institution pays for its rating, nor can they avoid a rating. This practice has earned the respect of regulators, bankers and consumers across the country.

Founded in 1986, Chesapeake Bank and Trust Company has roots in Kent County dating back more than 100 years. Chesapeake Bank and Trust Company is a well-known pillar in the community, helping residents and businesses with a wide range of personalized financial products and services. For more information please visit www.chesapeaketrust.com or call (410) 778-1600.

Stanley Black & Decker CEO Jim Loree at WC on March 25

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Jim Loree, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stanley Black & Decker, will be the speaker for Washington College’s spring 2019 James C. Jones Seminar in American Business on March 25.

Loree will give a talk entitled “Purpose-Driven Performance: Staying Relevant for 175 Years and Beyond.” The event, sponsored by the Department of Business Management, takes place in Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Underwood Lobby.

Stanley Black & Decker operates the world’s largest tool and storage company featuring iconic brands such as Craftsman, DeWalt, Porter-Cable, Stanley, and Bostitch. Loree joined the company, then Stanley Works, as CFO in 1999 when the company generated just over $2 billion in revenue, according to the company’s website.

“In that role, he led a massive restructuring of the business and began a re-architecting of the company’s portfolio,” the website states. “Since that time, he was promoted to COO, President and then CEO in 2016, as the company generated significant growth both organically and through acquisitions to stand at $13 billion in annual revenue (more than 5x growth since 1999), with more than 58,000 employees across 60 countries.”

Loree is also the husband of Rebecca Corbin Loree ’00, a member of the College’s Board of Visitors and Governors, and the namesake of the Rebecca Corbin Loree Center, which houses the College’s Center for Career Development.

The James C. Jones, Jr. Seminar in American Business was endowed in 1978 by the George W. King Printing Company of Baltimore in memory of its former company president. Jimmy Jones, a 1947 graduate of Washington College, served on the Board of Visitors and Governors from 1974 until his death in 1978. Previous speakers include College President Kurt Landgraf; Paul Reed Smith, founder of PRS Guitars; Michael Bloomberg; and ABC News business correspondent Betsy Stark.

Watch the livestream www.washcoll.edu/offices/digital-media-services/live/

About Washington College

Founded in 1782, Washington College is the tenth oldest college in the nation and the first chartered under the new Republic. It enrolls approximately 1,450 undergraduates from more than 39 states and territories and 25 nations. With an emphasis on hands-on, experiential learning in the arts and sciences, and more than 40 multidisciplinary areas of study, the College is home to nationally recognized academic centers in the environment, history, and writing. Learn more at washcoll.edu.

Delmarva Power is Powering Communities in More Ways Than One

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In 2018, Delmarva Power contributed more than $1.2 million to local nonprofits, while its employees volunteered nearly 16,000 hours to help hundreds of organizations throughout Delaware and Maryland. These contributions are part of the company’s commitment to powering communities and being a good corporate citizen for the areas where its employees live and work.

“We value the strong relationships we’ve built with our communities across Delaware and Maryland over the last 100 years,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. “While we are known for our commitment to providing clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy service for our customers, we also see it as our duty to give back to the communities we serve. Seeing the benefits of our continued charitable contributions and volunteerism is another reminder of our deep connection to our communities and the vested interest we have in their continued success.”

Every charitable contribution from Delmarva Power also comes with a dedicated pledge of volunteers. The company’s Powering Communities program helps connect employees with volunteer opportunities throughout Delmarva Power’s service area and recognizes their efforts. In 2018, more than 320 employees volunteered a combined total of more than 1,900 work days through the program, helping support nearly 460 unique organizations across Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The top volunteers will be honored at the company’s Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony in April, at Dover Downs in Dover, Del.

Delmarva Power’s charitable contributions assist organizations that support education, the environment, arts and culture, and community development programs. In 2018, the company sponsored important community organizations including the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, the YMCA, Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, The Salvation Army, and the United Negro College Fund.

In 2018, Delmarva Power’s parent company Exelon and its 34,000 employees gave more than $51 million to nonprofits and volunteered more than 240,000 hours with organizations across the country. This record-breaking community giving helped support more than 12,000 nonprofit organizations across 236 cities and 19 states and the District of Columbia.

To learn more about Delmarva Power, visit The Source, Delmarva Power’s online news room. Find additional information by visiting delmarva.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/delmarvapower and on Twitter at twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Delmarva Power’s mobile app is available at delmarva.com/mobileapp.

Delmarva Power is a unit of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. Delmarva Power provides safe and reliable energy service to approximately 527,000 electric customers in Delaware and Maryland and approximately 134,000 natural gas customers in northern Delaware.

Qlarant Foundation Awards Additional Grants to Maryland Nonprofits

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Qlarant Foundation, the mission arm of Qlarant, who recently awarded $385,000 in grants to 14 organizations in Maryland and Washington, DC supporting local healthcare-related quality improvement efforts, has now given an additional $4000 to two of those grantees.

A portion of the new grants were awarded to Cambridge-based Eastern Shore Wellness Solutions whose mission is to provide self-management training for individuals living with chronic disease. The organization is also a resource for the social determinants of health, including housing, food and transportation. Eastern Shore Wellness Solutions will use the funds to provide continued education training for their Community Health Workers and Peer Support Specialists.

A child receives free asthma services and preventative care on the University of Maryland’s Breathmobile.

The University of Maryland Medical System Foundation’s Breathmobile will also receive grant funding in order to purchase long-needed medical equipment. The Breathmobile’s current portable spirometer, used to measure the lung function of children at every visit, is almost 12 years old and in need of replacement. The estimated cost for a new spirometer is $2,000. The Breathmobile provides free asthma care services to underserved Baltimore City children and has been supported by grants from Qlarant Foundation in each of the last three years.

“The work these organizations do is outstanding and often goes unnoticed,” said Dr. Molly Burgoyne-Brian, Qlarant Foundation Board chair. “We are proud to provide both funding and encouragement to the many volunteers and staff members who serve the community so well.”

About Qlarant

Qlarant is a not-for-profit nationally respected leader in fighting fraud, waste & abuse, improving program quality, and optimizing performance. The company uses subject matter experts and innovative data science and technology to help organizations see risks, solve problems, and seize opportunities. Solutions are customized for health and human services organizations, government agencies, and financial and insurance companies. Qlarant employs nearly 500 people and has a 45-year record of accomplishment improving the performance of some of the Nation’s most important programs. In addition, the Qlarant Foundation has provided over $4.5 million in grants throughout Maryland and Washington D.C.. Qlarant is an AgileCxo Transformation Partner.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Pat Boos at 410.819.3553 or email at boosp@qlarant.com.  For more information and to view the video go to www.qlarant.com

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