Dickinson Jewelers partners on pet adoption event
Dickinson Jewelers will partner with the Humane Society of Calvert County for its third annual pet adoption event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with adoptions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7. Pets looking for their forever homes will be available for adoption. Dickinson has committed to pay half of the total adoption fee for the first three pets adopted.
Donate $10 to the humane society and get a cupcake; pick a lucky cupcake and discover a prized diamond or gem inside. Free photos of pets and owners as well as popcorn and prizes also will be available.
Leading up to the event, Dickinson Jewelers will be collecting supplies to donate to the humane society. It seeks creamy peanut butter, canned dog food, Kongs, disinfecting wipes, paper
towels, laundry soap, squeaky toys and tug toys, dryer sheets, hand sanitizer and milkbones. Items for donation can be dropped off at either the Dunkirk store location (10286 Southern Maryland Blvd., 301-855-8770) or the Prince Frederick store location (916 Costley Way, 410-535-4338).
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www. humanesocietyofcalvertcounty.org to find pets available for adoption.
EXIT Realty employees awarded
Exit 1 Stop Realty’s Gil Poudrier was recently awarded 300K Club by Exit Mid-Atlantic, according to a press release. The 300K Club recognizes agents who have generated business of a $300K to $499K in real estate sales.
EXIT 1 Stop Realty’s Susan Fleming was recently awarded Exit Energy Bus Award by Exit Mid-Atlantic, according to a press release. The Exit Energy Bus Award is to recognize one person who demonstrates outstanding services to the local communities through out the year and is always there to lend a helping hand to everyone and anyone they met.
Exit 1 Stop Realty’s Ellie Stommel was recently awarded 100K Club Award by Exit Mid-Atlantic, according to a press release. The 100K Club recognizes agents who have generated business of a $100K to $199K in real estate sales.
Connie Stommel was also recently awarded 100K Club by Exit Mid-Atlantic, according to a press release.
LSM selects Class of 2018
The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) board of directors is pleased to announce the selection of 31 Southern Maryland leaders for its 10th class — the Class of 2018, according to a press release. From Calvert County: • Alison L. Banholzer, owner of MOSD LLC
• Christopher P. Breedlove, chief of zoning enforcement for the Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning
• G. Shelby Butler, director of office of small business programs for Naval Air Systems Command
• Philip N. Campbell, chief information officer/ vice president information systems for Calvert Memorial Hospital
• Jacquelyn V. Meiser, vice president and general counsel for Cherry Cove Group
• Joan T. Thorp, deputy director of finance and budget for Calvert County
• David C. Weigel, associate attorney for Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC From Charles County: • Angela M. Booker, cardiopulmonary manager for University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center
• Chelsea R. Brown, director of development for the College of Southern Maryland
• Renee M. Brown, head of contracts for Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technical Division
• Robert H. Elrod, director of behavioral health services and nursing resources for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
• John G. Hungerford IV, director of infrastructure strategy for Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technical Division
• Marcia L. Keeth, deputy director of Charles County Economic Development Department
• Elizabeth I. Mildenstein, lead strategic communications and multimedia specialist for AVIAN LLC
• Christine M. Mulcahey, executive director for Health Partners, Inc.
• Randolph A. Sotomayor, assistant superintendent for fiscal services for Board of Education of Charles County
• Lynette L. Starke, billing services director for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
• Tisha R. Tyler, marketing and development manager for Charles County Public Library
• Maria V. Thorpe, associate director of the human systems department for Naval Air Systems Command
From Prince George’s County; however, works in Calvert County:
• Lydia Williams, executive director of student services for the College of Southern Maryland
From St. Mary’s County:
• Thomas E. Clark, senior vice president for the MIL Corporation
• Corey R. Combs, senior financial planner and analysis manager for Sabre Systems Inc.
• Roger L. Cordell, director of acquisition management-navy programs for KBRwyle
• Steven A. Hall, captain of special operations division for St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office
• Christa L. Hood, audit manager for Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC
• Lisa M. Oliver, executive assistant to the CEO for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
• Kimberly F. Rider, lead associate for Booz|Allen|Hamilton
• Charles W. Roach, president and CEO for Cedar Point Federal Credit Union
• G. Ed Rule, president for Naval Systems, Inc.
• Kate Shirey, director of career development for St. Mary’s College of Maryland
• Christopher J. Weller, president for Monterey Insurance Group, Inc.
“These selectees represent a broad array of highly engaged folks from an amazing pool of applicants living and/ or working in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties,” said Helen Mattingly Wernecke, executive director of Leadership Southern Maryland, in the release. “After participating in the LSM executive program, with a wide range of unique experiences throughout the year, these leaders will serve as important ambassadors in the challenging and exciting effort to improve and shape the future of Southern Maryland.”
Following a two-day opening retreat in September, these class members will attend eight one- or two-day intense sessions focusing on energy and environment, defense, public safety, health care, housing and human services, education, economic and workforce development, and multiculturalism. These sessions will conclude with a closing retreat and graduation in May. More than 50 experts from across the region and state representing business, government, education, and the nonprofit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers, according to the release.
Founded in 2008, LSM has successfully graduated nearly 300 regional leaders. LSM is an independent, educational leadership development organization designed to broaden the knowledge base of mid- to senior-level public and private sector executives about the critical issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the region, according to the release. Leadership Southern Maryland is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
LSM is a nine-month tuition-based program specifically designed to develop leaders from the Southern Maryland area for regional collaboration. The LSM program is dedicated to building a cadre of informed regional leaders, prepared to address common issues and bring long-term benefit to their neighbors and communities and incorporates a cross-section of the region to include diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity and gender, according to the release.
For further information on Leadership Southern Maryland, contact Helen Mattingly Wernecke, executive director, 240-7255469 or via email helen@ leadershipsomd.org or go to www.leadershipsomd. org.
Weis Markets, customers donate $250K to hurricane relief
At a time of need, Weis Markets and its customers are donating $250,000 to the American Red Cross’s hurricane relief efforts, according to a press release.
“We are grateful to our customers for their generosity during a national crisis and know their donations will help the American Red Cross’s urgent relief work in Texas and Louisiana, and we’re extremely proud of our associates who enthusiastically supported the campaign, generating more than $223,000 in customer donations in seven days,” said Weis Markets’ chief operating officer Kurt Schertle, in the release.
Weis Markets’ associates raised the customer donations during the first week of their annual Fight Hunger campaign by giving customers the option to round up their orders or to purchase $1, $4 or $10 vouchers to be donated to American Red Cross’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana. The $223,000 raised from generous customer donations will be complemented by a $27,000 corporate donation from Weis Markets to total $250,000, according to the release.
“Given the urgent need, we are designating our corporate donation to relief efforts in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and other parts of the south which were affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” Schertle said, in the release.
On Sept. 7, the Fight Hunger Campaign transitioned back to a local focus through Oct. 4, helping customers to support their local food banks through monetary and food donations. In addition to rounding up their orders and purchasing vouchers, customers can pay $4 to donate Weis Quality milk to local food banks, drop off non-perishable goods at the designated bins near the entrance of Weis Markets stores, and donate online at WeisMarkets.com/ FightHunger, according to the release.
Currently in its tenth year, the Fight Hunger campaign raises awareness of food insecurity and provides food and donations to more than 150 local food banks and emergency food providers across seven states in Weis Markets’ 204-store service area, according to the release.
For more information on Fight Hunger, go to Facebook.com/WeisMarkets or WeisMarkets. com.