Ocean City Today

Business Briefs 10/06/2017

Oct 05, 2017
Nicole Abresch

Certificate earned

SVN – Miller Commercial Real Estate Marketing Director Nicole Abresch has earned a Remote Pilot Airman Certificate through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The FAA requires that for any commercial drone operation the remote pilot in command must have a remote pilot airman certificate with a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) rating. In order to receive her certificate, Abresch completed the FAA Part 107 Ground School course and passed the aeronautical knowledge test at Brett Aviation in Baltimore. Certificate holders must pass a recurrent knowledge test every two years. Abresch flies the best-in-class DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone.

Abresch has been with SVN - Miller Commercial Real Estate since 2010 and has led marketing efforts for all five SVN - Miller offices for the last five years. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Salisbury University and a Marketing Strategy Certificate from Cornell University.



Gillis Gilkerson, construction management and general contracting firm, announced the promotion of project manager Tyler Barnes to vice president.

Barnes will continue to be responsible for project development, estimating, coordinating and directing the day-to-day management of construction projects from inception through completion. In addition, he will manage the administrative and technical side of projects to ensure quality work is delivered on time and on budget.

He brings 12 years of construction experience to the position. In 2010, upon graduation from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, with a Bachelor of Science in construction management, Barnes worked for Bozzuto in Washington D.C. He was given the opportunity to work on a variety of complex, urban/infill and mixed-use projects. Other experience included his work as an owner representative and construction manager for the University of Maryland, College Park.

Barnes served as the safety representative for the Department of Design and Construction while at University of Maryland and also received the Maryland’s Soil Erosion and Sediment Control certification. He is OSHA 30 and Green Globes Professional certified. He is a Blood Bank of Delmarva member and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity.


Open house

Atlantic General Hospital and Health System invites the community to an open house and ribbon cutting for the office of Atlantic General Primary Care and Endocrinology on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. with the ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m.

The office includes the practices of two providers new to Atlantic General Health System, endocrinologist Faustino Macuha, M.D., and family physician Oswaldo Nicastro, M.D., who is practicing alongside Lei Gong, M.D.

During the open house, community members can meet the providers, learn about the services offered at Atlantic General Primary Care and Endocrinology, take a tour of the renovated facilities and enjoy light refreshments.

Atlantic General Primary Care and Endocrinology is located at 11107 Racetrack Road, Ocean Pines, Maryland 21811. For more information, contact Ashley Godwin at 410-641-9644 or agodwin@atlanticgeneral.org.


Ribbon cutting

Berlin Activities Depot and the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m.

Up and running since June, all members of the community are invited to experience the new facility, which provides activities for the entire family.

Berlin Activities Depot is located on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin and offers a learning center, education station for infants up to 4 years old with a new public school-based Pre-K program.

The gym inside offers recreational, developmental and competitive gymnastics programs and competitive cheerleading programs. Before and after school programs are available as well as Open Gym, Ninja Nation, Laser Tag and a fully equipped adult fitness center with classes.

Special priced classes and activities along with discounts and freebies will be offered. For more information, contact Berlin Activities Depot at 410-629-0878 or 410-629-1630.

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