Business Briefcase

Posted: May 11, 2013

Frederick Block, Brick & Stone (FBBS) of Winchester will showcase outdoor living at its fourth annual Spring Fling.

The one-day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at the business at 1040 Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11).

The event is free and open to the public. It will include do-it-yourself clinics, grilled and brick oven-prepared food, door prizes, a contractor showcase and door prizes. Professionals will be available to answer project questions.

For more information, contact FBBS at 540-667-1261 or visit

Joyce Thumma has been named Home Instead Senior Care’s CAREGiver of the month for May.

She was hired in April 2012 and has worked more than 2,500 hours.

Long & Foster/Webber and Associates has named Erik Erdal as its top lister for April.

Julie Teets is the firm’s top lister and top salesperson for the month.

Century 21 Braddock Realtyrecognized Jami Castillo, Teksin Duman, Lee Anne Francis, Laurie Murray, Dawn Reidy and Gloria Ryan as top producers in 2012 at the third annual Realtor Celebration and Awards Ceremony Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors Awards Dinner.

Dawn Reidy and Jami Castillowere inducted into the EPBR 2012 Hall of Fame.

Ron Price was named Success Mortgage’s top volume producer for March.

Bill Askew was the firm’s top producing loan originator for the month.

Larry Garrett has joined Coldwell Banker Premier Properties’ Winchester office.

He previously worked for Coldwell Banker Premier Properties for several years before taking a few years off to pursue other career opportunities.

Contact Garrett at

Brenda Berry of Sacred Celebrations LLC has been selected by WeddingWire, an online wedding marketplace, as a winner of the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards 2013 for services as a wedding officiant in Virginia and eastern West Virginia.

Front Royal dentist Dr. Craig Zunka and his team have returned from the Holistic Dental Association 36th annual conference, held April 18-20 at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Kelly Bauer has joined the Winchester office of Coldwell Banker Premier Properties.

She is an experienced sales associate in residential real estate.

Bauer can be reached at kellybauer@premiermove.comor at 540-662-4500.

The Aikens Group of Winchester, a hospitality, residential and construction company, has hired Ben Weber as director of sales for three of its hotel properties in Winchester, Stephens City and Front Royal.

“We are pleased to have Ben join our team,” said Jason Aikens, vice president of Aikens Group “His past experience in marketing and promotion will be most beneficial as we continue to grow in our market in the coming years.”

Email Briefcase submissions to Janice Sanders at, send a fax to 540-667-1649, or send mail to 2 N. Kent St., Winchester, Va. 22601. The deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday.