Every year Coastal Style Magazine, the lifestyle magazine of the eastern shore, allows residents of Dorchester, Talbot, Sussex, Wicomico, and Worcester counties to vote online for businesses and individuals who they feel proudly represents their district and actively gives back to the community.
Everything from art galleries and hair salons to restaurants and nonprofits have the ability to be recognized in this special yearly issue of the magazine.
A selective group of this local competition is called “Coastal Style Honors” where citizens have the ability to pick out a single individual, or group of people, who best embodies an overall title such as best philanthropist, best small business and best businessman and businesswoman of the year.
This year, 2019, Sandy Angello-Fitzgerald, Owner-Operator of the Pohanka of Salisbury Automotive Group, won the exclusive title of Wicomico County’s Businesswomen of the year. Angello’s business methods have proved unmatched on the Delmarva Peninsula. As the Owner-Operator of one of the largest automotive groups on the Eastern Shore, she oversees the operations of six dealerships as well as a pre-owned car store located in Delmar, Delaware and a premier truck store located in Salisbury, Maryland.
Sandy also owns an ice cream shop called Angello’s Scoops in downtown Salisbury. The shop offers a wide selection of homemade ice cream treats from Hopkins Farm Creamery as well as a wide selection of unique gifts including beach themed and Maryland pride items.
Apart from her business practices, Angello’s community involvement goes above and beyond. Angello started the “Pohanka Pays It Forward” charitable initiative campaign back in 2009 during the recession. During this time most companies cut charitable giving altogether, but it was Sandy’s concern that “It is important now more than ever to give back”. Since its foundation in 2009, Pohanka of Salisbury has donated over $3,000,000.00 to 750 charitable organizations and counting. It is Sandy’s belief that nothing is more important than giving back to the community that we all work, live and raise our families in.
Sandy would like to thank all of those who voted and who have supported her and her company over the years. She would also like to thank Coastal Style magazine for hosting this competition and recognizing those who take an active part in their local communities.