Business


The Allison Stine Team named one of America’s Best

The Allison Stine Team, a sales team in Long & Foster Real Estate’s Bethany Beach sales office, has been honored as one the best real estate agents in Delaware. The Allison Stine Team ranked as No.14 in Sales Volume and No. 20 in Transaction...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:11am

REV360! cycling studio opens in Ocean View

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, REV360! celebrated its grand opening by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Owned by Erik Schreiber, owner of CustomFit360, the studio is located at 29P Atlantic Avenue, Ocean View,...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:08am

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

Shore Appliance opens location in Ocean View

After years of doing business in the Salisbury, Md., area, Shore Appliance Connection Inc. has opened a second store, on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View, providing six new jobs for area residents and promising quality service.

Buying from a...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:55am

Northrop Realty opens first office in Delaware

Northrop Realty, a Long & Foster company, opened an office Aug. 15 in Delaware, the first Northrop Realty office located outside Maryland. The 2,500-square-foot office, located at 37077 Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island, currently supports...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:49am

Wishner named general manager of Papa Grande’s in Fenwick

Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced that Stevie Wishner is the new general manager at Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria near Fenwick Island.

“Stevie has been a tremendous addition to our team over the last few...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:48am

Karen and David Jayne stand at the entrance to their store, where they will be welcoming collage artist Roy Comiskey for a ‘Meet the Artist’ event on Aug. 31.

Customers return buys to Jayne’s Reliable, repurposed and recreated

Ever since Karen and David Jayne opened Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro, they have been as intrigued by what their customers are interested in buying as their customers are intrigued by what is for sale.

Roy Comiskey, who is from Takoma Park...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:46pm

The Maryland Banking school graduated both Melissa von Bank and Amy Catlin on Aug. 9.

Catlin, von Bank graduate from Maryland Banking School

Reid Tingle, president and CEO of Bank of Ocean City, along with the bank’s Board of Directors, announced this week that Melissa von Bank, branch manager of the Fenwick Island branch, and Amy Catlin, internal auditor, recently graduated from...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:10pm

New mini-golf business requests variance

Construction is expected to begin in November on Shipwrecked Mini Golf & Ice Cream, with plans for the mini-golf course to open in the spring of 2020. First, though, a variance has to be approved by the Ocean View Board of Adjustment. The...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:58pm

Mountaire awards $70,000 in scholarship funds to students

Mountaire Farms, the nation’s sixth largest chicken producer, recently awarded 28 students with $2,500 scholarships to help them pay for college. Children and grandchildren of employees, growers and grain suppliers are all eligible for the...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:11pm

Two Meatballs keeps it ‘real Italian’

Hungry customers dining at Two Meatballs Italian Deli generally don’t know the new Long Neck restaurant was named, with a twist of humor, for the brothers who own it.

If it was mentioned to a customer enjoying a big sub, on fresh bread...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:55am

The Atlantic Transportation team serves Sussex County and the surrounding areas. Pictured, from left, are: Marlon Sparks, Chip Thompson, Denise Barbado, Ed Walpole, Garrett Brown, Kevin Roberts, Les Paulson, Nate Williams, Joseph Jadczak, Russell Bowser, Melody Bowser, Robert Kline, Brandon Whitmore and Chris O’Connell.

Atlantic Transportation Services supports community organizations

 

Chip Thompson, one of the owners of Atlantic Transportation Services, has a longstanding history in the community for giving back, and doing business with a focus on benevolence. And when he and business partners Marlon Sparks and Steve...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:43am

County’s airport a boon to economy

 When Eric Littleton was hired as the new manager of Delaware Coastal Airport, he was pleased, but a little surprised, by the energetic motion of the facility that’s spread over 700 acres in Georgetown.

“Jim and I attended a DelDOT meeting...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:26am

Five Sussex businesses to get boost from Economic Gardening

Sussex County officials are inviting businesses that meet certain criteria to apply for an Economic Gardening initiative that will provide capital, information and resources, to help them achieve a higher level of success.

“The overall...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:48pm

Dagsboro Paint & Wallpaper will return ‘ASAP’

Just days after a fire heavily damaged their store, Dagsboro Paint & Wallpaper owners Dean and Teresa Disharoon were in the building trying to clean up, assess damage and figure out how to move forward.

Although the fire was contained...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:47pm

Ellen Rice Gallery celebrating 20 years in Bethany Beach area

A celebration is beginning at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View this Saturday, and everyone is being invited to join in, said the artist, who founded the establishment in 1999 “on a wing and a prayer.”

Two decades ago, lifelong Delaware...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:06am

ouse of Modern Living owner Bill Miesch holds pieces of the chess set made from paper mache.

Millsboro store offers Danish furniture, salt shakers and more

There doesn’t seem to be a single item in Bill Meisch’s store, House of Modern Living in downtown Millsboro, that he doesn’t know details about.

In a friendly and conversational way, he tells customers about the finds at 238 Main Street,...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:36am

Ron Duley oversees the new Creative In Counters showroom in Frankford.

Frankford showroom now offering Creative In Counters

These days, there are so many choices in countertops that the process of choosing new ones or replacing old ones might seem overwhelming.

At Creative In Counters’ new Frankford showroom, sales manager Ron Duley wants to help make the...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:11am

Keller Williams Realty announces the Top Producers for June

Keller Williams Realty has announced the June 2019 Top Producers for its southeast Sussex County locations.

Jenn Jones of the Bethany Beach office won top honors for highest listing volume for individual agent for the month of June. Other...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:24am

Dr. Dawn Gifford, staff, and members of four seperate Chambers of Commerce stand at the ribbon cutting for the new Atlantic Acupuncture in Berlin.

Atlantic Acupuncture opens location in Berlin

On Tuesday, July 9, Atlantic Acupuncture celebrated its grand opening by hosting a ribbon-cutting and open house in Berlin, Md., with four local Chambers of Commerce in attendance: the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, Ocean Pines (Md.)...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:22am

Jonathan N.H. Street of Becker Morgan Group represented Royal Farms at their presentation in front of the Dagsboro Town Council on Monday, July 15.

Dagsboro council gives final approval to Royal Farms

After a presentation of nearly 20 minutes, with several questions from council members, the new Royal Farms project received a conditional green light to begin construction at the Route 113/Clayton Street site.

The conditional approval was...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:46am

Shipwrecked owners and staff celebrate the Grand Opening with family, friends, and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.

Shipwrecked Ice-cream opens in Ocean View

On Friday, June 28, Shipwrecked Ice Cream celebrated its grand opening by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Shipwrecked is a family-owned shop serving 22 flavors of Hopkins Farm Creamery ice cream, made...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:16am

Millville car wash gets conditional-use approval

The Millville Town Council, at its Tuesday, July 9 meeting, approved a conditional-use application for a car wash next to the Dollar General store on Route 26.

The application, submitted by LandTech LLC on behalf of JIIS Management LLC,...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:58pm

Plate & Palette owner Frank Dubinski poses by his new restaurant’s center feature; a private table inside of a bank vault.

Plate & Palette puts patrons in bank and vault

Frank Dubinski was on his way to the beach when he drove past the historic bank in downtown Millsboro — a building that had been a restaurant a time or two, but had closed.

In the restaurant business for many years, and an experienced...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:59pm

These bath bombs are just the tip of the iceberg at Tatum-Poole Décor & More, which also sells home furnishings, glassware, soy candles and countless gift ideas.

Selbyville décor shop sells unique items, with town spirit

Selbyville’s newest shop doesn’t just want to be a cool destination, although it sells unique items. From their spot on Church Street, Tatum-Poole Décor & More wants to actively participate in a downtown revitalization.

“Our long-term...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:55am

Bill would increase minimum wage for tipped workers in Delaware

Hourly rate has not changed since 1983

Waitstaff and workers who rely on tips and gratuities could see their first hourly wage increase in more than 35 years under legislation unveiled on June 27.

Sponsored by state Rep. Kim Williams, House Bill 252 would replace the current...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:15pm

Local blueberry farm growing in new hands, with roots in family

The Kingsley Farm has changed hands this season, but is still operating under the same name, with bushes of ripe blueberries and plans for upcoming seasons.

The Collins family bought the farm from the previous owner, Meghan Morgan. Morgan...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:08am

Downtown staples such as Antique Alley continue to dot Main Street, while Millsboro grows faster than any other town in Delaware.

Embracing smart growth

Millsboro looks to retain small-town quaintness amidst growth

Downtown Millsboro is the kind of place where you can stop by the local barbershop and share a laugh with the owner while he’s snipping and trimming.

That’s what Starting Line Up owner Brian Reeves was doing one recent afternoon,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:05pm

Dagsboro Business Alliance hosting National Night Out

Organizers plan to build off last year’s success

With such a successful first year in the books, the Dagsboro Business Alliance Inc. (DBA) is hoping to build off their efforts as they get ready to host the 2nd Annual Dagsboro National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

In conjunction...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:54pm

Orthopaedic Associates opening office in Ocean View

Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware recently announced the expansion of its practice with the opening of a new office in Ocean View. Opening Monday, July 15, at 118 Atlantic Avenue, near Lord Baltimore Elementary School, OASD’s doctors...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:27am

East Coast Garden Centers was recently awarded Proven Winners top location in the U.S.

East Coast Garden Center named top Proven Winners location

On Thursday, June 13, East Coast Garden Center staff celebrated its recognition as the 2019 No. 1 Garden Center in the country for staff certified with the Proven Winners plant brand. With 83 Proven Winners-certified employees, East Coast Garden...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:52am

Keller Williams Realty announces Top Producers for May

Keller Williams Realty recently announced the May 2019 Top Producers for its southeast Sussex County locations.

Maryhelen Garst of the West Fenwick office won top honors for highest listing volume for individual agent for the month of May...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:44am

Millville P&Z recommends approval of car wash

A proposed new car wash in Millville got an enthusiastic response from both those in attendance in a crowded meeting room and the town’s Planning & Zoning Commission at a meeting on Thursday, June 13.

The car wash, proposed by Imoh...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:20am

Tidemark Federal Credit Union opens Selbyville location

On Thursday, June 6, Tidemark Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its Selbyville location by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. ‘Tidemark Federal Credit Union focuses on building...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:43am

Located in Dagsboro, Rudy Marine’s newest facility is now open for business.

Rudy Marine opens new boat service and sales facility

Rudy Marine recently brought its award-winning boats and service to Dagsboro. Located on 22 acres on Route 113 in Dagsboro, the new facility has a showroom, service/parts department and eight service bays that can quickly handle boating needs....

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:35am

Located in Dagsboro, Rudy Marine’s newest facility is now open for business.

Rudy Marine opens new boat service and sales facility

Rudy Marine recently brought its award-winning boats and service to Dagsboro. Located on 22 acres on Route 113 in Dagsboro, the new facility has a showroom, service/parts department and eight service bays that can quickly handle boating needs....

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:35am

Bill Pfaff describes programs to help Sussex County businesses, from low-interest loans to free data from local industries.

Focus on Western Sussex as County aims to help business

Small-business owners looking to grow don’t have to feel alone. They can get support from Sussex County Economic Development Office.

From attracting new industries to helping small businesses grow, Bill Pfaff’s office has a mission to...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:27am

Anderson

Anderson named new CEO of Realtors association

The Board of Directors of the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) announced this week the hiring of a new chief executive officer (CEO) who will manage the county’s only real estate trade association and oversee services to its more...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:09am

Carly Miller, co-owner of Styled, left, celebrates the business’ merger with Jim Gray of The City Florist, center, and Jess Bain, co-owner of Styled, right.

The City Florist merges with Styled for The Total Package

Styled, a seasonal and special-occasion design décor company operating throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, recently merged with Jim Gray, designer and owner of The City Florist of Salisbury, Md.

“We are absolutely...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:07am

Christina and Mark Wallisch, along with son Blake, are the new owners of a Mosquito Joe insect control franchise.

Fenwick couple takes aim at local mosquitos

When Mark and Christina Wallisch moved to Fenwick Island a year ago, the key to the seasonal business they were looking for was literally in the air around them.

Although they treasured the relaxed lifestyle and proximity to the beach of...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:40pm

The Grove showcases plans for community pool

On Thursday, May 23, The Grove at Fenwick Island hosted a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce at the site of its community pool and fire pit, to be open early this summer. The Grove at Fenwick Island is a development...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:18am

Bethany Beach Beverage Company celebrates first anniversary

On Thursday, May 23, Bethany Beach Beverage Company celebrated its first year in business under new ownership by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Open daily, Bethany Beach Beverage Company offers a...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:51am

Eric Syzmanski started Erica Morgan Designs when she was 15, and now sells her decals all over the Quiet Resorts and even the surrounding states, in more than 30 stores.

Teen entrepreneur makes her mark with Chief Little Owl sticker

While most teenagers are focused on getting their driver’s license, finding the perfect prom date and prepping for the SATs, Erica Szymanski of Annapolis, Md., is hard at work running her own business — one with a local connection.

The 18-...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:28am

Vantage Vacation Rentals opens first Delaware location

On Wednesday, May 15, Vantage Vacation Rentals celebrated the grand opening of its first Delaware location by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. ‘For years we’ve been successful in Ocean City with the...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:04am

Cory Walsh, president of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, left, and Lauren Weaver, executive director of the Chamber, right, present a donation from the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation to representatives of Contractors for a Cause, including, from left, Karen Coleman, Chuck Coleman, Brian Hinds, Garth Troescher and Ted Stevens.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 9:53am

Celebrating their Regal Awards, the Marnie Custom Homes team includes, from left, guest Juan Carlos Moran, Project Manager Josh Lowe, Project Manager Zach Slatcher, Office Manager and Selections Coordinator Karen Dunn, President Marnie Oursler, Vice President Jon Subity, Marketing Director Celeste Henry and Operations Manager Jeff ‘Stan’ Staniszewski.

Marnie Custom Homes recognized with Regal Awards

Earlier this month, the Home Builders Association of Delaware hosted its 27th Annual Regal Awards ceremony, recognizing excellence and celebrating outstanding achievements in Delaware home building.

Marnie Custom Homes — a woman-owned...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:39am

Verizon presents donation to Alana Rose Foundation

Verizon presents a donation check to the to Alana Rose Foundation. From left, Tajesh Patel (owner), Terry Connors (Verizon employee), Alexa Shoultes (Alana Rose Foundation), Ilaena Santos (Verizon employee), David Hodgson (Verizon employee) and...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:51am

CHEER Inc. and La Red Health Center open their second satellite site in Long Neck on May 10 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

CHEER La Red open second health clinic site

CHEER Inc. and La Red Health Center Inc. officially opened the second stage of their four-stage partnership on Friday, May 10, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony of La Red Health Center’s satellite site at CHEER’s Pelican Cove Activity Center in the...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:01am

CHEER Inc. and La Red Health Center open their second satellite site in Long Neck on May 10 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

CHEER La Red open second health clinic site

CHEER Inc. and La Red Health Center Inc. officially opened the second stage of their four-stage partnership on Friday, May 10, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony of La Red Health Center’s satellite site at CHEER’s Pelican Cove Activity Center in the...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:01am

CHEER Inc. and La Red Health Center open their second satellite site in Long Neck on May 10 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

CHEER La Red open second health clinic site

CHEER Inc. and La Red Health Center Inc. officially opened the second stage of their four-stage partnership on Friday, May 10, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony of La Red Health Center’s satellite site at CHEER’s Pelican Cove Activity Center in the...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:01am

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

It takes a village

Family, employees come together at Fenwick Hardware

When 12-year-old Sebastian Munro strolls through Fenwick Hardware on Route 54 like he owns the place, nobody minds.

In fact, they smile, because he does own the place.

In a twist of fate that no one would wish on a young boy, much...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 1:03pm