Business


Dagsboro approves amendment to allow brew-pub

The Dagsboro Town Council meeting on Monday, March 18, was a brief, yet productive, gathering of the council members as they reviewed and unanimously approved the proposed ordinance amendment to allow for a brew-pub to be constructed in the...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:01pm

Manaen S. ‘Robbie’ Robinson IV has been named a partner of Parsons & Robinson P.A.

Robinson named partner at local firm

After working for years as an attorney with D. Stephen Parsons P.A., Manaen S. “Robbie” Robinson IV was recently made partner of the newly minted Parsons & Robinson P.A.

“Robbie has been an important part of the office for many years....

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:24pm

Local business expanding with national franchising

HydroHero recently launched their national franchise, giving would-be business owners the opportunity “to be the hero of moisture and mold in their local area.” Almost a year in the making, HydroHero is now available for franchise in select...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:51am

First Shore Federal S&L earns Bauer Financial Inc. 5-Star rating

Bauer Financial Inc. recently announced that First Shore Federal Savings & Loan Association has been awarded its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a 5-Star rating, they said, indicates the bank excels in...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 12:50pm

Bayside named Community of the Year in national design competition

Bayside, a mixed-use coastal resort community in West Fenwick was named the Community of the Year in the 2018 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Bayside won the best mixed-use community...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:04am

From left, Bob Suttmiller, Colin Mullen, Andrea Kohler, Christine Arancio and Mike Hunt get together at the Giant Foods in Millville as the athletes present the store managers a plaque to thank them for hiring Special Olympics athletes.

Giant recognized for supporting local Riptide athletes

Giant Foods in Millville does more than sell food — they also support local organizations, including Special Olympics.

In fact, Giant employs four of the local Sussex Riptide Special Olympics athletes — Colin Mullen, Katie Bowers, Andrea...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:39pm

Samantha Reynolds' Mermaid Galley features Eastern Shore recipes passed down to her from her grandparents, including the much-beloved Smith Island cake.

Millville’s Mermaid Galley offers fare for merfolk and more

The bright teal structure next to the Millville Town Peddler is brand new, as are the shiny appliances lining the interior of Millville’s newest eatery — the Mermaid Galley.

The food, however, is classic Eastern Shore. Crabcakes, oyster...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 12:23pm

Business Professionals of America providing futures for young leaders

Have you ever wanted to get involved in an organization that would help you with your leadership skills? If you answered yes, then Business Professionals of America is for you! They offer scholarships, experience and many amazing opportunities....

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:58am

Job fair helping employers hire for summer or for life

Businesses and job-seekers can mark their calendars for a free job fair on Friday, March 22. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will help play matchmaker for people, whether they’re seeking full-time, part-time or summer employment....

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:18am

Members of Sussex Technical High School’s BPA competition team recently challenged other BPA students from around the state.

Sussex Tech students place at state competitions for business, hospitality

Sussex Technical High School students recently won statewide honors at the Delaware competitions for the Business Professionals of America, or BPA, and the Distributed Education Clubs of America, or DECA.

Among the local students...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:25pm

Zach Brown discusses plans to put Brown Brothers Brewing in Dagsboro, pending approvals.

Brown Brothers Brewing eyes Dagsboro’s Savannah Square

Small craft-brew business gets preliminary approval from council

A different type of business is looking to provide Dagsboro residents with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for beer drinkers to enjoy the fine crafts of a microbrewery, and the Dagsboro Town Council this week unanimously gave their initial...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:24pm

Coastal Maytag to change hands, re-open after sudden closure

After closing without warning around Feb. 6, an Ocean View appliance store mid-week was preparing for a possible re-opening next week, while police in the intervening time had opened an investigation after complaints from some customers who’d...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:35pm

Caroline Gale waits to greet new and returning customers at the front of her store in Selbyville.

Caroline's brings Sparkle to Selbyville

 Want to relax? Want a fresh new look or outlook? Caroline’s Spa & Salon now does hair, nails, makeup and massage in downtown Selbyville.

The makeovers began with major renovations to the small Main Street building, one block north of...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:47pm

BHHS Gallo Realty welcomes Lori Jones as new ambassador

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty announced this week that Lori Jones has accepted the position of “Brand Ambassador” effective Jan. 30.

As a public relations professional, Jones will be responsible for the development of the...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:44pm

State seeking nominees for Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

The Office of Gov. John Carney is seeking candidates to be nominated for Delaware’s Obligatory Seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC).

To be eligible for consideration as a nominee by the governor for selection to...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:29am

George Downing, manager of the new Tractor Supply Co. store in Millsboro, has been working in the store since December, getting ready for the Feb. 9 grand opening.

Tractor Supply Co. opens Millsboro store

Chicks coming soon!

Tractor Supply Co., a nationwide retail chain that offers everything from chicks to tractor tires, has opened a location in Millsboro.

The Millsboro store, located at 28668 Dupont Highway (Route 113), held its grand opening on Saturday,...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:21pm

Gallo Gives presents their donation to DE Leukemia & Lymphoma

Gallo Gives Foundation awards community donations

Embarking on the third year of supporting the community through the Gallo Gives Foundation, the management, agents and staff of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gallo Realty said they have continued to watch the foundation flourish.

The...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:50am

Norman joins Schwartz & Schwartz, Attorneys at Law

Effective Jan. 2, attorney Stephen Price Norman has joined Schwartz & Schwartz, Attorneys at Law, the company announced this week.

Norman has practiced law for more than 20 years. He has his own law firm — the Norman Law Firm, with...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:12am

Mountaire Executives tour the Oak Orchard/Riverdale Boys & Girls Club on Thursday, Jan. 10, and presented their $20,000 donation to the Oak Orchard/Riverdale Boys & Girls Club.

Mountaire Farms donates $20,000 to local Boys & Girls Club

Pictured, from left, are: front row, Cathy Bassett, Mountaire director of Communications & Community Relations; Phillip Plylar, Mountaire president; Mike Little, Mountaire vice president of sales; Ashley Reynolds, Greater Milford Boys &...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:45am

Dr. Andrew Dahlke

Beebe Board of Directors welcomes three new members

Beebe Healthcare on Jan. 30 announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: Christian Hudson, Dr. Andrew Dahlke and Dr. Mouhanad Freih.

Beebe representatives also thanked outgoing board members Tommy Cooper, Dr....

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 9:32am

Coldwell Banker Vacations moves to new location

On Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, Coldwell Banker Vacations celebrated the opening of its new office space by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. The Coldwell Banker Vacations Bethany rental office is now located...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 9:26am

The logo for Inland Bays Oysters.

You’ve heard of Florida oranges? Meet Inland Bays Oysters

First you need a good product. Then you need a good marketing strategy.

Sussex County will now be home to “Inland Bays Oysters: A Southern Delaware delicacy” — an official brand to help with marketing and sales of the area’s oyster...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:20am

Mountaire offers Selbyville $1M to close part of Hosier Street

Traffic regularly comes to a full stop on Hosier Street in Selbyville when Mountaire trucks are on the move. Poultry plant employees direct traffic to pause many times a day as tractor-trailers back out of a holding area across the street...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:05am

Ocean View continues hotel/lodging discussions

Last month, the Town of Ocean View was approached by Bob Thornton of Silverstock LLC, requesting the Town consider an ordinance that would allow for hotel/lodging uses in the Town’s Mixed-Use Planned Communities (MXPC) zone, through the granting...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 2:06pm

Michael Bednarcik prepares a grip for a club at his shop in Millville.

New custom golf club shop opens in Millville

Golfers looking for a way to improve their game with a custom club can now find that locally in Millville, thanks to a new shop that opened recently.

Custom Clubs of Frederick at Bethany Beach is owned and operated by Michael Bednarcik. It...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 11:42am

Small Business Saturday paves the way for holiday success

Were you among the crowds of people “Shopping Small” the Saturday after Thanksgiving? Small Business Saturday kicks off the holiday shopping season for what is often the most lucrative time of year for small businesses.

Our SBA Delaware...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 1:58pm

Still a family-run company, Bette and Sal Gallo are pictured with their children — all very active in the business — from left, Tricia Ratner, Andrew Ratner and Lee Ann Wilkinson.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty celebrates 40th anniversary

Founders Bette and Sal Gallo will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their real estate firm in the upcoming year.

When the husband-and-wife team opened Gallo Realty in 1979, there were only a handful of other real estate firms in the resort region, and the real estate landscape looked much different, both literally and figuratively, they said. There was lots...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 10:52am

Atlantic Physical Therapy celebrates grand re-opening in Millsboro

Atlantic Physical Therapy staff take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 11, for the grand re-opening of their Millsboro location, organized by the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce. Also in attendance were Chamber directors and other...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:12pm

Guardian Investments open in Millsboro

Guardian Investments was welcomed to the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce and the community by the Chamber Board of Directors, Millsboro Mayor John Thoroughgood, Town Manager Sheldon Hudson, state Rep. Rich Collins and other Chamber members, with a...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:19pm

Tangerine Goods

Holiday Gift Guide

Tangerine Goods

It happened relatively quickly: Out of nowhere, we became tied to our mobile devices.

With the weather taking a sharp turn toward the colder side of things, it can get a little bit trickier trying to touch, swipe or...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:23am

The Plant, Flower & Garden Shop held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 14, in Dagsboro.

Plant, Flower & Garden Shop opens in Dagsboro

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Plant, Flower & Garden Shop hosted a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate its expansion into Dagsboro.

The Plant, Flower & Garden Shop in Dagsboro is a full-service...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:02am

Seaside Bride partners with Barefoot Beach Bride to host bridal show at Smokey Hollow

Calling all couples-to-be! Are you still in need of a perfect venue at which to say, ‘I do?’ Still looking for that perfect buttercream cake or a photographer to capture one of the most important days of your life? Well, look no further!

...

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 9:53am

Millville Volunteer Fire Company Receives Donation

County Bank recently made a $500 donation to the Millville Volunteer Fire Company. Pictured, from left, are County Bank’s John Murray, Tejay Pitts, Patricia Galvin, Sherri Damron, Brenda Richards and Zita Pennypacker, and Clarke Droney, president...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:56pm

Mountaire employees donate coats to IRSD Early Learning Center

Mountaire Farms employees recently donated 125 coats, with hats and gloves, to the IRSD Early Learning Center in Frankford. The items were donated by employees at the Mountaire corporate office in Millsboro. Mountaire representatives delivered...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:27pm

Good Earth Market opens new bar

On Thursday, Oct. 18th, Good Earth Market celebrated the grand opening of its new bar by hosting a ribbon cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.

Good Earth Market has been open in Ocean View for 14 years, and continues...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 12:15pm

From left, owners Brad Sonczewski and Ashley Abell, Abell’s son, Gage Abell and her sister, Bethany Drew, pause during the grand opening at Attics of My Life in Selbyville on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Attics of My Life finds new life in Selbyville

Six months ago, Ashley Abell and Brad Sonczewski had been settled into their new Berlin, Md., store for about a month. The store had been well received and was bigger than their former Selbyville store.

Life was good.

Then, on April...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:03am

A panel comprising local business owners shared their stories of what it takes to adapt for survival in today’s economy and markets during an event held by the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce and SCORE at the Den at Bear Trap Dunes on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Local businesses adapt to survive changing times

“How many of you have heard the phrase, ‘This area has changed so much’?” asked Lauren Weaver, director of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, to a roomful of entrepreneurs.

A panel of local business owners shared their success...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:11am

Business skills training on offer at bilingual finance lecture

Many people have great ideas for a business, or skills that they can sell. But what is the next step for financing that business venture?

The Frankford Public Library will host a free lecture, “Access to Capital: Growing Your Business,” on...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 5:17pm

Allen Harim recently opened a headquarters in Millsboro on Thursday, Aug. 2.

Allen Harim opens new corporate headdquarters in Millsboro

Allen Harim, a producer and processor of no-antibiotic chicken on Delmarva, has moved into a new corporate headquarters building near Millsboro, and Delaware Gov. John Carney was on hand Aug. 2 to help cut a ribbon at the new facility.

The...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:28pm

The Del-One Federal Credit will teach high-schoolers how to run their own banking kiosk at Indian River High School..

‘The student-teller will see you now’

Bank coming to IRHS this fall

The Indian River High School cafeteria has all the basics: three serving lines, a ketchup dispenser, vending machines and dozens of tables.

This fall, it’ll also have banking kiosk. Business students will run a satellite location for Del-...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:46pm

Blake Gilbert was named Best Server, Sussex County, by the readers of Coastal Style magazine.

Gilbert named Best Server in Sussex County

Blake Gilbert, a server at Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in North Bethany, was recently named Best Server, Sussex County, in Coastal Style magazine’s annual reader poll.

“Blake is the epitome of professionalism in the hospitality...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:53pm

Ben and Brea Wang stand in front of their new Wang’s World food truck in South Bethany.

Wang’s World … party time … egg rolls

Schwing! Wang’s World food truck has rolled into the Bethany Beach area with homemade Asian cuisine.

Ben and Brea Wang celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary in June by parking Wang’s World next to their Sandy Pony Donuts food truck...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:46pm

Shopkeeper and ‘master tinker’ Laurie Melniczek loves art, science and imagination at Craftbox in Fenwick Island.

Craftbox offers chance to get creative, with science

Love art? Love science? Love hand-on projects, whether a kid or an adult?

Craftbox packs big activity into a cozy shop in Fenwick Island but lets people be creative on their own time. Master tinkerer Laurie Melniczek wanted to create “an...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:53pm

Joe and Blair Parsons are celebrating 10 years in business at Steamers Crab & Seafood Market in Millville.

Steamers celebrates first decade

“It’s hard to believe,” said Joe Parsons, taking a moment on the front porch of his shop to reflect during the hectic summer season. “I didn’t have any of this gray hair back then.”

Steamers Crabs & Seafood Market opened their doors 10...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:32pm

Millsboro Verizon store to give away school supplies

Sixth annual effort takes place Sunday

TCC, the largest authorized Verizon retailer in the U.S., is hosting its sixth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway on Sunday, July 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Local families are being encouraged to visit the Millsboro store, located at 28665 DuPont...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:26pm

Leslie Kopp group recognized among top teams in the nation

The Leslie Kopp Group of Long & Foster Real Estate has been named as one of the top real estate teams in the nation. The Bethany Beach-based team ranked 141st nationwide based on its 2017 sales volume, according to the annual REAL Trends’ The...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:23pm

Bethany Beach Books to welcome young-adult fantasy author and artist

Author and artist Dean Kuhta will be signing copies of his book “Silvarum” at Bethany Beach Books on July 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Silvarum is a fantasy world I have created and centers around five teenagers: Abigail, Penny, Roger,...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:43pm

Vote expected on Barn Hill Preserve application next week

The Ocean View Board of Adjustment is expected to vote next week on an application requesting a special-use exception that would allow for a wildlife-learning center in a General Business-1 parcel in town.

The board originally deferred its...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:54pm

Audrey and Frank Serio are part of the the top real estate team in the nation in volume, at $842.7 million.

Serios part of top team on national real estate list

Many consider living at the beach to be a dream come true. And Frank and Audrey Serio have made a long-running career of making such dreams come true, assisting people with buying and selling houses down the coastline from Lewes and Rehoboth...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:49pm

Mackie, Ted and Kami Banks Kane recently received their Retailer of the Year award from the magazine ‘Beverage Dynamics’ during a June 4 conference in Denver.

Banks Wines & Spirits named Retailer of the Year by Beverage Dynamics

Banks Wines & Spirits in Millville has been named a Retailer of the Year for 2018 by the trade publication Beverage Dynamics. The magazine gives top honors to beverage retailers each year, and this year Banks is one of 17 retailers across the...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:58pm