Second round of DE Relief Grants to accept applications starting Oct. 1

WILMINGTON – Eligible Delaware small businesses and nonprofits will be able to apply for the $30 million available from second round of DE Relief Grants starting Thursday, Oct. 1, at 10:00 a.m. on delbiz.com/relief. “Delaware small businesses are the backbone of our economy and they have made considerable sacrifices during the COVID-19 crisis. We owe them […]

Artisan marketplace aims to open in downtown Dover

DOVER — Downtown Dover is soon to join a growing number of cities and towns all over the country that feature “unique product, community and craft-oriented” artisan marketplaces. The popularity of artisan marketplaces stems from their design, which brings together local vendors, craftsmen and boutique businesses into an open, one-stop shopping experience, according to Diane […]

More than 100 jobs coming to former paint plant site in Dover

DOVER – More than 100 jobs are coming to a former paint plant site that’s been vacant since 2019, the Kent Economic Partnership announced Wednesday. The 173,000 square-foot facility will be filled by Nephi, Utah-based National Vinyl Products (NVP) and USA Fulfillment Services of Chestertown, Md..NVP is an extruder of PVC fence and rail products […]

New roof donated to Milford veteran in need

MILFORD — This week, a Milford veteran and his family are receiving a new roof on their old blue duplex for free. The deserving household has a long military history. Angel Ortiz-Delgado, a Puerto Rico-born U.S. Army veteran, met his wife, Jael, also a military member, while he was training for his position on the […]

Mispillion River Brewing mural part of statewide tourism initiative

MILFORD — The Mispillion River has been re-imagined as a stream of Mispillion River Brewing-branded beer flowing from an open tap in a new mural painted on the side of the company’s factory and taproom. On Tuesday afternoon, Lewes-based painter Michael Johnson debuted the mural in conjunction with the Delaware Tourism Office, which commissioned eight […]

Becker Morgan public safety studio awarded 3 projects

Becker Morgan Group’s public safety studio was awarded three fire station projects for two longstanding clients: The City of Dover, Delaware, and the City of Wilmington, North Carolina. The public safety studio is led by firm principal, Ernie Olds, AIA, and has completed over 100 projects, totaling approximately 1 million square feet in size and […]

‘Lewes Loves Masks’ contest supports local businesses

The Lewes Chamber of Commerce’s “Restarting Lewes’s Economy” committee, working with the City of Lewes, has been meeting virtually since early May to develop initiatives that would message the community that our Lewes businesses are open and it’s safe to visit them. The group’s latest project is designed to reinforce the safety aspects of visiting […]

Sussex County wins another ‘AAA’ rating

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County government is earning all A’s when it comes to fiscal management, winning another top mark from Wall Street investment analysts. S&P Global Ratings on Sept. 11 moved the county’s general obligation bond rating; a credit score for businesses and governments, from AA+ to AAA, the highest mark possible. The bump up […]

Delaware nonprofits invited to apply for capital grants

Delaware nonprofits are invited to apply for the Delaware Community Foundation’s 2020 Capital Grants. For 2020, approximately $200,000 will be awarded to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve Delawareans. Grant applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 30 and must be submitted electronically. Guidelines and application are at delcf.org/grants. Applications must be received no later than […]

Mid South Audio sets grand opening in Milton

MILTON — Mid South Audio, a go-to audiovisual company serving Delmarva for more than three decades, has a new home base. In celebration of its expansion, Mid South Audio will hold a grand opening Sept. 28 at its new 20,000-square-foot facility in Milton, which includes a state-of-the-art showroom, new office space, a warehouse and a […]