New Business: Delaware native launches sports wagering resource

MILFORD — For someone who’s never placed a sports wager, the process can be a bit intimidating. Despite this, many new gamblers have sidled up to retail betting locations throughout the state since legislation broadened what forms of betting were legal last year. It’s for this reason Delaware-native Anthony Bonanno, has decided to launch BestBet302 […]

The Retail Coach: Millsboro switches teams in quest of retail development

MILLSBORO — The town of Millsboro has switched teams in ongoing efforts to attract more retail development, notably sitdown- style restaurants. Effective July 1, the town for fiscal year 2019-20 is under contract with The Retail Coach, a national retail consulting, market research and development firm headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi. Millsboro had previously contracted with […]

Delaware launches new ‘One Stop’ business registration site

DOVER — After about three years of collaborative multi-agency work and an approximately $1 million investment, the state launched Delaware One Stop — a website that pulls all the business registration, licensing and other obligations and resources into one place for companies looking to open their doors in the state. Dana Rohrbough, the director of […]

Nominations open for Southern Delaware Tourism Awards

GEORGETOWN — Tourism is a growing $2 billion-plus industry in Sussex County, thanks in large part to its beaches and geographic location. Approximately 18,000 jobs – 16 percent of all jobs in the county – are tourism related. In recognition and appreciation of this, Southern Delaware Tourism is accepting nominations for its 2019 awards. Area […]

Celebrity chef partners with Dover FCU to combat senior scams

DOVER — Best known for his celebrity role on the Food Network, hosting such programs as “Dinner: Impossible” and “Restaurant: Impossible,” Chef Robert Irvine, added his voice to credit unions on Aug. 26 in their ongoing effort to raise awareness of the many financial scams targeting seniors and their family members. Mr. Irvine was the […]

They’re Action Figures moves to Dover

DOVER — About 24 years ago, a discussion about childhood toys with his girlfriend had spurred Walt Carrol to do a 3 a.m. Ebay search for old G.I. Joe action figures. After having a look around, he found a reasonably priced “lot” or collection of them and ordered them. “It was kind of on impulse,” […]

Robots show up in Delaware’s Walmarts

MILFORD — Over the past month, Delaware Walmart shoppers may have caught a rather surprising glimpse of a floor scrubbing machine driving itself up and down the aisles. In July, the Camden, Milford and Middletown Walmart stores all got autonomous floor cleaners, or “Auto-C,” as they are known. According to Walmart spokesman Ragan Dickens, these […]

Dover to get a Hobby Lobby

DOVER — Arts-and-crafts chain, Hobby Lobby, “recently” signed a lease for the large retail space on 1001 N. DuPont Highway in Dover. Formerly an ACME Market, the retail space has sat empty since June 2018 when the grocer closed its doors. Brixmor — the firm handling the retail space — confirmed Monday that Hobby Lobby […]

Kent County to match Delaware small business grants for locals

DOVER — Last week, Kent County Levy Court commissioners agreed unanimously (with one commissioner absent) to match the funds given to Kent County businesses through a state-level grant. The EDGE grant (Encouraging Development, Growth & Expansion) was established in May by the Delaware Division of Small Business to support “early stage businesses.” Through the program, […]

Another crab house ‘coming soon’ to Dover

DOVER — Crab Du Jour — a Cajun seafood restaurant and bar — recently announced its imminent presence in Dover via a banner on the old, vacant Shucker’s Pier 13 Restaurant. The restaurant chain could not be reached for comment, but they will presumably occupy the building on 889 N. Dupont Highway in Dover. According […]