Business


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...

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

SoDel’s Ruley takes part in sustainable-seafood roundtable

Doug Ruley, vice president of SoDel Concepts, recently attended an invitation-only summit on sustainable seafood sponsored by the James Beard Foundation.

At the event, held in Washington, D.C., on June 5, seafood experts, academics, chefs...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:57pm

Insight Homes to host grand opening in canalfront community

Insight Homes this week announced its plans to reveal a new floor plan in their private waterfront Sunset Harbour community in Ocean View, in the form of a furnished new model home. Insight Homes is revealing the new model by hosting a grand...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:56pm

Carl M. Freeman Companies name Mastrangelo senior VP

The Carl M. Freeman Companies announced this week the selection of Josh Mastrangelo as the senior vice president for the Rockville, Md.-based company. Mastrangelo will head up communities, land development and staff management for Carl M. Freeman...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:55pm

Gina Drago renovated Body Double in Fenwick Island for owner Liz Welsh, pictured.

Body Double gets you in the right suit for you

There are three absolutes in this wacky world of ours:

(1) Death;

(2) Taxes;

(3) Nobody likes how they look in a swimsuit.

“Even if they’re the tiniest little thing you’ve ever seen, everyone is kind of intimidated and...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:28pm

Mike and Sean Cummings pose with the Torch Award for marketpace ethics.

MIKEN Builders recognized for business ethics

When Michael Cummings finished trade school post-college, he began working for a construction company. An opportunity arose for him to join in ownership of a general-contracting firm. Now, 25 years later, he is the proud owner and CEO of a multi-...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:24pm

Sergio and Ruben Palazzo in their family-owned shop, Ocean View Jewelers. The shop specializes in custom jewelry and customer service.

Custom jewelry, family ties mark Ocean View shop

Ruben Palazzo has been designing and creating custom jewelry for more than 40 years. And while he’s still surrounded at work by many of his creations, he actually now gets to work alongside two of his most significant creations — his son, Sergio...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:01pm

Don Dempsey, Meghan Dempsey and Roger Perry pose for a photo at Gunshooters in Millsboro.

Millsboro shop is a family affair

For Roger Perry, work is just something he does.

The Riverdale/Oak Orchard native joined the United States Army a few days after graduating from Millsboro High School. He thought he was ready to try something else after returning stateside...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:31pm

National company looks to acquire Route 54 mobile-home park

Private property owners generally have the right to sell their land. But what happens when hundreds of homes are located there?

After half a century, the Gray family is looking to sell the Shady Park mobile home park, just west of Fenwick...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:34pm