Grand re-opening marks Quality Inn & Suite’s all-around upgrade

GEORGETOWN – A scissor snip of the ribbon Monday afternoon marked the grand re-opening of a hotel complex that has been part of Georgetown’s DuPont Boulevard highway commercial district for about 17 years. Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce members and local and state officials joined owners, partners and employees of the Quality Inn & Suites, […]

STEM accessibility for young girls focus of local alliance event

GEORGETOWN – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is crucial to America’s workforce. STEM employees generate new ideas, commercialize patents and provide the flexibility and critical thinking required in the modern economy. The Office of the Chief Economist reports that women continue to hold less than 25 percent of STEM related jobs in the workforce. Sussex […]

Ashley HomeStore: Millsboro annexation hurdle unanimously cleared

MILLSBORO – With no public objection and council’s annexation approval, property along Millsboro’s U.S. 113 corridor could be the future home of an Ashley HomeStore. Millsboro council at its March 5 meeting unanimously approved the annexation request from Erin Bradly Enterprises LLC. The public hearing on proposed annexation prior to council’s action drew no comment. […]

Sign of downtown revitalization offers welcome to Millsboro

MILLSBORO – A visible sign of Millsboro’s growth and revitalization was literally put in place Friday. The town’s new “Welcome to Downtown Millsboro” sign is now a functioning amenity, located near the Dairy Queen on the western edge of the downtown district between Washington Street and Main Street. “Another downtown revitalization project comes to fruition […]

Millsboro Chick-fil-A: Hiring under way for spring opening

MILLSBORO – In preparation for a spring 2018 opening, employee hiring is under way for the new Chick-fil-A in Millsboro. Chick-fil-A, an American fast-food restaurant chain specializing in chicken sandwiches, has named Tim Sweetman franchise owner of the chain’s Peninsula Crossing restaurant as the hiring of upwards of 100 new team members begins. Millsboro’s first […]

Sussex County’s ‘Open for Business’ Jan. 18 at Sussex EOC

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County’s “Open for Business,” a free, monthly business development session for startup and existing businesses, is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center. This informative session will run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. It is for persons with plans to open, purchase or expand a business […]

Buxton: Millsboro looking at consumer analytics for retail match-making

MILLSBORO – Retail business growth is booming in Millsboro. Chick-fil-A, Millsboro Chrysler, Lewes Dairy, Past & Present collectible store, Farmers Bank of Willards and Royal Farms are on the list. Others are in the works, including Starbucks, Sherwin Williams, Mid-Atlantic Animal Hospital and possibly Tractor Supply. Annexation process launched at town council’s Jan. 2 meeting […]

Collaboration re-tools education in skilled manufacturing

GEORGETOWN — Delaware Technical Community College’s approach to providing employer needs in manufacturing has changed over the years. Gone are the days of General Motors, Chrysler and DuPont. “Delaware Tech has been doing manufacturing training for 50 years. Those large manufacturers are gone from our state,” said DTTC president Dr. Mark Brainard. “So, we did […]

With car wash, Millsboro council casts conditional approval to Royal Farms’ revised plans

MILLSBORO – Legendary songwriter Jim Croce once sang about his working-at-the-car-wash blues. Amid visual and aesthetic concerns regarding Royal Farms’ car wash plans at its new store site currently under construction along U.S. 113, Millsboro town council approved revised final plans with conditions related to water usage. Revised site plans now include the car wash, […]

Diversity: Georgetown chamber’s new director a ‘Jack of all trades’

GEORGETOWN — A little more than a month ago, Kevin Thompson assumed the position of Director of Operations with the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. The 32-year-old Sussex County native comes to the chamber armed with an employment background quite varied and diverse. His list of work experience includes automotive body shop repair, valet parking, […]