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Friday, March 27, 2020

Delaware jobless claims top 10,700

Delaware weekly initial jobless claims topped the 10,700 mark, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday. The figure was among the highest among states with smaller populations as employers struggled with the impact of a...

Updated: Auto dealers, gun shops, dog daycares now classified as ‘essential’

Auto dealers and gun stores  can now see customers by appointment and dog daycare centers can reopen under a revision of "essential businesses" under Gov. John Carney's emergency order. The changes came under an appeals...

Mediterranean Grille to shut down after being hit with coronavirus-related closing

The Coronavirus has claimed a victim in the restaurant business. Mediterranean Grille, a restaurant in the Newark Shopping Center announced via social media that it is closing for good. Dinners from 4 p.m. to 9...

Delaware Restaurant Association foundation sets up emergency aid fund for laid off workers

The Delaware Restaurant Association, through its  Education Foundation (DRAEF) has formed the restaurant industry Emergency Action Trust (E.A.T.s) to provide immediate emergency funding to hospitality workers.   The trust, funded by private, community and individual donations, will distribute individual...

Coons: SBA loan relief provision will provide lifeline for Del. businesses

U.S. Sens.  Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), announced their legislation will provide relief for businesses with Small Business Administration loans. The hospitality industry has a sizable percentage of such loans. The provision is...

Applications now available for HELP hospitality industry loans; SBA loans also available

The Delaware Division of Small Business has released the application for the State of Delaware Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP) is available  here. The program offers no-interest loans of up to $10,000 a month for...

Carney’s modified order allows sealed alcoholic beverages to be part of take-out orders

 Gov.  John Carney on Wednesday issued a second modification  to his emergency declaration. One change allows any restaurant, brewpub, tavern or taproom with a valid on-premise license to sell alcoholic beverages as part of transactions...

Carney announces emergency interest-free loan program for smaller establishments in hard-hit hospitality industry

Gov. John Carney on Wednesday announced the Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP).  HELP will provide financial relief for restaurants, bars and other hospitality industry businesses that employ thousands of Delawareans.   ‚ÄúRestaurants, bars, hotels, and other hospitality-related...

Amazon to add 150 jobs in Delaware, 150 in neighboring Md. site in...

Amazon will add 150 jobs in Delaware as the company deals with demand and other issues resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. An Amazon spokeswoman confirmed the 150-job figure applies to its fulfillment centers in New...

Maryland governor ends dining, gym visits in expanding emergency order

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan  Monday ordered the closure of bars and restaurants and expanded the prohibition on gatherings to those of more than 50 people. The governor also announced a public health surge that includes adding...