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Business people: Aug. 11, 2022

Goodwill names COO Alexander Vazquez was selected as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County. Vazquez  will provide executive leadership for the organization’s revenue-generating operations, including Donated Goods/Retail, e-Commerce, Goodwill Staffing Services, and Goodwill Industrial Services. These operations provide much of the funding needed to deliver Goodwill’s Workforce Development programming. Before joining Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County,...

Plans announced for an increased number of vehicle charging stations

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Natural Resources announced plans to locate 11 multi-car, fast-charging electric vehicle charging stations along major travel routes. It will be followed by an expansion of EV charging stations into communities over the next five years. It's part of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law initiative to expand charging across the country. Under an initial plan...

Delaware Electric Co-op proposes rate increase

Average customer would pay an extra  $24 more a month Delaware Electric Cooperative is proposing a rate increase for its members, citing soaring natural gas prices, inflation, and other issues. "The challenges our Co-op is now facing are unprecedented," the Greenwood-based organization stated in a post on its web page. "Earlier this year, we were forced to implement a rate increase after...

Delaware gas prices falling with Milton stations posting $3.70 a gallon price

Delaware gas prices continued their decline over the weekend after dropping to the $4 mark last week, AAA reported.  As of Monday, the price at the pump fell to $3.93, down about a penny from a day earlier and seven cents from a week earlier. In mid-June,  Delaware motorists saw the average price for regular hit $4.99 a gallon.   Delaware average gas...

Bidens fly to Kentucky after short weekend at home near Rehoboth

President Joe Biden traveled to the family's North Shores home near Rehoboth Beach over the weekend before departing on Monday morning for a trip to Kentucky. VIP airspace restriction notices were revised from Sunday into Monday in the skies around Rehoboth. The restriction had been in effect for Saturday and Sunday. A previous notice for Dover on Saturday...

3,827 farm acres preserved in latest round of state program

An additional 3,827 acres on 54 farms have been preserved. According to a release  2022 marks the 26th consecutive year of easement selections by the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation. In this round, three farms in New Castle County, 26 in Kent County, and 23 in Sussex County were preserved, and two easements for forestland preservation. “Preserving Delaware’s farmland is a...

Delaware Division of Small Business awards latest round of EDGE grants

The Delaware Division of Small Business recognized 10 small businesses last week as winners of the fifth round of Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) grants. Businesses include  a bioresorbable vascular stent developer, a Puerto Rican-inspired bakery, an outdoor baseball facility, and a cycling studio. Gov. John Carney and Division of Small Business Acting Director Regina Mitchell announced the companies at...

WSFS CEO says 2nd quarter earnings reflect strength of financial services company

WSFS Financial Corporation, Wilmington,  parent company of WSFS Bank reported higher revenue in the second quarter of 2022. Rodger Levenson, CEO, said, “Our second quarter results demonstrated the strength of our business model and unique market position as we continue to optimize our significant strategic investments over the past three years.” “We remain on track to achieve the synergies identified from...

Ground broken for Milton medical pavilion

Beebe Healthcare took part earlier this week in Phoenix RHCS Holdings’ groundbreaking event for the Jerry Ann McLamb Medical Pavilion near Milton.  Beebe Medical Group is planning a primary care, walk-in care, laboratory and diagnostic imaging for the Milton community and surrounding area from the pavilion. The pavilion is named in honor of Jerry Ann McLamb, a graduate...

Gas prices decline as demand drops, supply increases

Gas prices dropped another three cents a gallon between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to AAA. The price at the pump in Delaware has dropped nearly 60 cents in the past month and is well below the record price of nearly $5 a gallon for regular. Delaware average gas prices TimeframeRegularMid-GradePremiumDieselCurrent Avg.$4.354$4.836$5.047$5.361Yesterday Avg.$4.386$4.879$5.116$5.406Week Ago Avg.$4.548$5.019$5.255$5.557Month Ago Avg.$4.953$5.374$5.638$5.926Year Ago Avg.$3.000$3.389$3.644$3.230 Global economic headwinds are...

Northrop Realty marks opening of a Lewes-Rehoboth office

Northrop Realty, opened its 5th coastal office in Lewes-Rehoboth at 18467 Coastal Highway. The new location will serve the northern coastal towns and provide an educational training center for sales agents as the brokerage expands its Delaware footprint. "The Northrop Realty name is synonymous with business excellence and success, and I'm so excited to be a part of our state-of-the-art...

Gas prices continue to drop

Delaware gas prices continue to decline as the summer travel season continues. During the past week, the price at the pump has dropped a dime a gallon in Delaware. Over the past month, the price per gallon has fallen by nearly 50 cents a gallon. Crude oil fell below $100 a barrel this week and, as of Wednesday, was...

Electrical malfunction in pool area suspected in fire that causes half a million dollars in damage to Bethany home.

A fire caused an estimated $500,000 in damage to a Bethany Beach area home on Tuesday. The fire reported shortly before 9:30 a.m. occurred in the 31000 block of May Drive in the Bethany Lakes community. The Millville Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene and found smoke and flames coming from the dwelling. The home was occupied at the...

Bidens spend the weekend at home near Rehoboth

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden spent a quiet weekend at their home near Rehoboth Beach. The Bidens flew from the White House on the Marine One helicopter on Friday night. Their departure to the White House from Rehoboth is slated for 8:15 p.m. The First Couple last year largely avoided the busy July-August season in the beach town....

Former gambling boat newest vessel sunk off Delaware coast.

The  Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control sunk the Texas Star, originally outfitted as a floating casino, at a reef site 16.5 miles offshore of the Delaware coast at a depth of 86 feet. Built in 1977 on a multi-purpose supply ship hull, the Texas Star was last worked as a commercial scallop catcher/processor vessel. It sunk into an...