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Monday, April 19, 2021
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Amazon weighs in on minimum wage hike and Shupe fires back

Good afternoon, Amazon is no longer a bystander in the debate over a $15 minimum wage. The online giant  took out full-page advertisements in the print editions of  Delaware State News and News Journal, calling for...
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Marcom notes: Cape Gazette forms agency; Logo refresh for Bancroft, DNREC; PRSA...

The Cape Gazette has formed an in-house marketing communications agency - High Five Creative. Their elevator pitch that describes High Five as "a concierge full-service marketing & creative services division to further develop our client...
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Robbins Diamonds won’t rock much longer as jeweler announces closing

Robbins Delaware Diamonds store plans to close after nearly a quarter-century. The store near the Delaware Tech Stanton Campus and Christiana Mall is owned by brothers Gordon and Jason Robbins. Robbins focused its heavy broadcast advertising...
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Delaware Small Business Division reboots EDGE Grant program

The Delaware Division of Small Business is re-starting EDGE Grants, a program to provide young Delaware companies with funds for growth. EDGE (Encouraging Development, Growth, and Expansion)  is aimed at early-stage businesses that can use...
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Pandemic jobless claim payouts in Delaware total $1.1 billion

A total of  $1.1 billion in unemployment claims have been paid out to Delaware workers, the Delaware Department of Labor reported on Thursday. According to the Labor Department's dashboard, about 80 percent of this amount...
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Division of Small Business offers small business, grant listing

The Delaware Division of Small Business has issued a listing  of grants and competitions available to small businesses. The listing includes available private sector  state, university and federal programs and federal programs in areas that...
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From ProPublica: How the pandemic economy could wipe out a generation of black-owned businesses

By Lydia DePillis ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Of all the products made at Danette Wilder’s small manufacturing...
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Dawson named to Forbes list of Best-in-State Wealth Advisors

Fredrick J. Dawson -  president of Bassett, Dawson & Foy, Inc. and Wealth Manager, located west of Wilmington - was among the Raymond James-affiliated advisors named to the Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors. The...
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It’s time to boost Covid-19 business occupancy limits

Good afternoon, Is Delaware ready for an increase in Covid-19  occupancy limits? Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan lifted limits on restaurants, bars, gyms, etc. Unlike some fellow Republican Sun Belt governors, Hogan retained masking requirements for public...
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SBA disaster loans available for farms, businesses affected by heavy rainfall

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced  that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations located in Kent, New Castle and...