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Date Posted: Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

A new program that starts on Friday will make it easier than ever to shop and dine in downtown Wilmington. Free valet parking will be offered at three intersections on Market Street — 5th, 7th and 9th streets – and parking spaces will be designated for curbside pickup from downtown restaurants and shops, as part […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Fifteen small businesses on Wilmington’s Wast Side have been awarded grants of $500 each through a program run by the West Side Grows coalition. The program assists small businesses in the West Side neighborhood that have experienced a drop in business as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The organization is accepting applications for a […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

As Delaware battles Coronavirus some small businesses are pivoting from their normal activities to produce needed medical and health supplies. Painted Stave Distillery in Smryna is now, in addition to Silver Screen Vodka and Candy Manor Gin, manufacturing hand sanitizer for police and other first responders. “We’re focusing on getting this out to first responders, […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2020

With the Delaware Division of Small Business and the U.S. Small Business Administration launching loan programs to assist Delaware small business owners negatively affected by Coronavirus, it’s important to keep an eye out for possible scammers looking to prey on unsuspecting business owners. In fact, DSB has received multiple loan scam emails in the past […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

The Delaware Department of Labor has made changes to the unemployment benefits program to assist hospitality industry employees affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. DOL will begin processing unemployment claims as they are received, with the goal of making benefits available within a week. DOL will permit hospitality employees to earn part-time income while collecting benefits […]

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Date Posted: Monday, March 16th, 2020

As organizations continue to announce cancellations and postponements of small business events in Delaware as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures and precautions, we’ll remove them from the Division’s events calendar and track of them here. If your organization is canceling or postponing a small business event, let us know by emailing us at […]

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Date Posted: Monday, March 9th, 2020

As many as 5,200 businesses served by Delmarva Power may be eligible for lower rates for their electric service, an investigation by staffs at the Delaware Public Service Commission and Delaware Division of the Public Advocate found. More than 5,200 Delmarva commercial customers receiving Medium General Service (MGS) or Large General Service (LGS), may be […]

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Date Posted: Friday, March 6th, 2020

Delaware restaurants have a new way of attracting dog owners as customers, thanks to legislation signed into law this week by Governor John Carney. House Bill 275 allows owners of food establishments and beer gardens to allow leashed dogs on licensed outdoor patios. Gov. Carney signed the bill Tuesday at Woody’s in Dewey Beach. Click […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, March 5th, 2020

The Delaware Division of Public Health this week issued guidelines for businesses to help contain the spread of coronavirus in the state. While there have been no confirmed cases in Delaware to date of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, public health officials are asking businesses to take the following steps: • Review plans to operate […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Economic development is a major priority of Governor Carney’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget, which allocates $82 million for economic development. “We presented a responsible budget plan today that makes investments to improve our economy, strengthen our public schools and protect Delaware’s unique quality of life,” Carney said when he presented his spending plan to […]

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