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Governor Carney Issues Update to Omnibus COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

Occupancy limits to increase in restaurants, retail; tournaments can resume with a plan; vaccination providers must report demographic information or face fines Governor John Carney on Thursday issued the Sixth Modification to his Omnibus State of Emergency Declaration, easing COVID-19 occupancy restrictions and requiring Delaware vaccination providers to report complete demographic information within 24 hours… Read more »

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Beebe Healthcare Public COVID-19 Town Hall

Beebe Healthcare is inviting the public to a COVID-19 Town Hall from 5 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3 Dr. David A. Tam, President & CEO and Bill Chasanov, DO, Beebe’s COVID-19 response medical director, will share updates about the latest in cases, hospitalizations and information about the COVID-19 vaccine. To watch, simply log into… Read more »

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Federal Legislative Update/Minimum Wage & Tip Credit

There is a very real threat of a $15 federal minimum wage increase and tip credit elimination at the federal level. Legislators in DC are trying to tie wage increases into the current proposed COVID relief package (Biden has pitched a $1.9 trillion proposal that includes a round of $1,400 stimulus checks, more help for… Read more »

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Delaware Restaurant Association Announcement: Restaurant Industry Vaccine Registry

The Delaware Restaurant Association announced that it is working closely with the state of Delaware & Delaware’s Division of Public Health to ensure their industry’s workforce is prepared to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in a timely, organized, and safe manner during the next phase of distribution. Essential restaurant workers in Delaware are currently slated to… Read more »

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Pending Law Mandating Increased Use of Renewable Energy Debated

A controversial bill that will change where Delawareans get their electricity from is heading to the governor’s desk for his expected signature. Senate Bill 33 completed its passage through the General Assembly with a 29 to 12 vote in the House of Representatives Thursday, after earlier clearing the Senate 13 to 8. Once enacted, the… Read more »

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DE Relief Grants and HELP Loans Update

DE Relief Grants: From the start of the DE Relief Grants program, one of the requirements has been that recipients need to have experienced a revenue decline in 2020 compared to 2019. If they claimed the grant but did not experience a revenue decline, they would have to pay back the grant with interest. The… Read more »

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How to Set up an Online Presence for Your Business

Establish Your Digital Presence If there’s one thing we learned about small businesses in 2020, it’s that nothing is set in stone. We’ve seen business models disrupted, customer habits and behaviors altered, and businesses transformed. Many of these changes involved adopting new technologies and embracing digital strategies. Now, let’s explore how adopting digital strategies can… Read more »

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New $10,000 EIDL Grants: Do You Qualify?

The Economic Aid Act signed December 27, 2020, includes additional funding for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) loans and grants. This article includes information about the Targeted EIDL grant application process provided by the SBA. Congress has allocated another $20,000,000,000 in EIDL grants (advances) in the new stimulus bill. By way of background, the CARES… Read more »

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DE Relief Grants Application Portal Reopens

The Division of Small Business is pleased to announce that its DE Relief Grants portal is accepting new applications. This means that small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have not applied in earlier rounds will have the opportunity to apply for this relief program presented by the State of Delaware and New Castle County using federal CARES… Read more »

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Governor Carney, DPH Announce Transition to Vaccinate Phase 1B

Registration for new DE Vaccine Roster to open Wednesday Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced Tuesday, January 19, that the state will transition to Phase 1B in its COVID-19 vaccination plan starting today, with a focus on persons 65 and up. More than 200,000 Delawareans qualify for vaccination in… Read more »