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On Friday, May 7, 2021, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and Carl M. Freeman Companies recognized the outstanding achievements and service of police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service units from Southern Sussex County at the 2021 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards Luncheon.  Hosted at Signatures at Bayside, the event recognized servicemen and women… Read more »

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Governor Carney Announces Major Changes To COVID-19 Restrictions In Delaware

Effective Friday, May 21st Governor Carney announced that most capacity restrictions for restaurants, retail, other business establishments, and houses of worship will be lifted. He also stated that Delawareans should continue to follow all CDC mask guidelines. Facilities will be able to use as much capacity as social distancing requirements will allow. Other changes include:… Read more »



As of April 25, The Center For Disease Control has lifted its nationwide pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine. Everyone in the state of Delaware 16+ is now eligible for the vaccine. The CDC has also issued a warning regarding the vaccine. They state, “women younger than 50 years old should be aware… Read more »

Everything You Need To Know About The Restaurant Revitalization Fund – (RRF)

Think your business may qualify for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund or want to learn more? Here is everything you need to know. As part of the American Rescue Plan Act, the RRF is designed to provide emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses. The program’s main function is to provide restaurants with… Read more »

American Rescue Plan Act – What we know so far

    American Rescue Plan Act – What we know so far On March 11, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The $1.9 trillion bill is extensive and we have outlined important details for our members to be aware of. The full legislative text can be reviewed here:… Read more »

EDGE Grant program to reopen to benefit promising early-stage Delaware small businesses

Applications will be accepted April 1-30  After a difficult year for Delaware small businesses, the Division of Small Business is re-starting EDGE Grants, an innovative, competitive program to provide young Delaware companies with funds to help them expand their business. EDGE (Encouraging Development, Growth, and Expansion) grows Delaware’s economy by providing funding to promising early-stage… Read more »

News from Governor Carney’s Office: Governor Carney announces expansions to Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program

Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division on Public Health (DPH) on Tuesday announced an expansion of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program. – As of March 17, pharmacies in Delaware may begin vaccinating ​Delawareans aged 50+. – As of March 17th, health care providers, including hospitals, may vaccinate patients 16+ with high ​and moderate-risk medical condition​s. Providers… Read more »

Eligible Seniors 65 and Older Can Sign Up for Vaccination This Weekend

Any individuals 65 and older who live, work or receive their health care in Delaware are invited to sign up to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Dover International Speedway. Seniors who meet these criteria can sign up by going to Multiple invitations to individuals remaining on… Read more »

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Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Hosts Community Expo

Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce their 2nd annual Open Air Community Expo that will take place on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 9 am until 1 pm.  We will be socially distancing at White Horse Park.  The rain date is Saturday, May 8, 2021. Over fifty local businesses and community agencies… Read more »