The IRS Extends Deadline to Ensure People with Children Receive $500 Economic Impact Payments

The IRS has extended its deadline to September 30, 2020, for people to provide information to the IRS using its Non-Filer Tool at  People should do this if they: receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability benefits, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments; did not file a 2019 or 2018 tax return; have a… Read more »

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DE High School Seniors Need Your Help

With virtual learning and limited extracurriculars, the Class of 2021 is facing an unprecedented senior year. But with your help, we can give them a meaningful learning opportunity that will prepare them for their futures! Many seniors at Delaware high schools will be starting their senior projects in the fall of 2020 and need virtual… Read more »

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Zoca Expanding to Include Market!

The owners of ZOCA are pleased to announce the official opening of the ZOCA Market on Monday, August 17, 2020! The new ZOCA market is located inside the established ZOCA Restaurant on Garfield Parkway. The market will be fully accessible from the front window, meaning you do not have to come into the actual restaurant to… Read more »

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Bay to Beach Builders Ribbon Cutting for New Model Home, Sales, and Design Center

On Wednesday, July 29th, Bay to Beach Builders celebrated a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of its new model home, sales, and design center, celebrating with staff, community members, and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. “We wanted to create a “one-stop-shop” where people could create their dream home. The houses we build are completely… Read more »

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Delaware Botanic Gardens Opens to the Public August 20

Ray Sander, President of Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) announced that the Delaware Botanic Gardens will be opening to the public beginning Thursday, August 20. A special rate of $12 per person is being offered to non-members through September with anyone under the age of 16 admitted free of charge. The Gardens’ hours will be Thursday… Read more »

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Delmarva Power Ready Ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias

Company increases resources to respond; provides tips for customers to prepare and stay safe With Tropical Storm Isaias making its way up the eastern seaboard, Delmarva Power’s full emergency response organization is ready. Employees and local contractors have inspected equipment, reviewed procedures, and assembled staffing plans to ensure around-the-clock support to respond to potential impacts… Read more »


“Free Parking Tuesday Evenings” in August

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Bethany Beach have been working closely to find a solution that will mutually benefit the downtown Bethany Beach businesses and those looking to support local business. In August, patrons will be able to park for free on Tuesday evenings from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm,… Read more »

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Latest COVID-19 News Impacting & Resources for Chamber Members Delaware Reopening Guide – PHASE 1 Delaware Reopening Guide – PHASE 2 LOAN PROGRAM COMPARISON CHART CARES Act The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act CARES Act FAQ Understanding the Paycheck Protection Plan Department of Labor Releases Guidance For Independent Contractors & Self-Employed CARES… Read more »

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COVID-19 Business Re-Opening Resource Page

Delaware Department of Labor – Return to Work Guidelines During COVID-19 Delaware Reopening Guide – Governor Carney 5/15/20 Delaware Reopening Guide – PHASE 1 Delaware Reopening Guide – PHASE 2 Doing Business in the New Normal Webinar Slide deck Paycheck Protection Plan Information Updated PPP Borrower Application PPP Compliance – Maximizing Loan Forgiveness Slide Deck… Read more »

Delmarva Power Completes Major Transmission Line Upgrade to Enhance Grid

Resiliency and Improve Service Reliability for Sussex County Customers With people continuing to spend more time at home, essential work is critical to meeting customers’ summer energy needs Delmarva Power has completed a major transmission line upgrade to enhance system resiliency and improve reliability for more than 75,000 customers in Sussex County, Del., five months… Read more »