Cape Gazette

Business Briefs

Nov 30, 2015

Business networking group meets weekly in Lewes

The BNI Rehoboth I Chapter meets every Thursday at Lewes Diner for a business networking meeting. Meetings are from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Visitors are welcome to come see the power of referral-based marketing in action. The only cost to visit is the cost of one's meal. For information or a reservation to attend, call Christine Davis at 302-236-1046, or visit www.BNIDVR.Com and click on the menu item Find a Chapter.

Cassandra Porter joins Faw Casson in Dover

Faw Casson in Dover announced  Cassandra Porter has joined the firm.   The enjoyment Porter receives from helping individuals organize financial data in a manner that makes it easy for them to understand is in perfect harmony with Faw Casson’s ideology. As a recent graduate from the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Central Delaware program, she’s eager to put her experiences to work.

Originally from Magnolia, Porter is happy to have returned to central Delaware. She graduated from Goldey-Beacom College with bachelor of science and master in business administration degrees, and she is proud to have been a Theta Phi Alpha sister. She loves reading, spending time with friends and submersing herself in outdoor activities with her husband and their menagerie of pets.

Faw Casson is a full-service accounting and business consultation firm with locations in Dover, Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, Md.

Delaware Small Business Chamber sets new member breakfast Dec. 1

Delaware Small Business Chamber will host a free new member breakfast from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Irish Eyes Milton. The event is open to all members and potential members so they can learn about the organization's benefits and how to get the most out of membership.

Members can post messages to members only to promote products and services and post special deals. Members can sign up and pay for events online, with a special sign-in and password to for member-only information.

The DSBC gives away scholarships each year and offers $100, $250 and $500 one-time grants to members who may need them. For more information, go to

Commercial-free Christmas music launched at new 102.5 WBOC-FM

Delmarva’s newest radio station, 102.5 WBOC-FM, has launched with commercial-free Christmas music. The 50,000-watt station can be heard across much of the peninsula. “WBOC first launched as a radio station 75 years ago,” says Craig Jahelka, vice president and general manager. “What better way for us to come full circle than to launch WBOC-FM with the best selection of Christmas music available. And we have some exciting things planned for the future, including giving away $50,000 to our listeners!”

Jahelka says they are currently hiring staff and updating equipment. Veteran broadcaster Joe Edwards is in place as WBOC-FM operations manager. “We’re assembling a dynamic morning team and hiring the best talent to ensure WBOC-FM will be a local station, heavily involved in our community featuring news and weather from the WBOC-TV News team,” says Edwards. “So we’d really appreciate it if you’d give us a button on your car radio.” WBOC-FM is owned and operated by Draper Holdings, which also owns WBOC-TV, FOX21, WBOC Classics, and Loblolly LLC.

2015 Super Lawyers recognizes Morris James Litigation partners

The 2015 Super Lawyers Business Edition has recognized four Morris James partners as top business attorneys in Delaware. Those who were included in this special edition of Super Lawyers excelled in the business-related practice areas of Business and Transactions; Construction, Real Estate and Environmental; Employment; Intellectual Property; and Litigation. The Super Lawyers Business Edition is an annual go-to guide for general counsel and executives. Morris James’ 2015 selections include four attorneys recognized for business-related litigation: P. Clarkson Collins Jr., Peter B. Ladig, Lewis H. Lazarus, and Edward M. McNally.

Women in Business Downstate Luncheon set Dec. 2 in Rehoboth

To recognize the accomplishments of the businesswomen profiled in Delaware Today's Women in Business editorial feature, the Women in Business Downstate Luncheon is set from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2,  at Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center in Rehoboth Beach. The keynote speaker will be Donna Covington, dean of the Delaware State University College of Business. Her tenure in academia was preceded by more than 25 years in director and executive posts in the corporate world with Texas Instruments, IBM and Lexmark International.

Seats are available individually, or friends and colleagues may reserve a table of 10. Included with each ticket is a six-month trial subscription to Delaware Today. The 2013 and 2014 luncheons sold out. To purchase tickets, go to

ResortQuest Real Estate announces October top producers

ResortQuest Real Estate recently announced the October top producers for its southeast Sussex County locations.

Bill Hand of the Marketplace at Sea Colony office earned top listing honors for October. Other top listing agents by office were Brendan Crotty of the Bethany Beach office, Marc Grimes of The Village at Bear Trap Dunes office and Courtney Bouloucon of the West Fenwick office. Dayna Feher of the Bethany Beach office earned top sales honors for October. Other top selling agents by office were Cindy Spieczny of the West Fenwick office, Colleen Windrow of the Marketplace at Sea Colony office and Marc Grimes of The Village at Bear Trap Dunes office.

“All our agents are continually attending classes and seminars throughout the year,” said Brigit Taylor, ResortQuest Real Estate's broker of record. “Their commitment and dedication to education and professional improvement is an asset to the company and our clients and customers.” For more information, go to

Applebee's sets pancake breakfast with Santa Dec. 5

Children and families are invited to the Rehoboth Applebee’s, at 36501 Seaside Outlet Blvd., to enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast while visiting with Santa from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. This is an opportunity to capture the spirit of family, friends, charity, food and Christmas. Proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. For $7, guests will enjoy unlimited pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice and fountain sodas.

Shore Pride All-Stars cheerleading facility opens in Millsboro

Shore Pride All-Stars, a competitive cheerleading facility, celebrated its grand opening in Millsboro Nov. 12. With two larger practice gyms complete with second-floor viewing room, children between the ages of 3 and 14 train in a top-notch facility where they are taught by professional coaching staff. Teams travel locally and regionally to compete with a variety of competitors. All skill levels are welcome. To accommodate families, the new facility has a playroom open to entertain younger siblings, and a study room is available for students to do homework during their downtime.

"My husband and I wanted to build a facility to keep our cheer family together," says owner Christy McCoy. The state-of-the-art facility provides a safe, well-equipped space for young children to practice tumbling, stunting and jumps to prepare for competition. Shore Pride All Stars is at 34267 Pear Tree Lane in Millsboro. For more information, like Shore Pride All-Stars on Facebook or call 302-245-1347.

Morris James receives Access to Justice Leadership Award

Morris James LLP was presented the Leadership Award at the Delaware State Bar Association’s Christopher W. White 2015 Distinguished Access to Justice Awards Breakfast Oct. 29. The Leadership Award is given to the firm that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of pro bono service to the impoverished in Delaware, and fosters a culture which recognizes the value of Access to Justice service.

"Morris James is gratified to be acknowledged for its commitment to provide pro bono services to the disadvantaged in Delaware," said Managing Partner David H. Williams. The Access to Justice Awards are given in the name of the late Christopher W. White, a longtime attorney with the Community Legal Aid Society of Delaware and member of the Delaware State Bar Association who was widely known and respected for his advocacy work on behalf of the indigent people of Delaware.

Benchmark Litigation recognizes seven Morris James partners

Morris James LLP announced that seven of its partners in three separate practice areas have again been recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2016, a publication that focuses exclusively on litigation and disputes in North America. In addition to individual recognitions, Morris James was recommended as a top litigation law firm in Delaware. Benchmark has recognized P. Clarkson Collins Jr., Thomas E. Hanson Jr., Peter B. Ladig, Lewis H. Lazarus and Edward M. McNally in corporate and commercial litigation; Richard Galperin in professional liability litigation; and Richard K. Herrmann in intellectual property litigation.

Benchmark compiles results from a six-month-long extensive research period with interviews of leading litigators and law firms. Firms must be recommended by the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel to gain inclusion.


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