Cape Gazette

Business Briefs

Oct 28, 2014

Raymond F. Book accountants earn designation

Raymond F. Book & Associates PA, Certified Public Accountants, announces that Andrew Watson, Jessica Raymond, CPA, and Donna Austin, CPA, have successfully obtained designation as Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors. Watson, Raymond and Austin are accountants at Raymond F. Book & Associates., a certified public accounting firm with offices in Dover, Middletown and Lewes. They have extensive experience in utilizing QuickBooks.  Watson and Raymond work at the Dover location, and Austin is in the Middletown office.

ENR MidAtlantic ranks Becker Morgan Group among top design firms

Becker Morgan Group has been recognized by Engineering News-Record MidAtlantic as one of the 2014 Top Design Firms, ranking No. 62 in the region and No. 5 in Delaware among many national and international design firms. This annual list includes architects, engineers, and other design professionals doing business in Delaware; Maryland; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Washington, D.C.; and West Virginia. ENR is a leading provider of news, analysis, commentary and data for the construction industry.

Becker Morgan Group provides architecture and engineering services with offices in Delaware, Maryland, and North Carolina. For more information, visit

Commissioner Stewart reduces Highmark rate requests

Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart has announced that she has reduced to 9.9 percent a rate request from Highmark BlueCross BlueShield for a health rate increases on small employer grandfathered individual plans.

Highmark filed requests for increases in the rates for nine plans. Four of the plans requested an increase of 17.6 percent. Five additional plans sought a 15 percent hike. After reviewing the filings and taking into account the interests of consumers, Commissioner Stewart reduced the amount approved to 9.9 percent for eight plans and refused to grant one plan any increase at all.

The rates go into effect immediately and affect approximately 3,300 Delawareans. For more information about the Delaware Department of Insurance visit:

Mediacom employees earn national, regional customer service awards

Four Mediacom employees from Sussex County earned national honors in an awards program that cited them for outstanding performance and put them in the top rankings nationally among their Mediacom peers.

Denise Stansmore of Millsboro received the National Gold Leaf of the Year Award; Carrieann Emplit, also from Millsboro, won the National Gold Outstanding Sales Supervisor Award. Katie Brinsfield of Frankford won the National Gold Award for Unsung Hero, and Ryan Mustian of Millsboro received the Regional Installer Technician of the Year Award.

Ceremonies were held to celebrate Customer Service Week and recognize employees who consistently deliver excellent customer service. Mediacom delivers cable television and broadband communication services to homes and businesses, and employs 4,600 people companywide.

KSI receives transportation grant from Kent County Levy Court

Kent-Sussex Industries Inc. received a Kent County Community Service Grant check in the amount of $1,000 from Kent County Levy Court in support of KSI’s Transportation Program.

KSI, a not-for-profit agency providing vocational training and employment services to individuals with disabilities throughout Kent and Sussex counties, provides round-trip, door-to-door transportation to the individuals in its programs. Last fiscal year, KSI traveled over 1,000,000 miles, moving people to and from its programs. KSI is committed to making all reasonable accommodations in order to ensure that its programs and services are as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.

Donations can be mailed to KSI, Attn: Alicia Hollis, 301 N. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, DE 19963; or online at, click on the donate button. For more information, contact Hollis, KSI director of community relations, at 302-422-4014, Ext. 3015, or email





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