Cape Gazette

Business Briefs

Apr 17, 2015

Rehoboth Applebee's raises funds for food pantry

Residents of Rehoboth Beach helped raise $1,754 to support Cape Henlopen Food Basket with a weekend-long bake sale hosted by the local Applebee’s, located on 36501 Seaside Outlet Drive in Rehoboth.

Funds were raised through various restaurant volunteers who donated baked goods and more than 40 local businesses that provided gift cards and vouchers valued at $50, but sold for donations of around $35.

The Rehoboth Applebee’s in conjunction with Patty Dukes, a local philanthropist, organized this event. All proceeds raised during the bake sale directly benefited the Cape Henlopen Food Basket. This food pantry was founded in 2002 and partners with the Food Bank of Delaware and local church volunteers to serve more than 200 hungry families each month.

The next Applebee’s bake sale will be held in July to help raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand.

Patrician Towers contracts with Signature Property Management

Patrician Towers Condominiums on Olive Avenue in Rehoboth Beach has awarded its maintenance contract to Signature Property Management Inc. The new contract arrangement became effective April 1. Signature Property Management will will handle all the day-to-day maintenance operations of Patrician Towers. Signature Property Management has developed a customized contract to meet the needs and demands of the ownership, residents and guests of the building.

Signature Property Management Inc. is a locally owned and operated condominium and homeowners' association management company launched in fall 2014 with a focus of transparency with the owners' associations. With offices on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach and a new Eagle's Landing location, the team with 20-plus years of property management and maintenance experience focuses on the increasing demand for professional and experienced condominium and association management in Sussex County.

ResortQuest recognizes February top producers

ResortQuest Real Estate recently recognized the February 2015 top producing agents for its southeast Sussex County locations. Dayna Feher of the Bethany Beach office earned top listing honors for February. Top listing agents by office were Colleen Windrow of the Marketplace at Sea Colony office, Cindy Spieczny of the West Fenwick office and Gail Phelan of the Edgewater/Sea Colony Oceanfront office. Windrow of the Marketplace at Sea Colony office earned top sales honors for February. Top selling agents by office were The Powell-Hughes Group of the Bethany Beach office, Jenny Smith of the Edgewater Lobby/Sea Colony Oceanfront office, Shannon Smith of the West Fenwick office and Marc Grimes of the Bear Trap Dunes office. For more information, visit

DNB First hires Sajid to increase commercial and industrial lending

DNB First, one of the first nationally chartered banks to serve the greater Philadelphia region, recently hired Nabila Sajid as senior vice president of commercial lending. Sajid, who joined DNB First from Wells Fargo, has more than two decades of experience in commercial credit, complementing an already deeply seasoned commercial banking group. "We are delighted to have Nabila heading up a team of commercial lenders. Her extensive experience in C&I lending will be pivotal in helping DNB First serve an increasing number of businesses, and will boost our market share," said Al Melfi, executive vice president and chief lending officer at DNB First. For more information, go to

Dewey Beach Treasure Fest community yard sale set April 18

The Dewey Business Partnership will be sponsoring the fifth annual Dewey Beach Treasure Fest Community Yard Sale from 8 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18 with a rain date set April 19. In addition to individual yard sales around Dewey Beach, there will also be a multi-vendor sale with over 40 vendors located at the Rusty Rudder parking lot at Dickinson Street and the bay. Jimmy’s Grille will be on site offering breakfast items and coffee. The event and parking are free. Treasure maps with individual yard sale locations are available at the Rusty Rudder lot sale or at the business partnership web-site at

Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber to hear from DNREC secretary April 20

The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a general membership meeting for noon, Monday, April 20. The guest speaker will be David Small, secretary for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Small will speak about the efforts underway to address the impacts of climate change and rising sea levels, along with project updates on beach and waterway management, Rehoboth outfall and aquaculture. He will also outline project funding opportunities available through DNREC. The luncheon will be held at the oceanfront Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Rehoboth Beach. The buffet lunch will include vegetarian soup du jour; Sands house salad; chicken marsala; chef’s choice vegetable, starch and dessert; and iced tea, coffee and hot tea. The cost is $16 per person. Seating at the meeting is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Joy at 302-227-2233, Ext. 14 or

Rehoboth and Dewey spring sidewalk sales set May 15-17

The 32nd Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday, May 15, to Sunday, May 17, in the Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach resort areas. Shopping in downtown Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and along Route 1 has never offered more merchandise at bargain prices. Call the Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber for details, 302-227-6446.

Why business owners should publish a book is topic May 5 in Dover

The Delaware Small Business Chamber will present a seminar on why business owners should publish a book, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, at GateHouse Media Delaware, 1196 S. Little Creek Road, Dover. In a competitive marketplace, businesses must find a way to stand out. Aside from better prices, a better product or service, and a better location or distribution channel, businesses and business owners need to establish credibility and expertise in their field. As an author, a business owner can do just that, plus achieve a multitude of other objectives. Participants will explore what to write, how much to write and the many benefits of writing a book. The seminar is being presented by Lois Hoffman from the Happy Self-Publisher. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch. The seminar is free to chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. Park in the side parking lot. Enter the building from the front and ask for Necia Razzano. For more information, email


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