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Aug 25, 2015

Homebuyer fair set Sept. 26 at Delaware Tech in Georgetown

Sussex County government, in partnership with DSHA, Sussex County Association of Realtors, First State Community Action Agency and NCALL Research Inc. will host the second annual Sussex County Homebuyer Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Carter Partnership Center at the Delaware Tech Community College Owens Campus in Georgetown.

At the Homebuyer Fair, free credit reports will be offered, as well as mini-counseling sessions with HUD-approved housing counselors. The counseling sessions will include prequalification services and preliminary work plans and budgets to individuals and families that may be thinking of homeownership. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available. For questions or to confirm participation, contact Brandy Nauman at 302-855-7779, or no later than Friday, Sept. 18.

ENR ranks Becker Morgan Group among MidAtlantic Top Design Firms

Becker Morgan Group was recognized by Engineering News-Record as a 2015 MidAtlantic Top Design Firm, ranking No. 62 in the region and No. 6 in Delaware, among many national and international design firms. The firm also ranked No. 6 in Master-Planned Development/Site Infrastructure and No. 19 in Education. This annual list of Top Design Firms includes architects, engineers and other design professionals doing business in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. ENR provides news, analysis, commentary and data for construction industry professionals. Becker Morgan Group provides architecture & engineering services with offices in Delaware, Maryland and North Carolina. For more information, go to

Sperry Van Ness advisor Cox helps bank enter Eastern Shore market

Wesley Cox, CCIM, senior advisor at Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate announced that First Financial Bank is entering the Eastern Shore market with a location in Sussex County. First Financial will be occupying 2,000 square feet of brand-new professional office space at the Stone Creek Business Park in Laurel.

First Financial Ag Lending is one of the nation’s leading poultry lenders, and this will be their 13th location in the United States. “First Financial has been an absolute pleasure to deal with in helping them secure their first location in the area, and it is exciting to see the growth of the agricultural market they serve,” said Cox.

Allen Ginn, vice president of First Financial, said, “We have financing solutions that can be tailored to your poultry operation. First Financial Bank and our dedicated customer service team are looking forward to serving the needs of both existing and new poultry producers on the Eastern Shore.” For more information, contact Wesley Cox, CCIM, at or call 410-543-2440.

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