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Business Briefs

May 02, 2016

Wawa and Comcast team to deliver free Wi-Fi at East Coast locations

People who visit the more than 700 Wawa stores in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia now have access to free Wi-Fi, thanks to a new collaboration between the company and Comcast. Comcast Business’s Enterprise Solutions unit installed the managed public/private Wi-Fi network, along with managed broadband, and the team will support both services for Wawa going forward. To access Xfinity Wi-Fi at Wawa locations, customers should log on to the “xfinitywifi” SSID in the list of available networks on their devices. There is no charge to use the service, and it is available to everyone. As a part of Wawa's continued focus on becoming a one-stop shop for its customers' needs, the company has turned to technology to evolve the in-store experience. The company needed a fast and reliable Wi-Fi solution to enable a consistent in-store experience for its mobile application, and getting online through Xfinity Wi-Fi allows all Wawa patrons to take advantage of a free connection without having to rely on their cellular service. For more information about Xfinity Wi-Fi, go to www.xfinity.com/wifi.

Next Auto of Delmarva Teams with U-Haul in Greenwood

U-Haul Company of Delaware announced that Next Auto of Delmarva has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Greenwood community. Next Auto of Delmarva at 12643 Rock Road will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment and support rental items. Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. Saturday. After-hours drop-off is available for customer convenience.To reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location, call 302-349-2167 or go to https://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Truck-Rentals-near-Greenwood-DE-19950/047585/.

State chamber seeks applicants for Superstars in Business Awards through Aug. 19

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its Small Business Alliance are conducting the Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Awards program, now in its 18th year. The program recognizes extraordinary small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Delaware. The winning companies have been heralded as models of small business excellence, commended for their first-rate performance in such areas as strategic marketing, customer service, quality control and financial performance. They also excel as good stewards of the community, giving back and paying forward through leadership and employee involvement. Winners will be judged in four different categories: companies with 1-24 employees, 25-59 employees, 60-150 employees and nonprofit organizations. Awards of excellence will also be given to deserving companies. To be eligible, a company must be a member of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, must have been in business for at least three continuous years and must have 150 or fewer employees. Previous Superstars in Business winners may reapply after five years. The deadline for entry is noon Friday, Aug. 19. For the application form, go to ssb.dscc.com. To request printed copies, email Kelly Wetzel at kwetzel@dscc.com or call 302-576-6564.

Made by Hand Co-op to celebrate World Fair Trade Day May 7

Made By Hand International Cooperative in South Bethany Beach joins fair traders around the world to celebrate World Fair Trade Day, from 12 to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 7. The co-op will feature samples of fair trade foods. Artist Edgar Lopez will showcase his pyrography, and author Kimberly Grimes will sign copies of her new book, "The Amazon Heist." Made By Hand is on Coastal Highway in York Beach Mall, South Bethany Beach. For more information, call 302-539-6335.

Spring sidewalk sale set in Rehoboth and Dewey May 20-22

The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce's 33rd Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22 (store hours may vary). It is a weekend for deals and fabulous finds. Sidewalk shopping in downtown Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Route 1 offers merchandise at bargain prices. For more information, call 302-227-6446 or go to www.beach-fun.com.

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.

 

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