Cape Gazette

Business Briefs

Jun 30, 2015

Christmas in July

Fundraising food drive set at Boscov's

Boscov’s Department Stores in Delaware will be partnering with the Food Bank of Delaware to host Christmas in July, a fundraising event and food drive, throughout July. The event will help collect non-perishable and canned food items to help assist children and families in need. Summer is an important time as children will be out of school so extra food is needed for at home meal preparation and snacks for these children.

Everyone is invited to help out those in need by dropping off non-perishable canned or boxed goods at any Boscov’s Delaware location at the Courtesy Desks.


Holiday Cards for Troops through Aug. 31 at Boscov's

Join Dover Boscov’s in showing support to the men and women overseas this holiday season!

They invite everyone to drop off a holiday greeting card at Boscov’s Courtesy Desk that can be distributed to any soldier overseas.  Do not specify a soldier’s name on the envelope or card. Their goal is to make sure that every soldier receives warm wishes for the holiday season. All greeting cards need to be dropped off at Boscov’s Courtesy Desk by Aug. 31. Create a holiday card for the troops in the Children’s Department located on the second level each Saturday during the month of July.


Hocker’s stores support Alzheimer’s Association through July 31

Hocker's G & E Inc. and Hocker’s Super Center in Ocean View and Millville support the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter each year by selling paper forget-me-nots for $1 each in memory or in honor of someone who has or had any type of dementia. The campaign will run through Friday, July 31 this year, and association members greatly appreciate the support of the stores and their customers.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, in Grove Park in Rehoboth. There is no registration fee, and anyone can register online at or by calling Jamie Magee at 302-854-9788 or toll free at 800-272-3900.

ResortQuest Real Estate names May top producers

ResortQuest Real Estate announced the May 2015 top producers for its southeast Sussex County locations. Colleen Windrow of the Marketplace at Sea Colony office earned top listing honors for May. Top listing agents by office were Linda Quasney of the West Fenwick office, Robert Kauffman of the Bethany Beach office and Steve Alexander of the Edgewater/Sea Colony Oceanfront office.

Bill Hand of the Marketplace at Sea Colony Oceanfront office earned top sales honors for May. Top selling agents by office were Jennifer Hughes/Powell-Hughes Group of the Bethany Beach office, Shannon Smith of the West Fenwick office, Valerie Harmke of the Bear Trap Dunes office and Gail Phelan of the Edgewater/Sea Colony Oceanfront office. “Our clients and customers receive the highest standard of service possible,” said Brigit Taylor, ResortQuest Real Estate's broker of record. “The caliber of dedicated professionals we are privileged to work with at ResortQuest is phenomenal. For more information, go to

Brendan Crotty earns Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation

ResortQuest Real Estate of Coastal Delaware announces that sales associate Brendan Crotty, Realtor, recently earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation from the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of The National Association of Realtors.

“We are very proud of Brendan in receiving the ABR designation,” said Brigit Taylor, the firm’s managing broker. “Brendan’s commitment to education and professional improvement is an asset to the company and to clients and customers.” Crotty started in new home sales with the Carl M. Freeman Companies as a sales agent at Bayside Resort in West Fenwick, and transitioned to residential sales in spring 2006. He has successfully helped many buyers realize their dreams of owning a beach home.

Crotty is a member of the Sussex County Association of Realtors, Delaware Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. A member and past president of the local Rotary Club, he works with the organization’s Flags for Heroes project. Crotty works from ResortQuest Real Estate’s Hickman Beach Plaza West office on 33012 Coastal Highway. Contact Crotty at 302-541-8778 or  go to

KSI receives grant for wheelchair lift from Milford Lions Club

Kent-Sussex Industries Inc. received a grant from the Milford Lions Club Eunice Reed Fund. For many years the Milford Lions Club has supported KSI and the people with disabilities that KSI serves. The funding received from the Eunice Reed Fund grant will help KSI secure a wheelchair lift-equipped vehicle designated to KSI’s volunteer programs.

For more information, contact Alicia Hollis at 302-422-4014 ext. 3015 or

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.

Delaware Credit Union League elects board members

Two board members were elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Credit Union League at its annual meeting. Incumbents Heather Shupe, Dover Federal Credit Union, and Susan Winward, Wilmington Postal Federal Credit Union were re-elected to serve three-year terms. The Delaware Credit Union League announced its 2015 board officers at the reorganizational meeting of the league board, including Chair Allen Riley, Sussex County FCU, Seaford; Vice Chair Joel Romaine, Community Powered FCU, Bear; Secretary Meredith Jeffries, New Castle County Delaware Employees FCU, New Castle; and Treasurer Cheryl Chilcutt, Louviers FCU, Newark. In addition to Shupe and Winward, the board includes Jerry King, DEXSTA FCU, Wilmington.

Lower electric rates in effect for Delmarva Power’s Delaware customers

Delaware Power's Delaware customers will see slightly lower monthly electric bills as the new Standard Offer Service rates take effect June 1 for Delmarva Power’s Delaware residential customers. A typical customer who uses about 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per month will see their overall bill decrease around $2.48 or about 1.7 percent. The decrease stems from Delmarva Power's current business practices and contract procurements over a three-year period. Charges for SOS pay for the electricity customers use and equal about two-thirds of a customer’s bill. For more information, go to

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