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Sep 01, 2014

Boston Market to raise funds for People's Place shelter Sept. 15-21

Boston Market will host a weeklong fundraiser for People's Place Whatcoat Homeless Shelter Sept. 15 through 21.  Patrons can mention People's Place or Whatcoat Homeless Shelter at time of order, and Boston Market will donate 15 percent of proceeds. The donation will support services for emergency shelter and other resources for those in need. For more informatiion, call 302-422-8033, Ext. 198.

Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber to hold general membership meeting Sept. 25

The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a general membership meeting at noon, Thursday, Sept. 25. The guest speaker will be U.S. Rep. John Carney, who will talk about job creation and the Make It In America agenda, focusing his comments on manufacturing, and supporting the middle class. He looks forward to answering questions from the membership.

The luncheon meeting will be held at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach. The cost is $16 per person; the buffet will include beef stroganoff with penne pasta, Cajun baked Atlantic salmon, lemon pepper chicken, roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables and caesar salad. Seating at the meeting is limited, so reserve a spot now by contacting Joy at 302-227-2233, Ext. 14 or

Dept. of Labor and Lyons Companies to conduct seminar on labor practices Sept. 25

Delaware Department of Labor and Lyons Companies will conduct a seminar on recent changes to Delaware labor practices from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, at Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore, 22317 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown. Doors open at 10:30 and lunch will be provided. Subjects covered include “at will” employment in Delaware - what it means, legal implications and pitfalls associated with ending the employment relationship. Also covered will be unemployment insurance and the appeal process plus overview of services available through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. For details, contact Joan Miller at Lyons Companies, 302-472-2957 or email

Barnett-Baker joins Tastefully Simple

Nichole Barnett-Baker of Georgetown has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods.

As an independent business owner, Barnett-Baker offers food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes and serving suggestions. All of Tastefully Simple's products are open-and-enjoy or can be prepared by adding only one or two ingredients.

For more information about Tastefully Simple products, taste-testing parties or starting a Tastefully Simple business, contact Barnett-Baker at For more information about Tastefully Simple, visit

Employers urged to use tax credit

With the return of the Delaware National Guard’s 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Delaware Gov. Jack A. Markell reminds employers about the state’s Veterans Opportunity Tax Credit.

“Military veterans possess skills that strengthen our workforce, and we should do everything we can to help these men and women find gainful employment when they return home,” said Markell. “We are grateful to local employers who support Delaware veterans and we, in turn, want to ensure they take advantage of the tax credit available to them.”

The credit, signed into law by Markell in August 2012, offers Delaware employers up to $1,500 a year - for three years - for each veteran hired. To qualify for the credit, veterans must have received an Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, or a Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. They must also be hired between Jan. 1, 2012 and Jan. 1, 2016.

Lori M. Leonard joins The Pampered Chef

Millsboro resident Lori M. Leonard has joined The Pampered Chef, the largest direct seller of cookware and accessories for entertainment at home, as an independent consultant. Leonard will offer cooking shows to teach people how to cook at home easily and affordably, as well as provide practical solutions for family mealtimes.

The Pampered Chef's independent consultants organize, develop and maintain their business according to their personal needs. They determine their own hours, goals and levels of achievement. By holding just two cooking shows a week, the average consultant can earn more than $850 a month.

For more information about hosting a cooking show or purchasing products, call Leonard at 302-228-2108 or visit For more information about the Pampered Chef, call 1‐800‐266‐5562, visit or like on Facebook.

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.

Bay Coast Realty announces top agents for August

Bay Coast Realty announces its top listing and sales agents for the month of August. Leading the way for new listings brought into the office was Kathy Potts. Top sales agent was Debra Igo. Both ladies are full-time agents and work diligently for their clients.

Bill Ferreri is the broker at Bay Coast Realty at 18977 Munchy Branch Road, Rehoboth Beach. Licensed for 19 years and serving as broker for 12 years, he can be reached at 302-236-1261. Ferreri also teaches a real estate course at Del Tech. For more information on Bay Coast Realty, its properties and agents, call 302-227-8146.


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