Business Briefs

February 6, 2017

The Upper Crust to close, thanks customers

The Upper Crust coffee shop and more in Georgetown has announced it will be closing. Owner Bruce Mead-e says he has continuing health issues, so he and his family have decided to close the cafe. Meade says, “I have to thank my staff very much. They have become family and have stepped up to the plate and did whatever needed to be done, especially April. My brother Wayne, sister-in-law Waneta and husband Chuck have also been incredibly supportive. I would also like to thank our customers. We will miss all of you very much. I have to say, there was never a dull day at The Upper Crust.”

Request for proposal workshop for businesses set Feb. 22

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center of Delaware will present Responding to Federal Requests for Proposals from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, 12 Penns Way, New Castle. The program will be held quarterly and is designed to take businesses inside the organization of a proposal to understand the federal government bidding process. Participants will learn the structure of an RFP, how to understand every section and its requirements, and how to identify required resources. Hands-on exercises will be given to demonstrate how to perform as a proposal manager and/or key team member to plan, develop, write, review and deliver a complete, compliant, and compelling bid response to the RFP. The federal government language of acronyms will also be reviewed. Cost is $50.  For more information, contact Dana Reece at 302-831-0781 or, or go to

Nonprofits receive donations for referrals to H&R Block 

The H&R Block Nonprofit Referral Program provides nonprofits a great opportunity to raise funds during a time of year when donations usually decline. H&R block provides tax filing services. For each new client referral a nonprofit sends to H&R Block, they receive a $20 donation. If the client goes to the Rehoboth, Milton or Harrington office, the donation will be matched with an additional $20. For more information, email, call 302-645-2000 or go to

James Landon elected co-chair of Delaware Council of Urban Land Institute

Morris James partner James A. Landon has been elected co-chair of the Delaware Regional Satellite Council of Urban Land Institute Philadelphia. The Delaware Council engages the state's public and private sector members through events and programs, and supports membership and community outreach throughout Delaware. Landon will also serve on ULI Philadelphia's Advisory Board. He is a partner at Morris James in the firm's Real Estate Practice group. Landon's practice primarily focuses on real estate transactions and land use. He has also been involved with many aspects of construction and real estate investment throughout his career. 

Financial educational seminars set third Wednesdays in Lewes

Lokken Investment Group LLC will offer no-cost, financial educational seminars from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the medium conference room at the Lewes Public Library. In December, the seminar will be held the second Wednesday, Dec. 14. Each seminar will provide a current market analysis and focused discussions. Refreshments will be provided. Lokken Investment Group LLC is a full-service investment firm in Lewes offering independent, research-driven, accountable and conservative financial advisory services. For more information or to register, go to or call 302-645-6650.