Business Briefs

March 23, 2017

Tetra Tech sponsors Big Fish 5K

Tetra Tech is the Presenting Sponsor of the Big Fish 5K for the third year in a row. Tetra Tech, a worldwide provider of architectural, engineering and technical services, will contribute $6,000 to the fourth annual Big Fish 5K set for Sunday, April 30.

The announcement was made by Jen Burton, executive director of the Big Fish Charitable Foundation; Holly Monaco, vice president and COO of Big Fish Restaurant Group; and Alyssa Titus, development director for the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation, a race beneficiary. 

Burton said, “I am looking forward to the Big Fish 5K and seeing everyone there. Monies raised for the Big Fish Charitable Foundation will directly help underprivileged children in our Cape community."

Titus said, “CHEF is grateful for the ongoing support we’ve received from Big Fish and from our community partner, Tetra Tech. With their support, we are able to expand our support of the staff and students in the Cape district.”

Monaco said, “Cape Henlopen School District  is one of the most progressive school districts in the state. CHEF provides supplementary support to CHSD that helps to augment its program efforts. Tetra Tech is thrilled to support CHEF in this effort by being the Presenting Sponsor of the Big Fish 5K.”

Every K-12 student who participates in the 5K is eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship selected randomly from the pool of student contestants after the race. 

The entry fee for the event is $25 for adults and $20 for students until noon, Friday, April 28. It is $30 for adults and $25 for students after that point and on the day of the race. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race starts at 8:30 a.m.

To register in advance, go to For more information, contact

Long and Foster announces top listings agent for January

Long and Foster announced that sales associate Robin Davis has been named Agent with the Most Listings for January 2017 for the Lewes office. "We are proud to announce Robin Davis as January's Agent with the Most Listings" said Carol Materniak, branch manager for Long and Foster Lewes and Rehoboth Beach offices. "Robin has been serving Sussex County for over 10 years with outstanding results, including repeat business." On Davis's recent buyer survey, her client said "Robin is a wonderful person with real professional expertise."

Edward Jones ranks No. 5 on Great Place to Work list

Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks No. 5 on the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. This is its 18th appearance on the prestigious list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Edward Jones' 18 Fortune rankings also include top 10 finishes for 14 years, top 5 rankings for seven years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003. Last year, the firm ranked No. 10 overall. Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and through its affiliate in Canada. For more information, go to and

Downs Automotive joins U-Haul dealer network

U-Haul Co. of Delaware announced that Downs Automotive Inc. has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Georgetown community. Downs Automotive will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment and support rental items. Downs Automotive owner Steven Downs is proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Sussex County. Both U-Haul and Downs Automotive are striving to benefit the environment through sustainability initiatives. Truck sharing is a core U-Haul sustainability business practice that allows individuals to access a fleet of trucks that is larger than what they could access on an individual basis. Every U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned large-capacity vehicles, pickups, SUVs and vans off the road. Fewer vehicles means less traffic congestion, less pollution, less fuel burned and cleaner air. The address is 21606 Park Ave. in Georgetown. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. After-hours drop-off is available for customer convenience. For more information, call 302-339-8044 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

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.