Business Briefs

March 8, 2016

Laura Readinger, Morris James associate, admitted to Delaware Bar

Morris James announced that Laura G. Readinger was admitted to the Delaware Bar March 2. Readinger is an associate in Morris James’ Business Litigation group focusing on dealing with challenges associated with electronic discovery. She provides effective and efficient project management solutions to clients in what is a complex and continually changing area of litigation. Prior to joining Morris James, she gained experience in family law, immigration law and litigation. Readinger received her juris doctor in 2007 from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and is a 2004 graduate of Cornell University. She is also admitted to practice law in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, and is currently serving as vice president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania and as a board member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund.

Millville Town Peddler sets fill-the-bag sale March 24-26

Millville Town Peddler will be reopening for the season Thursday, March 24. To celebrate the fourth anniversary and thank loyal customers, the store will hold a fill-the-bag for $5 sale Thursday, March 24 thru Saturday, March 26. Millville Town Peddler will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

A large variety of new and preworn men’s and women’s clothing will be available. Customers will be given a bag, and they can choose from any of the clothing included in the sale. Millville Town Peddler is at 35308 Atlantic Ave. (Route 26), Millville. The store was reopened in 2012 by two local teenagers, a brother and sister team, Clay and Samantha. The team specializes in new and used treasures, custom-made fiberglass surfboards under the brand name Reynolds’ Back Door Surfboards which are made on the premises, and local artwork and photography by Samantha Ariel Photography.

For more information, call 302-381-5891, email, stop in or go to or

Carney to speak to Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber March 30

The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce has set a general membership meeting at 12 p.m., Wednesday, March 30. The guest speaker will be U.S. Congressman John Carney. He will be speaking about his priorities this session in Congress and the importance of small business and entrepreneurship in Delaware’s transitioning economy. The luncheon will be held at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach. Buffet lunch will include shrimp stir fry, lemon pepper chicken, rice pilaf, mixed green salad and chef’s selection of desserts. The cost is $17 per person. Seating at the meeting is limited. To reserve a seat call Kate at 302-227-2233, Ext. 11 or email

Dining Out for Miriam's Table fundraiser set at Dewey Beer Co. March 30

Dewey Beer Company will be the site of this month's benefit for Miriam's Table, a daily nutrition program that feeds over 300 children of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The fundraising event will be held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 30. Dewey Beer Co. is generously donating 20 percent of each check to the children's feeding program. Dewey Beer Co. is at 2100 Coastal Hwy, downtown Dewey Beach. To learn more about Miriam's Table, go to For more information on this event or to become a sponsor, call Susie Keefer at 814-673-4148.

Delaware Resiliency Summit set in Rehoboth April 7

Businesses, nonprofit organizations or households need to prepare for the upcoming Mid-Atlantic hurricane season and have controls in place in case of a cyber-attack. The Delaware Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the University of Delaware and the Small Business Administration, will host a Delaware Resiliency Summit, free of charge and open to all Delaware businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, academic institutions and the general public. The April 7 summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Thursday, April 7, at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach. Continental breakfast, lunch, exhibitors, giveaways and an opportunity to win door prizes, as well as the Disaster Protection and Recovery Planning Toolkit are included in this free program. To register, call 302-856-1555, email or go to

Regional Applebee's stores raise $1.76 million for charities

The Rose Group, a leading franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants, has announced that it, and its regional Applebee’s stores, have raised an impressive $1.76 million for various charities throughout Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

“Fundraising and charitable giving have always been a cultural staple at The Rose Group,” said Jeff Warden, president and CEO. “At our core, we are a company focused on community engagement. We find there is no better way to get to know and engage with our neighbors than bringing everyone together for a good cause. We are incredibly impressed and humbled by the vigor that our local stores as well as each of our individual employees have put into fundraising efforts throughout 2015. It speaks to their character, and we are proud to have them as part of our team.”

Along the eastern shore of Delaware and Maryland, six Applebee’s locations raised a combined total of $96,600 through programs including Flapjack Fundraisers, Dining to Donate, Veterans Day meals, ‘A’ is for Applebee’s, Alex’s Lemonade Stand fundraisers, donation requests and local neighborhood promotions.

In addition to supporting a wide variety of charitable organizations, a large portion of The Rose Group’s fundraising efforts is focused on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. For 11 years, The Rose Group’s Applebee’s and Corner Bakery Cafe locations have organized and participated in local events with the sole purpose of raising money for ALSF, raising a collective total of over $3 million.

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.

Morris James receives Access to Justice Leadership Award

Morris James LLP was presented the Leadership Award at the Delaware State Bar Association’s Christopher W. White 2015 Distinguished Access to Justice Awards Breakfast Oct. 29. The Leadership Award is given to the firm that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of pro bono service to the impoverished in Delaware, and fosters a culture which recognizes the value of Access to Justice service.

"Morris James is gratified to be acknowledged for its commitment to provide pro bono services to the disadvantaged in Delaware," said Managing Partner David H. Williams. The Access to Justice Awards are given in the name of the late Christopher W. White, a longtime attorney with the Community Legal Aid Society of Delaware and member of the Delaware State Bar Association who was widely known and respected for his advocacy work on behalf of the indigent people of Delaware.