Business Briefs August 2019

August 14, 2019

The Delaware Group honored for second-quarter production 

The Delaware Group, a team with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., has been honored as top team for April with a Grand Slam, top team for May for Most Units Sold, and for team with the Highest Dollar Volume in May and June for Long & Foster’s Rehoboth Beach office. “We are proud to announce the Delaware Group achievement as the top team for April with a Grand Slam,” said Carol Materniak, branch manager for Long & Foster Lewes and Rehoboth Beach offices. “A Grand Slam, earning all three monthly awards (Most Listings, Highest Dollar Volume and Most Units Sold) is a great accomplishment within such a busy real estate office.” The Delaware Group’s members are Jaime Hurlock, Joshua Rash, Jenn Hurlock, Richard Polite and Jena Wilson. The team was recently recognized for Long & Foster’s 2018 Gold Team’s Founder’s Club. The Delaware Group Realtors are members of all three local Delaware boards of realtors: Sussex County, Kent County, and New Castle County.

Long & Foster Realtor names June top producer

Ann Marie Fentress of Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. was recognized as Agent with the Highest Dollar Volume and Most Units Sold for June for Long & Foster’s Rehoboth Beach office.

“We are pleased to announce Ann Marie Fentress as June’s Top Agent for Highest Dollar Volume and Most Units Sold,” said Carol Materniak, branch manager for Long & Foster Lewes and Rehoboth Beach offices. “Ann Marie is a real estate veteran with the knowledge you need as an out-of-state buyer.”

Recently, one client said, “Very happy with Long and Foster and our agent Ann Marie Fentress. She was wonderful and helpful through the process.” Another client said, “Ann Marie was wonderful to work with. She was highly recommended by two other people who bought homes from her. I have recommended her to many of my friends.”

Fentress was recognized for Long & Foster’s 2018 Gold Team’s Chairman’s Club.

Lefty's collecting school supplies through Aug. 18

For every individually packaged school supply attendees bring in to Lefty's Alley & Eats, Lefty's will add $1 to a game card, up to a maximum of $10. A drop box is located inside Lefty's Alley & Eats, 36450 Plaza Drive, Lewes. All supplies will be added to the Caravan of Care through the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation. Community members can bring crayons, pencils, folders, glue sticks, 1- and 3-inch binders, colored markers and more, and Lefty’s will supply the fun. For more information, contact DJ or Anita at 302-864-6026 or

School supplies for Boys & Girls Club accepted through Aug. 21

Lessard Builders and All Climate Storage Center are partnering for a school supply drive to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Rehoboth Beach. All collected supplies will be delivered to the club before the start of the 2019 school year. Items needed include backpacks, composition books, folders, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, erasers and Dixon Ticonderoga pencils.

Through Wednesday, Aug. 21, collection boxes will be at the Lessard Builders Saltaire model, 18244 Show Jumper Lane, Lewes, and All Climate Storage Center, 17845 Shady Road, Lewes.

Darden Foundation donates $7K to Food Bank of Delaware

The Food Bank of Delaware announced a $7,000 grant from the Darden Foundation to help provide hunger relief to Delaware families. The funds will be used to ensure that Delaware families have access to nutritious foods through the food bank’s network of 506 hunger-relief program partners.

“We are thankful for the support of the Darden Foundation,” said Patricia Beebe, Food Bank of Delaware president and CEO. “Darden operates many well-known restaurants here in Delaware including Bahama Breeze, Cheddar’s, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse. As a restaurant operator, they know how important it is to gather around the table and enjoy a meal with family.”

It is projected that this grant will enable the Food Bank of Delaware to provide 14,000 meals to families facing food insecurity in Delaware.