Business Briefs

November 14, 2018

Business license renewal now open online

The Delaware Division of Revenue online business license system is now open for 2019 renewals. Owners of any business whose license expires Monday, Dec. 31, may go to to renew using a credit or debit card or by direct debit from a bank account. This convenient online service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it’s fast, easy and secure.

More than half of Delaware’s licensed businesses use the online renewal service, which is convenient and allows people to print a temporary license right away. This is a benefit for any business that requires immediate proof of current licensing, such as contractors and businesses receiving government payments. A business owner also may elect to renew a license for one year or three years.

To complete the online renewal, a business owner will need the Tax ID Number as well as the Business License Number from the current license or on the annual License Renewal Notices sent in the mail.

For more information, call 302-577-8778 or email

Long & Foster agent Strickler awarded for most listings in August

Orvin Strickler of Long & Foster Real Estate has been recognized as Agent with the Most Listings for August 2018 for the Rehoboth Beach office.

Carol Materniak, branch manager for Long & Foster Lewes and Rehoboth Beach offices, said, “Along with Orvin’s professionalism, his enthusiasm and conscientious efforts have contributed to his success.”

Strickler has been an agent at the beach for eight years, and is particularly interested in dependable investment and retirement and golf communities in southern Delaware as well as Ocean City, Md. As a real estate professional, Strickler is committed to excellence in customer service, and he won’t leave room for error with a client’s purchase or sale.

Tidemark FCU donates to DBCC

Tidemark FCU staff honored National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by going pink every Friday in October.

As a fundraiser Oct. 19, staff members donated $5 each to wear jeans with their pink. Tidemark Federal Credit Union matched the money raised, and gave a total of $370 to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, supporting its efforts to raise awareness of breast health issues in Delaware through outreach, education and support to help facilitate early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Pam Fleuette, CEO Tidemark FCU said, “I am so proud of my staff for supporting the fight against such an important health issue that impacts so many lives.” 

Christmas Open House set Nov. 18 at Windsor’s Flowers

Wlndsor’s Flowers & Plants will hold its Annual Christmas Open House from 12 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18, at 20326 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach. Attendees can enjoy beverages, light refreshments and treats along with 20 percent off all Christmas merchandise and 50 percent off all fall items, cash and carry. There will also be door prizes and a free 4-inch cactus plant for each customer. For more information, call 302-227-9841 or go to

Mountaire Farms to pack 8,500 Thanksgiving food boxes Nov. 19

For the past 24 years, Mountaire Farms has spearheaded an effort to feed thousands of needy families across Delmarva and in North Carolina during the holidays with the Thanksgiving for Thousands event.

Hundreds of volunteers will gather from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, to pack 8,500 food boxes at the Mountaire Farms warehouse in Selbyville. Each box will contain items for a complete Thanksgiving dinner for a family, including a plump Mountaire Farms chicken roaster. Boxes also include corn, string beans, yams, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix and a brownie mix for dessert.

“This event grows every year, and we are so proud of our team for leading this huge community effort,” said Phil Plylar, president of Mountaire Farms. “Our company has always been involved in feeding people, but it’s especially meaningful for everyone to come together to help out during the holiday season.”

Various community organizations help distribute the food boxes to families in need. Mountaire Farms is at 50 Hosier St. in Selbyville. Volunteers are always welcome.

For more information, contact Roger Marino at 302-934-3123 or

Money school classes set at Lewes library Dec. 6, 13

Free financial education classes are being offered to the public from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6 and 13, at Lewes Public Library. Managing Taxes in Retirement will meet Dec. 6. The class will cover various tax-related topics for individuals who are at or near retirement, including required minimum distributions, tax witholding, Medicare premiums, distribution planning and other items to help attendees determine appropriate strategies. Understanding Annuities will meet Dec. 13. The course will examine annuity contracts, one of the most complex investments currently offered to investors.

To register, call 410-677-4848 or go to Space is limited.

Aesthetic Center Lewes offers Vanquish ME fat reduction

Vanquish Maximum Energy, a revolutionary technology FDA-cleared for circumferential reduction of the waist, is now being offered by the Aesthetic Center Lewes as an effective solution to reduce fat and contour the abdomen, thighs, knees, upper arm and bra fat. Vanquish ME treats both men and women who are no more than about 20 pounds overweight and wish to improve problem areas around the abdomen where diet and exercise have plateaued.

The BTL Vanquish ME provides concentrated heat energy to precisely destroy unwanted fat cells where they tend to accumulate, especially as people age. “We like Vanquish because there’s no surgery, no pain, no downtime and no lasting side effects, all of which are important to our patients," said Lisa Brown, Aesthetic Center owner.

Unlike other devices that use a point source of energy, BTL Vanquish ME works by using a panel array to treat the entire core in one application. Rather than coming into direct contact with the skin, the focused radiofrequency device hovers above the treatment area – a first in the aesthetic industry. A series of four to six sessions lasting 45 minutes is the average protocol.

Brown said, “Our patients note that the entire Vanquish ME experience is very relaxing, without any pre- or post-procedure preparation or medication. And results are seen during the series, unlike other devices that freeze the fat.”

For more information, go to, call 302-827-2125 or email

U.S. Army partners with Hertrich Family of Dealerships Inc. 

As part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success, the U.S. Army and Hertrich Family of Dealerships Inc. signed a partnership agreement Sept. 27  at Hertrich Ford Lincoln of Milford. The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of private industry, academia, and state and local public institutes. The U.S. Army PaYS Program guarantees soldiers a job interview and possible employment after their service in the Army. The PaYS Program provides America’s youth with the unique opportunity to simultaneously serve their country and prepare for their future.

The PaYS program is designed to help soldiers prepare for a career after the Army by connecting them with employers who understand the skills, discipline and work ethic that military service members bring to a business. This program is part of a long-term U.S. Army effort to help soldiers forge professional relationships with businesses and encourage business owners to look to the Army as a plentiful and reliable recruiting source. Since PaYS began in 2000, more than 700 employers have partnered with the program.

For more information, go to

Tidemark FCU names new chief lending officer

Tidemark Federal Credit Union announced Lynne Schaefer is its new chief lending officer. Schaefer will direct and manage the loan portfolio for the credit union.

Schaefer has more than 20 years of banking experience. Her previous work includes serving at a Delaware-based credit union as vice president of business services and also chief commercial officer, where she developed the business services division and redeveloped the member solutions division.

Her areas of expertise include commercial lending, business development, regulatory compliance, training and development, performance consulting and investing.

Schaefer also holds a designation of certified chief executive from the Credit Union Executives Society CEO Institute.

“I am very pleased that Lynne has joined the Tidemark Federal Credit Union team. I look forward to seeing our lending portfolio expand, and our membership benefit from the knowledge and experience Lynne brings to our team,” said Pam Fleuette, CEO of Tidemark Federal Credit Union.

Tidemark FCU hires director of marketing

Tidemark Federal Credit Union welcomes Polly Quinn as the newest addition to its staff. As director of marketing, Quinn will oversee the credit union’s marketing efforts for the Seaford, Milford, Millsboro and Lewes branches, along with two new branches scheduled to open in 2019.

Quinn has more than 23 years of credit union experience, with more than 20 years of direct marketing and management experience. Her previous work includes serving as president of a credit union marketing company, serving as director of marketing for a $1 billion credit union and serving as vice president of marketing at a $136 million credit union. 
“I am very pleased that Polly has joined the Tidemark Federal Credit Union team. I look forward to seeing our credit union grow under the seasoned marketing that Polly brings,” said Pam Fleuette, CEO of Tidemark Federal Credit Union.