Business Briefs

April 17, 2019

Tidemark FCU sponsors local Little Leagues

For the third consecutive year, Tidemark Federal Credit Union is sponsoring Little League teams throughout Sussex and Kent counties. The sponsorships, which run during the 2019 spring/summer season, consist of individual team sponsors, signage on the outfield fence at the ballparks, and equipment.Tidemark Federal Credit Union sponsors Little League teams for Georgetown, Woodbridge, Nanticoke, Laurel, Lewes, Milton, Lower Sussex and Milford. “Supporting our local Little Leagues is a great way to give back to the community we serve,” said Pam Fleuette, CEO of Tidemark FCU. More than 2.7 million kids are involved in Little League baseball and softball throughout the world, and there are more than 7,100 Little League programs in 82 countries.“We are happy to support a program that nurtures our youth and assists them in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being,” said Fleuette.

Kids’ Meals for a Cure at Iron Hill April 20-21

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant is celebrating Easter weekend by donating to CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, the recipient partner of its Triple Chocolate Hill initiative.

For Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, Iron Hill will donate $1 from every kids’ meal purchased to CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. Iron Hill also is offering the option to donate separately to CureSearch at the customer’s discretion, should there be no kids’ meals on the check.

CureSearch is a U.S.-based nonprofit foundation that accelerates the search for cures for children’s cancer by driving innovation, overcoming research barriers and solving the field’s most challenging problems. The mission of CureSearch is to end childhood cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame.

Since 2004, Iron Hill has raised nearly $300,000 for children’s cancer research.

Scotland and Ireland trip information session replies due April 22

Cruise Planners land and cruise vacation travel advisors will hold an event to highlight tours on Scotland and Ireland at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 28, at the Oakwood Village Club House, 31444 Marie Blvd., Lewes.

Cruise Planners will showcase tours for 2019 and 2020 that capture the beauty, history and music of each country. Attendees can also discuss customized tours focused on hiking, golf, castles and gardens, or even a whiskey trail tour. A bagpiper will kick off the event. Attendees can sample Scottish delights during the afternoon. Those who are into golf may try their hands at sinking a putt for a prize, along with other fun activities and raffle prizes. Cruise Planners will offer a tour that features the International Bagpipe Competition in Glasgow, as well as seats for the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo in August 2020.

To RSVP by Monday, April 22, call or text 302-858-1996 with a name and the number of people who will attend.

Free pretzels at Philly Pretzel April 26

Friday, April 26, is National Pretzel Day, and the Philly Pretzel factory is celebrating. Every visitor that comes into the store that day will receive one regular-size salted pretzel. Also, while supplies last, visitors will receive a scratch and win ticket with a chance to win a dream vacation and other valuable prizes plus lots of freebies and discounts. Also to be offered will be special pricing of 15 regular salted pretzels for $5 to take home and share with others. National Pretzel Day started in 2003 in Pennsylvania. Pretzels were invented around the 6th century and were given out as rewards for students who said their prayers. Philly Pretzel Factory Rehoboth is at 18701 Coastal Highway in the Midway Galleria across from the Tanger Outlets. For more information, call 302-645-2271 or go to

Shred event in Rehoboth set April 27

Morgan & Associates Ameriprise Financial will host a free shred event from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 27, at 19470 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach. Attendees may safely and confidentially dispose of old documents. Three bankers’ boxes is the limit. For more information, call Rita at 302-727-5677 or email

Applebee’s raises funds for charities

The Rose Group, a leading franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants, announced that it raised $14.5 million for various charities throughout Delaware, Maryland Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2010.

Of that amount, Its five Applebee’s locations along the eastern shore of Delaware and Maryland raised a combined total of $894,000 through fundraisers for a variety of nonprofits.

“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 since 2010. It speaks to their character, and we are proud to have them as part of our team.”