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Katie Tabeling

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  • Middletown bond rating upgraded by Moody’s

    MIDDLETOWN — Moody’s Investor Service has upgraded its bond rating for $32.8 million in outstanding debt for Middletown, citing the town’s continuous annual growth and strong conservative practices to shore up its reserves. Moody’s upgraded Middletown from A1 to Aa3, which is four steps from the highest-ranking bond rating a municipality can achieve. Moody’s cited […]
  • Artisan sea salt business explores wholesale market

    LEWES — An independent sea salt maker is now exploring wholesale accounts with restaurants and retail locations on a limited basis, as the startup company looks to grow revenue and operations to meet booming sales. Seven months after opening for business online, Henlopen Sea Salt is now found in six retail locations in the Lewes […]
  • Dot Foods rapidly grows headcount amid pandemic

    BEAR – The warehouse and distribution market has rocketed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and Dot Foods is no exception. Dot Foods is looking to hire at least 50 more employees at its Bear warehouse, pushing its employment base to at least 228 in Delaware. That would surpass the goal of 200 employees by 2022 that […]
  • NRG to close Delaware’s last coal-fired plant in 2022

    DAGSBORO  — NRG Energy plans on closing its last coal-fired power plant on Delaware’s Indian River come June 2022, leaving its roughly 50 employees seeking new positions but also  possibly opening an opportunity for future offshore wind projects. The 410-megawatt Indian River Generating Station is one of three coal plants NRG will retire next year, […]
  • Counting House owner explores next venture

      GEORGETOWN — The Counting House Restaurant and Pub will close at the end of June, embattled by the financial fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic. But restaurateur Bill Clifton is not down for the count. Milford officials told the Delaware Business Times that Clifton has toured various vacant businesses for a possible new restaurant location, […]
  • Glasgow cocoa processor expands plant

    GLASGOW — A cocoa product manufacturer is expanding its operations to further maximize the return found in a single bean in the chocolate manufacturing market. United Cocoa Processor (UCP), a cocoa processing plant located in Pencader Corporate Center, is on track to finish renovations to its Newark facility this summer. With a second roasting line, […]
  • Gov. Carney to lift emergency order July 13

    WILMINGTON – After 460 days of living amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, a significant milestone is in sight as Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday that he intends to lift Delaware’s state of emergency order on July 13. First signed on March 12, 2020, the day after the state announced its first COVID-19 case, the order […]
  • 🔒 Beach hotel market bounces back with high demand for ‘vax-cations’

    REHOBOTH BEACH — Back when the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic hovered over Delaware’s beach towns, the hope was that the summer of 2021 would see a crush of tourists return. When it comes to the hotel and home rental market, that prediction came true. “It’s absolutely true. The Bellmoor closed its best April in […]
  • 🔒 As craft beer grows, so too does Laurel’s Proximity Malt

    A Brewing Industry LAUREL – On a hot day on a dusty manufacturing site, the air at Proximity Malt was slightly sweet with a touch of bitterness, almost like freshly-made salted caramel or honey.  But that scent could change, given the day of the week and what grains Delmarva farmers bring in for the company […]
  • 🔒 Delaware crop prices, exports trend up in 2021

    Against a backdrop of a global pandemic, disrupted exports, trade fights and influx of federal aid, Delaware farmers continued to plant their crops. Now, like farmers across the nation, they are reaping the fruits of their labor. “There were a few hiccups with supply disruption, but if you’re a grain farmer right now, there’s a […]

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