You won’t want to miss this Whalehouse sale by Vineyard Vines being held for a limited engagement at 6 Dock View Drive, Suite 900 in New Castle, Delaware. Vineyard Vines is offering some great prices on many of their popular clothing line and accessories items. This is a great opportunity for the Delaware consumer to experience a “brick and mortar” environment without having to travel to another state to do so.
Vineyard Vines is an American clothing and accessory retailer that was founded by brothers, Shep and Ian Murray, in 1998 near Martha’s Vineyard. The brand began by selling a handful of island-vacation inspired silk ties and has since expanded to a wide array of “exclusive yet attainable” men’s, women’s and children’s clothes. The pink whale logo is emblazoned on a majority of their products and they have built a loyal following nationwide.
Vineyard Vines was placed on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing businesses in the U.S. in 2007, as their revenue tripled between 2004 and 2007. In 2008 it was designated the All-Star Awards winner by “Apparel Magazine” for outstanding achievements in the apparel industry.
Vineyard Vines has expanded to 40 Stores, 8 Outlets and has items sold at 97 Retailers nationwide, many of them along the east coast. Every store is stylized with a nautical theme. The closest retail store to Delaware is in The Plaza at King of Prussia Mall and there is an outlet store located at Tanger Outlet Center in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
The Sale promises to have many great specials on a large inventory of clothing and accessories that you don’t see too often in this market. So mark your calendar and tell your friends and family, you’ll only have 9 days to experience the unique Whale of a Sale!
Last week we listed ‘Five Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware’ which makes a great case for ‘start ups’ to open their business in the state of Delaware. Well here’s even more incentive, Delaware has the fastest Internet Speeds (16.2 mbps) in the nation which gives Delaware business an edge, making them more competitive than those businesses based in neighboring states!
“In terms of absolute speeds, Delaware had the fastest Internet speeds at 16.2 mbps, followed by just over 14 in Virginia; Washington. D.C. was next with speeds just below 14 mbps. The Internet was slowest in Arkansas, where average speeds were 7.5 mbps.” — Chokshi , Niraj. “These maps show the Internet is getting faster in (almost) every state.” The Washington Post., 30 Sep. 2014.
Not only does a faster internet speed make e-commerce sites more competitive, it makes businesses of all industries more productive, giving them faster access to shared project files allowing for more efficient collaboration.
The Akamai SOTI Report noted that “the global average connection speed increased 21% from the first to second quarter of the year. At 4.6 Mbps, the global average connection speed exceeded the 4 Mbps “broadband” threshold for the first time.”—Akamai SOTI
Good News Delaware, Your Beaches are the Cleanest!
The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) ranked Delaware Beaches as the cleanest in a ‘Testing the Waters 2014’ Report that presents information on water quality at more than three thousand national beaches along the shores of the Atlantic Oceans, Pacific Oceans, Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes.
Delaware Beaches ranked 1 of 30 states for clean beach water and 3% of its beaches in 2013 exceeded “beach action values (BAV)* which is monitored by local officials who test beach water for bacteria and issue closings or advisories when bacteria levels exceed a certain threshold.
Delaware has 50 miles of Delaware Bay coastline, 25 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline, and 115 miles of inland shoreline along Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay, and Little Assawoman Bay. The state’s marine beach water monitoring program is administered by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).—NRDC Report
This is indeed good news for Delaware whose shoreline represents a $2.2 billion industry, a major part of the state’s economy. This report and the ‘ABC Travel Guides for Kids’ that designated Rehoboth Beach as #4 in its ‘Top 5 US Family East Coast Beach Destinations for 2014’ will help to contribute to what is expected to be a record-breaking season.
A summer forecast for Delaware beaches from the state’s Tourism Office suggested this might be a record-breaking season. The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce and Southern Delaware Tourism both reported an increase in the number of people requesting information on vacationing in Delaware. —News Journal
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The Residences at Light House Cove, Dewey Beach are a limited collection of sixteen, 2- and 3-bedroom penthouse condominiums. Located above the new Hyatt Place Hotel, The Residences feature sweeping views of both Rehoboth Bay and the Atlantic Coastline.
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*The EPA recently issued a new Beach Action Value (BAV), which is a more protective threshold than the national allowable bacteria levels used in previous years to trigger beach advisories.
Delaware Downtown Districts Could Benefit from Revitalization Plan
Governor Markell signed his $7 million plan, Senate Bill 191, on Thursday, June 5, 2014. The plan’s aim is to promote revitalization of Delaware’s downtown districts.
“The bill passed unanimously in the General Assembly after receiving support from various municipalities and community organizations”, according the article ‘Governor Signs Downtown Economic Bill’ by online publication delaware business daily.
This plan allows for up to 15 Downtown Development Districts, which will give tax credits and other incentives for those investors who make an investment of at least $25,000.
The hope is that Senate Bill 191 will spur on downtown development overall. The incentive is a grant that will subsidize up to 20% of construction cost for all types of projects. This bill not only supports commercial projects, but residential and non-profit projects, as well. The main aim is to attract investors to build in the approved designated downtown districts (DDD), spurring economic growth. (DelawareOnline)
Municipalities have to apply to become one of the DDD, which will be determined initially by the state planning office and ultimately by Governor Markell. One district from each county needs to be designated before a county can receive a second designation.
“It is my hope that this innovative new program to revitalize our downtowns will bring much-needed energy and resources to areas of our state that have been overlooked for too long,’ said the Governor –(delawarebusinessdaily)
Do you live in a municipality that you think could benefit from becoming a Designated Downtown District?
Are You UP for the Challenge? Stay Fit and Help Feed Delaware’s Youth!
Don’t miss your chance to support Delaware KIDS Fund and stay fit by joining us Saturday, August 2nd in Newport, DE for our 5th annual 5K. The Delaware KIDS Fund is an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’ and is geared around assisting Delaware area kids that are at risk or in need for whatever reason.
The fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing goods and services such as; clothing, food, shelter, scholarships, educational grants, counseling and mentoring.
“There is a personal connection with any effort such as this. I’m a father of three kids myself and having been in out of various children’s hospitals, seeing those kids that are less fortunate than others; it hits home. A few years ago, we as a family decided to consolidate our giving and formalize it in the form of this Delaware KIDS Fund,” shares Thomas J. Hanna, VP of Harvey Hanna & Associates and Founder of Delaware KIDS Fund.
The Fund was established in 2008 by Thomas J. Hanna as a response to Delaware’s ‘food security crisis’, based on the premise that ‘no child of any age can flourish and grow without adequate nutrition’. The fund has grown to encompass much more since then, as it not only supplies nutrition for Delaware youth’s physical growth. It also helps to feed their minds through the mentoring program, counseling, scholarships and educational grants.
“What motivates us at DE KIDS Fund is the staff that we see day in and day out from the food bank of Delaware. They serve over 200,000 Delawareans, half of which are children under the age of 18, which is a startling fact. That’s really what generated the Delaware KIDS Fund 5K,” shares Ryan Kennedy, ‘Director of Marketing’ at Harvey Hanna & Associates.
Hundreds of runners will hit the streets of Newport on Saturday August 2nd for the 5th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K presented by a slew of local sponsors and Harvey Hanna & Associates. There will be plenty of pre-race and post-race festivities including music, food, beverages and raffles under a large tent across the street from James Street Tavern in Newport.
Runners and walkers will take on what many on the 5K circuit consider one of the more challenges courses. Will YOU be there? Are YOU up for the challenge?
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To learn about this rare opporunity, contact our team today for a private tour and site visit. 302-323-9300 Ext. 15.