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44 - CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, January 26 - Monday, January 29, 2007 The Soap Fairy exlJands-, with Korean contract The Soap. Fairy recently f&apos;mal- ized a deal to produce soaps for V- Group, a South Korean company with a new chain of stores. The Soap Fairy will manufacture five of its best-selling soaps under the store brand name, EmP01ham, and begin shipping to South Korea in early February. Jinmyung Kim, creative direc- tor of V-Group, contacted Scott Blackson, Soap Fairy CEO, in December 2006, and the two cor- responded by email for several weeks about package design and soap selection. A contract was signed on Jan. 10, when V-Group placed its first order with The Soap Fairy. "We couldn't be happier," said Blackson about his new interna- tional deal. "I started this busi- ness 10 years ago ina rented trail- er. It is amazing to think that our soaps are being sold all over the world now." This contract follows on the heels of a similar deal with a Japanese bath and body shop, Tree of Life, which placed its first order with The Soap Fairy in November 2006. That order has been completed, and the product is now on its way to stores throughout Japan. The move to downtown Lewes has been a good one for The Soap Fairy, which opened its new store on Second Street in August. 2006. "The new store gives us lots of exposure while still being close enough to the old location to keep the customer base we've built up over the past 10 years," said Blackson. "'The new manufactur- ing plant in Milford affords us the opportunity to produce more product at a lower cost and gives Submitted photo Scott Blackson, CEO of The Soap Fairy Inc., prepares soap for curing before it is shipped to South Korean stores. Great Loan Rates Call Today 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage 25 / 6 t. Interest Rate T II We Lender are your LOCal Specializing in Lot Loans (10% Down) 2nd Home/Investment Construction/Perm Home Equity Loans/Lines Conventional Mobile Home Loans [00FIRST SHORE 1[ !! IIFEDERAL Call Diane Koch at our Ocean View Office 3.02-537-8188 HOUSINO . LEIE OER The APR (annual percentage race) is based on the index for the week of 01/09/07. 30 year maximum loan term. M0nthlyloan payment per $1,000 at 6.28 APR: $6.t 6 for 360 months. 20% downpayment. Rates subjec t to change wJthout notice. 00rsts hofi re federal, co m:] us a chance to expand our market outside Delaware. "We look forward to a strong business relationship with V- Group. Jin and I have worked so well together via email. I'm con- vinced our products will be a big success in South Korea and they will expand their line. I am pretty excited that a small Lewes busi- ness is now selling international- ly." For more information, visit www.soapfairy.eom or call 645- 4596. KIM CRAWFORD TERRI UNIATOWSKI Loan Officer (302) 236-3300 I :{':'1 .i:{ :?q <-!- JASON GANNON Loan Officer (302) 226.5746 Nationa Cityo Mortgage Call our 8olutions Team today!!! 20246Bay Vista Road (comer of Say Vista & Hwy.One), Rebobotb Beach, DB 1997/ (888) 840-7130 (302) 226-8617 www.nonc.commebobothBeach EMIUE PATERNOSTER : Loan Ofr Ginger Bneman Loan umcer (302) 226-4841 RICK GRIFFrrHs Loan Officer (302) 252-579O PNC Bank is :he #1 SmaLL Business Len Jer and #1 SBA Len(ler. We tent more dottars to smatt businesses in Detaware than any other bank: With credit decisions on PNC Bank business loans in one business day or tess 1 and a wide range of [Loan so[tutions, inc[tuding SBA I.oans, PNC Bank makes it possible for you to get the capital, you need. Having the #1 bank for sma[t[t business [tending serve your business Easy as PNC." Mitford Dana Bijj VP Business Banking 119 South Wa[tnut Street 302--422-1008 Rehoboth Jennifer Joseph VP Business Banking 19745 Sea Air Avenue 302-227-5013 -* .:!? :q:: All roans are subject to credit approval *PNC's Smart Business Lending Rafikings are based on fiscal. year 2004 according to the most recentty released government statistics for 2004 for smal.l, business roans of $1'00 000 or less. Rankings based on CRA small business data for Del.aware and as obtained from the I Federal. Financial. Institutions Examination Council. [FFIECI web site [www.FFIEC.govl. PNC's SBA rankings are based on dol.tar vol.ume reported by the SBA for the Del.aware District for the period from 10/1/04 to 09/30/05. I 1 Credit decisions in one business day or tess.0n l.oan requests of $100,000 or less. PNC Bank. Delaware. PNC Bank. , Nati0na[ Association. Member FDIC. 20061The PNC Financ.iat Sery cos Group nc I