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s b CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 19 - March 25, 2004 - 55 DEDO.0000 ..among those honoredfor vital economy Minner's business agenda praised Allegra E McCullough, region- al administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Region III, recently announced seven recipients of the Regional Administrator Choice Award. These people have been recog- nized for their outstanding efforts in assisting small businesses in ru- ral communities within the Mid- Atlantic region. The awards were presented at SBA's Rural Eco- nomic Development Summit held in Morgantown, W. Va., as part of the agency's 50th anniversary cel- ebration. Award recipients include the following:Marsha Hopkins, Pro- fessional Business Services and Solutions of Scott Depot, W. Va.; Terry Garrett, SUPRA Corp. LLC of Alexandria, Va.; James House, Office of Small and Disadvan- taged Business Utilization, Hous- ing and Urban Development of Washington, D.C.; Tim Jochner, Innovative Bank of Oakland, Calif.; Greg Poehlmann, Business Loan Express of Collegeville, Pa.; Doris Carson-Williams, African American Chamber of Commerce of Pittsburgh; and Judy Cherry, Delaware Economic Develop- ment Office of Dover. "SBA's Region HI has been ac- tively involved in providing assis- tance to small businesses located in rural America," said McCul- lough. "These businesses en- counter unique challenges in their start up and development stages. In order to provide better and more efficient services to them, we have partnered with many or- Christian business dinner set for March 25 in Lewes A Christian business dinner will held at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 25, at La Rosa Negra Restaurant in Lewes. All business owners, leaders and employees are wel- come to attend. Highlighted will be a presenta- tion of Delmarva Christian High School, given by Jeff Mohr, ath- letic director of the new high school. This dinner is a follow-up to the December kick off formation of a Christian business organization. The group's purpose is to gather together business men and women to share fun, fellowship, business networking, develop referrals and explore the Christian principles of business. The cost is $25 and reservations are required by Tuesday, March 23, but attendees may pay at the door. This event is coordinated by the Ryan Rawlins Company, Five Points Plaza, 1111 Highway One, Suite 8B, Lewes where individu- als may call for reservations and information, at 645-4567. ganizations and persons through- out the years. Today, at our Re- gional.Rural Economic Develop- ment Summit, SBA has recog- nized the outstanding efforts of our partners in this endeavor. We are grateful to each of them for their efforts to assist rural small businesses." In fiscal year 2003, SBA's Re- gion III guaranteed loans to 1,727 businesses in rural areas through- out the Mid-Atlantic region, rep- resenting approximately 23 per- cent of the region's total loans for that year. "DEDO's Vital Economy initia- tive is critical to the sustainability and growth of small businesses in Delaware's small towns and rural areas," said Jayne Armstrong, dis- trict director of the SBA's Delaware District Office. "The SBA is proud to recognize Gov. Minner and the Delaware Eco- nomic Development Office (DE- DO) for their economic develop- ment vision and commitment to Delaware's rural small business- es." DEDO recently shifted its ap- proach from traditional industrial attraction to a cluster-based eco- nornic development focus. Under the new model, DEDO worked with Vital Economy Inc., to devel- op a readiness assessment of Delaware's rural assets and was commended for its willingness to collaborate regionally, its telecommunications infrastructure and its barriers to entrepreneurial growth, such as a lack of special- ized capital. Vital Economy's final report is expected to assess nonurban Delaware's readiness for a com- prehensive economic develop- ment strategy that incorporates in- dustry clusters and entrepreneur- ship. Besides the assessment, it will deliver specific recommendations based on the 138 interviews with community leaders, 205 attendees at workshops in each county, and reviews of 105 documents includ- ing Minner's Strategic Economic Council and Energy Task Force reports. "This project fits well with Gov. Minner's Livable Delaware agen- da because of its emphasis on helping our communities grow thoughtfully and value their quali- ty of place," said Lee Ann Walling, deputy director of DE- DO and Minner's adviser on qual- ity-of-life issues. "Nonurban Delaware can be an attractive draw for new economy entrepre- neurs if they can access resources such as telecommunications and non-traditional capital." For more information visit the SBA website at From to a,ma00 anB a//po/nts in Inspired by the homes of Key West, the single-family homes at the Keys of Marsh Harbor combine the warmth and excitement of the Florida Keys with the most up-to-date fea- tures of modern home design. The spacious interiors are bright and airy, creating the perfect enclave for entertaining friends or just laxing on your day off. The inviting exteriors are maintenance-free. And the value is unsurpassed. For more information on this ground-floor opportunity, call Joe Maggio or Bill Shields at 302-227-6661. 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