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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 24 - March 30, 2000 - 55 Millsboro Chamber of Commerce celebrates new di00s Now in its 52nd year of operation, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce celebrates its long-term goal of having an office in the heart of town. At right, Millsboro chamber President Maryann Payne, center, and Mayor Lynn Bullock, right, cut the ribbon March 16 at the new chamber of commerce headquarters at 317 Main St., while Clayton Robinson, board chairman, looks on. At left, Bullock and Payne unveil the sign in front of the chamber's new site on Main Street. The former site of the chamber office was the Village Green on Route 24. The current location has had many commercial and residential uses, first as the Millsboro Loan and Finance Company in 1940. Jen EIIIngsworth photos Lewes Project Impact sponsors business seminar April 18 The City of Lewes' Project Im- pact Partnership to Build a Disas- ter Resistant Community, and Wilmington Insurance Company will cohost a free small business contingency planning seminar for local area business owners on Tuesday, April 18. As a Project Impact partner, Paul Buchness, president of the Lighthouse Restaurant in Lewes, volunteered to host the seminar at the Lighthouse Restaurant. A complimentary continental break- fast will be served beginning at 8 a.m. and the seminar begins at 8:30 a.m., and will conclude at ap- proximately 10:30 a.m. All members of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce are invit- ed, as well as those business own- ers located in other coastal com- munities who are members of ei- ther the Rehoboth/Dewey Cham- ber of Commerce or the Bethany Beach/Fenwick Island Chamber of Commerce. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Nelson Wiles, Lewes Project Impact co- ordinator at 645-7777. The seminar agenda has been designed to provide information and assistance to small business owners to develop a disaster con- tingency plan. Bernard Kulik, as- sociate director, Office of Disaster Assistance, Small Business Ad- ministration (SBA) will lead the business owners through Open For Business - A Disaster Plan- ning Tool Kit for the Small Busi- ness Owner, developed by Insti- tute for Business and Home Safe- ty of Boston, in collaboration with the Small Business Administra- tion. The tool kit is designed to help businesses identify their hazards, ways to reduce the impact of dis- asters, steps that can be taken to make a business more disaster-re- sistant and how to keep the doors open after a disaster strikes. Jane Armstrong, district direc- tor of the SBA, Delaware district office, will discuss a new predis- aster Mitigation Loan Program that will soon be announced and will be available only to small businesses located in designated Project Impact communities across the nation. Gary Evans, Delaware Depart- ment of Insurance, William Massey Jr., Lewes building offi- cial, and Wiles will be available for a question-and-answer ses- sion. Colonial East 302-645-2030 1-888-455-2030