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40 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 USDA Rural Development sets goals for rural families Delaware and Maryland USDA Rural Development state Director Marlene Elliott recently returned to Delaware from Washington, D.C., where she participated in a series of high level economic and community development meet- ings with key White House, con- gressional and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials. The meetings focused on ways to support rural job creation, home ownership, business devel- opment and public utility and community infrastructure needs in rural America. "The message from Washington officials is they are committed to supporting our efforts to address issues important to rural Delaware and Maryland," Elliott said. CD store to focus on independent, regional artists Fishnet Music LLC will open its doors this May, their way up the charts. with a focus on new, independent and regional musi- cians. The store will stock CDs and records in a va- riety of genres for Delmarva peninsula music lovers. The owners, Lisa A. Denshuick, Theresa Denshuick and Heather E. Harris, are very optimistic about joining the Ocean City, Md., business community. "Our vision is to become a real part of the creative community, too," says Fishnet Music President Lisa Denshuick. "We&apos;re looking forward to making part- nerships with local clubs so we can coordinate our stock with bands playing in the area." The staff is al- so putting a lot of energy into seeking new acts on Fishnet Music staff has a long history in independ- ent and local music: "We've got some long-standing relationships with independent record labels and in- dividual bands, and we're very excited about work- ing together with them for mutual success," said Marketing Director Heather Harris. "We're very proud to be a woman-owned busi- ness, and it is an added bonus that I was able to be- come a business partner with my daughter," said Vice President Theresa Denshuick. Fishnet Music will open at 105 South Baltimore Ave. in Ocean City, Md. Artisan's Bank opens new bank in Lewes Artisans' Bank has announced the opening of its new commer- cial banking office in Lewes. The office is located just south of Kings Highway at 1540 Highway One, Lewes. Artisans' commer- cial lending activities have in- creased in Kent and Sussex coun- ties. "With the opening of the Lewes office, Artisans' Bank has demon- strated its long-term commitment to offering commercial banking services and products in all three Delaware counties," said James A. Ladio, senior vice president, Commercial Banking Division. "We felt it would benefit our growing client base in southern Delaware to have the support of a commercial banking office in Lewes." Commercial Banking Division Vice President David H. Ferguson FIB,->00 Chds Bare "will. he responsible for the busi- ness development efforts thrOugh- out the Sussex County market- place. Ferguson brings more than 14 years experience in commer- cial lending, especially in Kent and Sussex counties. His lending experience and commitment to the local community will he in- strumental to the continued growth and prosperity of Sussex County. Ferguson can be reached at 644-2258 to discuss financing needs. Artisans' commercial banking offers customized financing that answers the needs of today's busi- ness owner. Decisions are made locally, by commercial and busi- ness professionals who know the area market. Some of the bank's products and services include lines of credit, commercial mort- gages, commercial construction llNDING Diwnal ldortp SmTia "Opening Doors to Home Ownership" First-time Home Buyers: ' :  : .: :}. .:i { ;: " ':" ..................  .  . . .... .  . . ..,...  . . ;!: ........... i Usa Suthard il All creditunderstond: FHA, VA, Debt Consolidation, 100% [liil LTV, Construction Loans Free pre<lualifying, speak directly to one of our loan officers Richard Ashby 800-470-4881 or 302-684-5670 Branch Manager 107 Federal St. Milton, DE mortgages, SBA loans, deposit services, merchant services and payroll services. Artisans' Bank is a full-service community bank with nine branches in Wilmington, Newark, ( Need some work done h | In your home or garden? | MTry Cape Services on pae.,.141-142. J "President Bush and this adminis- tration are working to provide the resources and support critical to creating economic opportunities and an improved quality of life for our rural residents." Elliott said USDA Rural Devel- opment will focus on providing staff resources and financial assis- tance in key areas to stimulate economic growth, job creation and provide support for rural fam- ilies in Delaware and Maryland, including the following points: Utilizing rural development funds and partnership financing to increase the level of rural home- ownership, with an emphasis on expanding opportunities for mi- nority homeownership Advocating through business and industry, loan guarantees, val- ue-added agricultural grants and other programs to expand local business ventures and job creation Expand community access to information technology for busi- ness development and advanced health and educational services through building of technology infrastructure. 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