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42 - CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, November i7 - Monday, November 20, 2006 Southern Delaware works on two'year tourism plan Local businesses prepare to attract business meetings By Georgia Leonhart Cape Gazette staff Southern Delaware Tourism successfully implemented its first two-year plan to have southern Delaware proclaimed a wedding destination. Now it has met with local businessmen to discuss new marketing ideas and trends to help in creating the next two-year plan. "The people we are attracting are within a 400-mile radius," Southern Delaware Tourism Executive Director Karen Falk informed 14 attendees at a meet- ing held at the Heritage Inn on Thursday, Nov. 2. "That means our, primary market area includes most of the mid-Atlantic states, but we still don't have the name and area recognition of Ocean City. We are still battling at trade shows to make them know who we are." Delaware beaches marketed themselves for many years as fam- ily-friendly summer resorts - tar- geting a market that has weakened as schools close later for summer vacation later and begin fall ses- sions earlier. Also, families now stay in condominiums or family- owned beach homes, Falk said. "There are people who still don't realize our doors are open after Continued on page 43 Meeting to formulate Southern Delaware's new two-year marketing and rategic plan to promote tourism are local business and Southern Delaware Tourism representatives, from the back (l-r) D. J. Hill, Matt Carter, Brian Derriekson, Cheryl Benson, Jenny Buckley, and Norma Lee Derrickson. Seated in the center row are Jennifer Zerby, Karen Fklk, Aubrey Manzo, and Fay Jacobs. In front are Scott Thomas, Tim Goff, Mike Peed and Bob Sokolove. 12 Sea Side Drive, Rebobotb Shore Estates 8 year old 1 story with super floor#an, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, well planned kitchen, fireplace for chilly evenings, screened porch for warm evenings. 2 car attached garage and large " driveway for your boat. Great price for a home in this neighborhood close to all beach attractions. $334,500 Directions - Route 1 to Old Landing Road, west to Rebobotb Shores on left onto Sea Side. Call Eileen for your private showing today! II PURCHASE THIS HOME AND ENJ A SPRING TRIP TO BERMUDA! OPEN HOUSE DAILY 11-4 130 Cornwall Road $749,000 / views of Pepper Creek from a new community that features one-qf-a-kind. exclusive waterfront home sites. This beautiful new community features: club house, pool, tennis, fitness center. walking trails and community water & sewer. Offering lots with no builder tie-in. Come let your imagination soar! - on peppe8 Home Sites start/rig at $165,000 Direct waterfront lots from $650,000 Brokers Weleomel Don't miss your chance to own the best - call Sea Cliff sales today for more information at 302.236.7349(een) or 302.381.2800(ceu) or v/s/t