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Website © 2019. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal. Are you looking for a rental management company? “Go To Gallo” For Rentals Complete Management Services For Rental Properties • Seasonal and Year-Round Homes Over 700 homes managed throughout the resort area • Easy On-Line Tools for Both Guests and Owners • Client Service is Our #1 Priority We will communicate with you Lewes 302-645-6697 Rehoboth Beach 302-227-6554 Bethany Beach 302-537-2616 Engel Lopez Real Estate Live, Laugh, LIFE @ The Beach! Featured Homes / Call us to Buy or Sell Your Beach Home Over 45 Years Experience / Home Inventory at MUST SEE RE/MAX Associates 16392 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958 Perfect Location in Milford! MUST SEE ... 121 Hickory Branch Crt. #502B, Milford, DE 19963 MLS # 719643 Offered at $173,900 Dewey Bayside Condo / Walk to the Beach! Enjoy Dewey & Rehoboth, best of both! 109R Dagsworthy St., Unit D. Lewes, DE 19971 MLS # 719287 Offered at $408,900 Milton Location w Gorgeous Curb Appeal ... NEW Listing Won’t Last Long. 18911 River- walk Dr., Milton, DE 19968 MLS # 725307 Offered at $349,900 Featured Homes / Call us to Buy or Sell Your Beach Home Kathy Engel 302-542-3846 Vid Lopez 302-542-2435 Cape Gazette BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 - MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017 49 cepted the award for Tourism Partner of the Year on behalf of Delaware Beach Book, a beach guide they publish every year. Presenter Betsy Reamer of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce said the book reaches 1 million people and helps provide vital information on accommodations, activities and events. “When we started it, our intent was to show coastal Delaware. We’re very honored. And being the sales rep, I still have space!” Becky Carney said. Featured speaker at the lun- cheon was Michelle Freeman, CEOofCarlFreemanCompanies. Freeman spoke of selling Sus- sex County as selling one-on-one experiences to counter the speed and convenience of online retail- ers like Amazon. “Wecancompetewiththehour delivery. The way we compete is by the traditional way of retail, the traditional way of tourism: friendliness, smiles. How you compete against an Amazon is you tell them what you have for sale and why it is different and important to shop on Main Street. That experience is second to none.” “It starts with a visit,” said Scott Thomas, host and executive director of the tourism orga- nization that produces Winter WonderFest. He noted that tourism in Sus- sex County generates $1.7 billion in annual revenue and supports over 18,000 jobs within the com- munity. Winter WonderFest was recog- nized for its outstanding efforts to highlight southern Delaware by creating lasting memories for residents and visitors alike. In its first year, Winter WonderFest hosted more than 47,000 visitors from 26 states. Its Light Spectacular holiday light show at Cape Henlopen State Park drew 11,000 vehicles to the 1.5 mile tour - creating holiday fun for families and friends one carload at a time. Festival of Cheer is the non- profit organization that oversees the fundraising efforts, which raised $150,000, providing $100,000 in community grants in 2016. “The money we raise stays right here in Sussex County,” said John Snow, Festival of Cheer president. “This is just the beginning of putting our community on the map. We are honored to be rec- ognized as Best New Event,” said Snow. Attractions include the Light Spectacular, plus expanded family-fun attractions at the Christmas Village at the Lewes ferry terminal. There are visits with Santa and fun for kids at Santa’s workshops, plus the new Visit Delaware Ice Rink. For more information, go to www.wonder- Tourism Continued from page 37 Best New Event honors went to Winter WonderFest in Lewes. Accepting the award are (l-r) John Snow, Peter Bricotto, Amy Mault, Dee Dee Montgomery, and Hank Rosenberg. Michelle Freeman, CEO of Carl Free- man Companies, delivers the keynote speech at Southern Delaware Tour- ism’s annual awards luncheon.