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MORNING STAR ✳ JUNE 14 - 20, 2007

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Business Tidewater Utilities honored Tidewater Utilities, Inc. was recognized with the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau of Delaware. The Torch Award is awarded annually to companies exhibiting high ethical standards towards customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders and communities. Each year, the Better Business Bureau of Delaware selects winners from each of four size categories by an independent panel of judges with expertise in business ethics. Tidewater was selected in the large category for employing over 100 staff.

SBA forms partnership with BSA The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Business Software Alliance (BSA), an organization dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world, have announced a partnership to educate nearly 100,000 small businesses on proper software management and the risks associated with the use of unlicensed software. The partnership will provide software strategies and copyright compliance tools for small businesses.

Tourism website wins awards VisitDelaware.com, the official tourism website for the state of Delaware, was recognized with gold and silver awards at the 2007 Horizon Interactive Awards. The sixth annual international competition recognized excellence in interactive media production among multi-media developers worldwide. To design the website, the Delaware Tourism Office partnered with The Archer Group, a Wilmington-based Internet marketing firm. The newly designed website earned a gold award for the Government category and a silver award for the Public Service category. The site features many unique tools, including an easy-to-use trip planning function. Similar to a "shopping cart" feature on retail sites, this interactive feature allows visitors to create (and revise) their personal sightseeing itineraries from a showcase of Delaware attractions. Categories include arts & culture, history & heritage, sports & gaming, outdoor recreation, and dining & leisure. When visitors add the attractions to their personal trips, they can choose nearby places to stay. They can also print destination maps

GRAND RENTAL STATION HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING - Grand Rental Station, located on US 13 next to Barton’s Southern States, recently held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on June 8. Grand Rental Station, which offers quality rental equipment, is owned by Tim Conaway and Phil Barton. From left are: Sally Stewart, president, Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce (GSCC); Jack Riddle, Community Bank; Tim Conaway, owner; Sean Ray; Clay Amidon; Joel Wiese; Phil Barton, owner; Olin Darnell, True Value representative; and Paula Gunson, executive director, GSCC. Cutting the ribbon is Alexa Conaway, Tim Conaway’s daughter. Photo by Daniel Richardson

and e-mail complete itineraries to friends. Unique visitors have increased each month since the launch of the new design. In December 2006, there were 20,095 unique visitors and that number rose to 31,187 in April.

KFDunn merges with AB&C Aloysius Butler & Clark(AB&C), a national healthcare marketing leader, and KFDunn, one of the country's foremost diagnostics, devices and biotechnology marketing communications firms, have merged to form KFDunn Life Sciences, a division of AB&C. Kathleen F. Dunn will serve as the president of the new division. The merger creates one of the few life sciences marketing communications agencies in the country and makes AB&C among the first agencies to integrate life science, patient care, and social marketing.

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ALUMNI OF ALL AGES - LHS class of 1957 celebrates 50-year reunion, page 18. And DHS holds commencement ceremony for brand new grads. Page 20...