A message from the Delaware Tourism Office

Greetings – 

  • Gov. John Carney has approved an expansion of the Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP) to reach a wider range of small businesses throughout Delaware. The cap on the size of eligible businesses, which had been $1.5 million in annual revenue, has been raised to $2.5 million.

    The program has been expanded primarily to include personal care services. This includes many Delaware small businesses such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, and beauty shops.

    Please remember to submit complete applications to business_finance@delaware.gov to receive assistance through HELP. Here are some helpful FAQs, or you can email covid19faq@delaware.gov.
  • Can you help? The state of Delaware is asking any vendors able to assist with COVID-19 response efforts contact contracting@delaware.gov. The items in highest demand are hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, protective gloves and gowns and N95 masks. Learn more about becoming a vendor here.
  • As the situation continues to evolve, please keep the Delaware Tourism Office informed of any changes or cancellations using this online form so we can monitor the situation and its impact on our industry.
  • Please share any deals, specials  or unique offerings via email to Visit.Delaware@delaware.gov so we may keep consumers informed of opportunities to support local businesses. Now is also a great time to get creative in developing mutually beneficial partnerships with other local businesses, especially outside your industry like the recent partnership between Crooked Hammock Brewery and The Great STEMporium.

Thank you for your continued partnership,

The Delaware Tourism Office Team 

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Georgetown has a long history spanning back to 1791 when the county seat moved there from Lewes, which was criticized for being too far from western Delaware. Originally, Georgetown was laid out in a large square, but that was quickly changed to the circle we all associate with Georgetown with the historic Georgetown Circle at the center.

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