Fall Marketing Ideas

As summer comes to a close, keep the momentum going at your business with fresh marketing ideas for fall.

Celebrate the Holidays. With Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner, there are plenty of opportunities to offer special savings and events for your business. Take advantage of lesser known holidays, or even create your own holiday centered around your products or services.

Run a Contest. Get your customers talking by hosting a contest. For example, if you have a landscaping business, host a “Best Garden” photo contest and offer your services as a prize. This is a great way to get exposure for your business.

Local Festivals. Fall is a popular time for festivals. Get involved in a local festival by sponsoring or even setting up a booth for your business. This is a great way to educate the public about your business and meet new potential customers. Continue reading

Community Events | September

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Opening Ceremony | September 1

The Wall That Heals – Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica. Delaware Tech, Georgetown – Opening Ceremony 9/1 at 4pm.

See the 1/2 page ad in this week’s Guide.

Steamed Shrimp & Crabcakes | September 2-3

Steamed Shrimp & Crabcakes, Sept 2nd & Sept 3rd at The Store in Gumboro. Try our homemade sweet potato pies! 37100 Millsboro Hwy., Millsboro, DE 19966. 302-238-7885.

Labor Day Bash | September 2-4

Labor Day Bash Flea Market 13 & Antiques. 1011 Ocean Hwy., Pocomoke, MD. Tables, $10. Register for free tables., hit & miss engines. Muscle Cars. New vendors in town. Helicopter rides, Live Music, Prizes, Food! 443-783-5098.

Chicken & Ribs BBQ | Saturday, September 3

Laurel Puritan Club Chicken & Ribs BBQ. Sat., 9/03, 10am-1pm. Nanticoke Immediate Care, Rt. 13, Laurel. Cost: Chicken, $7.50/dinner,  Ribs, $10/dinner. Proceeds benefit local charities.

Big Saturday Yard & Flea Sale | Saturday, September 3

Yard & Flea Sale. Town of Greenwood, DE.

See the 1/2 page ad in this week’s Guide.

Annual Fall Open House | Sale Starts Wednesday, September 7

Annual Fall Open House at the Barn in Delmar. A special invitation to our grand opening of the seasonal barn loaded with all your fall & holiday decorative items. Sale starts on September 7 – September 11. Get great discounts, door prizes & down home country service. Contact 410-896-2276 for more info.

Patriots Day Ceremony | Friday, September 9, 9AM

Hosted by Heritage Shores Military Club at the Club House,1 Heritage Shores Cir., Bridgeville. 302-956-0338.

Legacy Five & The Ball Brothers in Concert | Friday, Sept. 9 at 7pm

Delmarva Gospel Music Association presents Legacy Five & The Ball Brothers in concert Friday, Sept. 9 at 7pm Woodbridge High School. Tickets can be purchased at Dukes Lumber in Seaford or Christian Mart in Milford.

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Soups, Sandwiches, Biscuits, and Desserts Luncheon | Saturday, September 10

11am until sold out. Asbury U.M. Church, 603 Main St., Sharptown, MD 21861. Eat In or Carry Out. Maryland Crab Soup, Peas and Dumpling Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Salad, Beef Barbecue, Grilled Hamburgs and Hot Dogs, Sweet Potato Biscuits,  Assorted Desserts.

Yoga Classes | Starting Monday, September 12

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Laurel, DE. Starting 9/12/16 – 10/28/16. 5:30pm-6:30pm. $60 for 6 wks. Call 410-251-8519 to register!

Annual Boro Bash Redneck Challenge | Saturday, September 17

The Millsboro Chamber’s Annual Boro Bash Redneck Challenge is coming Sat. Sept. 17, 10am-9pm. Food, Live Entertainment & Car Show. For more information,

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Bridgeville High School Reunion | Saturday, September 24

It’s not too late. If you attended (graduated or not) or were employed at Bridgeville H.S. up to 1969 (‘70-’72) you and a guest are invited to the BHS all school reunion. Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 5PM-10PM. Sam Yoder Farm Bldg., Houston, DE. 19954 Send $35/pp. along with name, address, phone number, class year to: Sharon Ellerman Dukes, 6272 Baker Rd., Seaford, DE 19973. Phone: 302-236-7754. Casual Dress. Don’t miss out. Great food, Old Friends, Music & Memorabilia, Contest, Fun, Fun, Fun! Encourage your classmates, friends, relatives. Looking forward to seeing you!

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5 Reasons to Visit the Beach Right Now

Summer may be winding down, but right now is the absolute best time to visit Delmarva beaches. Here’s why:

1. Cooler Temperatures. The weather in late August/early September can be much more preferable when compared to 100 degree days in the middle of summer, particularly for those more susceptible to heat stroke or headaches.

2. Warmer Water. Even during the hottest days, the water in the summertime can sometimes feel frigid. Going from one extreme to the next, from hot, humid air to chilly water isn’t necessarily the most relaxing experience. But later in the summer, the water warms up and makes for much more pleasant swimming.

3. Less Crowds. Tourism has slowed down and the beaches are less crowded at this time of year. You won’t have to fight for a spot on the sand, or a place to park, especially if you go on a weekday. And you can enjoy nature better without the clamor of large crowds.

4. Less Traffic. If you’re the type who can’t stand sitting in traffic (aren’t we all?), then right now is a better time for you to visit the shore. Getting to the beach at this time of year is a lot easier, with children back in school and less people taking vacations. Take advantage of clearer roads and head to the beach!

5. Lower Risk of Sunburn. The sun is closest to us in late June, on the summer solstice. The closer the sun is, the easier it is to get burned. Visiting the beach in the later months of summer is a safer alternative for people who burn easily. But don’t skip out on the sunscreen altogether. Always use sunscreen and reapply as often as necessary.

What’s your favorite part of visiting the beach? Tell us in the comments!

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Community Events | August

Family Fun Day | August 6 from 11am – 6pm.

Family Fun Day, Ride for Autism DE/Team Robbie Benefitting Autism & Special Needs. Public welcome. Aug. 6 from 11am-6pm, Seaford VFW, Middleford Rd. Water slide, dunking booth, bouncy house, cornhole tournament, carnival games, live music, food vendors, vendors welcome. 50/50, cash bar. Call Betty Grace, 302-249-3565.

Homemade Crabcakes & Steamed Shrimp. | Fri., Sat., & Sun. Aug 6-8

At The Store in Gumboro. Try our homemade pies & desserts, hand-dipped Hershey ice cream and homemade dog treats made with local honey. 37100 Millsboro Hwy., Millsboro, DE 19966. 302-238-7885.

Back to School Bag Sale! Thurs., Aug. 11, 9am – 1pm.

$4/bag. Clothes, books and shoes. Due to limited space, strollers will not be permitted. The Curiosity Shop, 1100 Middleford Rd. Seaford, DE 19973. 302-629-2650

Free Kids Fishing Derby (ages 3-12) | Sat., Aug 13, 10am-12pm

Registration at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club at the Marina in Blades, DE. begins at 9:30. Picnic lunch will be provided at no cost! Call 302-519-9513 for more information.

2016 Tractor Show | Saturday, August 13 from 9am – 2pm.

Sponsored By The Kenton Ruritan Club. 265 Main Street, Kenton, DE. Rain Date: Sun., Aug. 14. Food, Kids games. Dash Plaques for First (75). Vendors wanted. Call Marc, 302-670-9112.

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