February News & Events

Feb. 8 CIRC Meeting Especially Suited for Commercial Real Estate Community

Brokers and Agents...this one's for you!

Register now to attend our February 8 (next Wednesday) Monthly Membership Networking Luncheon at Clarion Belle Hotel.

Jayne Armstrong, District Manager of the U.S. Small Business Administration wants to be sure you have all of the information you need to fully utilize the SBA's 504 Loan Program - a program specially suited for commercial real estate transactions. You and your clients cannot stand to miss out on the opportunity that the 504 program affords.

Bill Abernethy and Rachel Rositto of WEDCO/DCDC will have literature available during/after the presentation for you to pick up. The 504 Loans are offered by Delaware Community Development Corporation (DCDC).

REGISTER NOW online or let Janet know at janet@circdelaware.org


CIRC Welcomes New Members

The Membership Committee, chaired by Jim Manna of BrightFields, Inc., met in January and is pleased to announce the approval of the following applicants for CIRC membership:

New members:

    • Pam Motter, Advanced Office Environments, Inc.
    • E. Lynell Laws, National Penn Bank
    • Tom DelleDonne, Optima Cleaning Systems, Inc.

New members who are replacing a previous member from their firm:

    • Edward J. Ciano, Pettinaro Management
    • Katie Criswell, Regus, Inc.
    • James Baker, MacIntosh Engineering, Inc.

Returning members, previously with a different firm:

    • Joseph Capodanno, formerly with Grubb-Ellis, now with Office Movers, Inc.
    • Edward O'Brien, of SolarDock, now also affiliated with Jackson Cross

Some CIRC Memberships are now Past Due

If you haven't yet paid your CIRC dues ($75) for CY 2012, please do so now in order to insure that you are included in the upcoming Membership Directory and don't lose any other member benefits.

An email reminder will be sent in the next day or two to all of our Individual Members that have not yet renewed.

From our MEMBERSHIP web page you can:

    • Update your Membership Profile,
    • Renew yoiur CIRC dues by credit card, and
    • Use our Membership SEARCH DIRECTORY to look for other members by name, company, or by type of business.

To log in, your account needs to be current and you need a user name and password. Janet can help you if you are unsure about any of these items (janet@circdelaware.org).


Delaware New Infrastructure Fund

If you or your client have a  project with infrastructure improvement needs (sewer, water, waste disposal, dams/levees, land stabilization, etc.), and your project will have a positive impact on our Delaware economy by adding or retaining jobs, there may be a sources of funding assistance that you will want to pursue.

The Guidelines Governing the Practice and Procedure for Administering the Delaware New Jobs Infrastructure Fund and application can be found by clicking the link below to a DEDO web page document.

The $55 million available through the Infrastructure Fund is made up of $40 million that was originally appropriated by the General Asssembly for "shovel ready" projects, and was recently increased by $15 million when the General Assembly authorized the issuance of bonds, for projects that fall under the Guidelines mentioned herein.The first project funded under these new Guidelines was the new Amazon facility in Middletown.

Note that you must have a public sponsor to pursue use of these funds. At a meeting co-sponsored by New Castle County and the Committee of 100, held on January 27, New Castle County Executive Paul G. Clark, and Director of Economic Development Office, Karl Kalbacher, made a presentation and offered to assist with qualifying projects located in New Castle County.

For further information regarding a project in New Castle County, contact Karl Kalbacher at kkalbacher@nccde.org or at (302) 395-5959.


Save the Date - EDiS Institute - April 19, 2012

EDiS Institue. One Morning. A World of Difference.

CIRC supports the efforts of the EDiS Company in giving back to the young people of our community pursuing vocational trades through their EDiS Institute

Speakers include:

  • Andres Duany, F.A.I.A., A Changing Community
  • John R. Patterson, Changing Customer Preferences
  • John E. Stapleford, Ph.D., Economic Forecast

Register directly through the EDiS Institute. This is NOT a CIRC event.


Upcoming Work for the A/E/C Community if Red Clay Referendum Passes

Are you a Red Clay Consolidated School District resident?

If so, please let Janet know(janet@circdelaware.org) and she will provide you with additional information about the upcoming Referendum 2012 on February 28.

The two referendum items, if approved, will begin funding $96 million of interior renovations to improve energy efficiency, auditoriums, and more for the district's 24 schools, and $19.5 million will be used to build a new school on district-owned land.

Residents can vote on Tuesday, February 28 at any of the RCCSD's 24 schools,  from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.