CIRC March News & Events

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Register Today for March 13 Meeting

Register NOW to attend our Annual Economic Forecast lunch meeting for next Wednesday, featuring David B. Hanson, Chief Executive Officer of Fulton Financial Advisors.

David Hanson comes to us highly recommended, and is sure to provide an interesting and understandable, and timely economic forecast.

March 13, 2013 (Wed.)
11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Clarion Hotel-The Belle
Cost: $35 members, $45 non-members/guests

Luncheon Buffet: St. Patrick's Day theme, including:

For more intormation and to REGISTER go to our Meeting/Events web page, using the link provided.

Saying Goodbye to Philip Hoge

We are saddened by the untimely passing of our dear friend and business associate, Philip A. Hoge, who lost his courageous battle with cancer on February 22. Phil was a founding father of CIRC and an active member at both CIRC and Committee of 100, and worked for many years at Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties. Surely, many of you knew Phil and saw his obituary in the paper. Follow the link below if you would like to see a copy of the write up.

A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Church, 1108 N. Adams St, Wilmington, DE 19801, on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 1:30pm. A Celebration of his Life will be held at the family home in VA on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2 pm. If you have any questions about the services, please talk Greg Ellis. In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial gifts to the Old Swede's Foundation, 606 Church St., Wilmington, DE 19801 or Westmoreland County Museum, P.O.Box 247, Montross, VA 22520.

Editor's Photo Note:  I'm pleased to have a recent picture of Phil Hoge (left), with Edd Connor, at our January 8, 2013 luncheon and continuing education event, thanks to Pat Forester and Stat Office Solutions for helping to chronical the life and good times of our members, friends and events! You can find other photos on their website.

Membership Benefits of Staying Current

If you are one of the small group of members that hasn't yet remitted your $80 Annual Dues for INDIVIDUAL membership, this message is for you. Those who haven't paid yet will need to begin paying NON-MEMBER rates unless they renew. If you have any question, contact Janet at

We would like to soon close the renewal cycle and compile the membership directory. It is important to renew, not only so that you can be found in our MEMBERSHIP/ SEARCH DIRECTORY, but to be included in the annual print directory as well. This will be posted on our website and available only to current members.

Membership has benefits, and helps you to have a voice in your local business and professional community. We hope you will retain your membership.

To recap our February Event...

We had a great group of about 110 people at our last meeting, and hope to see many of you at our next meeting this Wednesday, March 16.
To recap, Tom Hanna, of Harvey Hanna & Associates, presented their Lighthouse Cove Dewey Beach redevelopment project, which proved  to be very a interesting and informative saga. Remember, Hyatt Place hotel expects to be open for business by Memorial Day, so reserve your room now!
If you are interested in taking back Dewey Beach to enjoy for years to come, follow up with Tom or their representative, Laura Henne, for an opportunity that suits you. There's only seven remaining fourth floor luxury condominiums available in the first phase.
Thomas Hanna, Harvey Hanna & Associates, Inc. / Office: (302) 323-9300
Laura Henne, McWilliams|Ballard / Sales Office: (302) 212-0002

MidAtlantic Real Estate Journal

CIRC is a regular contributor to the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal and will be in the DelMarVA section of the next March issue. In the meantime, this link will take you to the current Digital Edition.

Have you made your nomination to be part of the "Best of 2012" yet?  If not, hurry and contact Lilnda Christman for a nomination form at or visit their website at