Business Roundup: Dogfish Head donates to Sussex County Land Trust

By Mike Finney
Posted 9/20/21

LEWES — The Sussex County Land Trust (SCLT), a nonprofit land conservation and preservation organization, recently accepted a donation of $26,448 from Beer and Benevolence, the philanthropic …

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Business Roundup: Dogfish Head donates to Sussex County Land Trust


LEWES — The Sussex County Land Trust (SCLT), a nonprofit land conservation and preservation organization, recently accepted a donation of $26,448 from Beer and Benevolence, the philanthropic arm of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.

Beer & Benevolence contributed 100% of the August tips received at the Dogfish Head Tasting Room & Kitchen to the SCLT.

“One of the many reasons that Dogfish Head is proud to call coastal Delaware home is the abundance of amazing nonprofit organizations doing good work for our communities,” said Mark Carter, of Dogfish Head, Beer and Benevolence. “The work of the SCLT to establish a trailhead along the Lewes-Georgetown Trail will connect folks to nature and to each other by creating a safe place to access the trail. We are excited to see this trailhead come to life.”

Brewed to benefit the Sussex County Land Trust, Dogfish also partnered with Revelation Craft Brewing Company, to create an IPA inspired by the Lewes-Georgetown Bike Trail.

The liquid collaboration, In Tandem, was released from the Rehoboth taprooms of both breweries on Sept. 10. A portion of proceeds from each 4-pack sold will be donated to the SCLT to support the organization’s efforts to build a trailhead along the Bike Trail.

The soon-to-be-built trailhead will provide more Delawareans with greater access to the trail and help better connect local communities by bike.

The mission of the Sussex County Land Trust is the continued protection of natural, cultural, agricultural and recreational resources through land preservation, stewardship and education for today and tomorrow.

“We are so appreciative of the longstanding partnership we have with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery,” said Casey Kenton, chairman of the Sussex County Land Trust. “They recognize our mission in protecting our quality of life in Sussex County and the immense benefit these trails provide to our community.”

Sussex County Land Trust welcomes three new board members

REHOBOTH BEACH — The Sussex County Land Trust (SCLT), a nonprofit conservation organization, recently announced the appointment of three new board members: Tracy Adams, Ring Lardner and Michael Dickinson, as part of a strategic effort to expand its footprint and representation across Sussex County.

Ms. Adams is an active partner in the daily operations of her family businesses: Melvin L. Joseph Construction, M.L. Joseph Sand & Gravel, Stockley Materials and Citation Rentals.

Her family farm is part of the Farmland Preservation Program and is currently operational raising grain and truck crops.

Mr. Lardner brings more than 18 years of experience in project engineering and construction administration in residential and commercial development to his new role as board member in the SCLT.

This year, he assumed responsibility to lead the Milford Municipal Engineering Department at Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc.

Mr. Dickinson joined the rapidly expanding SoDel Concepts team in 2005. He became the general manager of Bluecoast Seafood Grill and Raw Bar in Bethany Beach.

In 2020, he was promoted to vice president of SoDel Concepts, overseeing all aspects of the business, which continues to expand, increasing to 14 coastal Delaware restaurants by spring 2022.

Central Delaware Chamber to cut ribbon on Dover Artisanal Market

DOVER — The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Friday at the Black Swamp Artisanal Market, located at 204 W. Loockerman St. in downtown Dover.

The team at Black Swamp Artisanal Market farm-to-table food and crafts across Delmarva — all in one location.

The market offers a variety of meats, vegetables, baked goods, ice cream, honey, coffee, candles, soaps and lotions, fresh flowers, handcrafted woodwork and more.

NCALL, TD Bank to present smart credit webinar

DOVER — NCALL, along with the TD Bank Financial Education program, will be hosting a pair of informative one-hour long sessions to help individuals better understand and make smart credit decisions with the Build and Maintain Great Credit - Webinar.

The organizations aim to help individuals prepare for financial freedom and navigate through credit management. Anyone looking to benefit from a free resource session is welcome to register at

The virtual webinars will take place on Oct. 21 and Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.

For specific information about the Build and Maintain Great Credit - Webinar, call 302-678-9400. A Zoom link will be provided.