By Anne Angel, Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce

Historically, Millsboro was considered a pass-through town for people headed to nearby popular beaches. Today, Millsboro is one of the fastest growing towns in Sussex County with new home developments and new businesses opening downtown and in the surrounding area, making it a desirable destination for residents and tourists. 

Millsboro also boasts several parks and outdoor recreational areas, providing residents and visitors with opportunities for hiking, fishing, boating, and other outdoor activities. With its quaint downtown area, friendly locals, and convenient access to amenities, Millsboro is a wonderful place to live or visit in Delaware.

SCOOP-A-LICIOUS- The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce joined Phil Noel and Sherrie Hearn, owners of Scoop-a-Licious to host a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Friday, May 17. Shown (left to right) are Mitch Rogers, Matthew Sellers, Taylor Quillen, Nancy Pinera, Sandra von Kampen, David Baker, Kim Benton, Millsboro Chamber Executive Director Anne Angel, Co-owner Sherrie Hearn, Co-owner Phil Noel, Arianna Alexander, Alleah Spooner, Peggy Hearn, Bob Hearn, Linda Mann, Dee Jones, Jamie Burk, Robin Scarborough, and Jeremy Brown.

Well known restauranteurs Thierry Langer of Kaisy’s Delights and Lisa McDonald from Nectar Café have opened second locations in downtown Millsboro and are thriving. Residents of Millsboro have been anxiously awaiting dining options other than fast food. Developer Jim Parker has bought the former VFW location on Route 113 and SoDel Restaurant Group plans to open a craft brewery there. 

In addition to Food Lion and Aldi, Weis Market has plans to open another grocery store in the Peninsula Crossing Shopping Center. TidalHealth is forging ahead with their plans to develop a medical campus in Millsboro and Beebe Healthcare is planning to expand their healthcare disciplines in Millsboro as well. The expansion of businesses, major healthcare systems and housing developments are leading economic indicators that contain important information for investors and other business decision-makers. 

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce has over 240 members and hosts networking events such as Coffee Connects and Business After Hours events each month and quarterly Lunch and Learns. Larger popular events such as Casino Night, Stars and Stripes and a Golf Tournament not only provide networking, promotion and community engagement but serve as fundraisers and funds can be used to support chamber operations, advocacy efforts and community projects. 

For more information about Chamber membership, go to and click on “Become a Member” or call 302-934-6777.