Month: November 2014

Chip Rankin was recently honored with a 2014 Franchisee of the Year Award from the International Franchise Association (IFA), an international organization that promotes franchise business best practices for its members. Rankin owns and manages MilliCare by EBC, a Delaware-based carpet and textile cleaning company. The company is responsible for 90 employees in the area…

By Christi Milligan Opportunities for Delaware veterans are on the rise, thanks to a collaborative effort of legislative and armed forces agencies bent on increasing visibility and leveraging resources to match veterans to jobs. There were 4,423 registered veterans seeking employment through Delaware’s employment system during an 18-month time frame, according to a June report…

By Christi Milligan It’s been more than 50 years since downstate parents of kids with disabilities established a center to generate enrichment opportunities where there simply were none.  Today, Kent-Sussex Industries, Inc. (KSI) is a hub for employment connections in Kent and Sussex counties, serving nearly 300 participants each year. Originally dubbed the Golden Opportunity…

By Rana Fayez Gone are the days where companies had grandiose budgets for corporate holiday events. Ever since the economic downturn took place in 2008, companies have been more cautious with event budgets. Local catering companies have seen the change over the years. Wilmington-based Bachetti Brothers Gourmet Meats & Market, which offers catering, has been…

Premier Pitch Event for Women Entrepreneurs By Sharon Hake Great Dames Great Dames Remarkable Ideas Competition reached a fever pitch on Oct. 20 as five finalists presented their innovative business ideas to a standing-room-only crowd at the high-stakes event.   Finalists competed for a winner package worth more than $25,000 in seed money and services…

By Kathy Canavan When Dr. Robert J. Laskowski first arrived in Delaware, an older woman buttonholed him at an event to give him some advice: “Delaware is a small place and, being a small place, everybody knows everything. So be good.” Laskowski, retiring after 11 years as CEO of Christiana Care Health System, was feted…