Month: March 2015

Del Tech says taxpayers get a 9 percent return

By Kathy Canavan Delaware Technical and Community College has released an independent study concluding taxpayers are getting 9 percent return on their investment in the college. It’s also rolling out a billboard campaign that will resonate in a state where only 38 percent of college students graduate with no debt. The gist: “Seventy percent of…

By Sam Waltz Started in her basement in 2001, today overflowing a small Hockessin office building crammed with nearly 100 employees, Star-Med LLC has its year-end 2015 sights set on emergence into a national healthcare information systems market, says its founder and CEO Diane E. Ferry. In a world where personal healthcare records are intended…

Delaware Economic Summit slated April 22-23

By Todd Roselle Guest Columnist The 2015 Delaware Economic Summit on April 22-23 will bring together business leaders from around the state for two days of open discussion on six themes — education, entrepreneurship, marketing, health care, culture and the economy. Six sessions and two keynote lunches will take place on Wednesday, April 22 and…

By Christi Milligan Odyssey Charter School will boast a unified K-12 campus following the purchase of property at Barley Mill Plaza that includes 36 acres and eight buildings. The Delaware Economic Development Office acted as a conduit issuer of $33 million in tax-exempt bonds toward the purchase. The Wilmington-based charter school has been open nearly…

Slam Dunk to the Beach regional tournament

By Christi Milligan Slam Dunk to the Beach, the once wildly successful regional high school basketball tournament that disappeared under the black eye of its founder, returned in December to generate a whopping $1 million toward the local economy, according to officials. In a marketing coup, the Delaware Sports Commission (DSC) resurrected the event to…