Month: August 2015

The Small Business Administration’s Delaware office has guaranteed more than $100 million in loans in the first 10 months of its fiscal year, a record number. Loans were halted briefly last week as the U.S. Small Business Adminsistration reached its authorized maximum for the year, but Congress authorized an additional $5.5 billion. Loan volume in…

WASHINGTON (AP) – Looking at the big picture, the financial health of Social Security and Medicare doesn’t appear to have worsened. The annual check-up found that Social Security’s retirement trust fund has enough money to pay full benefits until 2035, a year later than previously projected. Medicare’s giant trust fund for inpatient care won’t be…

LEWES – The Beebe Medical Group Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Dr. George V. Jirak as president/CEO of Beebe Medical Group. Dr. Jirak will oversee the employed physician medical group under Beebe Healthcare, currently composed of 18 medical specialty offices in 25 locations throughout southern Delaware, with more than 101 medical providers…

So Del Concepts bartender becomes gardner thanks to caring managers

By Kathy Canavan Chris Wertz’s life has taken a fairy tale twist, thanks to two restaurant managers. Wertz, who gave up his Brooklyn, N.Y., bartending job to move closer to family, made fast friends with the late restaurateur Matt Haley upon his arrival in Rehoboth Beach. Two years ago, Haley hired Wentz to barkeep at…

Blue Rocks’ Frawley Stadium in Wilmington to get makeover

By Robert Kalesse Special to Delaware Business Times When ownership of the Wilmington Blue Rocks changed hands for the first time in team history in December of last year, new owners Clark Minker and Dave Heller announced that a makeover to Frawley Stadium would be first on their to-do list heading into 2016. With the…

By Ron Russo Contributing Writer Education is about much more than producing capable, productive kids.  It is all about the cascading multiple effects of producing such kids. Education is about everything we value in our communities and desire for our citizens.  It is about economics, real estate values, population shifts, crime rates, community development, retaining…