Month: August 2015

By Dr. Mark T. Brainard Guest Columnist At Delaware Tech, we have our “finger on the pulse” of Delaware’s current and future workforce needs. Here’s how we’re putting Delawareans to work in high-demand fields. In the last two years, the College has expanded in three key areas to help meet workforce demand. In nursing, we…

Newark’s old co-op turns 40, embarks on a larger mission

By Christi Milligan The challenge was this: How to take a 40-year-old grocery store birthed among the first generation of consumers committed to an organic, farm-to-table lifestyle, and rebrand it in a way that could attract like-minded millennials. Last year, Newark Natural Foods Co-op was already poised to move from their longtime location on Main…

DBT 40: Forty shining lights in a class of their own

  Difference-makers named to the DBT40 Class of 2015 Introducing the members for DBT40 Class of 2015 who were nominated by business leaders, colleagues, family and friends from all three counties. These young professionals, all under the age of 40, are making a difference with their intelligence, initiative and innovation. They will be honored at…

Record company hotshot opens Stoney’s British pub

By Kathy Canavan Farewell, rock ’n’ roll — hello, fish ’n’ chips. Mike Stone promoted the biggest names in marketing when he was with EMI and Virgin Records and Warner Brothers. The Rolling Stones: (“Mick wouldn’t give you the time of day unless you were a good-looking model. Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood were just…

By Kathy Canavan State representatives from Maine to Puerto Rico dropped their jaws when Matthew Slaughter delivered bad news about wages and then asked what frustrated workers might do in the voting booth. The average middle-income American household made $51,939 in 2013, $493 less than it made in 1989, said Slaughter, dean of Dartmouth College’s…

By Kathy Canavan The Council of State Governments’ Eastern Regional Conference brought 526 legislators and spouses to the Wilmington Riverfront August 16-19. Two governors, a Ben & Jerry’s executive and columnist Eugene Robinson were among the speakers who addressed the crowd of elected officials. “Me and 70,000 other Wilmingtonians appreciate your being here,” Wilmington Mayor…

Sale of Old New Castle estate would benefit Sunday Breakfast Mission

By Sam Waltz Proceeds from the hoped-for sale of a $650,000 Old New Castle estate home donated to the Sunday Breakfast Mission this year are targeted to help fund a culinary arts program for those helped by Mission, many of them homeless, some in recovery or re-entry from incarceration. The Rev. Thomas Laymon, president of…

Delaware ranked third for state support of arts Delaware Arts Alliance (DAA) shared the findings of The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies’ (NASAA’s) State Arts Agency Fiscal Year 2016 Legislative Appropriations Preview report. The report shows that Delaware is third in the nation for the Per Capita State Arts Agency Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016. DAA…

It’s a difference with a distinction, a juxtaposition of like terms that can confound critics. Former President Jimmy Carter is a “good man,” likely one of the best men ever to become president of the United States. However, as a president, he was not a “good president,” a view that seems a collective consensus of…

Businesses in Delaware face different effective tax rates depending on their industry and how long they have been located in the state, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Tax Foundation in collaboration with KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory firm. Tax Foundation economists created seven model firms in different industries and determined how the modeling…