Month: September 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — News reports about extensive security in place for Pope Francis’ visit may have deterred people from attending, the mayor said Monday, while calling the weekend a “tremendous success” overall. The pope’s trip to Philadelphia for the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families spurred intense traffic and security restrictions. Concrete and steel barricades lined…

Dover, Del. — Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart and the Delaware Department of Insurance announced that its Consumer Services Division has recovered $995,558.73 for consumers during the first six months of 2015. Delaware employers have also saved approximately $3,978,296.00 in workers compensation premiums during the same period through the department’s Workplace Safety Program. The Consumer…

Before Gov. Jack Markell and city officials cut the ribbon on two new MKT apartment buildings at 608 and 627 Market Street last week, 608 Market street was already 61 percent occupied and 627 was already 13 percent pre-leased. Buccini Pollin Group was awarded $1.1 million in Downtown Development District grants for the 74 units.…

  The DCCA’s Arts & Business Membership program offers businesses the opportunity to demonstrate support for the arts and network with like-minded organizations. Membership benefits include free and discounted DCCA event tickets, venue rental discounts and additional reciprocal benefits at more than 800 museums in North America. For more information, go to www.thedcca.org  

Cnverge, the Delaware start-up that created a Real-Time Collaborative Visual Planning application that runs entirely in the browser, has relocated part of its team to Austin, Texas. Cnverge allows teams to collaboratively create, plan, and manage any process in a shared visual workspace, on the devices they already love: Macs, PCs, Desktops/Laptops, iPad, Android, SmartTV’s,…

Decimated manufacturing sector showing some rumbles of activity

By Kathy Canavan Delaware’s makers have some movers and shakers Delaware boasts 14,088 fewer manufacturing jobs than it did in 2001, but four Delaware manufacturers have expanded their operations, five companies moved production here and two international firms chose to locate here. Delaware had 39,388 manufacturing jobs in 2001, before the demise of its two…