Month: November 2015

Global market spawns specialized MBA programs in Delaware

By Christi MilliganDelaware universities report growing enrollment in their MBA programs, thanks in part to a recovering economy and an assortment of preferred business concentrations that offer competitive distinction.Nationwide, application volumes for full- and part-time Master of Business Administration programs have increased since last year, according to the Graduate Management Admissions Council. As companies like…

Two-story freestanding office building Location: 2100 Baynard Blvd., Wilmington Asking price: $475,000 Size: 5,800 square feet Setting: Tree-lined street amidst historic homes. Features: Two suites, both set up for medical offices. The 3,000-square-foot lower level is currently used as a chiropractor’s office, and the 2,000-square-foot upper level is currently a family-practice office. Parking for 15…

Ron Gomes and Mike Rasmussen opened Painted Stave Distilling, the state’s first stand-alone craft distillery in November 2013, in the Old Smyrna Theater. Earlier this month, they celebrated the bottling and labeling of their first batch of Diamond State Bourbon Whiskey. Legislation allowing the businesses to open wasn’t passed until 2013 after Painted Stave and…

This fall marked the dedication of an innovative new classroom at the Marriott Courtyard at the University of Delaware. This addition, made possible by a generous donation from the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, is often fondly referred to as “ALICE” – Advanced Learning Interactive At ALICE, students in the Department of Hotel,…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Alliance honored this year’s Superstars in Business award winners at their annual awards ceremony Nov. 10 at the Hotel du Pont’s Gold Ballroom. The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award, named for one of Delaware’s leading small- business entrepreneurs, honors businesses and nonprofit organizations for their…

Susan Leath tells story of journey from foster child to Gannett publisher

By Kathy Canavan Susan D. Leath, a one-time foster child who rose to become the only African-American female publisher of a general-circulation newspaper in the United States, delivered the keynote speech at the New Castle Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual Entrepreneurial & Business Women’s Expo on Nov. 10. Leath, publisher of The News Journal, told…