Month: November 2015

Global market spawns specialized MBA programs in Delaware

The Master of Business Administration is a clear choice for Delaware graduate students looking to move up the corporate ranks, particularly in the state’s finance-laden industry. Studies show the mid-career pay average for an MBA is $104,000, but can trend higher depending on the concentration. By Christi Milligan Delaware universities report growing enrollment in their…

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…