Month: January 2016

Joe Hickey, executive director of St. Patrick’s Center in Wilmington, will discuss leadership at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Leadership Breakfast on Feb. 2. St. Patrick’s Center provides emergency food, meals, clothing, transportation, recreation and respite for people in need on the East Side. Under Hickey’s leadership the center established a homeless day shelter…

United Distributors will now operate as Breakthru Beverage Delaware, part of a national launch by Breakthru Beverage Group, the wholesaler formed by Charmer Sunbelt and Wirtz Beverage. The Breakthru Beverage brand replaces legacy house names in markets including Delaware, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. Nevada will transition to the…

Newark developer Angela Tsionas, who announced plans for a new $40 million luxury-apartment-and-retail center on the site of the 37-year-old Galleria Shoppes on Pennsylvania Avenue this month, said she will be speaking with the current tenants about how they could grow in the new space. “I’ve been speaking with the tenants, and there’s still a…

DuPont’s recent layoffs hit home in our family, as one of our sons lost his research position. He is young and educated so we are hopeful that, while DuPont’s door closed, another will soon open. Other DuPont alumni closer to retirement age will face a number of options and considerations. Retirement Savings Plan • If you…

By Michael J. Mika Executive News Editor We’re off to a busy 2016 and working on three major projects for the first quarter. Note the dates on these projects so you don’t miss out. Technology Leadership Awards Delaware is home to world-class IT organizations led by accomplished executives with strong and talented teams.  We’ve created…

Why is entrepreneur Harry Virk bringing tech jobs back from India?

By Kathy Canavan Harry Virk, a naturalized American citizen born in India, wants to bring jobs in IT back to America from India. “A lot of companies are going overseas for IT, and we are telling our clients, ‘Before you go overseas, please look at our model. Let’s keep some jobs here,’” Virk said. To…

University’s STAR continues to rise in 2016

By Robert Kalesse Special to Delaware Business Times As the calendar turns the page on a new year, goals and resolutions for 2016 dominate personal and professional to-do lists. At the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, 2016 looks to be filled with plenty of development and achievement, continuing through the…

Legacy-building is important to Delaware business leaders

One of the great things about this job — really more of an opportunity — is the vehicle it creates to recognize the great things that business leaders are doing to make a difference in our community and society. The Guinea Worm caused me to think about that. Why such an obscure reference? The New…