Month: January 2016

The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts is now The Delaware Contemporary. The name change recognizes their plan to better focus on the intersections of art, design and technology. The changes, announced last month before a group of museum founders and longtime donors, help the 36-year-old institution stay relevant to Wilmington, according to the museum’s…

Brandon Smith Brandon Smith was appointed vice president and relationship manager for business and professional banking at M&T Bank. Smith is responsible for providing traditional financial services and customized product solutions to business clients in Delaware. Smith was promoted from M&T Bank’s Wayne, Pa. branch, where he served as vice president and senior branch manager.…

A healthy Delaware begins with healthy babies — and healthy babies start with healthy women. By partnering with women in our community to achieve optimal health before conception and by providing expert prenatal, maternity and newborn care, we help everyone in our community. Care that is centered on patients and families is at the heart…

Loans, grants, financial aid abound, if businesses know where to look

By Kathy Canavan Have a business idea in the back of your mind? There’s free help and even free money to help you create your dream. D.J. Hill and Chad Moore are financing most of their $10 million Lefty’s Alley and Eats project with a fixed-rate 504 loan from the Delaware Community Development Corp. The…

Solopreneurs: Self-employed in the extreme

By Kathy Canavan Debbie Peal sets her own hours and she doesn’t answer to anybody — except a few real animals. Debbie’s Critter Sitters, the name of Peal’s Wilmington business, is actually a misnomer. There’s just one sitter actually. Peal is a solopreneur —  an entrepreneur who works solo or has four or fewer employees.…

UD business dean says flexibility, adaptability key to success

By Sam Waltz Founding Publisher The page has been turned at the University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business & Economics. Entrepreneurship — with a focus on the disruptive business model — is the new rival there to the traditional management and corporate studies, according to Bruce Weber, the Chicago-born Harvard and Penn Wharton scholar…