Month: March 2016

The Afforable Care Act gets a checkup

by Christi Milligan When Delaware hospital officials looked at the sweeping changes in delivery and pay models demanded by the Affordable Care Act, they wanted a seat at the table. “We did not want it to unfold from edicts from the bowels of bureaucracy,” said Wayne Smith, president of the Delaware Healthcare Association, who joined…

For five years, Queen is Market Street’s crown jewel

By Rob Kalesse Special to Delaware Business Times On April 1, World Café Live at the Queen Theater will celebrate five years since first opening its doors for business in 2011. An anniversary blowout will include a Free at Noon concert featuring Grammy Award-winner Ben Harper, followed by a full day of events that concludes…

For entrepreneurs, co-working is the new norm

by Rob Kalesse Special to the Delaware Business Times As more and more entrepreneurs, start-ups, freelancers and contract workers flood the market, the notion of co-working space has gone from “new” to “normal,” particularly in downtown Wilmington. In 2010, the coIN Loft opened on Market Street, offering Delaware’s first co-working space, where independent workers and…

Royal Pest Solutions celebrates 40 years

by Joyce Carroll Special to the Delaware Business Times It was literally a chance encounter: A 20-something young man conflicted over his professional future collided with an entomology professor while pacing the halls of the University of Delaware. What followed was a lifelong mentoring relationship between Roy Richardson and department chair Dr. Dale Bray. Today,…

Calculating expected monthly payments and likely interest to be paid are important factors in determining an effective budget for paying off student loans. Navient, the nation’s leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, today launched an online student loan repayment calculator to help customers better understand how they can pay less interest and payoff…

Harry Virk, CEO of Alpha Technologies, (left) welcomes Gov. Jack Markell, U.S. Rep. John Carney and DEDO Secretary Bernice Whaley to the grand opening of Alpha Technologies’ new Wilmington offices and global headquarters in the One Customs House building at 704 N. King St. Virk bought the six-story, 86,000-square-foot structure behind the DoubleTree Hotel last year for…

The University of Delaware Nanofabrication Facility (UDNF) opened this month at the STAR campus. The 8,500-square-foot clean room facility houses the most advanced nanotechnology machinery in the Philadelphia and Baltimore regions, with capabilities to create devices that are hundreds of times smaller than a human hair, according to UD officials. UDNF will be available for…

Delaware Technical Community College, drone pilots/professionals, and industry experts gathered earlier this month for presentations and live indoor drone flight demonstrations. The event informed attendees about the future and promise of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) or “drones” in Delaware. Witness the power of UAS technology and its potential and application in commerce, agriculture, government…

Delaware Health Information Network may be antidote to the rising cost of care

By Sam Waltz Founding Publisher DHIN — the Delaware Health Information Network — may be the antidote that improves health-care outcomes and reduces costs for Delaware consumers, according to Dr. Janice Lee, president. Dr. Lee, a former US Air Force physician and medical educator, heads the quasi-state authority set up to design and implement what…