Month: February 2017

DOVER, Del. — Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced today that it’s net income for 2016 was $44.7 million, which is $3.5 million more than 2015. The increase came in spite of 2016’s warmer temperatures and the company’s losses from Xeron gas. Chesapeake saw growth in its natural gas transmission and distribution businesses, including Aspire Energy of…

Is the workplace the next stop for virtual assistants?

Virtual digital assistants like Siri, Cortana and Google are a fixture in daily life, helping us retrieve a phone number or navigate to an appointment. Now, these standard services on phones are seeking a place in our homes and eventually, the workplace. Three technology heavyweights — Microsoft, Google and Amazon — are betting these chatting,…

Amazon and Google leading push for AI everywhere

by Michael J. Mika Special to Delaware Business Times Amazon and Google are leading the push for artificial intelligence everywhere with consumer products like Amazon Echo and Google Home. Both devices were priced to be hot holiday electronic gifts. If there is an early winner in the AI platform war, it seems Amazon can claim…

Georgetown, Del. – The Sussex Economic Development Action Committee is holding a free workshop for businesses and entrepreneurs on March 16 at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown. This is the third in a series that has drawn over 20 entrepreneurs.  The “Sussex County is Open for Business” workshops bring business people together to discuss…

Wilmington, Del. – The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce announced today the 2017 Superstars in Education award winners. The winners were selected, according to a news release, based on their contribution to “innovative teaching, integrated classroom technology practices, and school-to-career pathways.” The winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Monday, May 8 at…

WILMINGTON, Del.—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved AstraZeneca’s QTERN for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The new medicine aims to improve blood-sugar-level control in adults with type 2 diabetes who have inadequate control with dapagliflozin or who are already treated with dapagliflozin and saxagliptin. “Type 2 diabetes is a complex disease that…

The 2017 Corporate Governance Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 7 in Newark at the University of Delaware. The event will feature talks from lawyers, academics, journalists and executives speaking on the state of corporate governance today. Ronald P. O’Hanley, president and CEO of State Street Global Advisors, will deliver the opening address, which will…

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Still reeling from the election of Donald Trump, Democrats in Delaware can take solace in maintaining their grasp on state government. Stephanie Hansen, an attorney and former New Castle County Council president, won a special election Saturday for the Senate seat vacated by fellow Democrat Bethany Hall-Long, who was elected lieutenant…