Month: April 2017

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Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website The pace of technology change continues to accelerate, providing opportunities for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) to transform their operations, enter new markets and create new business models. Business executives are responsible for developing the vision that will guide the organization’s efforts to take advantage of these…

A bill that would prohibit companies from asking potential employees about their salary history has passed in the house with 37 votes. It’s now heading to the Senate Labor Committee for consideration. House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, a Democrat from Bear, introduced the bill as a way to help close the wage gap between men…

Helen Stimson’s charge as president of the Delaware BioScience Association is impressive: Be a catalyst for developing a strong bioscience community in Delaware and ultimately keep the innovation here, too. “Bringing community together to share a network is really important, especially when you look at the bioscience industry, which has had a tough time attracting…

This year’s Commonwealth Award recipients are actor Charles Grodin, astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison and social activist Marlo Thomas. They will be recognized at the Common Wealth Awards ceremony hosted by The PNC Financial Services Group on Saturday night at the Hotel du Pont. The awards, a hot ticket in Wilmington, were first presented in 1979…

Charlie Copeland, state GOP chairman, will not run for re-election at the party’s convention at Dover Downs Saturday. Michael Harrington Sr., a Dover real estate agent, is the only announced candidate to succeed him. Copeland said he isn’t running because his new post as president of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a Greenville-based nonprofit that promotes…

Produce Marketing Association takes on global trade from Newark

NEWARK — One thief, two grad students and a mushroom company executive with a truck caused the Produce Marketing Association to move from bustling New York City to suburban Newark nearly 60 years ago.It all started with the thief: “The executive director ran off with the exhibit money,” said Kathy Means, the association’s vice president…

The Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) is hosting a training session on May 16 for businesses to learn more about the laws and regulations shaping Free Trade Zones in Delaware. Free Trade Zones are special geographic areas that exist outside U.S. Customs for the purpose of storage, assembly, exhibition, manufacturing, and processing. The agency partnered…

ONIX Group and the Big Fish Restaurant Group announced a partnership yesterday to develop the first hotel on Wilmington’s Riverwalk, the 1.3-mile path that provides access to the Shipyard Shops and the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park. The seven-story hotel will contain 122 rooms and feature views of the Wilmington skyline, Christina River, and the Blue Rocks…