Month: May 2017

U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons joined Senate Democrats in signing a letter to President Trump making the case for rural investment. The letter was a response to the release of Trump’s budget proposal, which calls for cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This follows recently announced plans to eliminate the USDA Undersecretary…

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and Acting City Auditor Tamara Thompson yesterday sent out a reminder to municipal employees and concerned citizens to report all possible cases of fraud, waste, and abuse in local government. The notice directed anyone with information to use the City’s Fraud Hotline, which is (877) 217-4670, or visit www.reportfraudwilmde.com. Thompson said just…

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Members of the legislature’s budget-writing committee began whittling away at Delaware’s state spending Tuesday, including agreeing to eliminate the state Board of Education, as they work toward a balanced budget expected to total about $4 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1. The Joint Finance Committee worked its way through…

Next wave of businesses changing Old New Castle’s identity

Lauren Spinelli owns and operates HedgeApple Antiques in the heart of Old New Castle. She also works full-time in marketing and business development at 1313 Innovation in downtown Wilmington. For her, the tiny storefront is a labor of love. “It was near and dear to my heart to sort of help reinvent and reinvigorate the…

I’ll have an order of good business sense with a side of passion please

Steve Torpey Owner of Stanley’s Tavern Website Small businesses, like my own, often align themselves with nonprofits whose mission satisfies key objectives; they match business goals, employee interests and fulfill a deep-held conviction of the company’s owner. Born and raised in Wilmington, I’ve been in the hospitality business since 1974. I love being part of…

DuPont Experimental Station seeks new business, old talent

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times The DuPont Experimental Station this summer will start experimenting with an incubator space. The 100,000-square foot lab and office space, run by Delaware Innovation Space Inc. (DISI), seeks to attract former DuPont employees who have struck out on their own. However, “it’s not a retainment program,” said…

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index, which had declined in April, declined slightly in May too. “Consumer confidence decreased slightly in May, following a moderate decline in April,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators. However, consumers’ assessment of present-day conditions held steady, suggesting little change in overall economic conditions. Looking ahead, consumers were somewhat…

Gov. John Carney today at 2:00 p.m. will sign a series of bills designed to improve oversight of opiate prescriptions and expand access to treatment.  Legislators, activists, Secretary Dr. Kara Odom of the Department of Health and Social Services, and Attorney General Matt Denn will join the governor for the signing. The three bills address…

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A recent Supreme Court decision on patent lawsuits could make a big impact in Delaware. The Wilmington News Journal reports (http://delonline.us/2r5vbzh ) that the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that patent lawsuits must be filed in the state where the defendant is incorporated. That means a likely surge of patent lawsuits…