Month: October 2017

By Jill Pante Guest Columnist In my role as a higher education career services professional, I have had my fair share of students, alumni and professionals tell me how ineffective LinkedIn is as a networking tool. They will say things like: • “I get spammed by bogus recruiters every day.” • “I don’t get any…

(AP) — A Delaware judge has dismissed as shareholder lawsuit challenging Viacom Inc.’s payment of more than $13 million in compensation to company founder and former chairman Sumner Redstone. The lawsuit, dismissed Wednesday, alleged that Viacom’s directors approved payments to Redstone from 2014 to 2016 despite knowing that the ailing billionaire media mogul was incapacitated…

After slow start, Delaware wineries gain momentum

By Roger Morris Special to Delaware Business Times Wine regions, like grape varieties, blossom and mature at different rates. While some spread their vines quickly, others are much slower to develop. The latter scenario has been the case with Delaware’s budding wine-producing industry. Even though the state’s first winery — and still its biggest —…

(AP) — Some Delaware officials say they’re underwhelmed by President Donald’s Trump’s emergency declaration regarding the nation’s opioid epidemic. The News Journal of Wilmington reported Thursday that officials lamented the lack of funding to help address the growing number of fatal overdoses. The state is expected to match or surpass last year’s record of 308 deaths.…

Allen Harim, a poultry producer based in southern Delaware, yesterday broke ground on the construction phase of $22 million hatchery on Nine Foot Road in Dagsboro. The 70,000-square-foot facility will process up to 2.5 million eggs per week. It will also help the company move away from giving antibiotics to its chickens. “This is an…

US NewGenzyme, a subsidiary of the Chinese food ingredient and flour additive company Southern New Well Food Co., officially opened its Newport building yesterday, with Governor John Carney and Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock on hand. US NewGenzyme uses a fermentation process to manufacture an all-natural bio-enzyme used to improve flour products. The product will…

Nearly 100 people turned out in Georgetown Tuesday morning to debate the merits of right-to-work legislation proposed by Sussex County Councilman Robert B. Arlett. The five-member Sussex County Council did not vote on the ordinance, deferring that to a future meeting most likely in November. All are Republicans who usually stand on the opposite side…

Harvey, Hanna & Associates purchased the 142-acre former GM Boxwood Road assembly plant site from Wanxiang America Inc. yesterday. The price was not disclosed. The site includes more than 3 million square feet of space that was automobile manufacturing space until the plant closed in 2009, The site was purchased by Boxwood Industrial Park, an…

Hook PR helps companies overcome language barriers

As a news reporter in the early 2000s, Patricia Rivera watched journalism go online. As a Spanish speaker, she saw how translations often struggled to keep up with the rapid pace of the internet. “Unfortunately, the content was really poorly translated,” said Rivera, who worked for The News Journal for eight years and the Dallas…