Month: February 2018

Industry Roundtable: Women in Business

Delaware’s strongest business leaders include women on the front lines of growing their organizations, navigating change and mentoring others who will follow in their footsteps. Delaware Business Times sat down with five women from a cross-section of industries to talk about their journey, and the rewards and challenges of being part of the Delaware business landscape.

The agriculture division of DowDuPont today announced its new name, Corteva Agriscience, once its spun off into its own company by June 1. The name is derived from a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature.” “This is the start of an exciting journey,” said James C. Collins, Jr., chief operating officer of the Agriculture Division.…

Angel investors offer more than money to entrepreneurs

By Jon Hurdle Special to Delaware Business Times A veteran businessman and former state official, Alan Levin puts extra time and money into helping promising startups get off the ground. He’s part of a growing class of financial backers called angel investors, who step in when friends, family and savings don’t make the cut. “There…

The Delaware Hotel and Lodging Association last week held its 2018 “Stars of the Industry” award ceremony at the Embassy Suites in Newark. The annual awards honor hotel employees, managers and community supporters of the industry in several categories. Hotelier of the Year, which honors general managers, went to Denis Dowse of Homewood Suites Brandywine Gerry…

Business Travel CAN be Exciting

  Website   Just hearing the words “business trip” can be enough to make some people shudder. Travel for business has long had a negative connotation, but tides are changing. While business trips are by default for work, they don’t have to be boring. Whether you are planning a trip to visit a big client…

(AP) — The Delaware City Refinery and state regulators have reached a settlement in a roughly five-year dispute centered on shipping crude oil. The News Journal in Wilmington reports that regulators and the refinery have agreed to a deal “in principle” to resolve the dispute. A broad outline of an agreement has not been publicly…

(AP) — A recent federal ruling upholds Delaware’s unclaimed property practice. The News Journal of Wilmington reports Delaware is allowed to continue digging through companies’ records to find unclaimed property. The “escheat” practice works by allowing the government of the state a company is based in to claim uncollected property that’s owed to the company after a…

As our ability to collect and analyze massive swaths of data continues to grow, the “big data” movement represents a paradigm shift in the way that businesses, governments, hospitals and other organizations make decisions. Each year, we become better and better at predicting important outcomes such as employment trends, criminal activity and medical diagnoses. The…

Marketing experts say entrepreneurs need a plan and good public relations

By Michael J Mika Special to Delaware Business Times Jim Jannuzzio chose a racoon to serve as the animal mascot for his two-year-old BookBandit app. He didn’t spend money in traditional market research efforts to determine what animal would best represent his unique idea of getting better deals for textbook. Instead, he decided to research…

A record nine million people visited Delaware in 2016. The visitors contributed $3.3 billion to the state’s gross product, according to data released this week from the Delaware Tourism Office. Most came from nearby metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York and Washington D.C. for beaches, dining or tax-free shopping. “Tourism is a crucial…