Month: May 2018

Koncordia Group, a Wilmington-based branding agency with clients such as Comcast, DuPont and Ford, has announced a new company name, effective June 4: OneMagnify. The name change signals the unification of the firm’s offices in Detroit, MI and Charlotte, NC, as well as abroad in Shanghai, China and Cologne, Germany. “The result is an unrivaled…

Q&A: Frank Fantini on the future of sports betting in Delaware

Frank Fantini, a former reporter and editor, was first attracted to the gaming industry in 1995. That was just three years after the federal government effectively banned sports betting outside of a handful of states, including Delaware, that were grandfathered into the new law. Fantini’s firm has tracked the gaming and gambling industry for nearly…

Wilmington has renamed a busy street corner in honor of East Side business owners Bennie and Esther H. Broomer. The husband and wife team have operated Bennie’s Big Scoop at 800 North Church Street for nearly four decades. The business opened in 1980 as a seasonal operation offering ice cream, candy, soda and video games…

Cloud computing has fast become the norm. It’s now the preferred method for many businesses offering either infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) or software-as-a-service (SaaS), due to the obvious advantages.Here are five things to keep in mind: 1. Cloud can fail Where there are clouds, there is also the possibility of storms, and the frequency of these storms…

Downtown Visions today is holding a grand opening celebration for the Downtown Farmers Market in Rodney Square. Mayor Mike Purzycki and Downtown Visions Executive Director Martin Hageman and other local officials will kick off the event. Downtown Visions, the nonprofit managing the Wilmington Business Improvement District, has operated the farmers market for the last 16 years.…

Buccini/Pollin Group, PM Hotel Group and BPGS Construction yesterday held the official groundbreaking ceremony for Homewood Suites Wilmington, a 120-room, extended-stay hotel located at 820 Justison Street directly along the Michael S. Purzycki Riverwalk . Developers expect construction to finish up in September 2019. They also anticipate the project will create 100 construction jobs and 30…

The Science Technology and Research Institute of Delaware (STRIDE) today announced a research and development agreement with Zymergen, a California-based molecular technology company. STRIDE experts will work with Zymergen to develop microbially-derived “building blocks” for applications such as coatings, adhesives and films. “Our platform offers the capability to create unique specialty materials from biology and…

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Leon Tucker launched his public relations firm in April after a 20-year journey from working in newspapers to serving the community. Tucker started out as a reporter for the Gannett Group and moved up the ranks to editor. He grew disheartened, however, as journalistic values changed.…