Month: September 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $5.5 million grant to the Delaware Coastal Airport in Sussex County. The grant will support the construction of a parallel taxiway designed to improve the approach system for landing aircraft. The improvements are part of a long-term expansion plan to bring larger aircraft into Sussex County. U.S.…

By Jon Hurdle Special to Delaware Business Times A European company seeking to build a presence in the U.S. market for crop-protection chemicals might be tempted to base its operation in farm-belt states like Kansas or Iowa. But for Belchim Crop Protection USA, a Belgium-based distributor of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, Delaware was the choice…

The first Hyatt-branded hotel in Ocean City, Md. has officially opened along the city’s famed boardwalk. Hyatt Place Ocean City/Oceanfront offers 105 guestrooms, beachfront views, a 24-hour gym and meeting spaces. The hotel is owned by PRBR Hospitality Group LLC and operated by TKo Hospitality Management, an affiliate of the Delaware-based Harvey Hanna and Associates “As…

The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. Thursday announced the launch of WilminGO, an app-based golf cart taxi service founded by fellows of the BPG-Horn program. The service is now available across a 39-block area in Wilmington for a flat-fee of $3 for one or two people and $5 for more than three passengers. The app is available…

By Mike Mika Special to Delaware Business Times Seth J. Vogelman is the regional director of trade for the State of Delaware’s Middle East Regional Office in Jerusalem. He has directed regional trade activities and gathered market information for Delaware since 1998. “I do not spend enough time travelling in the region, but the more…

(AP) — Delaware’s Division of Motor Vehicles has installed “Safe Selfie Zones” at its four locations, to allow newly licensed drivers to share the news — and not their personal details. WBOC-TV reports that the zones feature a bright backdrop in front of which people can take pictures of themselves to share on social media,…

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday finalized an agreement to lease the Port of Wilmington to GT USA Wilmington, LLC, the local subsidiary of global shipping company Gulftainer. The agreement lays out a plan to construct a new container shipping facility on the Delaware River, create jobs and bring $600 million in new investment over the…

  The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) joined Laura Willis of Willis Law, LLC on Thursday, August 30 for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event marked the grand opening of the new practice located at 117 West Reed Street in Dover. Willis has more than ten years of experience and specializes in estate planning (wills,…

By Joyce Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Mike Quaranta brings more than 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors to his new role as president of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. His government experience includes a seven-year stint as the chief of staff for the U.S. House of Representatives.…