Category: Business Associations

Rebooted Kent Economic Partnership takes holistic approach to growth

By Jon Hurdle Special to Delaware Business Times Kent County’s business leaders are promoting economic development with a holistic approach based on the idea that businesses won’t thrive unless schools teach the skills they need and towns offer the quality of life that attracts and retains workers. That’s one of the principles behind the Kent…

By Jon Hurdle Delaware business leaders honored a local bleach manufacturer, a one-person marketing company, a group of CPAs, and the Delaware Humane Association on Nov. 7 with this year’s Superstars in Business awards. The event, hosted by Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, also gave its Marvin S. Gilman Bowl – which commemorates the renowned…

While completing a fellowship at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Alexandria, Virginia, attorney Erica Marshall learned about disparities in federal case outcomes. “Black men are likely to receive a sentence that is 20 percent longer than the sentences for their white counterparts—and that’s after controlling for the crime they committed, as well…

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Linda Parkowski isn’t afraid of a challenge. She single-handedly rebranded tourism in Delaware while serving as director of the Delaware Tourism Office and increased revenue from $1.5 billion dollars to $3.3 billion dollars annually. This past summer she joined the Kent Economic Partnership following a re-organization…

By Ken Mammerella Special to Delaware Business Times A new meetup group hopes to improve the future of Wilmington by discussing its past. “We’re an idealist-type group,” said Nathan Field of the Wilmington History Society, which he co-founded this spring with Benjamin Rapkin. “We want to generate new interest and excitement about the city and…

Delaware BioScience Association opens new HQ

By Jon Hurdle Special to Delaware Business Times If you’re trying to promote the growth of one of Delaware’s most promising industries, it helps to have a space where budding entrepreneurs and startups can learn and collaborate together. That’s the experience of the Delaware BioScience Association, a trade group that recently moved its headquarters to…

Last night, Junior Achievement of Delaware hosted the induction ceremony of three new members into the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame at the Wilmington Country Club. Founded in 1990, the initiative honors business and community leaders who impact the workforce and economic development of the region. Rob Martinelli, CEO and president of Today Media,…

Gerard Esposito, chairman of the Greater Kent Committee (GKC), announced the formation of two working groups to address education and skills development and quality of life in Central Delaware. “The newly formed groups will allow us to position the area for future growth,” said Gerard Esposito, chairman of the Greater Kent Committee. Rockport Analytics recommended…

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times Entrepreneur and philanthropist Carol A. Ammon last night took home the annual Pete du Pont Freedom Award. A program of the Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation, this year’s award reflects the charitable organization’s growing focus on entrepreneurship and job creation. Ammon’s career features 23 years with the…

SAS Nanotechnologies beat out eleven other startup companies in the Emerging Enterprise Center’s Swim with the Sharks Pitch Competition—which offers a grand prize of $16,000 in cash and services. The Newark-based firm took home the award for its anticorrosive coating technology. The proprietary method prevents corrosion and “heals and protects” metals from corrosion caused by surface scratches…