Category: Business Associations

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…

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.…

The Delaware Prosperity Partnership recently released an online portal, called Zoom Prospector, designed to help companies find information about developments available in Delaware. The site is powered by a geographic information system (GIS) technology and incorporates multiple layers of data, including demographic, site and building specifications and labor and business resources. “We make it easy for…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s (DSCC) Small Business Alliance (SBA) Thursday announced this year’s Superstars in Business award winners. The lineup will be recognized November 7 at the Hotel du Pont. Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, will keynote the ceremony. The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award, celebrating its 20th anniversary, honors businesses…

Grotto Pizza in West Bethany last week celebrated the completion of a new look. The renovations included new paint, flooring, tables, chairs, booths and televisions. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the changes. The company plans to apply the new style to the other 11 locations in Sussex County.…

The Better Business Bureau Serving Delaware last month honored five local business for their commitment to ethics and integrity. The BBB Education Foundation also awarded its Student Ethics Scholarship and Video Scholarship awards to three Delaware high school students. These scholarships support students based on their leadership and contributions to their communities and schools. This year’s…