Category: Business Associations

Delaware offers an array of resources for women in business

Delaware is home to a variety of resources that offer services like education, mentoring, planning, financial guidance and general support for women in business. We rounded up a list of just some of the services available in the state. Great Dames Inc. 318 Queen St. | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147 www.GreatDames.com Mission: Help women discover their…

The Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation announced the top ideas from its “2017 Reinventing Delaware” dinner. The annual event at 1313 Innovation on Nov. 8 brought together more than 100 thought leaders who presented their best ideas for creating jobs in the state. Attendees voted on the top 11 ideas. “It’s humbling to see how many…

When Mark Kleinschmidt, the recently resigned president of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, was sitting in a hospital bed for 28 days last summer, he had plenty of time to think. “Hospital beds are not meant for sleeping in. I had plenty of time to think. I even solved the North Korea problem,”…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has allotted eight months to replace its president. At 70, Rich Heffron has been trying to retire for more than a year. Members said the attorney will be tough to replace. “My answer would be Rich shouldn’t retire,” joked Paul Morrill, a chamber committee member and the executive director…

Peter Morrow, president of the Welfare Foundation and past president of the Longwood Foundation,  is the winner of The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Marvin S. Gilman Bowl. The award is presented annually to a business person who contributes to the Delaware community. During Morrow’s 16-year tenure at the foundations, the foundations have contributed about…

By Kim Hoey Special to Delaware Business Times There isn’t a whole lot in business development that James “Jim” Waddington isn’t familiar with — sales, distribution, manufacturing, shipping, agriculture, marketing. Yeah, he’s done that. So being the first full-time, paid executive director of the Kent County Economic Partnership office is kind of a perfect place…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce yesterday held the award ceremony for its 19th Annual Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Awards, which honors companies with model approaches to business and management. The ceremony took place inside the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. Ben du Pont, co-founder and vice president of Zip Code Wilmington,…

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Mark Kleinschmidt will resign, effective immediately. Kleinschmidt led the organization for the last 12 years. “Mark has led the Chamber for many years and the Board extends our best wishes to him,” wrote Tim Boulden, chairman of the board, in a message to members.…

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times A dozen local companies made Inc.’s new 2017 list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing privately held firms in America. We asked each to tell us why — the secrets to their success — in 100 words or less. Responses are in their order on the list, ranked…