Category: Business Associations

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…

Mark Kleinschmidt resigned as president/CEO of the New Castle Chamber of Commerce in November of 2017. Now he’s taking over the top spot at Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce in Maryland. The chamber announced the appointment on Tuesday, July 10. The release noted that “Mark brings great experience in government relations at the local, state…

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce earlier this month announced the winners of the David J. Freschman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Entrepreneurial Advocate of the Year Award. Here are the winners, with descriptions provided by NCC: David J. Freschman Entrepreneur of the Year Award –  Alisa Morkides, owner and founder, Brew…

Bob Chadwick, president of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, has appointed Dora Cheatham as director of the New Castle County Economic Development Council. Chadwick led the council for 11 years before becoming chamber president last month. Cheatham most recently managed the Emerging Enterprise Center, a business incubator within the chamber. “Dora has done…

New Castle County today announced the finalists for NCC Innovates, an effort launched in 2018 to support local entrepreneurs. The winner will get a one-year membership to the Resident Incubator Program at the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Emerging Enterprise Center. New Castle County-based entrepreneurs submitted their applications throughout May. Members of the Emerging Enterprise…

The Sussex Economic Development Action Committee Inc. is holding a free business development session for startups and existing companies on June 21. Sussex County’s “Open for Business” event is held the third Thursday of each month. The goal is to provide a one-stop shop for businesses interested in starting or growing their business in the…