Category: Human Resources

(AP) — Equipment failure at a Delaware refinery caused an explosion that has sent three workers to the hospital. News outlets report the Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a release the Delaware City Refinery was the site of a “minor explosion” during equipment maintenance Tuesday. A Delaware City Refining Company spokeswoman says…

The Delaware Department of Justice is sponsoring the 2018-2019 season of LifeSmarts, a national scholarship competition and educational program for middle school and high school students that tests knowledge of real-life consumer issues and aims to create a future generation of consumer-savvy adults. Coaches can now register and create teams, and students may register and…

Dr. R. Lawrence Moss has started his tenure as president and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health System after serving seven years as surgeon-in-chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. “I am both excited and humbled by the privilege,” Moss said. “It is a challenge to lead any pediatric health system, but at Nemours where I…

By MICHAEL J. MIKA Special to Delaware Business Times Business networking activities continue to evolve beyond the traditional meet-and-greets with business cards, handshakes and beverages. Especially in the digital age, more emphasis is focused on face-to-face engagement tailored to specific topics. Today’s event planners are trying to ensure they leverage the networking needs of both…

So what did you do on your vacation in 2018? Regular readers of this column may recall my post-vacation reflections on European immigration written from Budapest, Hungary; or the European economy and Germany’s stalwart bankers written from Munich; or even a touching moment last Fourth of July walking on Omaha Beach, where thousands of Americans…

Words of wisdom from Delaware leaders

By Kathy Canavan  Special to Delaware Business Times Newspaper articles have dubbed Rebecca Byrd a “superstar lobbyist” and “one half of a lobbying powerhouse.” The attorney-lobbyist was born into the business as the daughter of longtime lobbyist Bobby Byrd, and Legislative Hall watchers say she’s a natural. “She’s probably the best lobbyist I’ve ever run…

By Kathy Canavan Special to Delaware Business Times Doug Ainsworth is chair of Vistage Worldwide, an invitation-only peer advisory group for CEOs in the Delaware Valley. Is there one challenge that all small business CEOs will face at one time or another? There are many challenges CEOs face while starting, building and growing businesses. If…

U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester partnered to host two job fairs for veterans. The first took place in Dover on August 20, and 34 employers participated. “As a 23-year veteran of the Navy and Navy Reserve, I’m proud to once again host a job fair to give…