Category: Media and Marketing

How to handle workplace gift giving during the holidays

By Pam George Special to Delaware Business Times After the Great Recession, many companies tightened their wallets when it came to holiday gifts and parties. But the changes weren’t just about dollars and cents. Federal regulations, ethical concerns and the value of an employees’ personal time also played a part. That’s not to say that…

Delaware’s new public-private economic development agency launched its official website this week. The Delaware Prosperity Partnership formed earlier this year to take over economic development efforts from the now-defunct Delaware Office of Economic Development. The partnership will focus largely on marketing the state and attracting large employers and promising startups. The site includes short write-ups…

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, a group of former TransPerfect employees, sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, urging him to consider the risk of locating a second headquarters in Delaware. The letter was sent after the resignation of Senior Vice President Xavier Fort and Vice President Matt Hauser, as well as a number of…

Christopher Wink is the co-founder and publisher of Technical.ly, a network of technology news sites that includes Technical.ly Delaware. He is also the co-organizer of Delaware Innovation Week, an event series on technology and innovation in New Castle County. We asked Wink about how the event has evolved over the last three years and how…

NEWPORT — Discovering Delaware went digital to celebrate National American Beer Day as the Delaware Tourism Office (Visit Delaware) unveiled Delaware on Tap, the new smartphone application version of the state’s popular Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail. The office showcased the app, which is available for free download in the App Store and from Google…

By Jill Pante Guest Columnist In my role as a higher education career services professional, I have had my fair share of students, alumni and professionals tell me how ineffective LinkedIn is as a networking tool. They will say things like: • “I get spammed by bogus recruiters every day.” • “I don’t get any…

Hook PR helps companies overcome language barriers

As a news reporter in the early 2000s, Patricia Rivera watched journalism go online. As a Spanish speaker, she saw how translations often struggled to keep up with the rapid pace of the internet. “Unfortunately, the content was really poorly translated,” said Rivera, who worked for The News Journal for eight years and the Dallas…

Raise your hand if you believe Equifax! Raise your hand if you like Equifax! Equifax has made billions of dollars aggregating your personal and business financial data, packaging it and reselling it to others without your knowledge. And you didn’t make a buck on the deal. Whether it’s done so with your consent — express…