Category: News Updates

Business owners are optimistic and eager to grow, according to the annual JPMorgan Chase Business Leaders Outlook report released today. The survey found that 51 percent are optimistic about the global economy (up 10 points from last year), 63 percent are optimistic about the national economy (consistent with last year), and 60 percent are optimistic about their…

Technology and management positions lead the pack among the nation’s best jobs, according to the website Glassdoor. Glassdoor, which collects employment data and allows employees to anonymously review their companies, produced a list of the 50 Best Jobs in America based on salary, the number of openings, and overall job satisfaction rating. Out of the…

(AP) — Delaware’s largest educators union has urged teachers and school staff to participate in three upcoming protests against gun violence. A mass shooting last week at a high school in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead and has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses around the country. The protests…

The Board of Directors of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has named Michael J. Quaranta as its new president following Rich Heffron’s retirement on June 30, 2018. “We are thrilled to have Mike as our new president,” said Gary Stockbridge, chairman of the State Chamber’s Board of Directors. “Rich Heffron’s tenure has put the…

The Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) has released the draft of its FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program for public review and comment. The organization — which covers New Castle, Delaware and Cecil counties — proposed $2.2 billion in federally-funded road, transit, rail, multimodal, bicycle and pedestrian projects. The first open house workshop on the plan will…

What will become of Delaware’s ex-offenders? That’s one of the biggest questions facing government and business over the next few years. In the failed bid to lure Amazon’s second headquarters, Delaware last year bragged about the state’s bright, young workforce. But policymakers and business leaders should really focus on the potential workers cycling in and…

The Delaware State Housing Authority has selected 10 revitalization projects in Laurel, Georgetown, Dover and Wilmington to receive rebates through the Downtown Development Program. Delaware offers rebates to projects within one of eight designated downtown development districts. They cover capital investments on rehabilitation, expansion or new construction for commercial, industrial, residential or mixed-use buildings. This…

Main Event Entertainment, a Dallas-based company, is opening a bowling alley and dining destination at 2900 Fashion Center Blvd by the Christiana Mall in New Castle County. The 50,000-square-foot center will feature 22 bowling lanes, laser tag, obstacle courses, zip lines, shuffleboard, billiards and 120 interactive and virtual video games. Main Event markets its centers…

SoDel Concepts will celebrate Girl Scout Cookie month by featuring a different cookie in a series of special desserts. The proceeds will go to the Girls Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. The hospitality group’s chefs will compete March 15 for the Girl Scout Cookie Cup at The Clubhouse at Baywood. This will be the fifth…