Category: News Updates

A bill that would prohibit companies from asking potential employees about their salary history has passed in the house with 37 votes. It’s now heading to the Senate Labor Committee for consideration. House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, a Democrat from Bear, introduced the bill as a way to help close the wage gap between men…

Helen Stimson’s charge as president of the Delaware BioScience Association is impressive: Be a catalyst for developing a strong bioscience community in Delaware and ultimately keep the innovation here, too. “Bringing community together to share a network is really important, especially when you look at the bioscience industry, which has had a tough time attracting…

This year’s Commonwealth Award recipients are actor Charles Grodin, astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison and social activist Marlo Thomas. They will be recognized at the Common Wealth Awards ceremony hosted by The PNC Financial Services Group on Saturday night at the Hotel du Pont. The awards, a hot ticket in Wilmington, were first presented in 1979…

Charlie Copeland, state GOP chairman, will not run for re-election at the party’s convention at Dover Downs Saturday. Michael Harrington Sr., a Dover real estate agent, is the only announced candidate to succeed him. Copeland said he isn’t running because his new post as president of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a Greenville-based nonprofit that promotes…

The Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) is hosting a training session on May 16 for businesses to learn more about the laws and regulations shaping Free Trade Zones in Delaware. Free Trade Zones are special geographic areas that exist outside U.S. Customs for the purpose of storage, assembly, exhibition, manufacturing, and processing. The agency partnered…

ONIX Group and the Big Fish Restaurant Group announced a partnership yesterday to develop the first hotel on Wilmington’s Riverwalk, the 1.3-mile path that provides access to the Shipyard Shops and the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park. The seven-story hotel will contain 122 rooms and feature views of the Wilmington skyline, Christina River, and the Blue Rocks…

Winners of the Hen Hatch competition were announced on Tuesday at World Café Live at the Queen. Six teams pitched their business concepts to a panel of judges, competing for prizes totaling $100,000. Hen Hatch is hosted by the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship. The start-up competition has two different tracks, one for…

The State of Delaware has awarded Aetna a three-year contract to provide an HMO option to state employees and pensioners. The contract begins July 1. The Aetna HMO plan is linked to Carelink CareNow, a patient care coordination service powered by Christiana Care Health System. “We are delighted to be selected once again to provide…

Bayhealth and Bayada Home Health Care have announced a joint venture to replace Bayhealth’s home health care operation with a collaborative model led by Bayada. The goal is to enhance delivery of home care for patients living in central and southern Delaware. The venture follows a recent trend in brick-and-mortar hospitals handing off home health…