Category: News Updates

(AP) — The state panel that sets Delaware’s official government revenue forecast is holding its first meeting since lawmakers approved this year’s $4.3 billion operating budget back in June. Monday’s meeting of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council is the first in a series of six scheduled over the next nine months. State budget…

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…

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated $8,795,828 to the State of Delaware under four separate Homeland Security Grant Programs. The Homeland Security Grant Program ($3.9 million) supports preventing, preparing for and responding to acts of terrorism. The Emergency Management Performance Grant ($3.2 million) supports emergency preparedness for all potential hazards to the public.…

The Delaware Contractors Association (DCA) has hired outgoing state Rep. Bryon Short as its new executive vice president. Short will join DCA after a 10-year career as the 7th District Representative in the Delaware General Assembly. He announced his retirement in February. DCA formed in 1969 with the merger of two long-established construction trade groups.…

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…

DowDuPont was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing. DowDuPont was recognized as a sustainability leader in the “materials industry” category and assessed based on environmental, social and governance factors. “It is a tremendous honor to be named…

Bardea Food & Drink, the long-planned Italian restaurant by Scott Stein and Chef Antimo DiMeo, will open this Friday, September 14 at 620 N. Market Street. The 5,000-square-foot eatery boasts 120 seats and a rectangular bar with 20 stools and outdoor seating. The refurbished building looms over the corner of 7th and Market streets, inside…

(AP) — Delaware is moving closer to adopting new electronic voting machines that incorporate a paper trail, ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The Delaware State News reports the task force charged with approving a contract to replace the current machine unanimously approved the new ExpressVote XL machines Tuesday. The Joint Committee on Capital Improvement will meet…

By Roger Morris Special to Delaware Business Times Talk of trade war has loomed over the economy for the past several months, but have those fears become a reality for Delaware farmers? “Sure, they have,’’ said Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse, in late August. “It’s affecting us big time. In the last 90 days,…

Le Creuset, the global maker of premium cookware, is opening its newest store at Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. The firm will celebrate the opening Friday, September 21 through September 30 with special savings and a free tote bag with any purchase. “While we’re known for our legendary enameled cast iron cookware, Le Creuset…