Category: People

The Delaware History Makers Award honors Delawareans who have made lasting contributions to the quality of life in the state. In honor of its 10th anniversary, the theme is “Delaware Business: A tradition of innovation and success.” The Delaware History Makers Award Committee has chosen to recognize Mr. Rodman Ward III, president and CEO of…

Road takes him from Bad Company to great food and wine

After touring with the hit band Bad Company for four years, Paul Cullen worked as a personal assistant, a mortgage loan officer and a wine merchant. Nothing worked quite the way Cullen wished until he hit upon his current one-of-a-kind business. “I partied with everybody. David Gilmore of Pink Floyd, Boy George, Nicko McBrain from…

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A former chief of crime control strategies for Chicago’s police department has been tapped as the new police chief in Delaware’s largest city. Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki said Wednesday that Robert Tracy will succeed Bobby Cummings, who is retiring. Tracy starts his job Friday. Tracy worked for the New York City…

McDonald’s secret sauce may be community

A group of about 12 regular customers have been coming into the Selbyville McDonald’s three times a day, five days a week, since the restaurant opened its doors in 1995. The secret sauce at Delaware McDonald’s may be the camaraderie. The iconic restaurants have become spontaneous community centers, especially as more customers discover their remodeled…

About one-in-seven Americans believe men should not be able to take paternity leave, according to a new Pew Research Center study. That compares with three-in-a-hundred who believe women shouldn’t be able to take maternity leave. Most Americans support paid leave for parents following the birth or adoption of a baby, and they feel the same way…

Innovators Walk of Fame honors immigrant business owners

The Science Center, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that connects innovation and technology in the region, will honor immigrant entrepreneurs in its Innovators Walk of Fame. The “walk” itself consists of large concrete blocks inscribed with the names of notable entrepreneurs. The Science Center adds new names every other year as part of a biannual contest. Nominees…

It’s time for the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, and millions of Americans have filled out their brackets, started office pools, and are prepared to stream games to their mobile devices at work – potentially costing businesses billions of dollars in lost productivity. But instead of fighting March Madness, corporate America should embrace the…