Category: People

Delaware business executives Ernie Dianastasis and Rob Siegfried, Jr. were inducted into the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Junior Achievement of Delaware hosted the ceremony at the Wilmington Country Club.The annual event honors business leaders who have made significant contributions to the state through their business and community endeavors. Dianastasis is founder…

By Hollis Thomases Guest columnist Organizations today face constant, ever-accelerating change, which places persistent pressures on leadership. In the effort to keep up, strategies get discussed and decisions get made that often don’t ever involve the employees who will ultimately have to carry them out. The problem with this approach, however, is that people don’t…

There are really just three basic ingredients needed to produce a popular regional arts festival, according to Barry Schlecker: good food, good art and good music. And of course, a good coordinator to pull the pieces together. Since 2010, Schlecker, founder of Barry’s Events, has produced the successful Brandywine Festival of the Arts, a fall…

How full-time artists make it in Delaware

By Peggy Mika Special to Delaware Business Times As with all professions, the path to success is different for every artist. Here are the stories of four Delaware-area visual artists. Heidi Lowe When Heidi Lowe decided to study art, her mom begged her to get a teaching degree so she would have something to fall…

After three years of processing, preserving, and cataloging, Hagley Library has opened the David Sarnoff Library collection to the public. The collection includes thousands of linear feet of documents, reports, photographs, films and publications detailing the rise and fall of RCA and its leader Sarnoff. Project archivists Daniel Michelson and Kenneth Cleary worked with interns…

Thomas H. Draper, who built WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland into one of the most dominant television stations in America, has died from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident near his home in Delaware. He was 76. Draper was struck by a pick-up truck Thursday morning while out for his daily bicycle ride, according to WBOC…

A new study by SmartAsset, a financial consulting company, has identified Wilmington as the seventh best city for working in retirement based on a combination lifestyle and economic factors. For one, Wilmington has an effective retirement tax rate of 9.4 percent, the second lowest in the study. It also has the eighth-highest rate of medical…