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The Delaware Blue Coats has named Matt Lilly as the team’s interim general manager. Lilly previously served as the team’s director of basketball operations and scouting. The promotion follows the appointment of former Blue Coats General Manager Elton Brand’s to general manager of the 76ers. “I’m very excited for Matt as he assumes the role…

Last night, Junior Achievement of Delaware hosted the induction ceremony of three new members into the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame at the Wilmington Country Club. Founded in 1990, the initiative honors business and community leaders who impact the workforce and economic development of the region. Rob Martinelli, CEO and president of Today Media,…

(AP) — The president of Delaware’s teachers union has resigned in light of offensive blog posts from 2006 to 2009 that resurfaced this week. News outlets report the Delaware State Education Association convened an emergency meeting Wednesday during which Mike Matthews resigned. Matthews used to run a blog in which he used crude terms to…

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki last week honored five city residents with the 2018 Wilmington Awards and two residents with Access Wilmington Awards. Former Mayor James M. Baker established the Wilmington Awards in 2001 to recognize local achievement in the arts, athletics, environment, business, education, health or science. The Access Wilmington Awards, given out by the…

By Michael Bradley  Chris Heck was in a sound, mid-December slumber when his wife, Mary Beth, decided she needed to provide some commentary on the Sixers’ loss earlier that night in Chicago. The Bulls had overcome an eight-point deficit in the final 3:49 to win their sixth straight. It was frustrating, to be sure, and…

By Joyce Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Mike Quaranta brings more than 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors to his new role as president of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. His government experience includes a seven-year stint as the chief of staff for the U.S. House of Representatives.…

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 Committee of 100 today announced that Jennifer L. Kmiec will become the new executive director, effective December 1. She will replace Paul Morrill, who is retiring after leading the Wilmington-based leadership organization for nearly a decade. The transition began two and a half years ago when Kmiec joined the organization, assuming leadership responsibilities such…

Delaware Business Times Announces the 2018 DBT40 Honorees

Delaware Business Times is pleased to announce the 2018 DBT40 Awards winners. The DBT40 event pays tribute to these ambitious professionals who are making a name for themselves through professional excellence and community involvement. The honorees represent the best in a wide range of fields such as finance, law, non-profit, hospitality, education and technology. The…