Category: People

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce earlier this month announced the winners of the David J. Freschman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Entrepreneurial Advocate of the Year Award. Here are the winners, with descriptions provided by NCC: David J. Freschman Entrepreneur of the Year Award –  Alisa Morkides, owner and founder, Brew…

Bob Chadwick, president of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, has appointed Dora Cheatham as director of the New Castle County Economic Development Council. Chadwick led the council for 11 years before becoming chamber president last month. Cheatham most recently managed the Emerging Enterprise Center, a business incubator within the chamber. “Dora has done…

Five mayors later, Tina Betz still leading Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

Tina Betz’s personal touch has helped Wilmington’s DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival offer free admission for 30 years. “The people who donate money, especially companies that support events in the community, they tend to trust Tina,” said David Christopher, a voice instructor who has known Betz for decades. “She has a great track record, but,…

(AP) — Gov. John Carney has tapped an attorney currently helping lead Delaware’s prison reform efforts to serve as a University of Delaware trustee. Carney’s announcement Friday of the nomination of Claire DeMatteis comes after Delaware’s Senate president refused to act on Carney’s previous request to reappoint Wilmington attorney and top Democratic Party donor Stuart…

Better Business Bureau Delaware has named four new members to its board of directors. The members come from a range of business backgrounds. New board members include: Ann Marie Archino, Barclays Bank Barnaby Hughes, M&T Bank Catrina Jefferson, Corporation Service Company Jason Swift, Marlette Funding “We are fortunate to have some of the top leaders…

The board of directors of the Nemours Foundation Tuesday announced that Dr. R. Lawrence Moss has succeeded Dr. David Bailey as president and CEO of Nemours Children’s Hospital. Moss is a pediatric surgeon, biomedical researchers, health system executive and teacher. He comes to Delaware after working seven years as surgeon-in-chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in…

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation (WRC) announced on Monday that Dr. Carrie Gray will resign as managing director this month after serving the organization for two decades. “WRC and Wilmington would not be what they are today without the leadership and incredible commitment of Carrie Gray,” said Glenn Moore, board chair of WRC. “She worked tirelessly to…

Wilmington has renamed a busy street corner in honor of East Side business owners Bennie and Esther H. Broomer. The husband and wife team have operated Bennie’s Big Scoop at 800 North Church Street for nearly four decades. The business opened in 1980 as a seasonal operation offering ice cream, candy, soda and video games…

The lawyer who represented payday lenders accused of evading state regulations by using Native American tribes and a bank as fronts has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison. Wheeler Neff, 69, of Wilmington, Delaware, was sentenced Friday on racketeering conspiracy and fraud convictions, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported . Neff represented Charles Hallinhan, 77,…