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By Ken Grant Guest Columnist Anyone who has spent time around Delaware business or political leaders can tell you about the various C’s on which our economy has been based for the past century or so: Chemicals Chickens Cars Credit cards Our auto manufacturing plants are no longer (although it’s impressive that plants so far…

The board of the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) is pleased to announce that Sheila Bravo has been named as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. She comes to DANA after spending five years as executive director of the Rehoboth Art League. “We are thrilled to have Sheila on-board and leading this…

By Joyce Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times New law school dean Rod Smolla is a man of many hats: Scholar, professor, philosopher, author, litigator . Rod Smolla says he’s in Delaware to stay. The new dean at Widener University’s Delaware Law School has acclimated well, having moved his family in May from South Carolina. As a wearer…

Keri L. Morris-Johnston Keri L. Morris-Johnston has been appointed secretary of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA). She is a shareholder in the workers’ compensation department and employment law practice group in the Wilmington office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. She is a graduate of the University of…

DuPont announces promotions DuPont recently announced that it has named Marc Doyle senior vice president for its safety and protection businesses, reporting to Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO. Matthew L. Trerotola, who was executive vice president with responsibility for safety and protection and electronics and communications businesses, as well as the company’s Asia Pacific region,…

LEWES – The Beebe Medical Group Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Dr. George V. Jirak as president/CEO of Beebe Medical Group. Dr. Jirak will oversee the employed physician medical group under Beebe Healthcare, currently composed of 18 medical specialty offices in 25 locations throughout southern Delaware, with more than 101 medical providers…

So Del Concepts bartender becomes gardner thanks to caring managers

By Kathy Canavan Chris Wertz’s life has taken a fairy tale twist, thanks to two restaurant managers. Wertz, who gave up his Brooklyn, N.Y., bartending job to move closer to family, made fast friends with the late restaurateur Matt Haley upon his arrival in Rehoboth Beach. Two years ago, Haley hired Wentz to barkeep at…