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(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,…

The Board of Directors of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce has named Bob Chadwick as president. Chadwick jumped into the acting director role after former president Mark Kleinschmidt resigned in November of 2017. He brings 11 years of experience at the chamber to the position, including a stint as executive vice president and…

Specializing pays off for these local businesses

Shattered an heirloom soup tureen? There’s a niche business in Lewes that can put it back together. After all, they restored a bronze bust of Napoleon cast when the emperor was still alive. Dropped a hot pot on your teak kitchen floor? A Newark refinisher may be able to fix the telltale spot without sanding…

Kurt Foreman’s path to leading the Delaware Prosperity Partnership

By Kim Hoey Special to Delaware Business Times If the people of the world were lined up with extroverts on one end and introverts on the other, William Kurt Foreman would probably land at the head of the extrovert line. After spending his childhood traveling the world as an Army brat and his adult life…

Harvey Hanna & Associates Inc. has announced its exploratory plan for the redevelopment of the former General Motors plant at 801 Boxwood Road outside Wilmington. The plan proposes turning the 142-acre property into a modern business, fulfillment and distribution campus that would serve as an economic engine for the region. We talked with company president…