Category: Retailing and Restaurants

How to handle workplace gift giving during the holidays

By Pam George Special to Delaware Business Times After the Great Recession, many companies tightened their wallets when it came to holiday gifts and parties. But the changes weren’t just about dollars and cents. Federal regulations, ethical concerns and the value of an employees’ personal time also played a part. That’s not to say that…

(AP) — Delaware public health officials have shut down a barbershop for “grossly unsanitary conditions” and for performing tattooing and body piercing activities without a permit. WXDE-FM reports the Delaware Division of Public Health ordered the closure last week of the B & B Barber Shop in Selbyville. The department says anyone who may have received a…

After slow start, Delaware wineries gain momentum

By Roger Morris Special to Delaware Business Times Wine regions, like grape varieties, blossom and mature at different rates. While some spread their vines quickly, others are much slower to develop. The latter scenario has been the case with Delaware’s budding wine-producing industry. Even though the state’s first winery — and still its biggest —…

eTIPS, an online alcohol server training and certification program, has been approved by the Delaware Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioners and the Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement as a server education program consistent with state rules. eTIPS is the web-based version of the TIPS program, which teaches strategies to ensure responsible alcohol…

Terry Buchanan Gormley has taken an international model for a mobile coffee truck and brought it to the heart of historic New Castle. Here’s how she is making this distinctive business model work. Wheelys is an international company with organic coffee carts in countries everywhere from Chile to Jordan. How did you end up launching…