• 7 Great Ways to Celebrate Back to School By Upping Your Recycling Efforts by Steve Masterson - It’s that time of year again! The kids are heading back to school and mothers around the nation are celebrating. They survived the long, dog days of summer and fall is on its way. Why not make it a ‘school year resolution’ to begin getting into eco-friendly routines that can help the planet and save you some big bucks.
  • Avoid These Sales Nightmares To Serve Up Success by Melissa Moss - Melissa MossCorporate Sales LeadThe Alias Group   Website Combine a lazy and very rainy afternoon and an extremely entertaining YouTube clip of some very bad meals and you get a four-hour binge of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Somewhere between the restaurant serving chicken wrapped shrimp and the undercooked lamb with chocolate syrup, I started thinking…
  • Eliminate the Generation Gap by Mike Patterson - Mike PattersonPresidentThe Alias Group Website While managing multi-generational employees in the workplace presents the challenges discussed in last month’s piece, it also offers opportunities to evolve and improve on a number of levels. Rather than dividing the generations on their differences, bring them together to augment their strengths. Harness the power of a multi-generational mix…
  • Making the most of your sales presentation meeting by Taylor Watkins - Taylor WatkinsAdvertising ManagerHockessin Athletic Club Website I’ve been around a while, and as new tech comes, goes, or stays, we’re always looking for effective ways to market and make the sale. While I’ve found that certain means of technology make things significantly easier to track and manage, nothing beats the basics. Yet somehow, we always…
  • Keep it in the Fairway by Chris Dohl - Maybe some day those lifelike robots will conduct sales calls and sell used cars, but I’m certain I’ll be retired before AI advances to that level. If it does at all. In truth, personal relationships still matter and are one of our most important advantages over the machines.
  • H1: Why the Series LLC Is the Ultimate Subsidiary by John Williams - In the summer of 1987, “make your own sub day” was so popular in the Camp Tockwogh mess hall, that we all sang “I feel like makin’ SUBS!” This was a subtle substitution of one word in the classic rock song, Feel Like Makin’ Love by Bad Company.
  • What is the Downside of a Lawyer Serving as a Delaware Registered Agent? by John Williams - By statute, companies incorporated in Delaware must have a Registered Agent appointed at all times. Often lawyers are instrumental in both forming companies with the state of incorporation and preparing internal documents setting forth ownership and management provisions.
  • Next Gen Culture by Mike Patterson - Take a look around your office. Do you have people in their 50s and 60s still grinding each day? Get used to seeing them. They aren’t retiring at 60. Or 62. Or 65, for that matter.
  • CRM Playoff Runs by Chris Dohl - Maybe some day those lifelike robots will conduct sales calls and sell used cars, but I’m certain I’ll be retired before AI advances to that level. If it does at all. In truth, personal relationships still matter and are one of our most important advantages over the machines.
  • Too Busy for a Vacation? A Travel Agent Can Plan Your Much-Needed Getaway by Aiste Foreman - If you’re hungry for a different type of adventure, a chance to explore world cultures through their authentic tastes is the perfect vacation for foodies.
  • 5 Great Tips on How to Pick the Right Dumpster by Steve Masterson - That’s right, all month Americans are encouraged to honor those who have died protecting our freedom, current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces. This month will have six national observances to spotlight the contributions of those who have served. 
  • The X Factor for Small Business by Mike Patterson - Often, business owners and leaders put significant focus on the outward, customer facing aspects of their business. This attention makes practical sense given the short-term financial gains that can be achieved by adding value to the customer experience.
  • Did You Know That May is National Military Appreciation Month? by Steve Masterson - That’s right, all month Americans are encouraged to honor those who have died protecting our freedom, current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces. This month will have six national observances to spotlight the contributions of those who have served. 
  • The Importance of Putting a Human on the Phone by Chris Dohl - Maybe some day those lifelike robots will conduct sales calls and sell used cars, but I’m certain I’ll be retired before AI advances to that level. If it does at all. In truth, personal relationships still matter and are one of our most important advantages over the machines.
  • Time for NASCAR’s Return to Dover International Speedway – Waste Masters is Ready  by Steve Masterson - NASCAR is returning to Dover International Speedway for a weekend long tripleheader on May 4-6. NASCAR racing is one of America’s favorite spectator sports and this weekend promises to be an event to remember! Which driver will make his mark on the Monster Mile this year? 
  • Is Your Customer Choosing Their Own Adventure? by Mike Patterson - In grade school, I was always excited to go to the book fair and buy the newest Choose Your Own Adventure book. You remember those, right? At the end of each chapter, you were presented with two options, and you got to choose the next step you wanted, turn to the appropriate page, and continue on your adventure.
  • #1 Why a Custom App May Be Your Best Bet by James DeHoniesto - Cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions have become the norm in businesses of all sizes. According to a report from Palo Alto Networks, the number of cloud-based applications used by large enterprises increased 46 percent from 2012 to 2015.
  • Just in Time For Earth Day: How to Reduce E-Waste by Steve Masterson - This Sunday marks Earth Day; a global annual event celebrated each April 22nd in a variety of ways to support environmental issues. First celebrated in 1970, over 193 countries and 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day happenings. That makes Earth Day the largest civic observance on the planet.
  • Wine and Dine With Locals Around the World by Aiste Foreman - If you’re hungry for a different type of adventure, a chance to explore world cultures through their authentic tastes is the perfect vacation for foodies.
  • Find an Underdog Customer by Chris Dohl - In the recent March Madness college basketball tournament, Sister Jean and 11th seeded Loyola-Chicago basketball team captured the nation's heart. For the first time since 1963, they were in the Final Four. Everyone likes to root for an underdog and no one fit the bill better than Loyola.
  • Power Down and Plug into Adventure by Aiste Foreman - Adventure packed vacation seems overwhelming, but according to Harvard Health letter, a prescription for better health is spending time outside. Benefits include increased vitamin D levels, higher activity/exercise levels, elevated mood, increased concentration and faster healing.
  • From Consultants to Actors, ‘Loan Out’ Companies Offer Advantages to Those in the ‘Gig Economy’ by John Williams - Tom is a talented actor. He is a short-term employee of various production companies on film, television and other commercial acting gigs. He is accustomed to being paid as an employee with all of his wages subject to self-employment tax (Medicare and Social Security tax).
  • Save Your Delaware Business Money and GO GREEN by Steve Masterson - Going Green is not only good for business; it is good for your wallet. Save your business money while helping to lessen your carbon footprints by implementing these policies for your office.
  • Lisa Detwiler Instant Messaging Brings Rewards and Risks by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners     Convenience and immediacy make instant messaging (IM) a popular collaboration tool. Underlying presence technology allows users to instantly see who is online and available, which makes it easy for groups of coworkers to share ideas, files, text, images, links, code and more. The problem is that there…
  • Lisa Detwiler Tips for Avoiding Social Media Risks in Your Business by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners     Most users have at least some sense of the risks posed by social media. Businesses face many of those same risks, as well as other threats that can increase the odds of a successful security breach. Thieves often use Facebook posts to find houses to burglarize while…
  • Lisa Detwiler Remote Monitoring Boosts Cybersecurity by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners     Ransomware. Malvertising. Phishing. Distributed Denial of Service. All variants of cyberattacks seem to be growing to record levels, putting the pressure on network administrators to detect and mitigate threats. Remote network monitoring solutions can relieve the pressure and dramatically improve your ability to keep cybercriminals at bay.…
  • Lisa Detwiler Managed Services: More than Keeping the Lights on by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners     Most people recognize the importance of performing routine maintenance on their vehicles. If you change your oil every 3,000 miles, keep your tires rotated, and regularly inspect your brakes, transmission and other critical systems, you greatly reduce the odds of a breakdown or emergency repair. The same…
  • Leaders Must Schedule Personal Retreats to Focus on Reflection by Aiste Foreman - Aiste Foreman owner of Trabeona Travels LLC   Website Today's business world is filled with daily meetings, endless emails, text messages, social media updates and countless desk hours. Who has time to take a two-week vacation when paperwork continues to pile on our desks and meeting reminders clutter our phone screens. According to Brad Lomenick…
  • Cyber Threats to Your Business and the 3 C’s by Mark Hoffmann - Mark HoffmannCPCU, CRIS, AFIS, Commercial Lines Marketing ManagerLyons Companies   Website In the very near future, cyber security exercises are going to be absolutely expected of all companies by regulators. – Michael Vatis Maybe you run a web design business that’s basically just an extension of your personal freelance practice. Or perhaps you’re at the…
  • Business Travel CAN be Exciting by Aiste Foreman - Aiste Foreman owner of Trabeona Travels LLC   Website   Just hearing the words “business trip” can be enough to make some people shudder. Travel for business has long had a negative connotation, but tides are changing. While business trips are by default for work, they don’t have to be boring. Whether you are planning…
  • Fundraise Like a Boss: Boost Business Fundraising with Travel by Aiste Foreman - Aiste Foreman owner of Trabeona Travels LLC   Website   Looking to raise money for your business or organization? Whether you run a nonprofit, are raising funds for a new business venture, or something else entirely, you can fundraise like a boss using travel. Travel fundraisers give you the opportunity to offer a destination or…
  • And the Survey Says… by Robin Roberts - Measuring employee engagement is critical to the success of any business. To get a comprehensive picture businesses are encouraged to conduct employee engagement surveys.
  • River Cruises: Feed Your Deep Intellectual Curiosity by Aiste Foreman - Aiste Foreman owner of Trabeona Travels LLC   Website   There’s just something appealing about a vacation on the water, which is just one of the many reasons ocean cruises are a hit choice among travelers. There’s a new trend increasing in popularity over the last decade as more and more people are choosing to…
  • Make a New Year’s Resolution to Go Green by Steve Masterson - What’s your New Year’s Resolution? To eat more broccoli, exercise everyday, have more patience with the kids? While there are many options when making New Year’s Resolutions, most are of a more personal nature.
  • Swap 2018 Holiday Hustle for European Christmas Wonder by Aiste Foreman - Aiste Foreman owner of Trabeona Travels LLC   Website The hustle and bustle of the holidays is starting to wind down, children are headed back to school, and New Years’ Resolutions are in full swing. A holiday by definition is “day of festivity where no work is done,” but rushing to overcrowded shopping malls, midnight…
  • Brand New: The Power of Rebranding by Maria Stearns - Maria StearnsHealthcare Division DirectorAloysius Butler & Clark   Website Brand New: The Power of Rebranding You’ve heard about it. You’ve seen the results. Maybe you’ve even been part of a rebranding effort. But do you really understand what branding means? Some people think a brand is a company’s logo and colors. Others say that it’s…
  • Developing a Winning Team! by Emily Pereira - Emily M. PereiraManager, Training Design and Talent DevelopmentPinnacle Group Website For many individuals there is nothing quite like the thrill of competition. The excitement that builds, the anticipation of what is next, and the sheer satisfaction of a job well done are among the many things that keep us going. Being competitive is what helps…
  • Kick Vacation Stress to the Curb and Travel by Train! by Aiste Foreman - Aiste Foreman owner of Trabeona Travels LLC   Website When choosing a vacation, your mind may jump to driving, flying, or even taking a bus tour, but there’s an often-forgotten form of long-distance travel that still holds that classic charm, hitting the rail! Taking a trip by train allows you to tour some of the…
  • Top 10 Ways to Stay Green During the Holidays by Steve Masterson - Did you know that household waste increases to over 25% from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day? That’s just a mind boggling statistic! Increased food waste, holiday cards, wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, shopping bags … think about it … how much of that goes directly into a landfill?
  • Lisa Detwiler Strong ‘Human Firewall’ Helps Thwart Social Engineering Scams by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners     Historians debate whether P.T. Barnum ever actually claimed that there’s a sucker born every minute. Regardless of the attribution, the message seems accurate enough — people continually get duped into making very bad decisions with costly consequences. The technology age has enabled a whole new class of…
  • Why Incentive travel is Top Notch for Motivating Employees by Aiste Foreman - Aiste Foreman owner of Trabeona Travels LLC Let’s face it, we all need a little motivation to keep us performing our best. From the time we’re in preschool, we’re getting gold stars and job-well-dones. It’s no coincidence that we are more likely to do our chores when there’s a little cash tied to completing the…
  • Some end-of-the-year resolutions to get your financial house in order by James E. Hall Jr. - James E. Hall Jr. President of Affinity Wealth Management Before the New Year, you may want to consider some end of the year resolutions to help get your financial house in order. These items can help maximize your retirement plans and possibly help you reduce taxes over the long run.
  • Secrets of Successful Networking by Steve Rosen - Steve RosenManaging Director—PhiladelphiaAloysius Butler & Clark   Website As a managing director at AB&C, I often attend events on behalf of my firm, where I walk into a room and strike up a conversation with complete strangers, or give the opening remarks to a crowd of unfamiliar faces. Today, I get excited about these opportunities…
  • Travel Insurance: Always Question Your Purchase by Aiste Foreman - Aiste Foreman owner of Trabeona Travels LLC   Website   Finally ready to take that long-awaited getaway or crossing off another destination on your Wanderlist? When you’re daydreaming about beaches with white sand and clear waters, a tropical cruise, a family trip, or a tour of small towns rich with history, are you also thinking…
  • Getting Clients Excited About Preserving Their Land by John Williams - John Williams President IncNow Delaware is on the forefront of Corporate law. Do you have any clients that have spoken with you about leaving a lasting legacy? Have they ever thought about preserving their land for their future generations to enjoy? Do they enjoy birding or hiking and want to ensure such places will be there forever?
  • The Art of an Adequate Thank-You by David Brond - David Brond Vice President/Director of Account Services Aloysius Butler & Clark   Website The holidays always elicit a flashback to the one thing that wasn’t so “joyous” for me as a kid: the thank-you notes. Many of us had parents who made us write to everyone who gave us presents—and not just during the holidays…
  • Tips for Delaware Businesses on Reducing Waste Management Costs by Steve Masterson - Many companies spend a lot more of their budgets than necessary on waste management and miss opportunities to benefit from sustainable recycling solutions. That is why those of us at WasteMasters Solutions are offering a free waste audit to our customers.
  • Mindfulness Matters by Jim Walsh - Jim is a Pastoral Counselor in private practice in Wilmington. He earned his PhD in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University of Maryland and is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health in Delaware.
  • Travel Agents Aren’t Extinct by Aiste Foreman - Aiste Foreman owner of Trabeona Travels LLC   Website   Ever found the “dream vacation” on the internet, only to read the fine print? Discount travel deals pop up all the time and can appear to be too good to be true. After all, meeting with a travel agent is costly, time-consuming, and a “thing…
  • Help! Millennials are taking over the workforce by Shawn Kessler - Millennials strive for creative challenges, personal development and purposeful careers.
  • Influencer Marketing: Not Just Another Celebrity Endorsement by Stephanie O'Rourke - Before reading further, please to do me a favor: Dismiss any notion you have that influencer marketing is just the latest buzz term for “celebrity endorsement.”
  • Lisa Detwiler Are You Doing Enough to Secure Your Mobile Devices? by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website How many mobile devices and apps do you use on a regular basis? If you’re like the average worker — quite a few. According to the results of a new survey by CCS Insight, employees’ insatiable demand for mobility in the workplace continues to increase. The average…
  • Why Innovative Nonprofits are Embracing Inbound Marketing by Joe DiGiovanni - Joe DiGiovanni, co-Founder of TappNetwork.com   Website Over 1 million nonprofits in America are competing for shrinking grant dollars on a national and state level. Sustainability of the fittest is no longer a cliché, it is the battle cry of organizations seeking transformative solutions to increase awareness and ramp up donations in 2018. For corporations…
  • Storytelling: From a Mere Nicety to a PR Necessity by Joanna Ford - Joanna FordDirector of Public Relations and Social MediaAloysius Butler & Clark   Website Gone are the days when the “newness” of a news item was ample motivation to get people interested and mobilized to support a cause, buy a product or develop brand loyalty. Think about it: When was the last time you saw a…
  • Waste Masters Teams Up With Philadelphia Eagles To Expand Go Green Efforts by Steve Masterson - Steve Masterson co-owner of Waste Masters Solutions The Philadelphia Eagles and Waste Masters Solutions will take their green efforts to the next level by installing the Eco-Safe Digester® and analytics platform at Lincoln Financial Field. Designed to optimize efficiency and proper disposal of food waste, this eco-friendly mechanism is evidence of the Philadelphia…
  • Steps Small Business Owners Should Take to Help Fulfill a Successful Retirement by James E. Hall Jr. - James E. Hall Jr. President of Affinity Wealth Management Too often, small business owners spend too much time and energy on building their companies that they neglect their own personal financial futures. They may consider their companies to be their retirement plan and don't create a plan to turn business success into…
  • The Future of Blockchain: How Blockchain ledgers could help protect assets within a Delaware Series LLC by John Williams - John Williams President IncNow Delaware is on the forefront of Corporate law. The most recent example happened on July 21 of this year, when Delaware Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 69 into law which amended sections of the Delaware General Corporate Law (DGCL) to include blockchain (also known as “shared ledger”) amendments,
  • Boys & Girls Clubs are Good Business for Working Parents by John Wellons - John Wellons President Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware In January 2012, the unemployment rate in the state of Delaware stood at 7.2%. With parents at home and not the workplace, the need for before, after and out of school youth services stood at historic lows, and service agencies like Boys & Girls Clubs of
  • When to Use New Technologies in Marketing by Jason Trojanowski - Jason Trojanowski Digital Creative Director Aloysius Butler & Clark When it comes to new technology, marketers are often like a newborn playing with a set of keys. It’s new. It’s shiny. And we just need to have it and play with it. But, just because it is new and cool doesn’t mean
  • Lisa Detwiler Use Unlicensed Software at Your Own Risk by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners Is every copy of software installed across your organization properly licensed? Very few can answer this question with any level of certainty. According to a 2016 survey conducted by BSA and IDC, 39 percent of all installed software was not properly licensed. Even in highly regulated…
  • Lisa Detwiler How to Respond to a Software License Compliance Audit and Prepare for the Next One by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners In the previous article, we discussed the prevalence of unlicensed software in the workplace. This has not gone unnoticed by the software vendors, especially Microsoft, which is why software license audits are on the rise. Simply responding to an audit is costly enough for a small to
  • Leading for Tomorrow by Joe Giordano - Joe Giordano partner Whisman Giordano   Website   The world is constantly advancing. Technology is growing exponentially. Communication is constantly evolving. Music is seemingly getting worse with each generation. Yet, the leadership techniques at your company stay stagnant, particularly if your business is an already established one. The times are changing and with it, so…
  • The art of being a great client by Maria Antonelli - Maria AntonelliDivision Director, Account Services Aloysius Butler & Clark   Website Recently, I was reacquainted with The Art of Client Service, a must-read for any aspiring account executive eager to set his or her agency (and the ad world) on fire. Flipping through the pages, I wondered why there was never a companion piece, The…
  • Giving is Good, Smart Giving is Great! by Matt Beardwood - Matt BeardwoodDirector of Wealth ManagementWestover Capital Website I’ve been fortunate for the life lessons I was taught by my parents. Both the big ones and the little ones. The one I have the earliest memory of is the one I learned the most from: Giving. When we were young, we started volunteering as a family.…
  • How to prevent the agency letdown by Paul Pomeroy - Paul PomeroyPresident Aloysius Butler & Clark   Website   So, your business needs a marketing communications agency. Where do you start? Common sense tells you to ask for recommendations, look up agencies that you’ve heard have a good reputation and do lots of internet research. Even if my intention for this article was to offer…
  • Achieving Success Along the Customer Journey by David Brond - David Brond Vice President/Director of Account Services Aloysius Butler & Clark   Website Ever since there’s been the practice of marketing communications, there’s been a concept inseparable from it: the customer journey. If you understood your target audience and could communicate effectively at each stage of their purchasing journey, you’d do OK in the marcom…
  • The value of volunteers by Mary Kate Benson - Mary Kate Benson director of volunteer services Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware   Website It can be said that people are only able to offer three things: time, talent, and treasure. “Treasure” is critically important and often elusive for nonprofit organizations. However, the time that people donate has its own immeasurable worth. For organizations…
  • Lisa Detwiler How to protect against data breaches and comply with Delaware law by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website   The Better Business Bureau reports that as of June 30 there have already been 2,227 data breaches this year resulting in the theft of more than 6 billion records — exceeding the number for all of 2016. In response to the skyrocketing numbers of breaches, state…
  • Planning the year-end audit: not-for-profits by Joe Giordano - Joe Giordano partner Whisman Giordano   Website   Communications between your audit firm, Board of Directors, and management are key to the success of your annual audit. Communications should include expectations about procedures for planning, performance, completion and auditor’s presentation of the financial statements. With a little bit of planning and preparation by all parties…
  • Digital media reporting: all Greek or all powerful? by Erin Mulrooney - Erin Mulrooney Digital Media Director Aloysius Butler & Clark   Website A client once told me, “I don’t need to be bothered with digital media reports.” For digital media professionals, this statement stops the music, and we refrain from asking the obvious question out loud: “If you don’t care about the results, why did you…
  • Lessons Learned from a New CEO by Tom McGivney - Tom McGivney CEO Aloysius Butler & Clark   Website After more than a decade of managing a marketing communications agency as a partner and chief creative director, making the step up to CEO shouldn’t be that big of a deal, right? I believed this as I prepared to step into the shoes of our retiring…
  • Whether to Buy or Lease a Vehicle by Joe Giordano - Joe Giordano partner Whisman Giordano   Website This has always been a question accountants are asked no matter what the status of the economy. The problem here is there is no right or wrong answer, it all depends. As the monthly costs become more attractive with lease payments and the urge to keep up with…
  • Incorporating a Tech Startup in Delaware by John Williams - John Williams President IncNow   Website The considerations in forming a tech business are the same as considerations in forming any other small business. It usually comes down to owner’s liability protection from business creditors, but more importantly, protection from your own business partners. As a practical matter, the greatest threat to your business is…
  • Lisa Detwiler Must-Have IT Policies for Every Organization by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website   Ransomware attacks have increased more than 11 percent in the past 12 months, according to Kaspersky Labs data. The first half of 2017 has already seen two global ransomware attacks, as WannaCry and Petya disrupted operations for businesses, healthcare organizations, government agencies and educational institutions around…
  • The essence of your brand by Michael Kullman - Michael Kullmanformer Director of Corporate Marketing DuPont   Website Your brand is an essential part of your business. It defines who you are. It is an important part in the decision making process of everyone your business interacts with or relies on. It provides a foundation on which strategy can be built. Your brand is…
  • Stock Ledgers revolutionized with Delaware Corporate Blockchain Legislation by John Williams - John Williams President IncNow   Website Delaware corporations will now be able to store corporate records on a blockchain, thanks to legislation passed this week by the Delaware General Assembly and signed by Governor John Carney. This innovative legislation will allow Delaware companies to finally toss the stacks of paper stock ledgers collecting dust on…
  • The role of the private sector in the mentoring movement by Sarah Hutton - Sarah Hutton Director of Mike's T.E.A.M. Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware   Website It is always encouraged and appreciated when local businesses volunteer with nonprofits. The manpower and resources businesses are able to provide allow nonprofits to accomplish many things they wouldn’t ordinarily have a chance to do, and often in a very short…
  • Lisa Detwiler The perfect storm that has driven demand for managed security services by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website   Cyberattacks are constant, thanks to the use of automation to carry out attacks in high volume. The threats themselves are increasingly sophisticated in terms of technology and the ability to convince corporate users to click links, download documents and hand over credentials. As a result, security…
  • Employee wellness is serious business  by Bob Carpenter - Bob Carpenter Principal Hockessin Athletic Club Website Today’s workers spend most of their time sitting behind desks. In the early 1960’s, almost half the jobs in private industry in the U.S. required at least moderate physical activity. Now less than 20% of those occupations require this level of activity, causing Americans’ level of daily energy…
  • I’ll have an order of good business sense with a side of passion please by Steve Torpey - Steve TorpeyOwner of Stanley's Tavern Website Small businesses, like my own, often align themselves with nonprofits whose mission satisfies key objectives; they match business goals, employee interests and fulfill a deep-held conviction of the company’s owner. Born and raised in Wilmington, I’ve been in the hospitality business since 1974. I love being part of the…
  • Why Appoint a Delaware Registered Agent? by John Williams - John Williams President IncNow   Website In the Wild Wild West, salesmen would go from town to town selling all types of questionable products, such as snake oil, with claims that were unproven at best. The customers later would be unable to locate these unscrupulous salesmen because they were without a home office. One legislative…
  • Lisa Detwiler The importance of comprehensive email management by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website   The reality TV series “Hoarders” provides a startling look at people with a compulsive disorder that makes it nearly impossible for them to discard anything, including items with little or no value. When it comes to email, many of us suffer from a similar affliction. It’s…
  • The Importance of Giving Back by Marisa Facciolo - Marisa Facciolo Chairperson for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Annual Fund for Kids     Website When Misty Copeland attended her first ballet class at the age of 13, she was too shy to participate. The volunteer instructor took her by the hand and guided her.  That began Misty’s dancing career and it…
  • Lisa Detwiler Studies Show Managed Services Deliver Top- and Bottom-Line Results by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website We tend to talk about managed services from a technology perspective — after all, your managed services provider (MSP) takes responsibility for monitoring and supporting your IT environment and handling day-to-day operational tasks. These activities help to increase the performance, availability and security of your systems, ensuring…
  • Lisa Detwiler An Economical Way to Get the Expertise of an Experienced CIO by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website The pace of technology change continues to accelerate, providing opportunities for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) to transform their operations, enter new markets and create new business models. Business executives are responsible for developing the vision that will guide the organization’s efforts to take advantage of these…
  • Doesn’t your nonprofit already have enough money? by John Wellons - John Wellons President Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Website When donors see nonprofit financial statements with large surpluses, they often respond to requests for support by saying something like: “you have plenty of funding; I should invest in a nonprofit that really needs my support.” That thinking is counterproductive and, in some cases, inaccurate.…
  • How to add or remove members from a Delaware LLC by John Williams -   Website How is the change in membership documented? The names of LLC members are typically not filed with the State of Delaware. Therefore, there is no amendment that needs to be filed with the Delaware Division of Corporations or your Registered Agent to add or remove members from a Delaware LLC. The names of…
  • What is needed to open a bank account for a Delaware LLC? by John Williams - John Williams President IncNow   Website You can open a bank account in any state when you are incorporated in Delaware. When it comes to opening a bank account for your business, each bank in the United States has its own requirements. Often a particular bank will ask for additional information pursuant to their internal…
  • Lisa Detwiler Why managing change is critical to future success by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website Change is a normal part of progress for any organization, whether that change is driven by internal or external forces. Organizations must respond and adapt to changing customer needs and market conditions as well as technology trends. But the pace of change is accelerating, driven by technologies…
  • Delaware is the best state for incorporating by John Williams - John Williams President IncNow   Website Incorporating in Delaware has many advantages over incorporating a business in your home state. Before explaining the advantages of incorporating in Delaware, it is important to know you can form a Delaware corporation or a Delaware LLC no matter where you live. Businesses operating almost anywhere can be incorporated…
  • Thoughtful giving by George Krupanski - George Krupanski CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of Delawaremore from this author Website You likely have heard the saying “It is more blessed to give than to receive”. Not all people would agree with this, although many who do, know there can indeed be joy and much satisfaction in thoughtful giving. Thoughtful giving is just…
Maria Antonelli Division Director Aloysius Butler & Clark
Matt Beardwood Director of Wealth Management Westover Capital
Mary Kate Benson director of volunteer services Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware
David Brond Vice President/Director of Account Services Aloysius Butler & Clark
Bob Carpenter Principal Hockessin Athletic Club
Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners
Joe DiGiovanni co-Founder TappNetwork.com
Chris Dohl vice president The Alias Group
Marisa Facciolo Chairperson Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Annual Fund for Kids
Joanna Ford Director of Public Relations and Social Media Aloysius Butler & Clark
Aiste Foreman owner of Trabeona Travels LLC
Joe Giordano partner Whisman Giordano
James E. Hall Jr. President Affinity Wealth Management
Sarah Hutton Director of Mike's T.E.A.M. Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware
George Krupanski CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware
Michael Kullman former Director of Corporate Marketing DuPont
Steve Masterson co-owner Waste Masters Solutions
Tom McGivney CEO Aloysius Butler & Clark
Erin Mulrooney Digital Media Director Aloysius Butler & Clark
Mike Patterson President The Alias Group
Paul Pomeroy President Aloysius Butler & Clarke
Steve Torpey Owner Stanley's Tavern
Jason Trojanowski Digital Creative Director Aloysius Butler & Clark
John Wellons President Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware
John Williams President IncNow