Month: March 2015

Conveyor belts made in Newark move berries, Tootsie Roll Pops, Junior Mints, and People

By Kathy Canavan When Paul O’ Connor’s family watches “How It’s Made” on the Discovery Channel, someone usually calls out, “That’s one of ours.” They’re not product-spotting; they’re conveyor-belt spotting. Whether it’s the belts that carry Herr’s Potato Chips or the ones that move furniture, the odds are they started out life at O’Connor Belting…

The Small Business Administration will conduct a walking tour through the Southbridge business corridor in Wilmington Tuesdaywith representatives from city, state and Congressional offices. The tour is also the rollout of a new Delaware Department of Transportation effort to spotlight businesses along Delaware’s historic byways. The Southbridge businesses are located along the route where Harriet…

Foster Friess’ new strategy to find America’s political middle

Left-Right ~ Left-Right ~ Forward March. That’s a drill known – and fondly remembered by millions of Americans who have volunteered to serve their country in military service. Foster Friess, one of Delaware’s best –known entrepreneurs, is repurposing that drill to bridge the increasingly harsh partisan divide in American politics and to find the political…

By Kathy Canavan Your commute may get shorter in 2015 – much, much shorter. More than 36 percent of chief financial officers surveyed said the number of work-from-home and remote-work opportunities in their companies has increased in the last three years. According to an Accountemps survey of 2,100 CFOs, remote-work opportunities are on the rise…