Month: February 2016

The University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business partnership with JPMorgan Chase to create the on-campus JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center has been nationally recognized. The facility provides on-campus jobs and research opportunities to train the future workforce. Last month, during the 2016 Deans Conference, AACSB International (AACSB), the global accrediting body and membership association…

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and federal and state officials recently conducted a small business walking tour in the Kent County towns of Camden and Wyoming. The tour of two retail stores and a restaurant along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway marked the beginning of Black History Month. Later, Sen. Carper, accompanied by Seaford Mayor…

Creative District Wilmington announced the artists selected for the first phase of public art projects for the 7th Street Arts Bridge (7SAB), a transformative and unifying project in an area in need of renewal that will connect artists, entrepreneurs and residents to downtown Wilmington. The goal of 7SAB is to transform this strategic corridor by…

Editor’s Note: The February 2016 report provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Firms responding to the Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey reported continued weakness in business conditions this month. The indicator for general activity remained slightly negative this month, edging up only marginally from its reading in January. Other indicators offered mixed signals: The…

College Ave Student Loans, the locally based next-generation student loan marketplace lender, announced it secured $20 million in financing from Comcast Ventures. Comcast Ventures is the venture capital affiliate of Comcast NBCUniversal. College Ave also secured funding thanks to participation from Fenway Summer Ventures (headed by former CFPB Deputy Director Raj Date), DW Partners, former SLM…

Stuart Comstock-Gay began work last week as Delaware Community Foundation’s new president and CEO. He succeeds longtime CEO Fred Sears, who retired in December. “Stuart Comstock-Gay, the current president and chief executive officer of the Vermont Community Foundation, joins the DCF at a pivotal moment in our history,” said Marilyn R. Hayward, chair of the…

By Christi Milligan Negotiations in the world’s largest free trade agreement are making headway and could vastly expand trading opportunities for the United States and Europe, according to David O’Sullivan, European Union (EU) Ambassador to the United States. O’Sullivan was the featured guest at a joint reception hosted by the British American Business Council of…

Were recent job losses a wake-up call for state policymakers?

By Kathy Canavan Members of the 148th General Assembly should be sympathetic to small businesses — one out of every five legislators owns one. Twelve members of the House and two senators run their own small businesses. And, legislators of all stripes are paying more attention to business since Chrysler and General Motors vanished and…

Family Owned Business nominees sought

Today Media and Delaware Business Times are seeking nominations for the second annual Family Owned Business Awards to be presented June 23. Awards are presented to businesses in three categories (Small, Medium and Large) based on employee size. Eligible businesses must be based in Delaware and have been active in business for at least two…