Month: May 2016

Woman’s place is in the restaurant business

By Kathy Canavan Meghan Lee, who debuted Heirloom in a cedar-shake mansion adjacent to Lewes’ Zwaanendael Museum in December, said she knew “the female card” would play a role in opening her farm-to-table restaurant, but it didn’t work the way she expected. What Lee thinks is key, because women now are majority owners of 25…

Recession was occasion for them to ‘take control’ By Kathy Canavan What triggered the explosion of new woman-owned restaurants in Delaware? It was a perfect-storm situation, according to Carrie Leishman, president of the Delaware Restaurant Association. • When 2008 dished up a recession, Delaware found itself with a large pool of talented unemployed and underemployed…

More than 70 percent of family-owned businesses don’t survive, but for those that do, sorting out the details can make a big difference. Unlike the traditional office composed of employees who might never fraternize on the weekend, families that work together also break bread and celebrate holidays. Two-thirds of all the businesses in the world…

AT&T invested nearly $60 million wired and wireless networks in Delaware between 2013 and 2015, and the company said it will offer customers the ability to stream DIRECTV later this year. The $60 million was spent upgrading reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residential and business customers, and enhance critical services to support public safety and first responders,…