Month: May 2018

Delaware’s Public Advocate on Thursday sent a letter urging the Trump administration to deny a request for emergency bailouts of coal and nuclear power plants owned by FirstEnergy Solutions. The Ohio-based regional energy supplier recently filed for bankruptcy and a request to the federal Department of Energy for subsidies. These funds would come out of…

Throughout the month of May, New Castle County will promote building safety through a series of awareness events and outreach efforts. The initiative follows the International Code Council’s annual commemoration of Building Safety Month.  This year’s theme: “Building Codes Save Lives.” “Our professional planners, building inspectors, and enforcement officials work to ensure that the buildings…

McKee Builders plans to unveil a new line of luxury townhomes at the grand opening of The Grove this Saturday and Sunday at Fenwick Island. The Grove is a luxury housing development with 61 two-story townhomes situated 2.8 miles from the Fenwick Island beaches and a short drive to the the heart of the popular beach town. During…

(AP) — Four former executives for the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program were convicted Thursday of fraud and conspiracy charges. The former Wilmington Trust executives were convicted after a six-week trial in which prosecutors said the defendants deliberately misled banking regulators and investors by not…

Michael J. Quaranta brings broad skills to role as Chamber chief

By KIM HOEY Special to Delaware Business Times When Michael J. Quaranta proposed a barbecue contest as a fundraiser for Old New Castle, he didn’t mean a family picnic. No, Quaranta took classes in the art of barbecue, became certified as a barbecue judge, got the event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, pulled…

Becker Associates, a global consulting and brand management firm, has acquired Philly-based digital media company FlockU. Brian Selander, former chief strategy officer for Gov. Jack Markell, runs the startup, which produced original content for college students by college students from 1,100 campuses. The two-year-old website had big-name sponsors in Amazon, T-Mobile, DIRECTV, BSN, and Match.com. “The…

Highmark Inc. has taken steps to bring health care planning to customers’ smart phones. The Pittsburgh-based health insurer announced a six-year partnership with Sharecare, a digital health company, to offer new health and wellness solutions to employer group customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Beginning January 1, 2019, Highmark members will have access to…

Bloomberg Philanthropies has provided a $3.25 million grant to Delaware Pathways towards improving access to economic opportunity for Delaware students. Delaware Pathways, a partnership between the K-12 education system and various public and private partners, offers high school and postsecondary students an opportunity to gain work-based learning experience, college credits and industry credentials. “Thanks to…

Jason Aviles Guest Columnist There are pockets of downtown Wilmington where two things are so scarce they’re practically non-existent: Entrepreneurial job opportunities and nutritious meals. But what if there was one simple way to address both of those issues? That’s been the unique vision of Wilmington Green Box, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit program that provides at-risk…