Month: February 2019

Outdoor music festivals have a reputation for high-end performances and low-end accommodations. Big-name acts often play to audiences fresh from mud-slicked campgrounds, porta potties and temporary showers. Firefly Music Festival outside Dover wants to change that experience. The three-day festival will invest $1 million in permanent bathrooms, a “Spruce Up Lounge” equipped with blow dryers, mirrors and…

By Jon Hurdle Contributing Writer The Wegmans supermarket chain will anchor the new Barley Mill Plaza project at Greenville, developer Pettinaro announced on Tuesday. Gregory Pettinaro said the chain will anchor the retail, office and residential complex at the intersection of Lancaster Pike and Route 141, a site where earlier development proposals sparked strong community…

‘Vertical farms’ envisioned as path out of recidivism

By Peter Osborne DBT Editor Ajit Mathew George sees a future where state or federal inmates from Delaware will have farming jobs — and futures as entrepreneurs — waiting for them when they’re released. All within the Wilmington city limits. “On average, about 100 men and women are released from Delaware prisons every month to…

Mountaire Farms reported to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on February 15 that the cleanup of an accidental release of wastewater at the company’s Millsboro poultry facility has been completed. DNREC Groundwater Discharges Section staff were onsite to verify the cleanup efforts. Mountaire Farms’ response actions have included continuous 24-hour pumping of…

By Alex Vuocolo GT USA Wilmington, a subsidiary of Gulftainer, has announced that the Port of Wilmington is getting $17 million in improvements over the next two years. The upgrades include a rehabbed shipping berth, dock and crane rail extensions and additional warehouse space. In the past, the lack of space has hampered business, according to…

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings has joined 15 other attorneys general in a lawsuit to block President Trump’s unilateral spending of federal defense funds for construction of a border wall under the pretense of a national emergency. The complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief was filed Monday in U.S. District Court for Northern California. California…

Archaeologists working at a property near Frankford in Sussex County have discovered what appears to be the site of a cemetery known to the community to contain the remains of African Americans who lived in the area. Under the observation of an archaeologist from the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office, archaeologists employed by a private…

What’s inspiring me: Biz leaders cite Quest Love to Antonin Scalia

What’s inspiring me is a regular feature highlighting the books, websites, podcasts and other media that influence business leaders in Delaware. If you would like to submit your inspiration, please fill out our survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/DBTInspire Chris Burkhard – president of Placers and CBI Group, Newark Favorite book: “Measure What Matters” by John Doerr. The power…

Aloysius Butler & Clark (AB&C), a full-service marketing agency that specializes in health care recruitment, this January launched a website designed to help nurse recruiters and hiring managers understand the actual costs of staffing vacancies. The website, EssentialNurses.com, allows users to input information—such as annual net operating revenue, average RN salary and the average time…