Month: March 2019

Update: Hen Hatch fills out its bracket with three more finalists

Three teams made up of UD faculty, staff, and alumni were selected Friday afternoon to advance to the April 30 finals of the University of Delaware’s 2019 Hen Hatch startup funding competition.. More than 70 teams from all seven UD colleges submitted applications for one of the mid-Atlantic’s largest venture competitions. Winners are awarded $100,000 in…

The Human Rights Coalition (HRC) has released its annual ranking of companies looking at LGBTQ friendly policies. The 2018 Corporate Equality Index designated 571 companies as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” Six made the list in Delaware, including TD Bank, Navient, Sallie Mae, DuPont, Chemours and AstraZeneca. HRC bases their ranking on whether…

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has assessed a $246,739 penalty on Croda, Inc., a chemical manufacturer based at the Atlas Point facility in New Castle. The manufacturing facility released a plume of toxic gas (ethylene oxide) into the air on November 25, 2018, temporarily shutting down the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The release…

DECO has announced the names of eight of the chef-tenants to occupy the downtown Wilmington food hall under construction on the ground floor of the Dupont Building. The line-up includes: Spark’d, a creative pastry shop specializing in all-day baked goods, coffee and special-occasion cakes Connie’s Chicken & Waffles, a Baltimore favorite that is thrilled to expand…

State’s fiber investments bring speed, reliability and recognition

By Dan Linehan l Contributing Writer Inside downtown Wilmington’s office towers, fiber-optic cables carry data at nearly the speed of light on strands of glass the width of a human hair. It’s the gold standard in connectivity. Two Wilmington buildings, 1201 and 1313 N. Market St., recently became the first in the state to be certified…

Concord Mall Barnes & Noble moving to Concord Square ‘prototype store’ this July

Barnes & Noble (B&N) will apparently introduce its new “prototype” store in Delaware this July when it closes its Concord Mall location and moves less than a mile away to about half the space in Concord Square Shopping Center. The new location is in space that once housed now-defunct bookseller Borders. A B&N spokesman would…