Month: May 2019

Wilmington-based Richards, Layton & Finger has ranked in a leading directory U.S. law firms. The Legal 500 United States named Richards, Layton & Finger as a leading law firm in three categories: M&A litigation, M&A middle-market transactions, and M&A/corporate Delaware counsel. Firm directors Gregory Varallo and Gregory Williams earned the Leading Lawyer ranking in M&A litigation.…

By Eric Ruth Ever since the world took a collective belly flop into the still-fragrant swamp of the Great Recession, most of us have become accustomed to doing more with less (except, of course, the rats who skunked us in the first place). Most others faced a new fiscal reality: Households tightened their belts. Businesses…

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) closed the Al O. Plant (Northeast Boulevard) Bridge on May 31 and anticipates repair to be completed in three months by Monday, August 26. The bridge crosses the Brandywine River at the intersection of Northeast Boulevard, East 12th Street and North Church Street. DelDOT will keep a sidewalk on…

Marijuana, taxes and roads: 5 bills Delaware’s businesses are watching

By Dan Linehan As the General Assembly enters this session’s final month, business interests across Delaware are challenging some bills and cheering for others. We asked chambers of commerce which bills they’re tracking and what they think about them. Marijuana legalization The largest dot on businesses’ radar screens may be a bill to legalize the…

The Cecil County Arts Council is partnering with local farms to launch a craft and food market at 135 E. Main Street in Elkton, Maryland. The collaboration is being called ‘The Market at 135’ and is now open to the public. Cecil County farms, including Luff Family Farms, Chesapeake Gold Farms, Rumbleway Farm, Stafford Angus,…

Delaware College of Art and Design and community partner NextFab recently co-hosted a visit from representatives of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY). HKETONY director Joanne Chu and deputy director Erica Lam met with DCAD President Jean Dahlgren, Dean Katy Ro, admissions director Jane B. Campbell, assistant admissions director Randle Reed…

The Longwood Foundation has awarded $400,000 to the National Council on Agricultural Life and Labor Research Fund, Inc. (NCALL) for the development of the new commercial space in downtown Dover. The three-story multi-purpose building is located on the corner of West Division Street and North New Street. Demolition has already begun and construction is set…

Cinnaire, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), has received a $55 million New Markets Tax Credit award from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s CDFI Fund. The tax credit goes to investments made in businesses or development projects in census tracts where the individual property rate is at least 20 percent or where the median family…