Month: August 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) has awarded $750,000 in federal grants to Bayhealth and Beebe Medical Centers to develop rural residency programs. Due to a national shortage of primary care doctors, the federal government has invested in developing residency programs in neglected rural areas. In Delaware, the number of full-time primary…

The Delaware Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit has indicted three individuals charged with committing home improvement frauds targeting older Delawareans. Isaac K. Lovell, 44, of Bear was indicted on July 8, 2019 on charges including Racketeering, Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering, Home Improvement Fraud, and Theft Greater than $100,000. The indictment alleges that Lovell utilized…

DuPont has announced a fresh set of commitments to using fewer polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) more safely. The chemical giant says the commitments reflect higher standards of sustainability and environmental and chemical stewardship. PFAS are a group of chemicals that includes perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), GenX, and other chemicals. They have been used by…

OneMagnify, a global marketing company, has announced that its Delaware office is moving into a 14,000-square-foot office space along the Wilmington Riverfront. All 50 employees move to 322 A Street near the Wilmington Rowing Center and the Walnut Street Bridge. The Delaware office, which specializes in brand and creative strategy, services clients in the region’s…

WSFS Financial Corporation has successfully rebranded and converted all Beneficial Bank accounts into WSFS Bank accounts. That gives former Beneficial customers access to 500 ATMs and 90 retail banking offices across Delaware, Philadelphia, southeastern Pennsylvania, and southern New Jersey. “This integration and rebranding effort caps a year-long process to thoughtfully combine the two longest-standing community…

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $103,500 in grants to six Delaware farms and agricultural businesses to help reduce energy costs. “Lowering energy costs helps rural businesses improve their bottom line and create jobs,” Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Bette Brand said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is committed…

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is expanding its footprint into the Deep South through a partnership with Capital Distributing that will bring a full lineup of craft beers to customers in Mississippi. The products will hit shelves in early September, bringing the Delaware-based company’s total distribution network to 45 states. In addition to offering new beers,…

By Patrick Jackson DOVER – People seeking treatment for substance abuse will soon have more options under a state program that launched this month. Federal officials approved a waiver allowing the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to use a mix of Medicaid and state funding to provide bed space at four treatment…

“We’re working hard to make sure that all Delawareans have the opportunity to succeed and share in our state’s economic progress,” said Governor Carney. “This year’s Construction Career Expo will help connect Delawareans with meaningful career opportunities in construction fields, which have historically provided paths into the middle class for thousands of Delaware workers and…

Joe Conaway Guest Columnist The Sussex Economic Development Action Committee (SEDAC) is cooperating with a new group called “Ready in 6,” whose main focus is to reduce the time that it takes to get approvals for economic development projects throughout Delaware to just six months. This group was developed out of a conference sponsored by…