Category: Business Associations

A former state legislator turned activist for sustainability from a business perspective has formed the Delaware Sustainable Business Council as a chapter of a national organization. Melanie George Smith, who founded Sustainable World Strategies after deciding not to seek re-election for her seat in House District 5, says sustainability builds on “the new conscious capitalism”…

Delaware IQ offers a hyper-focused hub for entrepreneurs

Solid research and the right connections can change the trajectory of a new business venture. But how do you hook eager investors, flesh out your business plan, and flag potential problems without spending months searching on Google and attending meet-ups? Enter Delaware IQ, a web-based platform that is streamlining research and networking efforts for entrepreneurs…

Business coalition launches “Ready in 6” initiative to streamline permitting process

Last October, the Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP), the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, and CSC sponsored an economic-development conference that included a panel with a couple of site selectors and moderated by Gov. John Carney, who told the 300-400 people in the room that Delaware was not being considered for many corporate relocations because it…

By Doneene K. Damon Some people think economic development is an impersonal, data-driven exercise but not so in Delaware. In Delaware, economic development at all levels incorporates a critical element — access. I was honored to be asked to chair Gov. John Carney’s Economic Development Transition team as he prepared for office. I crisscrossed the…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, The Partnership, Inc., on Monday, May 13 honored the 2019 Superstars in Education award winners at the Wilmington University’s Doberstein Admissions Center Auditorium. “This year we recognize three programs that aren’t just working well, but that are meeting critical needs while producing exciting results. The Superstars…

By Peter Osborne JustFoodforDogs is finalizing plans to start construction on a “human-grade commissary” in New Castle that will produce 35,000-40,000 pounds of fresh, highly nutritious dog food per day for kitchens, pantries, and stores-in-stores along the East Coast when it opens this fall. The “kitchen” will open with about 30 people at 200 Centerpoint…

By Scott Malfitano, Mark Hutton and Dan Freeman Guest Columnists This column summarizes one of the winning ideas at the Pete DuPont Freedom Foundation’s Reinventing Delaware 2018 competition in early December. This is the third in a series of articles sharing the top ideas. It’s no secret that we’ve entered an era of rapid and…

Junior Achievement of Delaware has announced the 2019 slate of Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s group will be honored on Wednesday, October 2 at the Wilmington Country Club. The 2019 inductees include: former PNC Bank Delaware Chairman, President and CEO Calvert A. Morgan, Jr; entrepreneurs Sam and Mariah Calagione of Dogfish…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and The Partnership, Inc., an education-focused affiliate, have announced the 2019 Superstars in Education award winners. The annual award honors school programs that bring an innovative approach to education and learning. The Superstars in Education Selection Committee considered nominations from public, private, magnet, charter and parochial schools from around the…