Category: Business Associations

Chris Kenny, president and CEO of The Kenny Family ShopRites of Delaware, and Ben duPont, philanthropist and entrepreneur, today announced the formation of A Better Delaware, a “non-partisan grassroots organization” that will advocate for pro-growth, pro-jobs policies and greater transparency in government. “I speak with employers and workers every day who share my concern about…

Bioscience startups need support beyond the incubator stage

Over the past five years, the bioscience industry in Delaware has undergone significant changes that were both negative and positive. Earlier this decade we lost about 12% of our jobs due to business decisions by DuPont and Astra Zeneca to transfer research and development centers to other states. Jobs in the bioscience sector paid on…

Delaware 22in22, an initiative to raise awareness of and prevent soldier suicide, will recognize veteran advocate Rosely Robinson for her support of veteran causes. She will be honored sept 28 at Vet Fest on Mapleton Avenue, Town of Whitehall, Middletown.  Robinson is the founder of the Delaware chapter of A Hero’s Welcome Delaware and has…

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…