Category: Business Associations

SBA primer: Programs that can help you

By Kathy Canavan Delaware is no longer Uncle Dupie’s state. While the DuPont Co. still employs 7,000, small businesses are creating more than 5,000 jobs a year here. Half of the state’s private work force now gets paychecks from small businesses. There are 73,934 small businesses in Delaware – companies that have fewer than 500…

By Christi Milligan The mission of Junior Achievement of Delaware has always been to inject real-world business experience into the state’s educational blueprint. Last week, the organization, along with M&T Bank, honored three local professionals whose work-force development, strategic planning and innovation are models for the program’s 15,000 students. Developer Rob Buccini, co-founder of the…

Dover, Del. –– LEADelaware, the state’s agriculture and natural resources leadership program, is accepting applications for its fourth fellowship class, which will run for two years starting in January 2016. Applications must be received by Nov. 13; applicants will be notified of their selection in early December. LEADelaware is designed to help build the next…

  Eight Delaware companies or nonprofits will receive Superstars in Business Awards of Awards of Excellence from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce in November. The winners of the Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Awards are recognized for outstanding achievements and model approaches to business and management. The awards, named for one of Delaware’s…

DBT 40 Class of 2015

In a class of their own These rising stars are all unique, but see what they have in common: they accept guidance, they give back, and they set boundaries between work and life. Welcome to the DBT40 Class of 2015, a group of influential young achievers and innovators selected annually by Delaware Business Times. They…

Job Market: The need for employees with specialized skills spikes

By Kathy Canavan With Labor Day approaching, the job with the most openings posted in Delaware is tractor-trailer driver. So far this year, 3,627 tractor-trailer driver openings have been posted. Nurses are next, with 2,104 openings, according to the state’s Office of Occupational and Labor Market Information. Other jobs that need filling include various computer…

Delaware ranked third for state support of arts Delaware Arts Alliance (DAA) shared the findings of The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies’ (NASAA’s) State Arts Agency Fiscal Year 2016 Legislative Appropriations Preview report. The report shows that Delaware is third in the nation for the Per Capita State Arts Agency Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016. DAA…