Category: Hospitality

The University of Delaware and its wholly owned subsidiary 1743 Holdings LLC, are seeking letters of interest from potential partners to bring a full-service hotel to the university’s Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. According to officials, the hotel would include a restaurant and a conference facility and create a partnership with the school’s…

Woman’s place is in the restaurant business

By Kathy Canavan Meghan Lee, who debuted Heirloom in a cedar-shake mansion adjacent to Lewes’ Zwaanendael Museum in December, said she knew “the female card” would play a role in opening her farm-to-table restaurant, but it didn’t work the way she expected. What Lee thinks is key, because women now are majority owners of 25…

Recession was occasion for them to ‘take control’ By Kathy Canavan What triggered the explosion of new woman-owned restaurants in Delaware? It was a perfect-storm situation, according to Carrie Leishman, president of the Delaware Restaurant Association. • When 2008 dished up a recession, Delaware found itself with a large pool of talented unemployed and underemployed…

Center delivers care and independence at the same time By Rob Kalesse Special to Delaware Business Times As the world population climbs past 7.4 billion people and life expectancy eclipses 71 years, the same statistics continue to rise here at home. According to the Delaware Population Consortium, the First State’s elderly population (ages 60 and…

by Jeff Robinson Special to Delaware Business Times  Some of the First State’s most skilled hospitality professionals were honored at the Delaware Hotel & Lodging Association’s Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet held Feb. 26 at the Clarion Hotel near New Castle. Over 150 guests were in attendance, with awards being presented to individuals and organizations for…

The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) mentors high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. It’s now the construction industry’s fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 8,000 students annually. The program recently brought more than 60 students, 10 mentors and teachers from Delaware Vo-Tech to tour Courtyard…

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 400 guests crowded into the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building earlier this month for a chance to sample the best hospitality, food and drinks from some of Delaware’s top eateries at the fifth annual Taste of Delaware celebration. Co-hosted by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce…

The MidAtlantic Wine and Food Festival has reportedly canceled the event indefinitely as it scrambles to address outstanding debt and waning participation. According to several news outlets,including Delaware Business Daily, festival board members released a statement Monday and conceded that organizers do not have the funds to pay service providers from this year’s May event. …