Category: News Updates

An Ursuline eighth grader hopes she has the Hot Gift for the holidays. Based on more than 300 advance orders, she may be right. Addie Blaskovitz-Hurst has created a company – with some guidance here and there from her financial adviser dad – that sells bracelets made of bone, gemstones, horn, copper, and woods through…

Future agendas for the Delaware Health Resources Board, which regulates the number of beds in hospitals and nursing homes and essentially prevents excessive purchasing of expensive equipment, are expected to include: A request by Newark-based Exceptional Care for Children (ECC) to construct a 22-bed skilled nursing building called the “Bridge Unit” at a cost of…

Doug Gramiak, chief of staff for Gov. John Carney, is heading back to the private sector next month. The law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has announced the addition of Gramiak as senior government relations director in the firm’s Wilmington office, effective Nov. 1, 2019. “Doug is well respected in Delaware, and he will…

Delaware First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney has joined the Delaware Readiness Teams, a statewide initiative of volunteer based teams that strengthens communities at a local level, to kick off Delaware’s second statewide kindergarten registration campaign on October 18 at the Dover Public Library. Following the launch event, the Delaware Readiness Teams will host over 20 events…

A new federal grant will allow Delaware to expand supports for children who have experienced academic, social, and behavioral health challenges as a result of exposure to trauma and toxic stress. Gov. John Carney announced on Monday that Delaware will receive almost $7.5 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education’s Trauma Recovery…

For University of Delaware’s Disability Mentoring Day on October 16, nearly two dozen students with disabilities will participate in career-building experiences throughout New Castle County. “The opportunity that Disability Mentoring Day provides these students to experience possible career paths and explore beyond a classroom is incredibly valuable,” said Gov. John Carney. “As the students consider…

Giant Food on October 14 announced the refresh of its home delivery service brand, formerly known as Peapod by Giant. The new name is Giant Delivers and is a part of Giant Food’s “The Little Things Are Giant” platform, which seeks to make buying groceries less time-consuming for customers through a suite of technology services…

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro has announced another drop in workers’ compensation insurance rates, effective December 1, continuing a three-year downward trend. “I am delighted to approve a decrease in workers’ compensation rates in Delaware for the third year in a row,” said Navarro. “These continued decreases mean significant savings for Delaware businesses both large…

The Delaware Department of State has received a State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) award from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the fifth year in a row. The award this year totals $268,096 and will go toward assisting small companies develop overseas markets. Export Delaware, a division of the Delaware Department of State, will…

By John Stapleford  As an economist, seeing the slow growth in jobs, wages and personal income in Delaware, it is baffling to see the legislature focus on such things as plastic bags, dogs in restaurants, and transgender bathrooms. How can our legislators be so out of touch with the bread–and–butter issues faced by so many Delaware citizens? …