Category: News Updates

By Ken Mammarella Wilmington has launched a big initiative to share municipal data and information. The OpenGov portal, accessed with a purple link on www.WilmingtonDE.gov, “enables the public to view and download more information than ever before about city government,” according to a city release. “It serves to strengthen the public confidence in government,” Mayor…

Zip Code Wilmington has announced the appointment of Teri Quinn Gray, Ph.D. as the first female board member since the coding bootcamp launched in 2015. Gray is a global R&D operations and portfolio management leader at DuPont Transportation and Industrial and education advocate in Delaware. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Gray to our Board…

WSFS Financial Corp. has agreed to pay $85,265 to the National Flood Insurance Program as part of its efforts to address a violation of the Flood Disaster Protection Act. The bank did not have a process in place to provide timely notification of loan servicers’ identities to insurance providers when loans are transferred or sold…

Delaware Restaurant Association is hosting a new regional conference at The Queen in Wilmington on October 22, 2019 to celebrate women in the industry. Women of Hospitality is a two-day professional development conference that aims to connect and empower the next generation of women leaders. Featured presenters are coming from the across the country, including:…

The Kent County Tourism Corporation has announced the hiring of casino industry veteran Pete Bradley as the organization’s new president. Bradley had previously served on the board of directors and more recently as interim president. He started officially in his new role as of Monday, August 12. “I am thrilled to start my new position…

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays has installed the first artificial oyster reef in the state at Little Assawoman Bay off Fenwick Island. The reef is designed to restore oyster populations, create a habitat for fish and wildlife, and improve water quality in the bay. It was created using recycled oyster shells collected from…

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined two contractors for exposing contractors to fall hazards after a fatal injury at the Delaware Port of Wilmington in January 2019. Enerfab Process Solutions & Fabricated Products Inc. and Industrial Services Group Inc. face $687,619 in penalties. “Falls continue to be the…

Gov. John Carney on Wednesday, July 7 stopped by Westside Family Healthcare in Wilmington to sign two pieces of legislation that will protect and expand health care coverage for Delawareans. Senate Bill 35 codifies consumer protections of the Affordable Care Act in Delaware law, including protections for Delawareans with pre-existing conditions, the guaranteed availability of coverage,…

The Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) has released a social equity analysis of the region’s transportation system for public review. The 2019 Transportation Justice Plan examines historically disadvantaged populations within the transportation system and public planning processes, including: low-income, racial and ethnic minorities, seniors, people with disabilities, those living households without cars; and those who…

What does sustainable tech have to do with making money?

Technology may allow us to play Candy Crush while waiting in line or take slick Instagram photos of our breakfast, but it has greater possibilities than day-to-day convenience — one of them being the ability to save the environment. For business owners, this can be easy to forget. But if you think sustainability is all…