Category: News Updates

Del. statehouse staff to attempt to unionize

DOVER – While the capitol is used to some issues flaring up on the opening day of the annual legislative session, it’s rare that one would come from inside the statehouse – but that’s exactly what happened Tuesday, Jan. 14. Just hours before the second half of the 150th General Assembly was gaveled back into…

New York-based biopharm co. to move to Del.

WILMINGTON – A small New York-based biopharmaceutical maker is planning to move its operations to Delaware this spring, according to a federal filing. Biospecifics Technologies Corp., which is currently based in Long Island, New York, filed an 8-K form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 6 notifying authorities that it planned to…

ChristianaCare partners with GoHealth on medical aid units

WILMINGTON – ChristianaCare announced Friday, Jan. 10, that it was partnering with GoHealth Urgent Care, which will take over operations at its five medical aid units and open new locations throughout Delaware and the surrounding region. GoHealth is a 7-year-old, Atlanta-headquartered network of urgent care centers that partners with large health care systems across the…

Pete DuPont Foundation names Reinventing Delaware finalists

Four organizations with very different ideas for creating jobs, economic impact, and visibility for Delaware have been selected as finalists for the Reinventing Delaware process sponsored by the Pete du Pont Freedom Foundatio

Investors buy Dover medical center for $36M

DOVER – A joint venture of investors has acquired the Eden Hill Medical Center for more than $36 million, according to county land records. The Class A, three-story medical office building at 200 Banning St. was purchased Oct. 31 by a venture that includes MedProperties Realty Advisors LLC, Capital Security Advisors and Physicians Realty Trust.…

Pepper Hamilton to merge with Atlanta-based firm

PHILADELPHIA – Pepper Hamilton, which has a Wilmington office, has agreed to merge with Atlanta-based Troutman Sanders effective April 1, the firms announced Thursday, Jan. 9. The new firm will be known as Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, or Troutman Pepper in short, and boast a combined 1,100 attorneys in 23 offices nationwide. The merging…

Ernest & Scott Taproom to close, reopen as duckpin hall Wilma’s

WILMINGTON – Ernest & Scott Taproom will close Friday, Jan. 10, and reopen in the fall as a new recreation hall known as Wilma’s, featuring a duckpin bowling alley and pinball arcade. The changes were announced Wednesday, Jan. 8, by Wilmington-based real estate developer and management firm Buccini/Pollin Group, which owns the nearly 100-year-old former…

Buccini/Pollin to build $200M Pittsburgh office tower

PITTSBURGH – The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG), a Wilmington-based real estate development and management company, announced plans Tuesday, Jan. 7, to build a roughly 40-story office tower on the former site of the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. BPG has been branching out from its Wilmington home in recent years as it looks for investment and development opportunities…

And the 2020 Josiah Marvel Cup goes to … Gerret and Tatiana Copeland

WILMINGTON – Well-known Delaware philanthropists Gerret and Tatiana Copeland were named the recipients of the prestigious Josiah Marvel Cup Award at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s 183rd annual dinner Monday, Jan. 6, in front of more than 1,000 business leaders, elected officials, and state dignitaries. The Copelands were recognized for their contribution to the…