Category: News Updates

The City of Wilmington is getting a new citywide smart lighting system. The roll out begins this month with the installation of 215 LED street lights and 50 smart sensors in West Center City, North Market Street, and Baynard Boulevard. Mayor Mike Purzycki and Delmarva Power Region President Gary Stockbridge on Tuesday, July 9 together…

SoDel Concepts has announced the hiring of Jimmy Valm as brewmaster of the Thompson Island Brewing Company. The 250-seat brewpub is currently under construction next to the Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach. It’s the 12th restaurant in the hospitality group. “We’re so fortunate to have someone with Jimmy’s talent and experience…

Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the nation, has opened a new office in Newark, Delaware with 14 loan originators. The new office expands the company’s existing presence on the East Coast, including the Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Jersey markets. “It’s exciting to see such an accomplished group of…

The number of residential building permits is on the rise in Cecil County. Cecil County’s Office of Land Use and Development Services (LUDS) has already issued 160 residential building permits (which includes single family homes, apartments and townhomes) so far this year. That brings the 2019 total to 320 permits, compared to 191 the prior…

Richards, Layton & Finger, the state’s largest law firm, has elected Doneene K. Damon as president. Lisa A. Schmidt will serve as executive vice president, and Paul M. Altman will serve as senior vice president. Damon is the first woman and the first African American to serve as president of the firm. Only a handful of…

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware has submitted its annual rate filing to the Delaware Department of Insurance. This year’s request marks the first decrease after several years of substantial hikes. Highmark BCS, which is the only insurer operating in Delaware’s health care Marketplace, has proposed cutting its rate 5.8 percent for 2020. The…

National business publication Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to determine state-by-state the companies with more than 500 employees liked best by their workers. In Delaware, the top dozen included a number of nominally Delaware-based companies, but only a handful actually headquartered here. Christiana Care topped the list. Bayhealth in Dover and DowDuPont also…