Category: News Updates

Claymont, Del. — The New Castle County Chamber hosted its annual awards luncheon, and honored four of its members for their commitment to entrepreneurs, community and service. Paul and Linda McConnell were presented with the Wallace Johnson Community Service Award for their work with the Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative at the University of Delaware, which supports …

Economic growth is expected to pick up in the second quarter and through the second half of 2015, but continued financial conservatism among consumers suggests modest growth for the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group. The economy is projected to grow 2.3 percent for all of 2015—a downgrade of 0.5 percentage…

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders ramped up construction in April to the fastest pace in nearly seven-and-a-half years, hinting at newfound momentum for an economy that has struggled in recent months. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts last month increased 20.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.14 million homes. That…

Dover — More than 110 Delaware teachers will revise their lessons and teaching styles to give students more opportunities to work like scientists, part of the national development of the Next Generation Science Standards. Ninety five teachers have already participated in the program. Delaware was among 26 states that participated in the development of the Next Generation…

By Sam Waltz Delaware Business Times In an annual meeting that lasted only 45 minutes Wednesday, shareholders of the DuPont Company trumped the dreams of activist investor Nelson Peltz and his Trian Fund, turning down Peltz’ bid to elect 4 directors to the 12-member DuPont Company Board. Specific vote totals were not announced, but the…

The Brandywine Museums & Gardens Alliance (BMGA) has announced  the 2015 Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport program begins May 25. Passports provide admission to 11 of the Brandywine Valley’s cultural attractions, gardens, art museums, and historical sites from Memorial Day through Labor Day, with savings of more than $350 if all locations are visited during the 15-week season.…

The Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) will host its third annual conference Wednesday.  Titled “High Value Health Care: Are We Moving in the Right Direction?”, the event will feature regional and national healthcare leaders, including Janice Nevin of Christiana Care Health System. The GPBCH represents the employer community in Southeastern, Pennsylvania., Delaware, and Southern…