Category: News Updates

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2016 National Small Business Week Awards, including Small Business Person of the Year. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses. “National Small Business Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact these entrepreneurial spirits have on…

Dover, Del. — Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart announced that the Department of Insurance (DOI) has posted three actuarial reports evaluating proposed 2016 workers’ compensation rates to the DOI website. Milliman, Inc. and INS Consultants, Inc., two independent actuaries engaged by the Department of Insurance, and AIS Risk Consultants, a third independent actuary working for…

  WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Dover businessman has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy in an ongoing criminal investigation into the lending practices and collapse of Wilmington Trust bank. Fifty-two-year-old Salvatore Leone was sentenced Tuesday, two years after pleading guilty and agreeing to cooperate…

The Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) will sponsor the Governor’s Entrepreneurial & Small Business Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Chase Center. Designed to provide Delaware entrepreneurs, innovators and small businesses with essential resources, partners and trending educational topics critical to success, the conference will feature guest speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Keynote…

U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative John Carney will host a pair of job fairs this fall — one geared specifically toward the holiday staffing needs of retailers at the Christiana Mall and the other for those seeking for long-term career opportunities. The delegation will also host a free public job…

Dover, Del. –– LEADelaware, the state’s agriculture and natural resources leadership program, is accepting applications for its fourth fellowship class, which will run for two years starting in January 2016. Applications must be received by Nov. 13; applicants will be notified of their selection in early December. LEADelaware is designed to help build the next…

Families that cannot take advantage of the Delaware Weatherization Assistance Program because their home is not sound enough to qualify will now be helped through a partnership between Delaware’s Sustainable Energy Utility [DESEU] and Catholic Charities, Inc. The DESEU will provide $700,000 in funding for the Pre-Weatherization Assistance Program. Catholic Charities will administer the program…

Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. and M&T Bank Corporation announced that M&T has received regulatory approval from the Federal Reserve to complete the merger with Hudson City. The transaction is expected to be completed on or about Nov. 1, pending approval by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the satisfaction of customary closing…