Category: People

By Joyce Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times For some, the workplace is a daily grind. For others, it’s a place where fresh ideas are welcomed, on-site downtime is encouraged and community service is a valued corporate tenet. Creating a happy work environment requires more than the occasional high-five for a job well done. The…

Wilmington, Del. – Junior Achievement of Delaware, in partnership with Capital One, announced the launch of a redeveloped digital curriculum and accompanying technology for the Junior Achievement Finance Park program. The initiative will give Wilmingt on middle and high school students personal finance tools and digital skills to help them succeed in today’s technology-driven economy.…

Wilmington, Del. — M&T Bank of Delaware and Junior Achievement of Delaware will honor Welfare Foundation President Peter C. Morrow with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented at October’s Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame Reception and Induction Ceremony. Morrow is past president of the Longwood Foundation.  Under his 20-year tenure as…

By Sam Waltz “Don’t eat your seed corn” was an expression oft heard around our Illinois sharecropper’s family farm when I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. It was an everyday expression in East Central Illinois farm country and most likely, farm country anywhere. Non-farm business managers and owners may not know that expression,…

Disruptive concept could morph Delaware’s hair care industry with mini rental salons

By Kathy Canavan Just as William Levitt tipped housing with his turn key Levittown homes complete with appliances in the 1950s, Kim and Jim Provo could tip Delaware’s hairstyling industry come September. The Provos will open a suite of 24 mini hair salons on Kirkwod Highway, a complete context switch for the industry, where most…

Library and Innovation Campus aims for 2016 opening

By Christi Milligan New Castle County (NCC) officials unveiled renderings for a 41,000-foot library and innovation campus, the centerpiece of a broader effort to revitalize a struggling corridor of Route 9 in Wilmington. “This is a library of the future,” said Sophia Hanson, general manager of the NCC Department of Community Services. “We’re going to…

Eight family-owned businesses were honored Wednesday night during the first Delaware Family Business Awards dinner, sponsored by Today Media and Delaware Business Times. Family and friends attended the event held in Wilmington to honor multigenerational, family owned businesses based in Delaware. Final awards were handed out to these Delaware businesses. Small Size Business of the…

Chick-fil-A operator Mary Johnson’s former pilot and paratrooper background

By Kathy Canavan Mary Johnson’s résumé looks something like this: West Point grad, Army paratrooper, helicopter pilot, airplane pilot, battalion commander in Iraq, operator of the North Dover Chick-fil-A. If the last item seems out of place on a list of extraordinary achievements, it is not. Storied West Point accepts 9 percent of its applicants,…