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By Michael Bradley  Chris Heck was in a sound, mid-December slumber when his wife, Mary Beth, decided she needed to provide some commentary on the Sixers’ loss earlier that night in Chicago. The Bulls had overcome an eight-point deficit in the final 3:49 to win their sixth straight. It was frustrating, to be sure, and…

By Joyce Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Mike Quaranta brings more than 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors to his new role as president of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. His government experience includes a seven-year stint as the chief of staff for the U.S. House of Representatives.…

The Delaware Contractors Association (DCA) has hired outgoing state Rep. Bryon Short as its new executive vice president. Short will join DCA after a 10-year career as the 7th District Representative in the Delaware General Assembly. He announced his retirement in February. DCA formed in 1969 with the merger of two long-established construction trade groups.…

The Committee of 100 today announced that Jennifer L. Kmiec will become the new executive director, effective December 1. She will replace Paul Morrill, who is retiring after leading the Wilmington-based leadership organization for nearly a decade. The transition began two and a half years ago when Kmiec joined the organization, assuming leadership responsibilities such…

Delaware Business Times Announces the 2018 DBT40 Honorees

Delaware Business Times is pleased to announce the 2018 DBT40 Awards winners. The DBT40 event pays tribute to these ambitious professionals who are making a name for themselves through professional excellence and community involvement. The honorees represent the best in a wide range of fields such as finance, law, non-profit, hospitality, education and technology. The…

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Delaware’s longest-serving state representative may be stepping down from her 3rd District seat this year, but Democrat Helene Keeley is adamant that she won’t be walking away from public service or community involvement. In addition to her legislative role, she is the community relations coordinator for…

The Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on identifying innovative entrepreneurial ideas, has hired Stephen Sye as executive director, effective July 30. “Stephen has a wealth of knowledge and experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. His leadership skills and enthusiasm for the entrepreneurial community of Delaware were a perfect match…

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Dr. Dan Young admittedly eats, breathes and sleeps marketing. While he used to channel that energy in a corporate setting, he decided to prioritize academia after listening to a TEDx talk by Sir Ken Robinson. The topic: Do schools kill creativity? “I wanted to be a…