Category: People

Foster Friess’ new strategy to find America’s political middle

Left-Right ~ Left-Right ~ Forward March. That’s a drill known – and fondly remembered by millions of Americans who have volunteered to serve their country in military service. Foster Friess, one of Delaware’s best –known entrepreneurs, is repurposing that drill to bridge the increasingly harsh partisan divide in American politics and to find the political…

By Kathy Canavan The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce awarded its highest honor to a nationally recognized healthcare pioneer known locally as Dr. Bob. Dr. Robert Laskowski, who retired as CEO of Christiana Care Health System in September, received the Josiah Marvel Cup at the chamber’s annual dinner last week. The award, named for a…

By Christi Milligan When company accountants cornered Michelle Freeman following her husband’s sudden death in a 2006 plane accident, they offered her two options:  Sell the company and live comfortably for the rest of her life, or take the reins and turn it around.  She took the reins. In the eight years since, she’s successfully…

By Christi Milligan Thirty years ago, Janet Killian didn’t have it easy.  Jumping into a male-dominated industry where contacts were long established and newbies weren’t welcome left the janitorial business owner discouraged—and determined. Killian, founder and president of Gemini Janitorial Services & Supplies, was named 2014 Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year at the 24th Annual…