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By Michael J Mika Family businesses play an important role in the social and business fabric of Delaware. And the finalists in this year’s Family Owned Business Awards competition prove that fact. They represent a variety of business segments—from business and residential services to high tech and restaurants. As we reviewed the nominations, we discovered…

By Lynn Ritter Guest Columnist When you think of Delaware businesses, some of the big corporations probably come to mind first. Reflect on it for a minute, get past the huge names, and the next businesses that come to mind probably include many local, family-owned businesses. Chances are high that you know someone who either…

By Kathy Canavan Jim Collins, the author of “Good to Great” and other business bestsellers, does only occasional speaking appearances now, but Thère du Pont and Chris Grundner persuaded him to come to Wilmington on June 15. Collins will be the keynote speaker at the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement’s (DANA) annual conference titled “Making…

  DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware residents gathered at the state capitol Thursday to pay their respects to former Attorney General Beau Biden. Biden, eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, died of brain cancer Saturday at age 46. Beau Biden lay in honor in the state Senate chamber following a procession from Wilmington to…

By Frank Iacono Guest Columnist In today’s current economic climate, most companies are operating under intense pressure and heightened scrutiny to increase revenue and grow profitability, in many cases with a reduced budget and staff. What if there were a proven marketing strategy they could deploy to build their business, year in and year out,…

By Martin P. Hagerman Guest Columnist I appreciate the recent article in the Delaware Business Times about the investments being made in Wilmington’s Central Business District. Your headline referenced a tipping point — and I think that is a very appropriate description of what is happening in Downtown Wilmington. Malcolm Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point,…

By Nic DeCaire Guest Columnist When I imagine a “BOSS,” I think of someone in a leather chair behind a desk filled with papers, phones and computer monitors. They bark orders from inside their office and hit a button on their phone to yell at their assistant for coffee. When I picture a “LEADER,” I…