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Federation of Independent Business makes case for Small Business Saturday

  The National Federation of Independent Business is asking consumers to visit their local small businesses this Saturday.  “Traditionally, the holiday shopping season has kicked off with Black Friday, but we are encouraged each year by...
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UD students get look at hotel of the future

The University of Delaware Department of Hospitality Business Management recently got a preview of Marriott’s plans to integrate the Internet of Things into hotel rooms. Karim Khalifa, senior vice president, Global Design, Marriott International, shared...

Shop Small Marketplace coming to Delaware Contemporary on Saturday

Local small business owners are teaming up for  Shop Small Saturday with the "Shop Small Marketplace"   from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 25, at The Delaware Contemporary on the Wilmington Riverfront. The event...

Former DuPont business Axalta confirms talks with Japanese company

Axalta Coating Systems a  global paint and coatings company sold by DuPont,  confirmed it is in talks with a Japanese paint company. “Axalta today confirmed that it is engaged in discussions with Nippon Paint regarding...

State says it works with Feds to keep an eye on LLCs used in...

The Director of the Delaware Division of Corporations is working to identify corporate shell entities tied to illegal activity, such as money laundering. Delaware LLCs have been mentioned in  coverage of drug cartels and most...

Terminix fined $9.2 million in pesticide poisoning of Delaware family

Terminix International and affiliates were sentenced for violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act in the U.S. Virgin Islands,  according to the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency.  The pest control...

Chesapeake employees pitch in to provide Thanksgiving meals

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation employees partnered with Delaware and Maryland food banks to help provide Thanksgiving meals for families in need. In addition, employees from the company’s propane distribution subsidiary, Sharp Energy, partnered with DART (Delaware...

Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race (ProPublica)

In February, Facebook said it would step up enforcement of its prohibition against discrimination in advertising for housing, employment or credit. But our tests showed a significant lapse in the company’s monitoring of the rental...

Beebe Healthcare names construction, architectural and engineering partners

Beebe Healthcare  has selected the construction, design and engineering firms for its expansion and renovation project According to a release, Beebe will be using an Integrated Project Design (IPD) approach with its expansion plans. Under...

Bob Johnson’s Computer Stuff wins innovation award

 Bob Johnson’s Computer Stuff, Smyrna, announced that its online store was awarded the “Best Customer Experience” in the 2017 BigCommerce Innovation Awards, an annual contest recognizing the best in e-commerce innovation. Presented by BigCommerce,  an e-commerce platform...

DSU-UD neuroscience center gets $10.6 million in federal funding

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research $10.9 million over five years. It's the largest grant in Delaware State University history. This grant allows the  Center of Biomedical...

Business people: Nov. 22, 2017

  Nemours names center director Nemours welcomed Diane Treadwell-Deering, MD, as Director of the Swank Autism Center at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.  In this role, Treadwell-Deering, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, will oversee...