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Friday, December 15, 2017

Sixers Fieldhouse a true game-changer even without ice

Good morning everyone, One of the clichés we see every day is the term game-changer. But when it comes to the newly announced Sixers Fieldhouse on the Wilmington Riverfront, the term is a perfect description of...

Two million page views and a final note on overdose crisis

Good morning all, At some point on Monday DelawareBusinessNow.com passed the two million page view mark. The count includes a short period in 2013 up until now. In a world of mega-media websites two million page...

The scary overdose death toll over Thanksgiving

Good morning all,  Yesterday afternoon, the state reported 11 deaths over the Thanksgiving holiday period from suspected overdoses. (See story below). Delaware has seen spikes in overdoses at other times this year, often from deadly dosages...

A winner take all economy  in first quarter?

Good morning everyone, News about Delaware’s monthly unemployment rate has mainly brought yawns. In the past several months the rate has stayed uncomfortably close to 5 percent, with October’s  figure at 4.8 percent, well above the...

Counting our blessings

Good morning all, This column was to have taken a look at income gains or the lack thereof. Then came a couple of personal notes from readers praising Delaware Business Now and offering Thanksgiving wishes. It...

Anthony Stella and the Thomas Capano story

Good morning all, Like many of you, we can confess to not reading the entire tome on the Tom Capano case in the last couple of editions. Many of our readers lived through the dramatic and...

Opinion from state throws cold water on right to work ordinance for Sussex County

An advisory  opinion has cast serious doubt on whether Sussex County can pass a right to work ordinance. The Delaware State News reported a letter from the state offered the opinion that the powers...

Many details of Amazon HQ2 offer remain out of public view

To its credit,  the News Journal, tried to ferret out details of the state’s  bid for the Amazon headquarters (HQ2)  with a Freedom of Information Act request. What it got back was a document that...

Telling your story in the digital era

Good morning, Last night, I had the privilege of serving on a panel that took a look at business and technology coverage in a joint event of the PRSA (Public Relations Society of America). These days,...

Delaware First fundraising effort the right move at the right time

The University of Delaware made the right move in formally launching the $750 million Delaware First fund-raising effort. Much of the attention will be focused on the upgrade of athletic facilities that will include a...
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