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Business people: Jan. 19, 2019

Wheeler Wolfenden and Dwares promotes Corcoran Wheeler Wolfenden and Dwares, CPAs, suburban Wilmington,  announced the promotion of Kathy Corcoran, CPA from Principal to Director of the firm. Corcoran joined the firm in 2001, after graduating from the University of...

Legislators working on new marijuana legalization measure

Marijuana legalization is expected to be considered in this year's session of the General Assembly. Last year's bill fell in a few votes short in the House. The two sponsors of the bill later decided...

Blue Blaze CEO graduates from 10,000 Small Businesses program

Sandy Taccone, CEO of Blue Blaze Associates, was the only Delawarean among 30 business owners who recently graduated as the 17th cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses - Greater Philadelphia program. 10,000 Small...

M&T to assist customers affected by federal government shutdown

M&T Bank  announced it is taking the following steps to assist people affected by the partial federal shutdown, which has gone on for a record 21 years. Consumer banking & lending Impacted customers will be...

Carney makes case  for budget smoothing plan

Gov. John Carney again pledged to push for budget stabilization (smoothing)  in his State of the State address. Last year, Carney signed an executive order calling for setting aside money in good times for any...

Moody’s puts negative outlook rating on River & Bay debt after NJ governor vetoes...

The debt-rating firm, Moody’s, has placed a negative credit outlook for the Delaware River and Bay Authority after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed a toll increase. Moody’s noted that the scheduled toll increase for all...

Celebrating Chemours

Good afternoon everyone, The opening of the new headquarters of Chemours this week marked a victory tour of sorts for a company that has staged a remarkable turnaround since its launch in July of 2015. Earlier...

Mountaire offers $1 million to Selbyville in bid to quell traffic concerns

Mountaire Farms has offered $1 million in reaching a solution to traffic issues at the street leading to its plant in Selbyville. <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> At the request...

Fiserv to acquire First Data in $22 billion deal

Financial technology firms Fiserv and First Data  will combine under the Fiserv name in a $22 billion buyout. First Data has operations in Delaware on Carr Road in north Wilmington that serve the state’s massive...

Giving back: Nonprofit news in Delaware

(Send nonprofit news items to DRainey@Delawarebusnessnow.com) FAME  gets funds from Boeing for STEM program  Wilmington-based  FAME, Inc. is once again a recipient of The Boeing Company’s global giving efforts. The grant for an undisclosed amount will support...

Early voting, same day registration, presidential primary bills introduced

Legislators filed bills this week that would bring early voting, consolidate primary and presidential primary votes and bring same-day registration to Delaware were introduced this week.  “Voting is a fundamental part of our society. We should...

Equal Rights Amendment passes General Assembly

The Equal Rights Amendment is now part of the Delaware Constitution. The amendment passed the House and Senate early in the session. Voting no were a number of   downstate male Republican legislators. Opponents have argued...