A big thank you for supporting our oasis in a news desert

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In our burgeoning archives are stories and blog entries dating back to 2010, although the bulk of the content dates from 2014, a couple of years after my “dead tree” business journalism career ended.

An early blog post took a look at the collapse and purchase of the remains of Wilmington Trust. 

The stories compiled over the years chronicle a rapidly changing Delaware area business environment, minus a paywall.

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While the Delaware Business Now website received a needed design refresh, our search and archive features were not available for a time. Both returned this week. You can find the feature on our home page, which comes with the familiar magnifying glass icon.

Our archive link has been updated and can be searched by year. Here is the web address for the most recent posts – https://delawarebusinessnow.com/2022/. To search for back stories, simply change the year in the web address.

You can also check out our media kit. For newsletter readers, this link is located toward the bottom of the page.

Advertising revenue and support from subscribers allow us to maintain the archive as well as continue our coverage of business news. Also, a source of revenue are sometimes irritating network ads. We do our best to screen out annoying content even when it affects revenue.

We can’t take digital archives for granted, and archiving remains in the microfiche world. Sadly, it appears that older stories generated by TownSquare Delaware are no longer available under new ownership. 

On a happier note, it is time to acknowledge some of the individuals who helped Delaware Business Now get to this point.

They include:

  •  – Brian Selander, who championed social media during his time in Gov. Jack Markell’s administration and suggested a business blog during the recession of 2010.
  • – Dave Burris, a Sussex County entrepreneur and the owner of a sea salt company set up a website to replace my clunky home-built version.
  • – Phil Hagen, a Sussex County information technology specialist and internet service provider for many years who archived previous posts.
  • – Two long-time supporters are Courtyard by Marriott UD Managing Director Bill Sullivan, who backed this venture from the outset, and Harvey Hanna and Associates.
  • – Two valued advisors who have passed away were marketing consultant Phil Wescott and economist John Stapleford.
  • – The LION independent publishers group that provided inspiration and ideas.
  • – Our web design firm, Web Publisher Pro for guiding us in spotting opportunities as traffic increased over the years.
  • – Former co-worker and California marketing communications agency co-owner Paul Wilke who helped me stay up to date on technology.
  • – Most of all, my wife Sharon provided advice, counsel, and copy editing.

Many others have supported us through advertising, advice, constructive criticism, and encouragement.

You have allowed this venture to make a modest difference in an emerging “news desert” in Delaware. – Doug Rainey, chief content officer.

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