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Preston Automotive adds body shop in Dover

Preston Automotive Group expanded its body shop footprint by acquiring Shift Collision, Dover. The shop will now be known as Preston Auto Body of Dover. Preston Auto Body of Dover will relocate to...

Delaware tied for 28th in business establishment growth

A recent survey showed Delaware ranking in the middle of the pack in terms of the rate of increase in business establishments. Digital marketing site DesignRush analyzed data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to find the change in the number of business...

My take: Incyte’s 5-year expansion journey ended in Wilmington

Incyte’s decision to move headquarters and sales operations to the former MBNA/Bank of America Bracebridge complex in downtown Wilmington marked the end of a difficult five-year-long expansion effort. Paula J. Swain,  executive vice president of  Human Resources...

‘Major surgery’ – Outcry erupts over Delaware corporate law bill

(Spotlight Delaware is a community-powered, collaborative, nonprofit newsroom covering the First State. Learn more at spotlightdelaware.org)  By  Karl Baker A bill in Dover that could change the rules around who has ultimate control of some of the...

Delaware to receive $4.9 million from Johnson & Johnson talc settlement

Delaware will receive $4.9 million of a $700 million nationwide settlement over marketing of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and body powder products that contained talc. The consent judgment filed in this lawsuit addresses...

New Greenhill Middletown car wash location opens

Greenhill Car Wash opened its Middletown Express location this month following an extensive renovation and expansion. The renovated site at 299 East Main Street in Middletown now includes a new Belanger express tunnel with...

Founder of AI software company that filed for Chapter 11 in Delaware facing securities...

The founder  of an artificial intelligence software company that  filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware is facing securities and wire fraud charges in New York state. Ilit Raz,  founder and former CEO  of Joonko Diversity, Inc. is accused...

Solenis acquires liquid chemical pack maker

 Solenis, a global producer of specialty chemicals headquartered near Wilmington, has acquired Aqua ChemPacs, LLC, for an undisclosed sum.Headquartered in Huntingdon Valley, PA, Aqua ChemPacs is a manufacturer of pre-portioned, concentrated liquid chemical packs...

My take: Amtrak’s on a roll but will it last?

The government-owned passenger railroad's most recent April ridership report showed an overall increase in boardings. This is good news for Delaware, which has hundreds of Amtrak employees. Amtrak's recovery is outpacing mass transit systems like SEPTA, which...

My take: Offshore wind meetings with towns shouldn’t be hidden

In their efforts to bring offshore wind electrical cables ashore in Delaware, US Wind and coastal towns erred in keeping discussions low-key. US Wind is moving forward with plans to build a wind farm off...

Empire Wine & Spirits opens 2nd store in Frederica

Empire Wine & Spirits held a grand opening for a new location at the Asbury Square center in Frederica, a community south of Dover.It's Empire Wine & Spirits' second location and marks the continuing...

Ordinances aim to bolster gun shop security, bar firearms from NC County government buildings

New Castle County Council members are sponsoring ordinances that would restrict the locations of new gun shops and require more protection against break-ins. This comes after an individual used a stolen truck to ram a...

Federal report doesn’t see significant issues with proposed wind lease areas off Delmarva coast

A  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management report showed no major issues related to proposed offshore wind leasing areas off the coast of Delaware and nearby states. The final Environmental Assessment considered possible issues from issuing...

Delaware gas prices continue their slow decline

Delaware gas prices have continued their gradual decline, which began around Memorial Day. The price at the pump has dropped a nickel over the past week in the First State and about seven cents...

Personnel File: June 11, 2024

(Send personnel items to drainey@delawarebusinessnow.com) Hostetter named Chemours CFO   The Chemours Company announced the appointment of Shane Hostetter as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1.  As CFO, Shane will lead Finance, Investor Relations, Corporate Development, Strategy, and Enterprise Risk...

Newark man charged for illegal weed sales at Wilmington smoke shop

This week, Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement officers arrested a Newark in connection with illegal marijuana sales at the Let’s Smoke Shop in Wilmington. DATE officers began an investigation after receiving...

City of Wilmington honors Carvertise co-founder

This week, the City of Wilmington honored Carvertise Co-Founder Greg Star for continuing to make a positive impact on the city as he recovers from a rare form of brain cancer. The company is based on...

My take: The state’s response to the ‘conflated’ jobless insurance situation

In a couple of recent columns, I called for breathing some fresh air into the state Labor Department. It came after a critical report from the State Auditor's office and was followed by news...

Delaware College of Art & Design closure sped up by FAFSA debacle

By  Jacob Owens  (Spotlight Delaware is a community-powered, collaborative, nonprofit newsroom covering the First State. Learn more at spotlightdelaware.org)   For 27 years, the Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) has helped generations of local artists strengthen...

Avelo flies to the top in airline reliability ratings

Avelo Airlines continues to rank either first or second  in  reliability ratings. In May, the airline ranked #1 in on-time performance and delivered the lowest flight cancellation rate in the industry – the second straight...
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