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Updated: Delaware sees a $4 million investment in local news as print reporting resources dwindle

By Andrew Sharp Sharp is a Delaware-based freelance reporter. The Delaware Journalism Collaborative, of which Delaware Business Now is a member, supports Sharp's reporting. To say the newspaper business is struggling is a bit like remarking that Republicans and Democrats don’t always get along.  Both are obvious, but you might not realize they may also be connected — there’s evidence that your...

Ceremony, day of service mark opening of Food Bank’s Milford center

The Food Bank of Delaware marked the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by cutting the ribbon on its new 70,000-square-foot site in Milford. The Monday ceremony marked the end of a nearly three-year project to build a new facility to enhance services to residents of Kent and Sussex counties. After the ribbon was cut, Perdue Chicken delivered...

ChristianaCare invests $1 million in nonprofits working to improve health

Photo of Brad Dunn of Good Neighbors Home Repair. ChristianaCare is investing $1 million in local nonprofit organizations to improve health for communities in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The funding was given to 19 nonprofits through ChristianaCare’s Community Investment Fund. The fund supports partnerships to build the collective capacity of communities to address social, behavioral and environmental factors that impact...

Giving back: Do More 24 registration, Courtyard Newark, M&T, DART’s Stuff the Bus, Mountaire’s Thanksgiving for Thousands

Delaware Transit Corporation announced that DART's 26th annual "Stuff The Bus" Thanksgiving Food Drive collected 10.5 tons (21,000 pounds) of food. The week-long food drive took place from Nov. 6 to 11 at the Safeway stores in Rehoboth and Dover, Milford Walmart, Rodney Square in Wilmington, and the ShopRite stores at Chestnut Hill Plaza, First State Plaza, Brandywine...

Flags for Heroes ceremony in Newark

The Newark Morning Rotary Club held a ceremony at the Newark Reservoir Sunday to commemorate its Flags for Heroes program. The flags honor veterans as well as First Responders and other everyday heroes. Proceeds from sponsorships and flag sales go to nonprofits that serve veterans. At the event, Morning Rotary member, retired Army Reservist and University of Delaware nursing professor Evelyn...

Operation Warm fund-raising campout coming on Nov. 17

The Delaware KIDS Fund will host the 7th Annual“Operation Warm Newport: Delaware KIDS Fund Camping Out for Coats” on Friday, November 17th. Members of The Delaware KIDS Fund, Harvey, Hanna & Associates, local business and community leaders will pitch tents to camp out in a field located at 10 S. James Street or camp out remotely from home to help create awareness for the...

Personnel file: Oct. 23, 2023

(Send your personnel announcements to drainey@delawarebusinessnow.com) Reybold names CFO Reybold Group, Bear, a company specializing in residential communities, commercial and coworking spaces, and self-storage properties, announced the appointment of Gerard Herr as its Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.   Herr will oversee all financial operations, including accounting, treasury, financial planning, and analysis. Herr brings over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting...

Guest view: How a legacy fund can help you make a difference for the cause you care about 

By Mike DiPaolo and Joanne McGeoch The idea of leaving a legacy is part of being human. Our earliest ancestors left their marks on cave walls; Neil Armstrong left his on the moon. We all have a desire to be remembered and to make an impact that will outlast our lifetimes.   For many, we do this through our family, teaching...

Restaurant Association’s Cornerstone winners announced

The Delaware Restaurant Association (DRA) will host the 21st Annual Restaurant Industry Cornerstone Awards on Monday, October 23 at the Lighthouse Cove Events Center in Dewey Beach. Nicola Pizza and the Caggiano Family will receive the Cornerstone Award for their contributions to the industry for over 52 years of business, while partners Sean Corea, Tom Little, and Tim Bartley will be awarded Restaurateurs...

Body Empowerment wins Great Dames pitch competition

 Great Dames Inc. announced the winner of its pitch competition during a celebration event at the Delaware Art Museum on Thursday. Body Empowerment Project scored the winner's package for a nonprofit of its size, including a business mentor, a business services portfolio, and a $5,000 cash award. Established in 2021, the nonprofit helps empower youth to find body acceptance and self-worth. Co-founder Christina...

West End entrepreneurship program goes countywide

The West End Neighborhood House Launcher Entrepreneurship Program is expanding the program through a new partnership. The program from the Wilmington nonprofit offers training, mentoring, and resources for aspiring entrepreneurs, especially those from low-income backgrounds. The program has trained 792 entrepreneurs, led to the formation or expansion of 256 businesses, and added or retained 483 jobs. West End is...

Blood Bank of declares emergency after low number of donations during summer

The Blood Bank of Delmarva declared a blood emergency following a summer of low donor turnout as well as the increased need for blood as a result of summer activities. Contributing to the shortage was the recent Labor Day holiday, back-to-school activities, and a 50% decrease in youth donors since 2019. The region’s blood supply is well below...

Boys and Girls Club mobile studio is ‘jammin’

The Boys and Girls Club of Delaware rolled out the Maverick remote music studio on Thursday. The studio, a tricked out former school bus, is aimed at reaching members of more than 40 clubs statewide and includes a podcast area. The studio builds on a successful program at the Greater Newark club in Bear that caters to teens’ interests, and is...

Faithful Friends opens new headquarters in New Castle

Faithful Friends Animal Society, this week marked the opening of its new headquarters at 165 Airport Road, New Castle. The center is behind the former Department of Motor Vehicles service site that now houses the Colonial School District transportation center. The organization had been based in an industrial area on Germay Drive, near Wilmington. The new facility will provide Faithful Friends...

Community Foundation gets Bezos Earth Fund grant for green spaces in underserved neighborhoods in Wilmington area

The Delaware Community Foundation received a $500,000 grant from the Bezos Earth Fund to support "urban greening" in the Wilmington area. Greening America’s Cities initiative is a new $400 million commitment to create more equitable access to green spaces in underserved U.S. communities. “We are so grateful to receive this funding and are honored to work with such...
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