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Monday, January 24, 2022

County proved to be motivated bidder for the former Sheraton

Good afternoon New Castle County was not to be denied  when it came to the former Sheraton South hotel in the New Castle area. A release from commercial real estate broker JLL indicated that interest was...

Trending: Former New Castle hotel turned homeless center not yet taking referrals

The newly opened Hope Center at the former Sheraton South Hotel, New Castle, is not taking housing referrals at present.   New Castle County recently purchased the hotel for $19.5 million with  CARES Act funds. In...

Giving back: Perdue Farms, Habitat for Humanity, Kind to Kids

Perdue Farms, as part of its "Delivering Hope to Our Neighbors" hunger-relief initiative, has invested in a new "repack room" at the Food Bank of Delaware site south of Newark to help provide additional protein and...

Goodwill signs agreement with Port of Wilmington operator for temp jobs with the potential...

GT USA Wilmington the marine terminal owner/operator at the Port of Wilmington, entered into an agreement with Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County to provide temporary staffing services for placing up to 100 laborers,...
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Giving back: Camping Out for Coats goes virtual; Refrigerator program to cut...

Operation Warm Newport: Camping Out for Coats is going virtual this year.   Earlier this month, organizers launched the brand new campingforcoats.com website which will host information on this program and where to donate.   The campout came...

State figures indicate that 1st round of relief grants aided smaller employers

The Delaware Division of Small Business reported that its first round of DE Relief grants resulted in nearly $26 million going to nearly 750 small businesses and nonprofits.  The division released figures that indicated the...

Second chances Farm reaches deal for Philadelphia expansion

Second Chances Farm and founder Ajit Mathew George has announced an agreement with Philadelphia developer Michael Bailkin for a second location. Second Chances operates a vertical farm in Wilmington that employs ex-offenders. Bailkin, who will invest...

Giving back: Wilm. Strong awards $98,000; Nonprofit grant application window to open; Easterseals gets...

Barclays US Consumer Bank, West Side Grows Together, and Wilmington Alliance have distributed $98,000 to local businesses through The Wilmington Strong Small Business Fund. The fund was developed to support small businesses citywide that are...

Giving back: WSFS Bank, Pete duPont Foundation, AARP, Community Foundation

 WSFS Bank, the primary subsidiary of Wilmington-based  WSFS Financial Corporation, announced a $35,500 pledge from the bank and the WSFS Community Foundation to provide laptops, tablets and internet devices for students from low-to-moderate income...

Giving back: State, county nonprofit fund for nonprofits; Highmark’s $125,000 donation

Delaware Gov. John Carney and New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced a $25 million fund for nonprofits that provide services to families affected by tbe  coronavirus pandemic. Carney and Meyer were joined by leaders of Delaware...
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