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Man arrested in connection with home improvement fraud case in Hockessin

New Castle County Police have arrested a man in connection with charges of home improvement fraud. Police launched an investigation earlier this year  after a 62-year-old resident of the Pierson's Ridge Development in Hockessin said a man took money for several large landscaping projects. Several of the projects were not completed and materials were purchased  without being delivered. Arrested earlier this...

Personnel file: Sept. 22, 2022

AB&C CEO retiring with Pomeroy named successor Aloysius Butler & Clark (AB&C)  announced that CEO Tom McGivney will be retiring on Sept. 30. In addition, AB&C is implementing several leadership changes as part of the transition.Effective Oct. 1,  Paul Pomeroy, AB&C’s current president, will assume the role of CEO and be responsible for revenue, strategic growth and long-range business planning. Linda Shopa,...

Former Grand Funk frontman Farner to headline Delaware Vet Fest

Mark Farner, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, will be performing at Vet Fest on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Town of Whitehall, 801 Mapleton Avenue, outside Middletown Local band Club Phred will back up Farner. According to event organizer Brian DiSabatino, CEO of EDiS Co., Wilmington, about 22 veterans and one active-duty...

Dining notes update: CS Brazilian to open Saturday in mall area: Updates on Rosenfield’s, Grotto Pizza, Summer House, Bonchon

CS Brazilian Steakhouse is slated to open Saturday near Christiana Mall. The dining spot moved from a location in the Newark Shopping Center to the long-vacant former Don Pablo's near the mall. CS will open at 11 a.m. each day. It will be interesting to see if a lunch menu emerges. Over the years, CS (the full name is...

Integrity Staffing makes contributions totaling $25,000 to nonprofits in marking its 25th anniversary

Integrity Staffing Solutions announced that in honor of the 25th anniversary of its founding, the company is supporting nonprofits making an impact in many of the communities where the firm's staff and associates live and work. Integrity is based near Newark. According to a release, Integrity Staffing Solutions' CEO, Todd Bavol co-founded the company in 1997 to address...

WSFS adds to lead in bank market share

An analysis of an annual report from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. shows Wilmington-based WSFS Bank extending its Delaware market share lead over M&T Bank. WSFS now has a 23% market share, based on deposits from "full service" banks. According to FDIC reports, WSFS moved ahead of M&T in 2019, about a decade after the Buffalo-based financial institution acquired...

Delaware gets nearly $76 million in federal clean water funding

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $75.8 million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to Delaware for water infrastructure improvements.   EPA awarded seven grants to Delaware for infrastructure projects in local communities that protect public health and restore water quality. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) allocates more than $50 billion to EPA toward repairing the nation’s essential water infrastructure. The...

Trivent now majority shareholder in student lender College Ave

Wilmington-based College Ave Student Loans, a fintech private student loan lender announced an agreement under which Thrivent is the new majority shareholder. The investment emphasizes College Ave as a major player in private student loan lending, according to a release. It also allows College Ave to explore faster growth and new expansion opportunities while...

Severe drought continues in portion of coastal Sussex

A federal map shows that a severe drought continues in a portion of Sussex County, despite rain earlier in the week. The severe designation covers an area along the coast and across the bay includes the Cape May area. While the area is known for the beach and rapid development, it still has a lot of agricultural land. A larger portion...

Delaware Symphony, musicians union sign labor agreement

The Delaware Symphony Association and members of American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 21 — the musicians who perform with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DSO) — unanimously approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) renewal. The new agreement will be in force until August 31, 2025. "The positive experience of these negotiations represents nothing less than a historic...

Eastside Charter School gets a $1 million donation from Barclays

Barclays this week announced a $1 million donation to Wilmington's EastSide Charter School and Community Discovery STEM Hub in Wilmington. Barclays' donation over the period from 2022-2024 will support the growth of EastSide's mentoring program to serve more students, the expansion of the school, and the construction of its new state-of-the-art STEM Hub. The Discovery STEM Hub will also serve the community...

I-95 south in Wilmington to close over weekend

Drainage and paving work near exits 7A/Route 52 and the exit 8 Route 202 interchange will require the closing of ramps, and the weekend closing of I-95 south through Wilmington. Work began on Wednesday Dates (subject to weather) and location- Exit 7A/SR 52 south: Overnight closing - 9 p.m. Thursday Sept 15 to 5 a.m. Friday Sept. 16- Exit 7A/SR...

My take: More drastic measures needed to combat wave of traffic deaths

From time to time, Delaware Business Now runs a sampling of the rankings that make their way to us via  Email pitches. Such was the case over the weekend. The one area that stood out in the weekend  post  came in the number of traffic deaths compiled by the insurance quote side of the financial information site Lending Tree. Delaware ranks second from...

UD’s Horn program announces 17&43 entrepreneur award winners

(From Lerner College of Business and Economics) Horn Entrepreneurship and the University of Delaware Lerner College of Business and Economics announced the 2022 Blue Hen 17&43 award winners. Criteria used in the selection of the winners included revenue, growth, innovation and social impact. Businesses span areas from SaS platforms, consumer packaged goods, financial services and bio-medical technology. ...

Young businesses can now apply for state EDGE grants

Young Delaware companies in need of funding to help expand their business can apply to compete for an Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) grant from the Division of Small Business. The division will be accepting EDGE grant applications through September 30 from promising early-stage businesses throughout Delaware. Businesses that are less than five years old and employ no more than 10 employees are...