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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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The scary overdose death toll over Thanksgiving

Good morning all,  Yesterday afternoon, the state reported 11 deaths over the Thanksgiving holiday period from suspected overdoses. (See story below). Delaware has seen spikes in overdoses at other times this year, often from deadly dosages...
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A winner take all economy  in first quarter?

Good morning everyone, News about Delaware’s monthly unemployment rate has mainly brought yawns. In the past several months the rate has stayed uncomfortably close to 5 percent, with October’s  figure at 4.8 percent, well above the...
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Counting our blessings

Good morning all, This column was to have taken a look at income gains or the lack thereof. Then came a couple of personal notes from readers praising Delaware Business Now and offering Thanksgiving wishes. It...
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Anthony Stella and the Thomas Capano story

Good morning all, Like many of you, we can confess to not reading the entire tome on the Tom Capano case in the last couple of editions. Many of our readers lived through the dramatic and...
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Opinion from state throws cold water on right to work ordinance for Sussex County

An advisory  opinion has cast serious doubt on whether Sussex County can pass a right to work ordinance. The Delaware State News reported a letter from the state offered the opinion that the powers...
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Many details of Amazon HQ2 offer remain out of public view

To its credit,  the News Journal, tried to ferret out details of the state’s  bid for the Amazon headquarters (HQ2)  with a Freedom of Information Act request. What it got back was a document that...
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Telling your story in the digital era

Good morning, Last night, I had the privilege of serving on a panel that took a look at business and technology coverage in a joint event of the PRSA (Public Relations Society of America). These days,...
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Delaware First fundraising effort the right move at the right time

The University of Delaware made the right move in formally launching the $750 million Delaware First fund-raising effort. Much of the attention will be focused on the upgrade of athletic facilities that will include a...
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Ranking the rankings in Delaware

Good morning,   At least once a week, a business-related  ranking for Delaware appears in our Email  In Box. A few  gain attention. Others await the delete button. Many clearly  lean to the left or right...
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Women’s Expo going strong on its 27th anniversary 

Happy Friday, The Entrepreneurial & Business Women’s Expo will mark its 27th anniversary on Tuesday. I happened to be around for the launch of the event. It all started when Dian Taylor moved back to Delaware...