Press Releases

Press Releases

Goodwill of Delaware now collecting plastic film that can be used to make Trex decks

Three independent Goodwill organizations serving Delaware and Delaware County, PA, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia, today formed a partnership with Trex to collect plastic film that will be used in Trex composite decking products. Trex is the world's largest composite decking company, offering a outdoor products that include fencing, furniture, and pergolas made from 95% recycled...

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,...

Del Fabbro, Farrell, Provine named to Business Leaders Hall of Fame

Margaret Davis Del Fabbro, William J. Farrell, and William D. Provine will be inducted into the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame on Oct. 26 at the JA Campus in Wilmington.  They join the ranks of seventy-three Hall of Fame laureates inducted since the program got underway in 1990. Del Fabbro is CEO of M. Davis & Sons;...

ChristianaCare starting from scratch in reopening former Jennersville hospital site

Reopening emergency services department top priority list as supply chain issues linger ChristianaCare has no firm timeline in place for the opening a health care site at the former Jennersville Hospital. Delaware's largest health care system acquired the Chester County, PA hospital in June. The hospital, owned by financially troubled Tower Health, closed at the end of 2021. A meeting was...

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...

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. ...

Delaware Monkeypox case total rises to 33

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) confirmed the current case count for monkeypox (MPX) in the state is 33, including 22 cases in New Castle County, two cases in Kent County, and nine cases in Sussex County. Delaware continues to offer vaccinations to people at a higher risk of exposure. The Delaware Division of Public Health and...

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...

NIIMBL pharma manufacturing research center in Newark gets $8 million in funding

U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-Del.) announced $8 million in new funding for the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) on the University of Delaware Science Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus in Newark. NIIMBL is supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Director of NIST and Under Secretary of Commerce Laurie E. Locascio joined...

Electric co-op adding substation as growth continues in Sussex

Delaware Electric Cooperative announced the pending completion of its Dorey Substation as it deals with growth in Sussex County. Located on Zoar Road in Georgetown, the newest substation will replace the longstanding Zoar Switching Station to provide improved reliability to members in the area. According to the manager of substations and system protection Tony Rutherford, Dorey Substation was developed in partnership...

Covid variant booster shots could be available after Labor Day holiday

Delaware could see its first shipments of a booster designed to fight off Covid-19 variants as soon as Friday. On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Emergency Use Authorization to Pfizer and Moderna for their new bivalent boosters. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) advisory committee meets Thursday and Friday to discuss specifics regarding who should receive the...

Delaware’s probable monkeypox total rises to 17

The Delaware Division of Public Health reported six additional cases of monkeypox. bringing the state’s total to 17.  Of the six new cases, three individuals are from Sussex County and three are from New Castle County.  All cases are considered probable pending confirmatory testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The New Castle County cases are all males, ages 26, 38 and 57 years old. The Sussex County cases include...

DNREC to hold workshop, public hearing for Seaford biogas plant permits

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a virtual community workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 28 regarding a controversial proposal by Bioenergy Devco (BDC) to expand its existing composting facility in Seaford to make organic waste into natural gas. The project has divided the environmental community, with some saying it addresses issues related to chicken litter generated by the broiler...

Covid cases decline as guidance changes for those getting the virus

The Delaware Division of Public Health reported s that the seven-day average of new positive Covid-19 cases has declined since the previous monthly update in July.  However, Covid-19 is still around in Delaware and at higher levels in some counties.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Covid  Levels data tracker, case levels in Kent and Sussex counties are considered high, while case levels in New...

State Chamber announces Gilman Superstars in Business winners

 The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its Small Business Alliance announced this year’s Superstars in Business award winners - Jewish Family Services of Delaware, Action Unlimited Resources, L&W Insurance, and Schlosser & Associates Mechanical Contractors. The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on November 2, 2022. Keynote speaker  is Katey Jo Evans, co-founder of  The Frozen Farmer An entrepreneur...