News for Human Interest

Monday, August 10, 2020
The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) Board of Directors voted at their recent board meeting to donate a quarter of a million dollars to provide additional relief to customers facing hardship during the COVID pandemic. DEMEC’s member communities unanimously decided at the beginning of the pandemic to avoid shut offs and late fees for customers struggling to pay their utility bills. ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, August 06, 2020
Carvertise, Inc., a rideshare-based transit advertising company, announced the launch of its #TeamMASK advertising campaign with the New Castle County Government in an effort to promote the continued importance of mask-wearing to stop the spread of COVID-19.    As a part of this initiative, eleven high-mileage county vehicles, including the County Executive’s very own car, were selected to don ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
To meet the needs of our students during the pandemic, the College partnered with the Food Bank of Delaware to host six mobile food drive events across all campuses over the past four months. In total, 407 student households were served across the state. Delaware Tech students from the Phi Theta Kappa honor society helped with the events as part of their service commitment. “For me, ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, July 23, 2020
COVID-19 has dramatically affected companies of all sizes around the globe, and cybercrime and fraud threaten to make it worse. This webinar will focus on helping small business owners understand and address the cybersecurity threats facing them and their businesses. In this conversational webinar, Mark Brindle, Commercial Banker, JPMC will interview Phillip Ferraro, Head of the Cybersecurity ...read more
Categories: #DelBizSuccess, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Sun East Federal Credit Union partnered with 17 regional credit unions and credit union partners, jointly raising more than $220,000 in just five days to collectively purchase and donate 30,000 Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) medical gowns to healthcare facilities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.   Sun East will individually contribute 1,000 PPE gowns to local healthcare ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, July 20, 2020
Today, WSFS Bank announced a $200,000 donation to four organizations, providing relief grants to help local small businesses within the Bank’s footprint impacted by the pandemic. In addition, WSFS dedicated more than 200 Associates to work on Paycheck Protection Program applications and received approvals for more than 5,000 loans worth nearly $1 billion. These businesses employ about 100,000 ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
The Lewis family is scheduled to hold a blood drive on Sunday, July 19 in honor of 11-month-old Boden Lewis.   Boden has a genetic disorder called Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA), and regular blood transfusions have saved his life, said Amber Lewis, Boden’s mother. In all, Boden has received 16 red blood cell transfusions as part of his treatment at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, July 02, 2020
For Immediate Release                                                   June 29, 2020      DANA Annual Delaware Conference Goes Virtual; Focuses on Nonprofits Connecting to Overcome COVID Crisis Wilmington, DE – Each weekday from August 17-21, DANA – Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement will bring together philanthropy, business, government, nonprofit leaders and staff from across the ...read more
Categories: #DelBizSuccess, Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Farmers of Salem, a regional mutual insurance company founded in Salem County, N.J., in 1851, is relocating to Wilmington in 2021 and bringing 52 jobs to the city. An additional five jobs will be added by the company, which prides itself on providing superior service with personal attention, over the following three years.  Farmers of Salem plans to invest close to $5.6 million in the purchase ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
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