News for Community

Saturday, June 16, 2018
 ALWAYS LEARNING!The Top 4 Ways You Can Help Your Student Succeed in JUNE ‌ ‌ Visit our Website  1.) Don’t wait for next spring! Why high school juniors should take the ACT this fall Is your high school student planning on attending college? While most high school students take these exams during the spring of their junior year, taking the test in the fall can provide some enormous ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The blood supply is critically low and Blood Bank of Delmarva needs the community to give blood. The blood type most critical is O Negative, O Positive, B Negative and B Positive. During the summer months, we have a significant decrease in blood and platelet donations with high schools and colleges on break and many donors busy and not giving blood. We need your help! Please call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 ...read more
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Monday, June 11, 2018
AAA Club Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas C. Wiedemann as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2018.  Wiedemann replaces Bernhard “Berni” Koch, who had been with the organization since 2002 and had served as CEO since 2012.  AAA Club Alliance, Inc. is the third largest AAA club in the national AAA federation and serves more than six million members in Connecticut, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Harmony Drones has been registered as a low altitude aerial service provider and has received approval to fly directly for the state of Delaware. The drone company, owned by Robert D. Reid of Delaware, is now able to perform services for state entities including school districts, the Delaware Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy, Public Works, Police, Fire Companies and more. ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Capital One recently donated $40,000 to Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore to support its Supported Employment program which helps participants, like James Gibler (pictured above) work in the community.  "Through generous donations like this, Easterseals can help people with intellectual disabilities find meaningful work earning competitive wages,” Easterseals President/CEO, Kenan ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG), PM Hotel Group and BPGS Construction are pleased to announce the official groundbreaking of Homewood Suites Wilmington, a 120 room extended stay suite hotel located at 820 Justison Street occurred on May 29th at 10 AM. Speakers included Governor John Carney, Mayor Michael S. Purzycki, City Council President Hanifa Shabazz, Robert Buccini, Co-President of The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Goldey-Beacom College has announced that W. Daniel Young, Ph.D. has been appointed as Director of the newly created Doctor of Business Administration program. Responsible for fulfilling the vision of the program, he will create doctoral courses, recruit faculty and students, manage the curriculum, comprehensive exam and the dissertation processes as well as linking the program to the state and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Do More 24 Delaware is Delaware’s one-day online community giving campaign that will take place on June 7, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. and end at 12:00 a.m. Every 501(c)3 organization in Delaware is eligible to participate. Nonprofits will register their organization to be listed on the Do More 24 Delaware site. On June 7, 2017, community members will funnel their dollars to organizations that support ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Weber Gallagher is opening a new office in Delaware and is pleased to welcome Stephen F. Dryden to the firm’s partnership. Dryden, who will head the New Castle office, has practiced law in Delaware and Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. New Castle will be the firm’s tenth office, and will have attorneys from our General Liability and Workers’ Compensation Groups. Dryden defends general ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Placers staffing has had a great start to 2018! We welcomed several new team members to our staff, and as our family grows, so does our ability to help more businesses with staffing and talent solutions. More recently, we have been making an effort to engage with our community and support organizations that are making a positive impact in our area. In March, Placers staffing hosted its annual ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
“What are you doing this summer?” The easy answer at Blood Bank of Delmarva is saving lives, and it’s also the theme of this year’s Summer Blood Drive! BBD is launching its 16th annual summer blood donation awareness campaign because, while the need for blood never takes a vacation, blood donations typically drop off during the warmer months.  BBD’s Summer Blood Drive kicks off on Monday, May 21 ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
It is with great pleasure that MagnifaSkin MedSpa, a full service Medspa offering medical skin care, lasers, injectables, hair restoration, stem cell facials and much more, announces its grand opening on May 19th.   MagnifaSkin MedSpa on Concord Pike in Wilmington will open its doors to anyone in search of enhancing their natural beauty. In an industry full of superficial claims on beauty ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Within the last two years, QTrak has become recognized as the premiere package tracking app for its lightweight, user-friendly interface that allows any industry to take control of their internal package management. In 2017, we gained valuable market exposure in university mailrooms, professional sports stadiums and venues, the corporate sector, and centers for healthcare. This year, we ...read more
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Monday, May 07, 2018
Learn how to make money in the area of Commercial Small Un-manned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), also known as DRONES.Become a highly sought-after sUAS pilot (Drone Operator), in this fast growing field, soon to be a $100 million industry. Join us for one of our exciting informational meetings. Get in on the ground floor. Pick a date to attend:DATES: Saturdays: May 19th, June 2nd, 9th or 23rd TIME: ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Education
Monday, May 07, 2018
MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company, an authentic Neapolitan restaurant with a mission to bring friends together, has announced the grand opening on Friday, May 11 with Free 12” Neapolitan Margherita Pizzas for all guests from 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM. MidiCi features high quality, delicious wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas made with Non-GMO dough and other Italian culinary delights including salads, ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance would like to announce the addition of Angie Dickerson-Schnatz, PT, OCS, CHT to our Kirkwood Hwy clinic location! Angie is an upper extremity specialist who is a Certified Hand Therapist as well as a residency trained Orthopedic Certified Specialist treating only Shoulders,Elbows, Wrists and Hands for 16 years. Angie graduated in 1998 from the ...read more
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Friday, April 27, 2018
University Office Plaza has had great recent success with their small space program! They are renting small suites to start-ups, techies, insurance agencies, attorneys, e-commerce companies, hospice companies, nonprofits, healthcare and service providers, and many more! They accommodate all of their tenants by building the space out to their desired specifications and their rental rates are ...read more
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Managing To Succeed Sponsored by the Grow Delaware Fund and SCORE Delaware Supported by            Small businesses start with vision and hard work. As they grow, businesses face tough challenges and unique opportunities.  Many growing businesses fail and studies have shown it is due to lack of “Entrepreneurial IQ (EIQ)” – general and domain-specific business knowledge in: finance, ...read more
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Delaware faces a literacy crisis. According to (Department of Education and American Community Survey), only 37% of public school children within our promise communities (some of our most vulnerable neighborhoods) are reading at the appropriate level when they enter fourth grade. And in Wilmington, the fourth-grade literacy rate is a jaw dropping 18%. Experts say that if a child is not reading on ...read more
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Delaware Moving and Storage is very pleased to have started a new segment of their business called, COWS (Container on Wheels).  This division works hand in hand with their present client base.  COWS has been able to employ several additional COW drivers and the community has received their COWS with open arms.  All COWS are presently in the pasture serving clients very well.   They have ordered ...read more
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
On Saturday, April 21, more than 250 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer to improve New Castle County’s Southern Elementary School and William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center as part of the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day. This year, volunteers will also be part of a significant milestone of Comcast ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Delaware Volunteer Firefighter Association is First in Delaware to Transform First Responder Communications with FirstNetNew Technologies Expand Our Capabilities to Better Serve Delawareans  The Delaware Volunteer Firefighter Association (DVFA) is giving our firefighters a much-needed technology upgrade with FirstNet – a lifesaving communications platform. This move lets us take advantage of ...read more
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Saturday, March 24, 2018
When Kelicia Pitts became the first-ever galleries and events manager at the Delaware College of Art and Design this year, it was a kind of homecoming. Pitts had grown up in Claymont – she’s a member of the Mount Pleasant High School Class of 1996 – but wasn’t sure she’d ever live near home again after moving to Philadelphia.Experience as a fine art model and as an abstract and street art gallery ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The art of fruit and vegetable carving has its roots in the age of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (AD 618-906) and Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279). This exquisite craft has been slowly developed and refined over the years throughout Asia, Europe and eventually America. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced world, this art form has been on a decline. Many chefs prefer to take the easier way out by using edible ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Over the past 2 years, Chamber member, NERDiT NOW has definitely been growing, and they are are only looking to grow more. From their 2 bedroom apartment and old 1986 Ford E350 Baltimore Ravens Tailgating ambulance, they have definitely grown to having two newer fleet vehicles and a store front. This came about because Chris Marchak from the Chamber, told NERDiT NOW that it would be a good move! ...read more
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Newark has been recognized as the Greenest City in Delaware by Insurify! This award recognizes the contributions of Newark residents towards minimizing the city’s carbon footprint through responsible car ownership and driving habits.   To create the list of winners, Insurify’s data scientists analyzed over 1.5 million vehicles input into their site by auto insurance shoppers. They analyzed ...read more
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Monday, March 19, 2018
Nemours has recently launched their #RunNemours program – that means that Nemours has recently become a charity partner with several races across the Delaware Valley as well as runDisney! Opportunities include the chance to sign up for these races as part of the #RunNemours team to raise awareness and funds for different Nemours programs and services. For some races, participants will receive ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This is not a sordid tale of ill repute or a clandestine affair but a true story about the life and rebirth of B18. For those individuals familiar with the Goodwill Fire Company in Old New Castle, you know who B18 is, better yet, what she is. B18 is the Basic Life Support Ambulance put into service in 2006. She was the primary ambulance during the approximate years of ’06 to 2012 when she was ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Friday, March 02, 2018
Several times a year, Boulden Brothers runs company-wide campaigns to raise money for organizations that have touched their hearts. Organizations that Boulden Brothers has supported include: The Ronald McDonald House - Boulden Brothers donated proceeds from every gallon of propane sold from their truck   Folds of Honor - Over the last two years Boulden Brothers, along with the help of our ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Throughout its 33-year history, Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. has built a solid reputation for excellence. This is due, in no small part, to a corporate culture that recognizes itself as an integral part of the community. In the last year alone, the company has hosted canned food drives for local food pantries, donated dozens of cozy pajamas and books for children in the state’s foster ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Out of the Ordinary Catering does a great deal to help and be active in the community. Beginning In June Out of the Ordinary Catering volunteered at the Urban Promise Summer Camp In Wilmington Delaware every Monday.  On that day, they did a cooking demo, in which Catering Director, Robert Clayton, taught the kids how to make easy healthy snacks. He also taught them some front of the house skills ...read more
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
New personnel in several key positions are leading the Delaware College of Art and Design in new directions in an intentional effort to grow DCAD’s enrollment and prioritize community programming and relationships that will enrich the city’s Creative District and aid the broader effort to revitalize its downtown.  President John Hawkins, who has been serving as the interim leader of the College ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, December 15, 2017
WILMINGTON, Del. (Dec. 14, 2017) – Sandra Kingsberry James of DuPont has been elected to the Delaware College of Art and Design Board of Trustees. She will serve a term through Jan. 30, 2020.  “Sandra brings 20 years of corporate experience to our board,” said trustee chairman Thomas J. Shopa. “We are delighted to have her expertise in reputation management and communications to support our ...read more
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