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  • Carney’s chief of staff heads to Drinker Biddle & Reath

    Doug Gramiak, chief of staff for Gov. John Carney, is heading back to the private sector next month. The law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has announced the addition of Gramiak as senior government relations director in the firm’s Wilmington office, effective Nov. 1, 2019. “Doug is well respected in Delaware, and he will […]
  • Delaware’s First Lady kicks off kindergarten registration month

    Delaware First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney has joined the Delaware Readiness Teams, a statewide initiative of volunteer based teams that strengthens communities at a local level, to kick off Delaware’s second statewide kindergarten registration campaign on October 18 at the Dover Public Library. Following the launch event, the Delaware Readiness Teams will host over 20 events […]
  • State gets $7.5 million federal grant for traumatized children

    A new federal grant will allow Delaware to expand supports for children who have experienced academic, social, and behavioral health challenges as a result of exposure to trauma and toxic stress. Gov. John Carney announced on Monday that Delaware will receive almost $7.5 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education’s Trauma Recovery […]
  • State honors Disability Mentoring Day with career experiences and talks

    For University of Delaware’s Disability Mentoring Day on October 16, nearly two dozen students with disabilities will participate in career-building experiences throughout New Castle County. “The opportunity that Disability Mentoring Day provides these students to experience possible career paths and explore beyond a classroom is incredibly valuable,” said Gov. John Carney. “As the students consider […]
  • Michael Kelly, McCarter & English chairman

    Michael Kelly knows it’s time for a change, and maybe a little rest and relaxation. The fourth-generation Wilmingtonian and co-owner of Kelly’s Logan House in Trolley Square is stepping down as the chairman of McCarter & English after 10 years in the role. Why now? Kelly said the reasons span the personal and the professional. To start, […]
  • Giant Food refreshes home delivery brand

    Giant Food on October 14 announced the refresh of its home delivery service brand, formerly known as Peapod by Giant. The new name is Giant Delivers and is a part of Giant Food’s “The Little Things Are Giant” platform, which seeks to make buying groceries less time-consuming for customers through a suite of technology services […]
  • Workers’ Compensation Rates Decrease Third Year in a Row

    Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro has announced another drop in workers’ compensation insurance rates, effective December 1, continuing a three-year downward trend. “I am delighted to approve a decrease in workers’ compensation rates in Delaware for the third year in a row,” said Navarro. “These continued decreases mean significant savings for Delaware businesses both large […]
  • Export Delaware invests federal grant in boosting exports, jobs

    The Delaware Department of State has received a State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) award from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the fifth year in a row. The award this year totals $268,096 and will go toward assisting small companies develop overseas markets. Export Delaware, a division of the Delaware Department of State, will […]
  • Better Business Bureau helps shut down two websites illegally selling drugs

    The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Delaware has helped shut down two websites with Wilmington addresses that were illegally selling prescription drugs and controlled substances. The websites, Drug Mart Pharmacy and Bluerays Pharmacy, had not obtained a necessary license from Delaware Division of Professional Regulation. In addition. the sites sold illegal drugs such as ecstasy […]
  • Three Delaware schools honored for academic excellence

    Three Delaware schools have been honored as one of the 362 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. They were honored based on their overall academic achievement and progress toward meeting academic goals and closing achievement gaps. Delaware schools that made the list include Charter School of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy and West Park Place Elementary […]