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  • Sen. Nicole Poore: DE families need universal broadband, open internet

    By Senator Nicole Poore Delawareans have had their lives turned upside down by COVID-19. Every day, I talk to dozens of constituents coping with lost or furloughed jobs, shuttered businesses, mounting bills and uncertainty about healthcare and education for their children. Our state and our nation are learning just how vulnerable we are to unexpected […]
  • Viewpoint: Restaurants preparing to welcome back guests and friends

    By Scott Kammerer Restaurants across Delaware are preparing to re-open and welcome back our guests for both dine in and outdoor seating as of Monday, June 1, after more than two months of Delaware’s mandated closures.  Working in partnership with the Delaware Restaurant Association and following the direction of the Delaware Division of Public Health, […]
  • Viewpoint: Simple Steps Businesses can do to Fight Fraud

    By Ray Abbott As financial institutions develop innovative ways to protect the accounts of businesses large and small, criminals are developing their own strategies. According to Accenture, 45% of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves. Meanwhile, hackers with sophisticated techniques like keylogging, malware, phishing and pharming have […]
  • DBT Editorial: Carney needs to give small business a better chance for survival

    “If we don’t start trusting our children, how will they ever become trustworthy?” -John Lithgow, Footloose (1984) We don’t normally open the newspaper with an editorial, but we want to demonstrate our support for small businesses that have become increasingly frustrated because they believe that Gov. John Carney views them as children who can’t be […]
  • Hospitality Industry to Gov. Carney: Reconsider Phase 1 Plan

    The following letter was sent today (May 19) to Gov. Carney from Bill Silva, Chairman of the Delaware Hotel and Lodging Association. Dear Governor Carney, On behalf of the Delaware Hotel and Lodging Association (DHLA), the over 17,000 hotel employees, and the 44,000 jobs that tourism supports in the state, I am respectfully requesting that you strongly reconsider your […]
  • Lawmakers to Gov. Carney: ‘Enough is Enough’

    The following letter was sent today (May 19) to Gov. Carney from 15 Kent and Sussex County legislators. Dear Governor Carney: We write today with extreme concern over the impact of the decisions that have been made so far by your administration in an attempt to combat the coronavirus. We have watched as your administration favored large […]
  • Eight questions to ask when migrating to an online meeting or event

    By Sheryl Kline and Carole Sox Over the past few weeks, the world of in-person events and meetings has ground to a halt. The COVID-19 virus has forced important get-togethers to move to the virtual world for the safety of attendees and society. Professionals, managers and others have had to take unprecedented precautions to assist […]
  • Guest Column: Allow Phase 1 leisure in-state travel, overnight visitation

    By Benjamin Gray Southern Delaware Tourism’s board sent the following letter, signed by Chairman Benjamin Gray, to Gov. Carney on May 13. On behalf of Southern Delaware Tourism (SDT), the Convention and Visitors Bureau for Sussex County Delaware, and its Board of Directors, I am writing this letter to ask for your consideration to allow […]
  • Guest Column: Why does Gov. Carney dislike small business?

    By Bob Older Delaware Small Business Chamber President Bob Older submitted this to the Delaware Business Times as an “open letter to small business owners in Delaware.”  I want to apologize to all small business owners in Delaware.  I’ve said before that I don’t believe Delaware is very small business friendly.  I have tried to […]
  • Open letter to Gov. Carney from business leaders

    Dear Governor Carney:  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary restrictions on economic activity enacted by the State, The Delaware Business Roundtable and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce have been working together to provide our assistance to safely and responsibly enable a phased reopening of Delaware’s economy. At the outset, we […]