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  • Ways to Support the Delaware Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

      As the new coronavirus continues to change everyday life, it’s important to remember those in our communities still need our support. With non-essential businesses ordered to close and restaurants restricted to take-out and delivery, it’s important to remember our local establishments might be suffering. Healthcare workers also need our support as important supplies like […]
  • President’s Notebook: Very few businesses have a contingency plan for a pandemic

    These have been the hardest weeks of my business career. I’ve been through the crash of ’87, the dot com bust of 2000, the big recession in ‘08 and ‘09. Nothing compares to what is going on today. I’ve put my life into building this business – Today Media – a company of 130 people […]
  • Guest Column: Delaware fiscal controls position state to weather COVID-19 storm

    By Colleen C. Davis As Delaware’s State Treasurer, I am focused on managing the needs of our communities and the changing daily priorities. As the new normal begins to take shape, my team and I are performing the critical work of preparing for the near- and long-term effects that the coronavirus will have on our […]
  • Think it’s Depression? It could be Dementia

    As we age, we often become more forgetful. While we understand that this is just a normal part of getting older, some fear that forgetfulness is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. However, depression in seniors is steadily growing, which can lead to forgetfulness, confusion and other symptoms that […]
  • Viewpoint: Delaware arts organizations seek community support during difficult time

    To Our Local Arts-Culture-Heritage Fans, Friends, and Family: Right now is an unprecedented time for our community. The local arts, culture, and heritage community, like many nationwide, will likely be hit especially hard. COVID-19 has caused a great deal of change, and we are all facing a tremendous amount of uncertainty. Our government leaders have […]
  • Keep calm … and small business on

    By Mike Bowman A JPMorgan Chase report released last fall on the financial stability of U.S. small businesses in 25 metropolitan areas has been given new context as attempts to slow the coronavirus pandemic have brought a majority of in-person commerce to a halt across communities, the country, and the globe. The report found that 29% of […]
  • Viewpoint: Pay attention to the paid-leave rules effective April 1st

    By Tim Holly Guest Columnist With Governor Carney’s order on Sunday, March 22, 2020, which ordered non-essential businesses  to close “until May 15 or until the public health threat is eliminated,” the new March 18 federal employment law (H.R. 6201: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act) is even more likely to impact a large number of Delaware […]
  • Voices from the Crisis: Cleaning crew gets extra help from their boss

    Desperate times call for desperate measures and Rosemary Everton will do what it takes to protect her 180 employees. One of the commercial-cleaning clients of Everton’s Seaford-based Mid-Atlantic Services A-Team Corp is the Delaware State Police: Troop 7 in Lewes. When cleaning its new headquarters, her team must clean the holding cells and Everton is worried […]
  • Viewpoint: Avoid an ‘infodemic:’ Become your own source of news

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) is dominating news content in unprecedented ways.  How many people are infected? How many have died? Who can get tested? Do we have a vaccine? How do I protect my family? Do I have to pay part-time employees? How long do we isolate? In times of crisis, audiences rely heavily on media, […]
  • Local distilleries step up to create…hand sanitizer?

    By Scott Pruden As panic buying in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has left stores around the nation short of cleaning and hygiene supplies, craft distilleries have turned their inventory to a new purpose beyond booze: making hand sanitizer. Ethanol, the drinkable alcohol that forms the basis of distilled spirits, is in ready supply […]