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  • The trend in restaurants: Dishing up generous helpings

    Many take philanthropy to next level by forming a nonprofit foundation by Pam George Special to Delaware Business Times From gift certificates for silent auctions to cash contributions, philanthropy is an important part of most restaurants’ business models. “Nine out of 10 give back in some fashion,” said Carrie Leishman, executive director of the Newark-based […]
  • What the rules of general surgery can teach us about leadership

    “We don’t take a trip, a trip takes us.” So said author John Steinbeck in his book “Travels with Charlie.” Recently, that quote became very real to me when I became ill while out of town on a business trip. A trip to the emergency room was followed by an admission to a hospital with […]
  • New-home bonanza at beach is happening west of Del. 1

    by Pam George Special to Delaware Business Times When it comes to real estate in coastal Sussex County, the billboards and staked posters promoting new homes are the signs of the times. They’re near the “lighthouse” at Del. 1 and U.S. 9, which was built as a beacon for Coastal Club, a new community. Don’t […]
  • Hispanic-owned businesses navigate the system

    By Michael Bradley Special to Delaware Business Times In 2014, Andy and Orfania Mesa started their restaurant in Wilmington because they missed the Dominican food they had enjoyed in their homeland and in New York, where they had immigrated. What started as a small concern that sold sweet confections blossomed into a thriving eatery that […]
  • Trade restrictions would choke supply lines and drive up prices

    President Trump has made bold promises about economic policy, especially regarding international trade, taxes and regulation. What are the likely effects of his policies on economic growth? There is probably no area of greater agreement among economists than the fact that international trade is mutually beneficial. However, some members of society are disadvantaged by trade. […]
  • Millennials of today are account-holders of tomorrow

    by Michael Bradley Special to Delaware Business Times Even though Bruce Colbourn does not spend his days posting Snapchat stories, live streaming everything and cutting the cord from cable TV, he devotes a lot of his time to trying to think like a millennial. He has even taken to acting like one, although he hasn’t […]
  • Security lessons learned from the whale and breach

    No doubt along with millions of others, I have many happy memories as a child of visits to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, being amazed at the iconic blue whale that hangs from the ceiling. The museum is a cultural icon, established in 1869 by (among others) J.P. Morgan and […]
  • Delaware fertile and competitive ground for rookie law associates

    By Michael Bradley Special to Delaware Business Times When managing partner Dave White speaks about the opportunities awaiting talented first-year associates at McCarter & English and other Wilmington-based law firms, he sounds like a member of the state’s Chamber of Commerce. “Delaware is the corporate capital,” White said. “We have a pretty high amount of […]
  • Meyer’s plan at NCC: Putting a transparent process into practice

    By Kim Hoey Stevenson Special to Delaware Business Times There were some snacks, some chairs and a table or two in Matthew Meyer’s temporary offices, but not much else. No worries to Meyer, the new New Castle County executive, since he wasn’t there much anyway. Carrying two phones and a tablet everywhere he went, Meyer, […]
  • U.S. 301 bypass a long time coming for Middletown

    By Kim Hoey Stevenson Special to Delaware Business Times If the goal of the U.S. 301 bypass project was to simply eliminate truck traffic through downtown Middletown, Mayor Ken Branner would label it a success. He expects the project to be a great deal more. “It’s really going to be a great thing for Middletown,” […]