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Jacob Owens

Editor, Delaware Business Times

  • Biden taps Justice Montgomery-Reeves for fed court

    DOVER – President Joe Biden nominated Delaware Supreme Court Justice Tamika Montgomery-Reeves on Wednesday for a vacancy on the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Montgomery-Reeves, who ascended to the state’s highest court in 2019 after serving for four years on the influential Court of Chancery, would fill the seat left by Judge D. […]
  • Green hydrogen co. Versogen to expand, add jobs

    NEWARK – The green hydrogen startup Versogen will be returning to its Newark roots in a $4.8 million expansion that will add dozens of new jobs. The firm, which grew out of research by University of Delaware professor Yushan Yan, will be relocating from its current labs at The Innovation Space at DuPont’s Experimental Station […]
  • Alaskan trust firm opens Wilmington office

    WILMINGTON – In marking its 25th anniversary, the Alaskan trust administration company Peak Trust Co. opened its first East Coast office in Wilmington on June 1. One of the leading trust companies nationwide, Anchorage-based Peak Trust Co. has long had an eye on Delaware, said Matt Blattmachr, the firm’s CEO. Formerly named Alaska Trust Co., […]
  • People on the Move: June 24

    People on the Move is a rundown of recent hirings, promotions, appointments and other notable movements by professionals in the state. If you’re interested in submitting an entry, please contact news@delawarebusinesstimes.com.  Richard Gold, president and chief operating officer for M&T Bank Corp., has announced his intention to retire, effective after the first quarter of 2023. […]
  • Baird Mandalas lands new Md. partners

    DOVER – Well-known mass tort law firm Baird Mandalas Brockstedt LLC recently added two new named partners after adding big-name Maryland attorneys, while subsequently expanding out of Delaware for the first time. The firm will now be known as Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea, or BMBFC, after adding partners Philip Federico and James Cardea, […]
  • DSU aviation program receives $100K donation

    DOVER – A retired United Airlines pilot and his wife has translated their admiration of Delaware State University’s Aviation Program into a $100,000 personal donation in support of the flight training. Bob and Karen Fischer, of Lewes, presented DSU President Tony Allen with the $100,000 check during a luncheon in their honor at the university […]
  • 🔒 Editorial: Is Carney the last of his kind?

    For those who have paid attention over the duration of Gov. John Carney’s career, his controversial decision to veto a measure legalizing the personal possession of marijuana should not have come as a surprise. For all the punditry leading up to his denial about whether he would acquiesce to the demands of an increasingly vocal […]
  • Senate confirms Block & Leviton’s Cook to Chancery

    WILMINGTON – The State Senate unanimously confirmed Block & Leviton managing partner Nathan Cook to the open seat on the influential Court of Chancery on Wednesday evening. Cook succeeds Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights III, who recently retired after about six years on the bench, citing his 18 years serving in the state’s judiciary and a […]
  • Legislature passes state-sponsored retirement plan

    DOVER – The Delaware General Assembly almost unanimously approved a new state-sponsored retirement savings program aimed to help individuals who don’t have access to an employer-sponsored program. House Bill 205, also known as the Delaware Expanding Access for Retirement and Necessary Saving program, or DE EARNS, creates a state-sponsored savings plan, funded by employees, facilitated […]
  • DBT wins six national AABP awards

    WILMINGTON – The Delaware Business Times won a record six awards in the 2022 Alliance of Area Business Publishers (AABP) contest, including a third-place finish for Newspaper of the Year for its circulation size. AABP, with 65 member publications across North America, is dedicated to the business news industry and is among the most respected […]