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Jacob Owens

Associate Editor, Delaware Business Times

  • Former M. Davis & Sons owner John Bonk passes away

    WILMINGTON – M. Davis & Sons Inc. announced Monday that Vice President of Operations and former owner of the company John S. Bonk died suddenly Oct. 22 at age 67. Bonk began his career at M. Davis & Sons in 1978 as a project engineer. He worked his way up to become a project manager, […]
  • Delaware prepares to expand medical marijuana industry

    With fewer than a million residents, federal law prohibiting sales between states and a continued prohibition on recreational use, Delaware may not seem like a hot market for marijuana. As the state considers a new crop of applicants for potentially lucrative medical marijuana licenses, however, its prospects are heating up. This past summer, the Delaware […]
  • New competition opens Kenny grocery stores to entrepreneurs

    WILMINGTON – Culinary entrepreneurs have a unique chance of getting their products on the shelves of the No. 1 grocery chain in the state through a “Shank Tank”-style pitch competition. The Kenny Family Stores of Delaware, owner of six Shoprites in New Castle County, launched “Aisle Trials,” a web series and pitch competition seeking the […]
  • TRIC Robotics wins Swim with the Sharks competition

    WILMINGTON – Adam Stager was still amped Wednesday morning, hours after learning Tuesday night that his Newark-based startup company TRIC Robotics was named the winner of the eighth annual Swim with the Sharks pitch competition hosted by the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Enterprise Center. With the COVID-19 pandemic still challenging the organizing […]
  • Survey: Delaware attraction more far-flung than thought

    DOVER – For years, Delaware has used its low tax climate and East Coast geographic location as selling points to new residents, but a new survey found that those considering relocating are just as interested, if not more so, in its natural resources and slower pace of life. The results of the survey, which contacted […]
  • New grant program to aid Delmarva poultry farmers

    HURLOCK, Md. – Gov. John Carney, along with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, announced a new grant program Monday to assist contract poultry growers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The poultry industry on Delmarva is second to none and it’s because of the longstanding working relationships that we have across state lines, especially when it comes to supporting our […]
  • Trellist celebrates 25th anniversary

    Trellist Marketing and Technology, a Wilmington-based provider of performance-driven marketing and technology solutions, marks 25 years in business this month. Founded in 1995 with the vision of providing intelligent solutions through innovation and collaboration, Trellist has maintained decades-long partnerships with many of its clients, including regional businesses and Fortune 500 organizations, spanning industries from health […]
  • DSHA celebrates Splash Laundromat opening with DDD rebate

    GEORGETOWN – Gov. John Carney, Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi, local legislators, town officials and members of the business community celebrated the grand opening of Splash Laundromat on Oct. 16 and presented a Downtown Development Districts (DDD) rebate check in the amount of $457,997 to owners, Enrique and Veronica Nunez. The […]
  • BioSpecifics to merge with Endo in $540M deal

    WILMINGTON – BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. announced Monday morning that it has entered into a merger deal with pharmaceutical giant Endo International PLC worth $540 million. As a small commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, BioSpecifics develops injectable enzymes that break down collagen, a fibrous protein that can build up and cause debilitating conditions. It has a 16-year relationship […]
  • Delaware unemployment rate falls slightly in September

    DOVER – Delaware’s unemployment rate continued its slide for a fourth consecutive month in September, dropping 0.7 percentage points to 8.2% as the rate of job creation slowed, according to state officials. The September monthly unemployment report released Friday by the Delaware Department of Labor showed that 2,100 more people went back to work last […]