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Mike Mika

  • HeliumIQ offers an online ‘ecosystem’ for entrepreneurs

    There is no playbook for creating the right environment in a region that encourages entrepreneurship. But, a grass-roots effort with support from Delaware’s business and education community is working on an online tool that may provide some answers. HeliumIQ is a centralized online database of resources, opportunities and connections designed to coordinate Delaware’s entrepreneurial network. […]
  • Is the workplace the next stop for virtual assistants?

    Virtual digital assistants like Siri, Cortana and Google are a fixture in daily life, helping us retrieve a phone number or navigate to an appointment. Now, these standard services on phones are seeking a place in our homes and eventually, the workplace. Three technology heavyweights – Microsoft, Google and Amazon – are betting these chatting, […]
  • Amazon and Google leading push for AI everywhere

    by Michael J. Mika Special to Delaware Business Times Amazon and Google are leading the push for artificial intelligence everywhere with consumer products like Amazon Echo and Google Home. Both devices were priced to be hot holiday electronic gifts. If there is an early winner in the AI platform war, it seems Amazon can claim […]
  • Stalwart ad man John Hawkins leaves big footprint

    By Michael J. Mika Special to Delaware Business Times John Hawkins walks and talks as he guides us through the offices of ab+c (Aloysius Butler & Clark).  He’s intent on showing off the new features of the agency, but stops along the way introducing colleagues and sharing anecdotes about their contribution to the advertising company […]
  • ab+c CEO John Hawkins to retire

    ab+c (Aloysius Butler & Clark), one of the region’s largest full-service marketing communications agencies, today announced its leadership-succession plan and a series of current and upcoming promotions. After leading the company for more than 45 years, John Hawkins, one of ab+c’s founders and the agency’s current president and CEO, will retire in January 2017. His […]
  • Strategies released by Roundtable focus of discussion

    The Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG) will sponsor an Economic Impact Roundtable on Sept. 29 and invites attendees to react to economic strategies suggested in a report by the Delaware Business Roundtable. The meeting, moderated by Sam Waltz, founding publisher of Delaware Business Times, a co-sponsor of the event, will discuss some of a […]
  • Digital project rescues newspapers from antiquity

    by Michael J. Mika Special to Delaware Business Times Ever wonder how Delaware reacted on Election Night 1878 when Democrats won all the races in New Castle County? Or how U.S. newspapers reported about the early days of the DuPont Co.? It is now easier to research these topics, thanks to an ongoing Library of […]
  • Medicare opens new push on hip, knee replacement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is launching an ambitious experiment changing how it pays for hip and knee replacements, to raise quality and lower costs. The idea is to follow patients more closely to smooth their recovery and head off unwanted and costly complications. Hip and knee replacements are the most common inpatient surgery for beneficiaries. […]
  • Free lecture series marks Beebe’s 100th

    Beebe Healthcare will host Rock Your Life, a free community lecture series, to mark its 100th anniversary. The first community talk will focus on the topic “Are You Really Safe & Secure?” This interactive seminar will feature a CPR refresher, followed by presentations on personal safety, identity theft and cyber-security led by experts from Beebe […]
  • Professional training courses begin April 5

    The Delaware Tech Terry Campus Workforce Development and Community Education Division has slated professional development and personal enrichment programs for April — Excel training, web design for small business, outdoor photography and others. The complete continuing education course catalog is available online at go.dtcc.edu/DoverNonCreditSchedule. Some of the business courses include: Microsoft Excel Basic 2013 (Tuesdays and […]