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Maddy Lauria

  • Artisanal market hopes to revive First State’s downtown capital

    The Capital City Farmers Market has returned to downtown Dover this summer, and one vendor is hoping a new effort supported by the Downtown Dover Partnership will offer a leg-up to themselves and more than a dozen other small, local businesses. The Black Swamp Artisanal Market, soon to open at 204 W. Loockerman St., could […]
  • Lee Podolsky: Breakwater Accounting & Advisory CEO

  • Investors call for DuPont to report on plastic pollution

    WILMINGTON – DuPont shareholders overrode the wishes of company executives this spring by supporting a resolution that calls for the company to publicly report data on plastic pollution. The measure, introduced by the nonprofit advocacy group As You Sow amid a time when so-called ESG [environmental, social and corporate governance] causes are being directed at […]
  • 🔒 Low supplies, high demand challenge state builders

    Delaware’s building industry has a long road to recovery ahead. Both commercial and residential building professionals — including builders, contractors and related retailers — are facing a slew of challenges that are forcing new approaches to customer service and communication. The common underlying theme: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re almost in a perfect […]
  • 🔒 Startup302 supports a new wave of tech in the First State

    HX Innovations’ Von Homer was hesitant to start his own neuroergonomics and biomechanics business, which blossomed from technology Homer created to help himself overcome a serious college football injury. But now he and his wife and HX Innovations Director of Operations, Nicole Homer, are more than glad to be growing their business in their home […]
  • Diversity and business success go hand-in-hand

    Diversity, equity and inclusion aren’t just long overdue in the workplace. They’re key to innovation, excellence and the overall success within a business. “Consider the fact that your organization might only have been doing this for one or two years, definitely less than 10 years. But we have 400 years of a history in this […]
  • Help Wanted: Beach businesses seeking solutions to staffing shortages

    This summer, a midnight slice of Grotto Pizza at the beach may not be a sure thing. That’s because Grotto, like many of coastal Delaware’s tourism-based businesses, will likely have to take drastic measures as they approach another tourist season amid an ongoing pandemic. The problem they’re facing isn’t government mandates or alarming COVID-19 spikes […]