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  • Delaware nonprofits overcame COVID challenges in 2020

    Delaware’s nonprofit organizations proved to be more than capable of getting the job done in 2020 due to increased public support in spite of increased demands for services, a lagging economy and volunteers worried at first about possible COVID-19 infection. “As a result of the pandemic, the number of homebound seniors using Meals on Wheels […]
  • Acker puts Delaware on the fine wine auction map

    NEWARK – When the gavel came down on the last of 1,190 separate lots of some of the world’s finest wines during a live online auction conducted over three evenings last week, Newark became a major player in the fine wine auction arena alongside New York, London and Hong Kong. The auction was the first […]
  • High-tech COVID-killing air filter helps Del. offices safely reopen

    WILMINGTON – As the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccines were being distributed across the country earlier this month, work began in Delaware to retrofit the first office building in the U.S. with what is being called the world’s most-advanced air filtration system, one which kills the coronavirus and other airborne pathogens, even anthrax. Developed […]
  • Resonate Forward: Helping Parkinson’s Patients Move More Easily

    Anyone who has had a family member or friend with Parkinson’s disease knows the problem: The person with the disease suddenly stops walking as if frozen to the spot, and it may take minutes before their muscles finally respond to the body’s command to continue moving.  Of the estimated one million people in the U.S. […]
  • Bobby Byrd, John Riley peel back the curtain

    There is one surprising note in each volume. Although both Byrd and Riley surely crossed paths and know a lot of the same people, and although many of their stories overlap, the two books illustrate that there are still different worlds within the same world, even within a state as small as Delaware.
  • Startups struggle to manage employee health insurance

    Demands on startup companies, especially those with outside investors, can be overwhelming. How can the company’s cash burn be reduced to make financial resources stretch out for as many months or years as possible until it reaches significant cash flow? Is there a way to shorten the path from idea to product commercialization? And a […]
  • Proposed U.S. Corporate Transparency Act being watched by LLC community

    By Roger Morris Contributing Writer When the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019, sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), was reported out of committee on June 11 for consideration by the full U.S. House of Representatives, nowhere was its progress more closely monitored than in Delaware. The state is well-known for its corporate-friendly environment, with two-thirds […]
  • Innovation Delaware: Health Care

    Call Amy Cowperthwait the accidental entrepreneur. Cowperthwait is a School of Nursing faculty member at the University of Delaware, and a few years ago she decided that the simulated patient training being given to medical personnel could be substantially improved. Her first step was to team up with the UD theater program to create a […]
  • Delaware Makes Cool Stuff

    Delaware companies make products that improve race car performance, keep us and our pets healthy, help Navy divers breathe underwater and let humans function in space. Stuff made in Delaware ranges from things that go right to the end user, like animal vaccines or space suits, to components that end up in other products (for […]
  • Q&A: Dr. Norman Wagner on entrepreneurship in Delaware

    Dr. Norman Wagner is Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware and is co-founder of STF Technologies LLC. Dr. Wagner is also very involved with organizations and discussions that address startup companies and entrepreneurial activities in Delaware. We asked him some questions about both his work and […]