DMI shifts Third Thursday to First Friday

Terry RogersBusiness, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Downtown Milford Inc. recently changed its popular Third Thursday events to First Friday, partly because Friday kicks off the weekend and most adults are aren’t working Saturday and children are out of school. , Third Thursdays began as a way to encourage more people to visit, shop and dine downtown. “Although we found that Third Thursday was a great way for …

Delaware State Chamber Announces 2024 Superstars in Education & Training Winners

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There is no question that a healthy economy requires a strong workforce. A skilled and educated workforce draws businesses to Delaware and encourages existing businesses to stay and expand here. Whether college-bound or preparing for a technical or trade job, individuals need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful. Superstars in Education and Training seeks to …

Renovation complete on Watson-Carlisle House

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Dan and Rhonda Bond got a surprise when they started renovating the 1855 Watson-Carlisle house. “When we began the renovation and removed a drop ceiling in one of the rooms, we discovered a beautiful plaster design,” Bond said. “There were wires and plumbing running through it, so a lot of it was broken.” Todd Culotta and his BayPro Construction team …

Coolest Thing Made in Delaware Contest Voting Now Open

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Voting for the Coolest Thing Made in Delaware competition, hosted by The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC) and its affiliate, the Delaware Manufacturing Association (DMA), is now open! This inaugural contest serves to highlight Delaware’s vibrant and diverse manufacturing industry—which employs 28,000 Delawareans—and promote the sector as a top career path.   With over 100 nominations received, more than …


State programs like EDGE help women-owned businesses grow

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WILMINGTON — When Ashlee Cooper was offered the opportunity to return to the teaching job she lost during the pandemic, she declined because her toddler’s school hadn’t reopened yet. She opted instead to open an event-planning company. Her “ah-ha” moment came when someone saw her standing on a chair to photograph a balloon sculpture and suggested she use a drone …

Navient declares first quarter common stock dividend

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Navient (Nasdaq: NAVI), a leader in technology-enabled education finance and business processing solutions, announced that its board of directors approved a 2024 first quarter dividend of $0.16 per share on the company’s common stock. The first quarter 2024 dividend will be paid on March 15, 2024, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2024.

Beebe Healthcare Welcomes New Leaders and Members to Its Board of Directors

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The Beebe Healthcare Board of Directors is pleased to welcome its recently-appointed leaders and members while recognizing and expressing appreciation to its long-serving, outgoing members for their dedication and contributions. The Board of Directors voted in two officers and two new board members for 2024 including: • Michael A. Meoli – Board Chair • Sara M. Larch – Vice Chair …

Easterseals Introduces 2024 Volleyball Challenge Ambassador

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Brian Perry, of Frederica, DE, is a world traveler, recently returning from Germany where he competed in the Special Olympics World Games as a swimming champion representing the United States. Meanwhile at home, his team at the café at Delaware State University, where he has worked for the last ten years through Easterseals’ Supported Employment program, was cheering him on. …

Goldey-Beacom College Dean of Students Elected President of MACUHO

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Goldey-Beacom College is pleased to announce that Dean of Students Jocelyn E. Moses (Byers-Smith) has been elected as President of the Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers (MACUHO). Moses (Byers-Smith) has been a member of MACUHO since 2007 and previously served as the director of membership development. Upon completion of her presidency at the end of 2024, her …

Beebe’s Structural Heart Program First to Use New Technology to Reduce Stroke Risk

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Beebe Healthcare’s Cardiovascular team is the first in Delaware or Maryland to utilize the WATCHMAN FLX Pro implant on Feb. 7. The WATCHMAN FLX Pro is a left atrial appendage closure device that is used to treat patients who have been diagnosed with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Also known as AFib, this heart rhythm disorder increases risk for stroke and requires …