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Darby ordinance would make Wilm employers pay for shift changes

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Photo/Getty Images Business leaders are lining up in opposition to a proposed ordinance in Wilmington that would require service industry employers to provide two-weeks notice of work schedules and compensate employees when changes occur.  The measure, sponsored by Council Member Shané Darby, D-District 2, aims to provide more schedule stability for hourly workers at retail, hospitality and foodservice establishments with …

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Middletown residents fight to stop warehouse construction

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition to halt the development of a 1.8-million-square-foot warehouse complex next to The Village of Bayberry North, a residential community in Middletown. They’re angry because the warehouses will go up in a spot that had been approved as a business park with offices, restaurants and a daycare center. Instead, they’ll end up with …

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Sen. Brian Pettyjohn to host webinar on broadband internet

Charlie Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

A webinar focused on the expansion of broadband internet access will give Delawareans a chance to ask questions and learn more about the state’s investment in hardwired internet infrastructure.  On Tuesday, April 12, Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, will host the webinar for interested members of the public.  Panelists will include representatives from the Delaware Department of Technology and Information, who …

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FMC, Sears honored at annual state chamber dinner

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce held its 185th annual dinner Monday at the Chase Center. Photo by Kelly Basile.   FMC Corp. scientists test 60,000 new compounds a year in their search for better ways to help crops beat disease and pests to produce more per acre. That breaks down to seven compounds tested per hour for every hour …

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Fujifilm to spend another $28 million on New Castle production site

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Photo courtesy of Fujifilm. Japanese multinational conglomerate Fujifilm will spend $28 million to expand its production facility in New Castle.  According to the company, the investment will double Fujifilm’s production capacity of pigment dispersions in the United States to meet the fast-growing demand for inkjet printing globally. Construction of the new facility, which adds 11,000 sq. ft. of operational space, …

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Mountaire employees petition to decertify Teamsters union

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

Mountaire employees will vote to decertify their Teamsters Union.   A big old chicken processing plant in Selbyville is crowing about its employees petitioning to decertify the Teamsters union there. If the vote succeeds, it will be the second union to be decertified there in recent months. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employees at the Mountaire Farms …

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Water quality testing firm to invest $3.3M in Newark production space

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

A water quality testing supply company will invest $3.3 million to expand its operations into Newark after receiving $1.25 million in grants from the state. The LaMotte Company, based in Chestertown, Maryland, will occupy a 79,000 square foot office space and production facility in the Pencader Corporate Center. The facility will lead to the immediate creation of 50 jobs. The …

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2 Delaware chefs are semifinalists for James Beard Award

Pam George Business, Headlines

  Bardea chef Antimo DiMeo, left, and William & Merry chef Bill Hoffman are nominated for best chef in the Mid-Atlantic The James Beard Foundation announced the 2022 James Beard Award semifinalists today, and two Delaware chefs, Antimo DiMeo and Bill Hoffman, made the list for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. DiMeo is executive chef and co-owner of Bardea Food + Drink in downtown Wilmington. Chef …

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2 Delaware chefs are semifinalists for James Beard Award

Betsy Price Business

  Bardea chef Antimo DiMeo, left, and William & Merry chef Bill Hoffman are nominated for best chef in the Mid-Atlantic   The James Beard Foundation announced the 2022 James Beard Award semifinalists today, and two Delaware chefs, Antimo DiMeo and Bill Hoffman, made the list for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. DiMeo is executive chef and co-owner of Bardea Food + Drink in downtown Wilmington. …

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Avian flu found in poultry farm after increased bird deaths there

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

A poultry farm where bird flu was found will have to kill the rest of its flock to try to prevent the spread of the illness. File photo by Artem Beliaikin/Pexels   The Avian flu has been found in a Delaware poultry farm that was experiencing increased bird deaths. The state announced Tuesday that the Euroasian H5N1 avian influenza (HPAI) had …