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Chamber dinner celebrates jobs, involvement, Incyte’s growth

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A night to celebrate all things business and jobs started Monday with a call for Delaware to ready itself to become a manufacturing hub. China long has been a magnet for manufacturing, but its decision to limit couples to one child soon will mean there’s not a big enough workforce to man factories, said Mike Quaranta, president of the Delaware …

Coolest thing Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

Think you make the coolest thing in DE? Enter this contest

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A new state contest seeks the coolest thing manufactured in Delaware. The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce  and the Delaware Manufacturing Association have started the Coolest Thing Made in Delaware contest to highlight Delaware’s vibrant manufacturing industry and promote the sector as a top career path. Manufacturing now employees 28,000 Delawareans. The contest will be structured in a bracket format …

Pat Harker President of Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank

Fed’s Harker doesn’t expect recession, more rate increases

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Another rise in interest rates is not needed and the U.S. economy seems unlikely to tip into a recession, the president of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank told the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Friday. Patrick T. Harker, a former president of the University of Delaware, also said wages are falling slightly and that he expects the unemployment rate to …

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Retail theft continues to plague Delaware businesses

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

While retail theft continues to increase in Delaware, according to state police records, it doesn’t seem to be happening at the level reported in some cities. “I am not aware of any widespread looting or any type of cases where there’s just been storming, just an overpowering into an establishment,” said Jason Hatchell, public information officer for the Delaware State …

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State Chamber: Proposed family leave rules ‘very unclear’

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has raised significant concerns about an early draft of regulations to implement a new state law requiring paid family leave. “While I appreciate the enormity of your task, and with no disrespect intended, I find the law and existing draft regulations to be extremely daunting and difficult to use,” Timothy M. Holly wrote on …

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Stacey Mobley

DuPont trailblazer given state chamber’s highest award

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Stacey J. Mobley was given the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce‘s most prestigious award, the Josiah Marvel Cup, Monday during its annual dinner Monday night. Mobley, who was senior vice president, chief administrative officer, and general counsel of the DuPont Corp., was a champion of using technology-based materials and solutions to transform industries and life as well as being a …

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Delaware retailers must accept cash under new law

Charlie MegginsonBusiness, Headlines

Most Delaware retailers are now required to accept cash payments thanks to a new law signed by Gov. John Carney Friday. House Bill 299, sponsored by Rep. Franklin Cooke, D-New Castle, prohibits sellers of consumer goods or services from refusing to accept cash payments except in limited circumstances.  The law covers sales made at retail stores through in-person transactions. It …

Bill to study, encourage early childhood workforce heads to House floor

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

    A bill requiring the state to conduct an annual workforce study of early childhood professionals and help the pool of workers earn more unanimously passed the House Education Committee.  House Bill 377, sponsored by Sherae’a Moore, D-Middletown, would have the Department of Education do the annual study, with the first due by Nov. 15, 2022, along with a …

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FMC, Sears honored at annual state chamber dinner

Betsy PriceBusiness, 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 …

Paid leave passes in Senate, heads to House

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Photo/Getty Images Paid family and medical leave in Delaware moved one step closer to becoming a reality Tuesday after the Senate passed a bill to create the program along party lines. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Sarah McBride, D-Wilmington North, will now advance to the House of Representatives. The Healthy Delaware Families Act would create a statewide insurance program to …