The mission of the Delaware State Treasury is to restore economic prosperity to the First State by providing critical financial services for the People of Delaware. State Treasurer Chipman Flowers Jr. shares his background and goals for the future of the Treasury with John Taylor. www.treasury.delaware.gov
Doing Business in Delaware
Through diverse programming, legislative advocacy, communications and publications, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of Delaware businesses while benefiting citizens throughout the state. In this inaugural episode of Doing Business in Delaware, the advantages of engaging in partnerships with nonprofit organizations are explored through the story of St. Patrick's Center in Wilmington, an organization serving the City's neediest residents.
From humble beginnings, 2014 Superstars in Business Award winner TekSolv has grown into multiple award-winning providers of professional service solutions for industrial markets, focusing on safety and training services, systems integration and oilfield automation services, engineering consulting, and environmental and occupational health services.
The Environment is Our Business
Driven by creativity and enthusiasm, 2014 Superstars in Business Award Winner BrightFields, Inc. performs environmental consulting and remediation services that run the gamut from contaminated site assessments and brownfield remediation, to asbestos, lead, mold and industrial compliance. From industrial and commercial buildings, to streams, lakes and wetlands, BrightFields acts as environmental stewards for Delaware.
2014 Superstars in Business Award winner MySherpa prides itself on guiding its clients through the complex world of technology and delivering high value for their investment. Throughout the region, the company has grown while providing managed computer and cloud services, plus best-of-breed technologies that offer guaranteed, turnkey solutions to clients.
A Friend In Need
Since 1971, 2014 Superstars in Business Award Winner St. Patrick’s Center has served diverse community needs and improved people’s lives immeasurably, delivering basic human needs to some of Delaware’s poorest residents, including food, clothing, shelter and transportation. St. Patrick’s typically serves emergency food to 1,500 families each month, but more importantly, the center nourishes people’s desire to be respected, no matter how dire their situation.
Sunday Breakfast Mission
2013 Superstars in Business Award winner the Sunday Breakfast Mission has served the homeless, addicted and impoverished through Christ-centered programs to meet their spiritual, social and physical needs for 120 years. Honored by the DE State Chamber of Commerce, the Sunday Breakfast Mission serves the community with food boxes, backpacks, clothing, furniture, hygiene products and other items throughout the year.
Made in DE: Accepting the Challenge
Challenge Program trainees gain on-the-job experience working on professional construction projects. Primary jobs include rehabilitating low-income housing for local government and non-profit agencies, but trainees have also built the program's new training center, assisted in the renovation of the Queen Theater. Their current project is the renovation of an historic train car.
Made in DE: ILC - Creating What's Next
From space suits to escape masks, in Delaware or on the Moon, they make it all! Since 1947, ILC has been active in the design and development of products for both government and industry. Whether protecting personnel in hostile environments, containing potent pharmaceuticals, or developing unique inflatable devices, ILC draws from a blend of highly qualified personnel and a sound base of both proven and innovative technologies that helped put man on the moon and cushion rovers on Mars.
Trellist Marketing & Technology
2013 Superstars in Business Award winner Trellist Marketing & Technology offers high-level strategic consulting and tactical design and development as a full-service agency or a resource management organization for global, national and regional clients. Honored by the DE State Chamber of Commerce, Trellist's guiding principles - analytical thinking, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit - have made it an industry leader.
Community Bank Delaware
2013 Superstars in Business Award winner Community Bank Delaware offers a full range of commercial and retail community banking services with locations in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. Honored by the DE State Chamber of Commerce, Community Bank Delaware has grown substantially in just over seven years by keeping in mind customer, shareholder and employee loyalty, as well as its credo, "Community Matters."
2013 Superstars in Business Award winner Unique Impressions is a full service imprinted products resource that caters to organizations of all varieties (Business and Corporations, Schools, Non-Profits, Teams, etc) as well as Greek merchandise for Fraternities and Sororities. Honored by the DE State Chamber of Commerce, Unique Impressions does the vast majority of their work in-house and is an authorized promotional products distributor.
Made in DE: Hand and Glove
MASLEY Enterprises Inc. is owned and operated by former Delaware Olympian Frank Masley and his wife Donna. The company specializes in providing technical hand wear solutions, primarily for the military. A design and manufacturing company, the cutting, assembly and final sewing are all performed in the Wilmington, Delaware factory by a local workforce trained by the company.
Made in DE: S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d to the Max!
Handy Tube in Camden, Delaware specializes in the production of seamless stainless steel coiled and straight length tubing. It all starts with a single length of raw material that is subjected to an amazing stretching process, resulting in the creation of the world’s longest, high integrity tubing, down to the smallest diameters, used in energy, aerospace and a growing number of industries.
The HOPE Commission
The HOPE Commission is striving to inspire and empower a collaboration of citizens, businesses, government agencies, social organizations, and faith based institutions throughout the City of Wilmington to work together in creating safe, vital neighborhoods that strengthen family bonds, promote civic pride, and encourage residents to engage in community transformation. Host John Taylor talks with Executive Director, Charles Madden.
The mission of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of Delaware businesses and benefits citizens of the state. Joan Verplanck, President and CEO of the Chamber speaks with John Taylor about the organization's role in the 21st century, its goals, and its position as the "voice of business."
Founded in 1837 as the Wilmington Board of Trade, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has a long history as the largest, most influential business organization in the state. New board chair Hinton Lucas, a Dupont Company vice president and assistant general counsel, talks with John Taylor about the role of the chamber, how it helps international companies like Dupont and small family owned businesses at the same time, and how business may change in Delaware in the near future.
Made in DE: Peninsula Compost: Going Green
With a little help from time, technology, and a whole bunch of hard working microbes, our discarded food, yard waste and other materials that might usually end up in a landfill are blended into a magical mixture called compost at the Wilmington Organic Recycling Center (WORC).
The Ministry of Caring, Inc.
2011 Superstars in Business Non Profit Award winner, The Ministry of Caring, Inc. is dedicated to serving the constant needs of the poor and homeless throughout Wilmington and the surrounding area. Honored by the DE State Chamber of Commerce, the organization focuses on love, dignity and respect as it uses model approaches to support those in need.
Blood Bank of Delmarva
2012 Superstars in Business Award winner Blood Bank of Delmarva is a non-profit community service organization that provides blood and blood products to 16 hospitals on the Delmarva Peninsula. Honored by the DE State Chamber of Commerce, Blood Bank of Delmarva serves our community by meeting the needs of patients, hospitals, and members for safe, high quality blood products and related services.
2012 Superstars in Business Award winner, Blooming Boutique is dedicated to providing unique, useful and affordable merchandise for women of all ages. Honored by the DE State Chamber of Commerce, Blooming Boutique will continue to provide superior customer service for everyone with fun always in mind.
Emory Hill Companies
2012 Superstars in Business Award winner Emory Hill is a full-service commercial real estate firm, founded in 1981. Honored by the DE State Chamber of Commerce, Emory Hill has the resources to design, build, finance, lease, manage and maintain commercial, industrial, and multi-family properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Cover & Rossiter, P.A.
2012 Superstars in Business Award winner Cover & Rossiter is one of the area’s oldest public accounting firms. Their goal is to provide clients with innovative services designed to maximize profitability and minimize tax burden. Honored by the DE State Chamber of Commerce, Cover & Rossiter strives to retain an experienced staff of professionals by fostering staff development, productivity and teamwork in a challenging family-oriented work environment.
Made in DE: Polymer Technologies
Founded in 1989, Polymer Technologies is a family business and a leading manufacturer of noise reduction materials and molded foam products in the acoustical and thermal composites industry.
Made in DE: From Plant to Plate
Soybean oil is among the world's most widely used edible oils, accounting
for nearly 70% of all cooking oil consumed in the US. DuPont Pioneer
develops and supplies advanced plant genetics and agronomic support to
farmers worldwide, and has developed a new commercial cooking oil with 0g
trans fat and 20% less saturated fat than existing commodity soybean oils.
Plenish(tm) was developed here at DuPont's Experimental Station and is now
the go-to oil ingredient in the kitchen at the Hotel du Pont for Executive
Chef Keith Miller.
John Sweeney (Part 2 of 2)
In part two of an interview with John Taylor, John Sweeney, The News Journal's Editorial Page Editor discusses the relationship between the opinion pages and the news pages as well as the role humor plays in the paper's editorial commentary.
John Taylor talks with John Sweeney, The News Journal's Editorial Page Editor to discuss the process and decisions that determine what appears on the the Journal's editorial page each day.
Summertime Ripe & Juicy!
The family farm is alive and well in the First State where agriculture is an 8 billion dollar industry. Mark and Dawn Collins are just one example of Delaware family farmers continuing in this tradition. Included in the crops they grow are Mar-Delicious watermelons, ripe, juicy, and a tasty antidote for the summer heat wave. Delaware even has a Watermelon Queen!
2011 Superstars in Business Award winner Corexcel specializes in online training courses and materials, employee assessments and continuing education services. Honored by the DE State Chamber of Commerce, this company personally answers the phone!
Made in DE: Mitchell Associates
Take a look behind the scenes at the creative process of making donor recognition installations at Mitchell Associates, a multi-disciplined design consulting firm located on Wilmington's riverfront.
There du Pont
Longwood Foundation President There du Pont discusses the origins of his family's nonprofit foundation and his new role as the chairman of DANA, the Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies.
John Taylor talks with Vice President and Executive Editor at The News Journal, David Ledford, about the on-line delivery of news, the “pay wall,” and the future of Delaware's only printed daily, The News Journal.
CEO Ellen J. Kullman is the first woman to head what was known to generations of Delawareans as "The Company".
In an exclusive interview with the DuPont CEO, John Taylor talks with Ellen Kullman about growing up in Delaware and the differences between the DuPont that employed our fathers and grandfathers...and where the company is headed now.
High Tech on the Riverfront
SSD Technology Partners provides computer support and a broad range of information technology services to a diverse range of companies. This woman-owned, Delaware-based firm was named a Superstar in Business by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce in 2010.
Wilmington University President Jack Varsalona discusses the origins of one of the states largest institutions of higher education, and its unique approach to serving the needs of a largely non-traditional student base, with host John Taylor.
Rashmi Rangan (Part 2 of 2)
Part two of a conversation between Rashmi Rangan, Executive Director of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council, and host John Taylor. Rangan details DCRAC's services to the community, including tax, credit and housing clinics, and the founding of the organization's unique credit union.
Rashmi Rangan (Part 1 of 2)
Rashmi Rangan, Executive Director of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council, speaks with host John Taylor about DCRAC's efforts to ensure equal access to quality lending, improving public confidence in the financial system, and the role of citizen activism in ensuring consumer protection. Part one of a two-part interview.
2011 Superstars in Business Award winner Environmental Alliance consulting firm is dedicated to providing superior customer satisfaction and a positive and rewarding work environment for employees. Honored by the DE State Chamber of Commerce, Environmental Alliance is now celebrating 20 years of working to restore the environment.
2011 Superstars in Business Award winner EDiS has been in business for 103 years. Today, this full service construction management firm provides comprehensive project solutions from pre-design…through construction…to occupancy. Honored by the DE State Chamber of Commerce, EDiS credits its longevity to the company’s ability to expand their services.
Top Doc at Christiana Care
Host John Taylor talks with Dr. Robert Laskowski, President and CEO of Christiana Care, about what it takes to run Delaware’s largest health system, also one of the state’s largest employers.
Buck Stops Here at The News Journal
Meet Howard Griffin, the new president and publisher of The News Journal, Delaware's last surviving statewide, daily newspaper. Formerly the vice president of national advertising for Philadelphia Media Network, Inc., the parent company of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com, Griffin talks with John Taylor about publishing in this age of digital media.
Delaware’s Top Lobbyist
Bob Byrd talks with John Taylor about his transition from State Representative to the state’s premier lobbyist.
Governor Pete du Pont
The former Delaware Governor looks back on his time in public office, and talks with John Taylor about the importance of forward thinking when dealing with a significant financial crisis.
Delaware’s Energy Czar
DNREC Secretary Collin P. O'Mara serves as Secretary of the Environment and Energy. The youngest member of Governor Jack Markell's cabinet, O'Mara talks with John Taylor about evolving a greener Delaware.
Delaware’s State Treasurer
The mission of the Delaware State Treasury is to restore economic prosperity to the First State by providing critical financial services for the People of Delaware. State Treasurer Chipman Flowers Jr. shares his background and goals for the future of the Treasury with John Taylor.
Delaware’s Chief Justice
Chief Justice Myron Steele is the 7th Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. In addition to his judicial activities, Chief Justice Steele has been appointed to the Judicial Conference Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction by Chief Justice John Roberts. Chief Justice Steele has been ranked as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance in the United States. This is the first of several conversations with John Taylor.
Giving in Delaware
For 25 years, the Delaware Community Foundation has been connecting people who care with the causes they care about, by helping donors establish charitable funds and provide grants to nonprofit organizations. President & CEO Fred Sears talks about the DCF with John Taylor.
Downtown Newark Partnership
What happens when an eclectic group of creative entrepreneurs bands together with a small municipal government and the state's largest University to revitalize the Main Street in this historic college town? Everything!
LT. GOVERNOR MATT DENN
Matt Denn grew up in New Castle County, attending Yorklyn Elementary and H.B. du Pont Middle School. When his family moved to California, he finished high school there and went to the University of California at Berkeley where he was elected president of the student body. Law School, community advocacy and politics followed, leading him back in Delaware. What is his focus now?
From Idea to Innovation
In 1998 a small group of good friends had a great idea and PTM Manufacturing was born. Today, the company is focused on creating and improving energy efficient technologies for commercial, industrial and residential HVAC applications. Located in Newark, Delaware, PTM is going green and now specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of their own energy efficient insulation systems.
Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program
There’s much more to horse racing than what you see at the track. Look behind the scenes with the Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program.