economic development

How to help one of our Downtown Entrepreneurs...

One of our entrepreneurs in Downtown Wilmington just received exciting news - Cherné of Cherné Altovise has been accepted into a program called Mastered: Accessories in London!

Great news for Downtown Wilmington

This week is exciting in Downtown Wilmington - we're seeing new businesses opening and our friends at Chemours and Buccini/Pollin are working on some long-term plans.

The Buccini/Pollin Group has purchased the historic DuPont Building from Chemours and will lease it back to the Wilmington chemical company on a long-term basis as part of a significant redevelopment that could turn the 110-year-old landmark into a mixed-use facility.

You can read the full story from the News Journal by clicking here.

I am excited about all that this means for our Downtown Wilmington community!

Great things are happening here.


Coffee Mode - First Ribbon Cutting of 2017

I can think of no better way to start a new year than with the opening of a new business in Downtown Wilmington.

In the lobby of 919 Market Street is Coffee Mode, where you can now enjoy some truly unique coffee and tea offerings as part of the third wave coffee movement.

You can check out photos, video, and more on the ribbon cutting event from WDEL and Town Square Delaware.

Here's to an exciting 2017 - we're off to a great start!





Downtown Wilmington featured as a great place to live

North American Van Lines has a great resource for people moving to new locations - a guide listing places to check out in the region.

A recent post on the guide outlines places people should check out when they move to Wilmington, including The Grand on Market Street.

Here's an excerpt:

The Grand Opera House is a majestic performing arts theater that's dedicated primarily to opera, ballet and symphony shows. However, other concerts and events are held at this ornate opera house from time to time. Tickets to these shows are very affordable, providing you with the opportunity to travel to The Grand Opera House on numerous occasions. As there is a lot of variety when it comes to the events held at the opera house, you're sure to have a different experience each time you stop by.

You can check out the entire post by clicking here.

I am proud that Downtown Wilmington continues to get national recognition as a quality place to work, play, visit, and live.


December at the Inspiration Space!

The resources we have in Downtown Wilmington are really impressive.

In December, the Inspiration Space at the Wilmington Library has a wide variety of offerings for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in exploring a world of possibilities. Here's information from my friends Carl and Janet:

Inspiration Space at Wilmington Library December Events

Free workshops and assistance for career, business & personal goals!

Sign Up and More Information @


December’s Featured Workshops & Events:

Marketing Plan: Your Business’s Most Important Strategy

Thursday, December 8th at 10:30am

How to Be an Effective Collections Representative

(Certificate Training- Must attend both days, lunch provided)

Monday & Tuesday, December 12th & 13th at 11:00am

Operation Veteran Entrepreneurship: Financing Your Business

Thursday, December 15th at 10:30am

Professionalism, Ethics & Etiquette in the Workplace

Friday, December 16th at 10:00am

Join Us and Be INSPIRED!!


Like Carl says, Come out and Be Inspired!