Let's talk about dating

They're calling it "Swipe Left: Love, Dating & Situationships" and it looks very interesting.

We're fortunate to have both TEDxWilmington and Accelerate Delaware, two organizations that are committed to exploring interesting new advances in society and positioning Wilmington to be on the cutting edge of those advances.

So, this Thursday, Feb. 16, come on out for a truly interesting event:

Click Here to get your tickets.

I'll let my friend Ajit explain more:

The first TEDxWilmingtonSalon of 2017, entitled “Swipe Left: Love, Dating & Situationships,” features four speakers, including actress Yvonne Orji, co-star of the HBO hit series “Insecure,” who will share their unique perspectives on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the World Cafe Live at The Queen.
The Salon will explore the intricate complexities of love and dating and how shifting cultural norms, technology, and trends like 'cuffing,' ‘ghosting,’ Netflix and Chill are impacting the way we date, the types of situations we enter into, and our expectations about love and relationships.
This topic is generating a great deal of interest with young professionals, and we’re pleased to start the 2017 season with such a fun and lively topic.

and Kia Ervin from Accelerate Delaware had this to add:

We developed this TEDx Salon to address the unique challenges that young professionals face today in their search for meaningful romantic relationships. This event directly aligns with our mission which is to engage millenials in Delaware through professional growth and personal enrichment opportunities.

I hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage in Downtown Wilmington.


Street Farm Book Signing

Our friends at the Ninth Street Book Shop on Market Street are hosting a book signing this Thursday with nationally acclaimed author-photographer-farmer Michael Ableman.

Michael will speak about his newest book, Street Farm, an inspirational account of residents in Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbia who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic problems in their neighborhood.

Here's the details:

WHAT: Book Signing by Michael Ableman

WHERE: Ninth Street Book Store (730 N. Market Street)

WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 12 - 2 PM

I hope you can come out for this great event!


Holiday Party at The Mill

We have a truly great community in Downtown Wilmington!

Our friends at The Mill and the IN Campaign are putting together a great Holiday Party on December 14 - Click Here to RSVP for this party.

Here's the details from the organizers:

The Mill Space and In Wilmington - Arts & Entertainment are teaming up to celebrate the holidays IN true Wilmington spirit! Join us for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music by Skinny White, pong (table tennis!), The Mill Market - featuring local artists with perfect holiday gifts - and more, as we come together to help the Parker Family of Tilton Park in their time of need. 

The Mill Market:
Delaware Fun A Day
Julia Jay Hardman
Kristin Grant Jewelry
Nicole Kristiana Studio
Objective Photography
Rocker Soaps + Herbals
Terranceism : Art by Terrance Vann
& more TBA!

This holiday season we’re going to honor the spirit and generosity of the Parker family, who, despite losing so much of their own in a tragic house fire last week in Wilmington, are still fighting to continue their support of the community through 23 year-old Quira’s nonprofit The Fairy God Sisters Of Delaware. You can read more about this INspiring family on their Go Fund Me page or the recent Delaware Online article (linked in the comments below). 

We ask all attendees to bring an item to help support the needs of the family. Clothing and everyday staples would be very helpful (known sizes below). The children lost the majority of their belongings in the fire - both necessities and passions - clothes, shoes, bedroom furniture, linens, a computer, sports equipment, musical instruments, camera equipment and other electronics. Obviously, we won't be able to replace all of these things, but with so much to rebuild, even providing common items - clothes, towels, sheets, blankets, pots & pans, grocery gift cards, etc. - we’re sure to help the Parker Family ease INto a brighter new year!

Anthony & Co-Kema Parker

KeKe Parker-Bracken (25)
Quira Parker (23)
Shemar (17) 30/32 Young Men / Adult MD shoe: 10 1/2
Destiny (15) Size 0/2 Juniors shoe: 9
Jazmine (13) Size 7 Juniors shoe: 10
Dallas (11) Size 10/12 Boys shoe: 6

I hope to see you there.


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!










Downtown Meet & Greet with the Mayor Elect

Great things happen when we all get together - and that's what we want to see on Tuesday, December 6.

Downtown Visions and the City of Wilmington are holding a public event at the Delaware Historical Society (504 N. Market Street) with Mayor Elect Mike Purzycki and Delaware History Museum President Scott Loehr.

Here's the details:

I hope you will join us!