Del. minimum wage to increase Jan. 1 and not everyone is happy about it

Charlie Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

Delaware’s minimum wage will increase to $10.50 per hour Saturday. (Getty Images/Darren415) With Delaware’s minimum wage set to increase from $9.25 per hour to $10.50 per hour beginning Jan. 1, some are still sounding the alarm bell for the impacts such a move will have on small businesses — and consumers, too.  The adjustment is the first of four gradual …

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Kent considering $5M in grants for businesses hurt by pandemic

Charlie Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

Kent County Levy Court Kent County is eyeing a $5 million grant program for small businesses and hospitality companies affected by the pandemic.  The program would include $3 million in grants for businesses with less than 100 employees to pay for employee wages and other business expenses.  Companies would have to demonstrate some negative financial impact resulting from the pandemic …

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Got $100 in coins? 4 Dunkin’ locations will give you $105 for them

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

    A Dunkin’ franchisee who says he can’t get enough change from is bank will buy coins. Photo by Jeff Weese of Pexels   Hot coffee, donuts, breakfast sandwiches and free money. What do these things have in common?  All of them are being offered at four Wilmington-area Dunkin’ locations.  Before you start the car and drive off to …

Republican, Democrat join forces on complimentary bills to help grow trade professions

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Two bills passed Thursday will help Delaware’s trade professions grow. Photo by Bidvine on Pexels. These days, it seems like Democrats and Republicans aren’t able to agree on much. But on Wednesday, a Republican state senator and Democratic state representative combined forces to support each other’s bills and help Delaware grow and support the tradespeople it desperately needs. Their complimentary …