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WLA and Generation Universal Banker Program Graduates Second Cohort of Students

November 15, 2018
On Friday, November 9, the Wilmington Library became alive with young adults quietly whispering and occasionally laughing. Soon, they will become bankers. With smiles on every face, the joy in the room was clearly palpable.   With 2 p.m. quickly approaching, rows of chairs began to appear. People started filing into the room. From the people...

New Angel Investor Tax Credits Application Open For Delaware Businesses

November 08, 2018
The state of Delaware has made strides to keep its business friendly reputation in the country. Recently, House Bill 170 also known as the Angel Investor Job Creation and Innovation Act has opened its application for Delaware based small businesses and investors.   “We should do everything we can to support Delaware’s innovators and entrepreneurs who...

WLA Members Support Delaware Innovation Week 2018

October 29, 2018
Wilmington Leaders Alliance is excited to have members supporting Delaware Innovation Week. From hosting events to running a contest to pay for an exhibitor table, WLA members will be prominent during this statewide event.   M&T Bank It has been a busy year in the community for WLA member M&T bank. Thanks to their sponsorship for...

WLA Program Partner Generation Wins 2018 WISE Award

October 23, 2018
WLA partner Generation has won the 2018 WISE award for their innovative and impactful solutions on youth unemployment around the world. Generation is one of six organizations to win the award out over 400 organizations that were nominated.   In four years of existence, the non-profit has success graduating 22,541 students, 55% being female. Generation...

WLA Members Bring Women In Innovation and Technology Day to Delaware Innovation Week

October 17, 2018
  The fourth annual Delaware Innovation Week is a month away. This event annually brings together Wilmington and all of Delaware’s best and brightest entrepreneurs, developers, scientists, and creative minds. Events typically include happy hours and workshops but this year the organizers have added something different. On Thursday, November 8th the inaugural Women in Innovation...

Crowdsourcing Economic Development Solutions: Call For Submissions

October 09, 2018
Do you have a bold idea to create the Delaware of tomorrow? Take action…submit it today! Reinventing Delaware Idea Competition The Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation hosts the annual Reinventing Delaware event – which invites thought leaders and entrepreneurs to submit a for-profit or social venture idea that will create jobs and help make Delaware...

Telling The Story of Wilmington

October 04, 2018
Wilmington residents, city officials, and business leaders came together the evening of September 28, 2018, to celebrate what makes Wilmington a fantastic place to be and to unveil the marketing campaign that will highlight the positives the city has to offer to the surrounding cities and towns. The celebration and overarching campaign named Wilmington.Love officially kicked...

Understanding The Opportunity Gap Featuring Prof. Robert Putnam

October 03, 2018
WLA member Delaware Community Foundation is taking a stand against the opportunity gap by getting the people of Wilmington and greater Delaware involved. Using an innovative, multifaceted approach, DCF is inspiring others to improve opportunities for lower-income residents through education and conversation.   Earlier in 2018, Delaware Community Foundation launched Building Opportunity in Delaware, an...

The Universal Banker Program Graduation Day: A Recap

September 28, 2018
 After five intense weeks, the WLA and Generation Universal Banker Program ended on a high note. The graduation ceremony provided students, their families, and sponsors WLA, Generation, M&T Bank, Capital One and WSFS a final chance to connect as the official first graduates of the program. Antonio Stills, Program Instructor, spoke to how the students...