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WSFS Executive Leadership Promotions – Lisa Brubaker and Peggy Eddens

May 09, 2018
WILMINGTON, Del., May 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lisa Brubaker is the new Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank.  Additionally, WSFS’ Peggy Eddens has assumed expanded responsibilities to oversee the growing role of the Company’s customer experience team as Executive Vice President and...

Wilmington Budget Address Defines Challenges and Opportunities for FY2019

April 18, 2018
Wilmington Mayor, Mike Purzycki gave his Fiscal Year 2019 budget presentation and state of the city address. Under positive developments, Purzycki highlighted the one thousand rental units and three hotels under construction, including the Marriot Residence opening next week. He also recognized the shifting nature of business and employment in Wilmington. He called out Stitch...

First Lady Tracy Quillen Carney Implements “First Chance Delaware” Initiative

April 18, 2018
First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney is leading the First Chance Delaware initiative. The goal of this initiative is to ensure that all of Delaware’s children have a “first chance” to succeed. First Chance Delaware encourages public, private, non-profit, philanthropic, business entities and community partnerships that work to: End childhood hunger and expand access to nutritious food...

Zip Code Wilmington Growth in 2017

April 04, 2018
If you’re native to Wilmington, there’s one name you’ve heard of around the city. Zip Code Wilmington has blossomed into an amazing hub of entrepreneurial and leadership experience. If you’re not familiar, Zip Code is a coding academy offered to young adults between the ages of 18-26 years old. This amazing program helps to link...

From Student, to Wilmington University President – LaVerne Harmon

April 05, 2018
Hard work and perseverance are defining a new presidency at a university that rose from an abandoned motel and gas station off U.S. 13 and now enrolls more than 20,000 students, the majority of whom are adult learners who work either full- or part-time. Wilmington University President LaVerne Harmon, who became the first African-American woman to...

Strive Receives Grant from Wilmington Friends’ Player of the Year

April 04, 2018
Connor Nisbet — Wilmington Friends junior and the state’s top cross-country runner this year — gave youth leadership sports program Strive a grant. It comes as part of the Gatorade Play it Forward initiative, where the drink company’s “players of the year” in various sports dole out funding to organizations of their choice. Strive, a Delaware nonprofit based at The Mill, utilizes athletics to...

Rider Feedback Inspires Minor Changes from DART

April 04, 2018
Community Conversations in Wilmington and Newark offered DART riders and the general public a chance to weigh in on service changes DART made in mid-December. DART spokesperson Julie Theyerl says much of what they heard concerned Wilmington routes. Restoring Old Stops “In Wilmington, the biggest concern was some of the downtown routing changes and bus...

WSFS and WLA

April 04, 2018
WSFS joined the other WLA founding members, literally meeting in each other’s boardrooms, along with PMG Consulting, to devise ways to think about a vision for Wilmington’s future and how they can help affect that future. A big part of this grew out of necessity, and frankly, negativity. In a recent interview with WSFS leadership,...

Coded by Kids Comes to Wilmington!

April 03, 2018
Coded by Kids is celebrating an expansion into Wilmington, Delaware. Supported by Capital One and the Kingswood Community Center, the Philadelphia-based nonprofit is furthering its mission of increasing tech education to underserved youth within the state of Delaware. Coded by Kids’ first program in Delaware is currently underway at the Kingswood Community Center in the...