HHA Welcomes American Driver Training Academy to Delaware River Industrial Park

HHA Welcomes American Driver Training Academy to Delaware River Industrial Park


Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. (HHA) is pleased to welcome American Training Driver Academy to the Delaware River Industrial Park in New Castle.

American Driver Training Academy recently celebrated the opening of their new facility by hosting an open house and ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, February 24th with the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. Local businesses, clients and vendors attended the event which also featured truck demonstrations, door prizes, giveaways, food and refreshments.

“We are excited to welcome American Driver Training Academy to the Delaware River Industrial Park. Their business concept is an ideal fit with its immediate proximity to the Port of Wilmington, Delaware Memorial Bridge and access to the full interstate interchanges of I-95, I-295 and I-495,”said Thomas J. Hanna, COO / managing director, HHA.

American Driver Training Academy recently opened the new training facility by leasing 4,685 sf of office and 1.5 acres of training space at 618 Lambson Lane located at the Delaware River Industrial Park (DRIP) managed by HHA in New Castle, Delaware.

American Driver Training Academy is one of the premier truck driving academies in the region,

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1 in 5 Delaware Children are Hungry. Give the Gift of Food Security This Holiday Season!

Looking to add meaning and value to your holiday season?

Why not give the gift of food security by making a tax-deductible gift to the Delaware KIDS Fund. Your gift will have an amazing front-line impact as the demand at Delaware food banks continues to mount with demand exceeding supply!

244,00 adults and children in Delaware do not have sufficient food – each day, every day – half of whom are children at risk.

The Delaware KIDS Fund was established by Thomas J. Hanna in November 2008 and is an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’. It is geared around assisting Delaware area kids that are at risk or in need for whatever reason. Delaware KIDS Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing goods and services such as; clothing, food, shelter, scholarships, educational grants, counseling and mentoring.

Over the last six years, the fund has disbursed $47,146 to worthy organizations and crisis needs in Delaware. Organizations such as ‘The Bridge of Hope Food Bank’ in Wilmington, ‘Student Backpack Program’ of NCCC, ‘Cape Henlopen Food Bank’, ‘Our Lady of Grace Orphanage’ in Newark, ‘The Delaware Food Bank’, ‘Limestone Presbyterian Church’,

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Delaware Has the Fastest Internet Speeds Which Makes it a Great State to do Business!

Delaware Has the Fastest Internet Speeds Which Makes it a Great State to do Business!

Last week we listed ‘Five Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware’ which makes a great case for ‘start ups’ to open their business in the state of Delaware. Well here’s even more incentive, Delaware has the fastest Internet Speeds (16.2 mbps) in the nation which gives Delaware business an edge, making them more competitive than those businesses based in neighboring states!

According to the Akamai [‘State of the Internet’ (SOTI) Report – 2nd Quarter, 2014], the Internet is over twice as fast in Delaware than in Arkansas.

“In terms of absolute speeds, Delaware had the fastest Internet speeds at 16.2 mbps, followed by just over 14 in Virginia; Washington. D.C. was next with speeds just below 14 mbps. The Internet was slowest in Arkansas, where average speeds were 7.5 mbps.” — Chokshi , Niraj. “These maps show the Internet is getting faster in (almost) every state.” The Washington Post., 30 Sep. 2014.

Not only does a faster internet speed make e-commerce sites more competitive, it makes businesses of all industries more productive, giving them faster access to shared project files allowing for more efficient collaboration.

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5 Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware

5 Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware

The State of Delaware is known as the “Corporate Capital of the World,” due to its incorporation of more than sixty percent of the Fortune 500 companies. There are many reasons Delaware is the perfect state to do business, such as its reputation as a ‘pro-business’ state, proximity to viable markets and accessibility to a highly educated work force.

The state has taken a wide variety of measures to help established small businesses and entrepreneurs take their business from the idea phase to start-up to expansion, making Delaware an excellent choice to start a business.

The Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) aids entrepreneurs building a business through various state programs designed to help these start-up businesses develop successfully. DEDO has enabled the success of many small businesses through easy access to incentives, grants and the SSBCI program where businesses receive low interest loans.

Governor Markell has made it part of his agenda “to back small business at every phase of development, with great emphasis on development” –Levin, Alan. “Delaware’s entrepreneurs help drive economy.” delawareonline., 04 Oct. 2014.

Here are Five Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware:

  1. Delaware # 1 in Economic Output Per Job – According to the U.S.

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The NCCCC Annual Chamber Charity Challenge Benefits The Delaware KIDS Fund

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 8th Annual County Chamber Charity Challenge at Cavaliers Country Club on September 10th and through a raffle was able to raise $2000 for The Delaware KIDS Fund, a charitable organization which benefits kids in distressed situations and established by HHA V.P., Thomas J. Hanna.

Congratulations to Joe Panchisin, the lucky winner of the raffle grand prize! Joe won a ‘Week stay at The Residences at Lighthouse Cove in Dewey Beach‘. The 2 bedroom luxury condominium overlooks the Rehoboth Bay in Dewey Beach and is part of Dewey Beach Enterprises resort development project.

Dewey Beach Enterprises (DBE) recently announced that the company was ready to move onto the next phase of construction for the resort project, which encompasses the Hyatt Place Hotel; penthouse and bayside residential condominiums; retail stores and restaurants; a future conference center; and an array of public amenities.

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