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Friday, April 22, 2011

Study Group on Corporate Boards aims to improve Corporate Governance

What if you could identify ways to improve corporate board structure and function?

Well, maybe you can.

In an effort to improve board performance and effectiveness, a panel of experts have offered a series of recommendations in critical areas of governance.

The "Bridging Boards Gaps" report calls for a renewed commitment to the purpose of corporate boards, and suggests guidelines to improve board practices and standards along seven core dimensions:

  • Purpose

  • Culture

  • Leadership

  • Information

  • Advice

  • Debate

  • Self-Renewal

  • The report also builds on past reforms and regulatory actions to focus on the gaps between governance ideals and governance realities and suggests practical, and new, solutions for boards of companies of all sizes and in all industry groups.

    You can download the entire report here:

    The "Bridging Boards Gaps" report (PDF)


    150th Anniversary of the Civil War

    Delaware residents are in for a historical treat. The State of Delaware's Heritage Commission has colloborated with historical sites throughout the State for events that will dvelve into what it was like in Delaware during the Civil War.

    Some of the upcoming events are:

    • April 30, 2011 - January 1, 2012- Civil War Exhibit: "An Oath of Allegiance to the Republic: the du Ponts and the Civil War"

    This exhibit explores the roles played by the du Pont family members, E.I. du Pont de Neumors and Co., and the local community in response to the Civil War, the most devastating conflict Americans have ever seen.

    • May 6, 2011, 7 p.m.- "Choosing Sides" Program Kicks Off Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration

    Well-known historian Adam Goodheart will discuss his new book, 1861: The Civil War Experience, as well as the days between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the outbreak of War, while Delaware and its citizens stuggled to cope with unstoppable forces.

    • May 6-8, 2011 2nd Delaware Regiment Civil War Encampment at Old Dover Days

    During Dover Days in May, the 2nd Delaware Regiment (Union reenactors) will have an encampment at Court Street, in front of Legislative Hall. The Regiment will give lectures, tours, a period cooking demonstration, drill and firing demonstrations, and more.

    This is a great way to spend the spring into summer months. These are all family events so bring the children to learn more about Delaware History.


    Monday, April 18, 2011

    Good Friday Announcement

    In observance of Good Friday, the Delaware Division of Corporations will be closed Friday, April 22, 2011.

    Our office will be OPEN and our staff members are available anytime by phone or email during regular business hours on the holiday. You can also continue to submit payments for registered agent fees, franchise tax or new orders online:

    Some services will be limited because no documents can actually be filed or certificates retrieved until the State reopens on Monday, April 25th.

    We wish you and your family a very safe and happy holiday!

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