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Saturday, June 01, 2013


LDI has this tradition of celebrating all team members birthday once a year which usually occurs between March and May. This year's party happened last May 24 with an unusual gift. Aside from the good food and cake,we were allowed to go home early depending on the # of hours you picked. The #  of hours ranged from three (3) hours  to an hour. Everyone is a winner! What a way to celebrate birthday.

I can't wait for next year celebration. I wonder what it would be next time?

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Delaware Corporate Legislation Tracker - May 31, 2013

Stay on top of possible changes to Delaware Corporate Law!

The Delaware Corporate Legislation Tracker is a free service offered by our firm, designed to keep you informed on current and pending legislation related to Delaware Corporate rules, regulations, and Delaware business matters.

Here's the latest edition:

The following Legislation affecting Title 19 - Labor and Title 29 - State Government was acted upon by the General Assembly on 5/30/2013:

HB 123

This bill would prohibit a public employer from inquiring into or considering the criminal record, criminal history or credit history or score of an applicant before it makes a conditional offer to the applicant. It would permit inquiry and consideration of criminal background after the conditional offer has been made. The bill specifies that once a background check is conducted an employer shall only consider felonies for 10 years from the completion of sentence, and misdemeanors for 5 years from the completion of sentence. Further, employers are required to consider several enumerated factors when deciding whether to revoke a conditional offer based on the results of a background check.

Police forces, the Department of Corrections and other positions with a statutory mandate for background checks are excluded from these provisions.
The bill also requires contractors with State agencies to employ similar policies where not in conflict with other State or federal requirements.

Bill History:

May 30, 2013 - Introduced and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee in House

SBA Adds Business Matchmaking Events During National Small Business Week

The U.S. Small Business Administration will host three business matchmaking events during National Small Business Week, June 16-21, 2013.  Matchmaking allows small businesses the opportunity to have face-to-face meetings with prime contractors and federal agencies to learn about specific contracting and subcontracting opportunities.

The first matchmaking event will take place at the Arlington Convention Center in Dallas on June 18 from noon-3pm.  In addition to matchmaking, the day will include speed mentoring, panels on access to capital, Government contracting, exporting, supply chain, use of social media, and other current topics.

The second and third matchmaking events will take place at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. on June 20 and 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  In addition to matchmaking, speed mentoring will be available both days along with breakfast and lunch awards ceremonies.  Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List will be the lunch guest speaker.

The business matchmaking sessions are open to small businesses that register for National Small Business Week. Small businesses must have a DUNS number, which can be obtained by going to the DUNS official Web site at (, and must be registered in System Award Management (, the federal government’s official database of small businesses wishing to secure federal contracts.

The face-to-face matchmaking meetings will be 15 minutes, last year approximately 150 businesses and 20 buyers matched up based on their compatibility and the buying needs of the federal agencies and corporations. Small business owners interested in participating must first register for National Small Business Week at

“Matchmaking events have proved very successful in linking in small business owners and entrepreneurs with SBA’s network of resource partners to help push their business to that next stage,” said Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho.

Once registered, they will receive a code to allow them to complete their business matchmaking registration at: Registration for the events will close on June 12, 2013.  

Every year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight through National Small Business Week the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.  This year’s event will be held June 16-21, in Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offering tips, tools and trainings for small businesses to start, succeed and grow.  In addition to in-person events, small business owners can participate in online-only panel discussions on hot topics like social media and business financing starting daily at 4 p.m. ET. All events, in-person and online, will be streamed live on The event hashtag is #SBW2013.

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