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Alisa Morkides IN Wilmington

Alisa Morkides has not spent the past few years taking it easy. As coffee culture became increasingly sophisticated, so did Brew Haha!, the chain of Delaware coffee shops that she opened in the ‘90s and continues to steer to this day. Stores were remodeled, concepts were expanded, and one entirely new business, Brandywine Coffee Roasters, brought a new depth of flavor to the entire enterprise...

Ryan Eames IN Wilmington

Ryan Eanes believes in the power of communication. It’s right there on his web page. Ryan is an assistant professor of business management at Washington College. He’s also the director of the marketing minor. “My approach to marketing begins with this belief—that the decisions we make about the things we choose to consume are driven by communication.”

The Market Street Book Club IN Wilmington

Ever since Jack and Gemma Buckley turned the page and closed the book on their careers as owners of the Ninth Street Book Shop, optimistic bibliophiles have held out hopes for a twist ending, a white knight, or any bit of miracle and wonder that would create an epilogue with store reopening under new management...

Joe Trainor IN Wilmington

“Wilmington’s Music Man.” That’s what The News Journal once dubbed Joe Trainor, and he’s earned the title. He’s a singer, a band leader, a music director, and a keyboardist with an armful of local music awards to prove his chops...

Rob and Chris Buccini IN Wilmington

Brothers Rob and Chris Buccini grew up in the Little Italy section of Wilmington, but Market has been their defacto home for the last decade. Their company, the Buccini/Pollin Group, has been at the forefront of many of Market’s major revitalization projects – the renovated Queen theater, restaurants like La Fia, Merchant Bar and Stitch House Brewery, and living spaces like the Residences at Rodney Square and the MKT apartments...

Dan Sanchez IN Wilmington

Just to be clear from the start: Dan Sanchez and David Sanchez are two different people who have been seen together in the same place at the same time. (There’s a useful video explaining this on Facebook.) But though both Sanchezes (Sanchezi?) have been mainstays on Market for almost a decade – Dan working at various theaters in marketing gigs, David at Spaceboy Clothing – Dan has recently moved on up to the 9th floor on French Street, as the city’s digital & social media manager under Wilmington Mayor Michael S. Purzycki...

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