First for March 4, 2016

Schooling the Workforce
When Amazon set up shop in Middleton a few years ago the hope was that it would have a positive impact on employment. So far, the company has done more than just provide jobs, it has helped educate a workforce. First Look focuses on the idea of education for employees and where it is happening in other Delaware companies as well.

Small Biz Priorities
Delaware is constantly looking for new ways to help small businesses. A recent conference highlighted some of those ways. First reports on two businesses who hope to benefit from that support.

Little Mill Creek
Little Mill Creek is a tributary of the Christina River in New Castle County. For a creek with the word little in its title, it sure has been the cause of some big time flooding for residents in Elmer and businesses in Wilmington. That is, until now.

Oyster harvests were big business along coastal US until the 1900’s when disease and water quality started to kill off the oysters. On the Jersey side of the Delaware bay, efforts have been made to keep the oyster business going. Delaware is trying to catch up in the ‘Oyster Aquaculture’ industry, but not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.

First Experience: Wicked Witch Studio
Let’s get a little wicked in our First Experience this week. The Wicked Witch Studio in Bear is a mother-daughter team who make jewelry using everything from old watch parts to taxidermy eyes. Yes, their work is a bit weird, but these women know how to make it work.

Self-defense for some Wilmington students comes in the form of a unique art designed to raise awareness. While some folks are hitting the gym in the New Year, one group of men and women is hitting the mat in an effort to introduce more Delawareans to some non-traditional Martial Arts techniques.

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