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Delaware daily roundup: The tech council’s first birthday; cars rerouted to the Port of Wilmington; $4M keeps the Crosswinds locally owned

Plus, physical space still facilitates innovation.

Happy belated April Fools Day, from our memories of Taco Bell once claiming it bought the Liberty Bell. (Technical.ly/Holly Quinn/made using Copilot)

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Tech Council of Delaware turns one

Last Thursday, the Tech Council of Delaware threw a Tech Thursdays party in honor of its first official year as an organization. I put together some photos from the event in a post — check it out!

➡️ Get the details in my report here.

Physical space still matters for invention

Our CEO Chris Wink makes the case that coworkers being close, in the same physical space, is vital for collaboration, and thus for innovation. In a time and place where remote and hybrid workplace models are not going anywhere anytime soon, making in-office work dynamic, efficient and enjoyable should be a priority.

➡️ Read Chris’s column here.

News Incubator: What else to know today

• Expect a lot more trucking traffic around Wilmington for at least a couple of months: Due to the Key Bridge disaster in Baltimore last week, car shipments are to be rerouted to the Port of Wilmington [Delaware Public Media]

• A new deal in Rehoboth keeps Crosswinds Motel near the Boardwalk Delaware-owned as TKO, a subsidiary of the Newport-based Harvey Hanna & Associates, buys the hospitality property for $4 million [Delaware Business Times]

• A University of Delaware team received a grant from NASA to launch a ballooning project during the April 8 total solar eclipse [WHYY]

• A roundup of the best and cringiest April Fool’s Day pranks of 2024 [The Verge]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Saturday, April 6 — Prepare for the April 8 solar eclipse with the Eclipse Extravaganza at Brandywine Creek State Park [Details here]

• Tuesday, April 16 — Free Networking Mixer at the Stitch House Brewery [Details here]

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