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Social Media: Growing our Economy through a Stronger Community

Written on: March 24th, 2010 in Job Creation

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with a few social media thought leaders, including Chris Brogan.  Chris graciously spent time meeting with many of our online innovators to discuss how we can make Delaware the “First State of Social Media.”  The feedback I’ve heard so far—and read through Twitter—has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. People […]


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We Keep Moving: National MS Society

Written on: March 22nd, 2010 in Helping Our Neighbors

On Friday, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society launched their first video story at wekeepmoving.org.  Here’s the theme of the awareness campaign: “Moving forward is what life is all about. We Keep Moving is a site for people affected by multiple sclerosis – unique stories about what it means to live with MS and journeys of […]


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Teamwork & Vision for Success in Our Schools

Written on: March 17th, 2010 in Education

Delaware’s team finished our presentation to the panel of national experts reviewing our Race to the Top application today.  I was honored to lead our delegation, and grateful for the opportunity to work closely with such outstanding professionals. Thank you to all of those who were engaged in this process, including the team members with me […]


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The Polar Bear Plunge!

Written on: March 15th, 2010 in Helping Our Neighbors

I had a great time on Sunday at the annual Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics.  People came from all over Delaware to have fun for a good cause.  It was an honor to meet the athletes, and I could barely feel the cold!


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Delaware National Guard: Serving at Home and Abroad

Written on: March 12th, 2010 in Recognizing State Employees

Earlier this week, I attended a change of command ceremony for the Delaware National Guard.  Brigadier General Terry Wiley is retiring, and Brigadier General Scott Chambers is taking his place as Assistant Adjutant General.  Congratulations to both General Wiley and General Chambers. General Wiley entered the military in 1966 and fought in Vietnam.  He is […]


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