In a year full of new programs and initiatives, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce is taking to the road to reintroduce Delawareans to the state’s oldest and most influential business organization.
A primary goal of the local visits is to further cement the relationship between the state and local chambers, demonstrating the increasingly unified voice of business in Delaware. Led by president and CEO Joan Verplanck, who joined the Chamber in January, the DSCC will traverse the state, making six stops along the way to meet with local chamber leaders and their members.
It’s important that the State Chamber’s legislative agenda reflects the needs of the entire state as it relates to job creation and profitability. Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Rich Heffron will provide a legislative overview for the balance of this year, and will elaborate on what he sees as potential issues for 2014. Executive Vice President Carol Gabel will address the Affordable Care Act and the options available to small business owners to help them protect their bottom line while maintaining employee satisfaction.
Each stop on the tour — which will be hosted in concert with local chambers of commerce — will consist of a 20-minute presentation and a 10-minute Q&A session. Members of the State Chamber Board will also be in attendance.
Representatives from local businesses are encouraged to attend this free event. Please visit www.dscc.com to register.