Category: Business Associations

The Board of Directors of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce has named Bob Chadwick as president. Chadwick jumped into the acting director role after former president Mark Kleinschmidt resigned in November of 2017. He brings 11 years of experience at the chamber to the position, including a stint as executive vice president and…

Kurt Foreman’s path to leading the Delaware Prosperity Partnership

By Kim Hoey Special to Delaware Business Times If the people of the world were lined up with extroverts on one end and introverts on the other, William Kurt Foreman would probably land at the head of the extrovert line. After spending his childhood traveling the world as an Army brat and his adult life…

Michael J. Quaranta brings broad skills to role as Chamber chief

By KIM HOEY Special to Delaware Business Times When Michael J. Quaranta proposed a barbecue contest as a fundraiser for Old New Castle, he didn’t mean a family picnic. No, Quaranta took classes in the art of barbecue, became certified as a barbecue judge, got the event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, pulled…

The Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday is holding a ribbon cutting for its new headquarters at 1050 Industrial Drive, Suite 110. The event will features refreshments and time for networking Members may attend for free. The fee for non-members is $25. More information is available here: https://www.maccde.com/events/details/macc-grand-opening-ribbon-cutting-6431

Roughly 5,000 people turned out for the first Sea Witch Festival in 1989, and coordinator Carol Everhart considered it a bust. But the chamber of commerce that hired her knew she was on to something. “I was devastated,” Everhard said. “They were thrilled.” A Maryland transplant, Everhart was tapped by the chamber to develop a…

Georgetown is hosting a free business development session for startups and existing businesses in Sussex County on April 19. Volunteers will provide assistance on everything from licenses and permits to business plan writing and marketing. The “Open for Business” event is sponsored by the Sussex Economic Development Action Committee Inc. and hosted by the Sussex County Emergency Operations…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and Delaware Manufacturing Association will host its annual Spring Legislative Brunch and Manufacturing Conference on April 9. The Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) will host. Gov. John Carney will keynote the legislative session at 11:00 a.m. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, DTCC President Dr. Mark T. Brainard, and State Chamber President Rich…

Downtown Wilmington last week welcomed 13 new cleaning and safety ambassadors who recently completed a two week training program to prepare for the role. The ambassadors, clad in black and yellow uniforms, serve as the public face of Downtown Visions. The nonprofit agency manages the downtown Wilmington Business Improvement District, which handles a wide array…

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times The president of Delaware’s largest philanthropic organization Monday challenged attendees of the 96th annual dinner of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce to rethink their support for nonprofits. “It’s your job to bring your personal experiences to bear and ask the right questions,” said Thère du…

The Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) has appointed William Kurt Foreman as its first president and CEO. The selection followed a months-long search that began with the formation of the public-private partnership in early 2017. Foreman currently leads the 16-person economic development team at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. His group serves the needs…