Category: Business Associations

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has announced that veteran lobbyist Michael J. Quaranta will take over as president after Rich Heffron retires on June 30, 2018. The Chamber allotted eight months starting last November to find a predecessor for Heffon, who started in 2014 and planned to serve only two years. Hired ahead of…

Rich Heffron was barely a teen when he watched the 1960 Democratic National Convention in the basement of the family home. “That’s what I want to do,” he told his dad and grandfather, who cautioned the young Heffron to first get a regular job. Fast forward nearly 60 years, and Heffron — on the cusp…

The Delaware State Chamber today released a list of legislative priorities based on a survey of members conducted last December. “The results weren’t terribly surprising, and echo much of what the Chamber has focused on in Dover over the last few years,” wrote James DeChene, senior vice president of government affairs, in an overview of the…

WILMINGTON – The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce elected Gary R. Stockbridge as their new chairman of the Board of Directors. Stockbridge is region president of Delmarva Power, an Exelon company. He succeeds Salvatore J. “Chip” Rossi, Bank of America. “The Chamber is in great hands with Gary Stockbridge as the new chairman. He is…

Delaware offers an array of resources for women in business

Delaware is home to a variety of resources that offer services like education, mentoring, planning, financial guidance and general support for women in business. We rounded up a list of just some of the services available in the state. Great Dames Inc. 318 Queen St. | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147 www.GreatDames.com Mission: Help women discover their…

The Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation announced the top ideas from its “2017 Reinventing Delaware” dinner. The annual event at 1313 Innovation on Nov. 8 brought together more than 100 thought leaders who presented their best ideas for creating jobs in the state. Attendees voted on the top 11 ideas. “It’s humbling to see how many…

When Mark Kleinschmidt, the recently resigned president of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, was sitting in a hospital bed for 28 days last summer, he had plenty of time to think. “Hospital beds are not meant for sleeping in. I had plenty of time to think. I even solved the North Korea problem,”…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has allotted eight months to replace its president. At 70, Rich Heffron has been trying to retire for more than a year. Members said the attorney will be tough to replace. “My answer would be Rich shouldn’t retire,” joked Paul Morrill, a chamber committee member and the executive director…

Peter Morrow, president of the Welfare Foundation and past president of the Longwood Foundation,  is the winner of The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Marvin S. Gilman Bowl. The award is presented annually to a business person who contributes to the Delaware community. During Morrow’s 16-year tenure at the foundations, the foundations have contributed about…