Issue 6.48
November 27, 2020
Meet Whisman Giordano & Associates
2020 Superstars in Business
SINCE 1973, Whisman Giordano & Associates, located in Newark, DE, has served the community as a certified public accounting firm by providing accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, tax, and business advisory services.

The firm’s story began when James Whisman started the practice with only three employees. In 1993, Joseph A. Giordano joined Whisman as a partner. Today, Joseph A., along with his son, Joseph V. Giordano, the president and managing partner of Whisman Giordano, and their entire team, work to provide superior technical services while “Building Extraordinary Relationships.”

“Building Extraordinary Relationships” is more than just a motto; it’s the firm’s heart. “Delaware is a close community, and your reputation matters. Read more >
Watch their video:
Keynote Speakers Announced
for 184th Annual Dinner
Monday, January 11, 2021, marks the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s 184th Annual Dinner, Delaware’s premier business event. This year the State Chamber is pleased to announce four keynote speakers around three important themes: Diversity & Inclusion, Economic Forecasting, and New Political Climate. Learn more >
Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase
and Head Economist, Chase Commercial Banking
Cory Booker
U.S. Senator
State of New Jersey
Co-Anchor, Weekend TODAY and White House Correspondent, NBC News
Founder & Director, Defending Democracy Together, Political Analyst, and Network Television Commentator
Message from the President
Please consider reaching out to any one of those organizations and donate your time, talent, food or resources to help those who may be struggling this Thanksgiving. View a list of our nonprofit members here.

And don't forget to #ShopLocal as we celebrate Small Business Saturday this weekend. It's more important then ever that we support our local restaurants and businesses this holiday season. Read more >
Barclays Steps up to
Support Small Business in Delaware
As the impact of the COVID -19 pandemic began to take hold earlier this year, the citizenship team at Barclays US Consumer Bank started to hear from community partners that a new, crisis-related storm was looming on the horizon. Across Delaware, small businesses were starting to feel the impact from a statewide move to stem the tide of the pandemic. For years, Barclays has provided budding entrepreneurs with the skills and resources they need to succeed in business, but COVID-19 presented a challenge that would require the bank’s employees to respond as never before to support Delaware’s small business community. Read more >
Artisans' Bank uses expertise and
teamwork for customer success

Artisans' Bank has been serving Delaware’s small businesses and craftspeople—our local artisans—since 1861. While some banks seem to continually grow bigger and more impersonal, Artisans’ has stayed smaller and nimble, resulting in a more customer-oriented banking style that strives to focus on what the individual customers want and need. Read more >
End-of-year money moves for businesses

One year ago, none of us would have predicted the challenges we have faced in 2020. Many businesses may have spent much of this year focused on managing one day at a time. With the end of the year almost upon us, it’s a good idea to re-examine your business finances. Here are some tips from Fulton Bank... Read more >
Seeking Nominations:
Warrior Friendly Business Award
Does your company stand behind our military? Do you hire military members, family members of the military? Do you or your employees help prepare our men and women in uniform, or veterans for the workplace? Do you help get the word out in the community about the benefits of hiring the men and women who have stood up to defend our country? If so, this award is for you.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 15.
In Case You Missed It
Upcoming Events
Chamber Leadership with
James Collins of Corteva
December 3, 2020
184th Annual Dinner
January 11, 2021
to be held virtually
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