Issue 5.19
May 10, 2019
Message from the President
As reported by the National Association of Manufacturer’s last week, U. S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) met with President Donald Trump, as well as Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, to discuss the possibility of major infrastructure legislation.

Legislative Priority
This week the General Assembly returned from Easter break and the State Chamber, in partnership with its Small Business Committee and the Association of Chambers, hosted the 5th Annual Small Business Day in Dover. Over 70 people, including Chamber representatives, businesses leaders and elected officials, attended the event.

Superstars in Education Winners

Latino Family Literacy Project (LFLP)
Blades Elementary School, Seaford School District 

BARK Builders 
Springer Middle School, Brandywine School District 

Wizards of Words: "Book Bling" Program 
Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center, Woodbridge School District

John H. Taylor Jr Education Leadership Award
Ms. Bebe Coker
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Please email Chuck James at if your company is a Diverse Supplier as soon as possible. Please indicate which one of the following as defined by the U.S. Small Business Adminstration describes your business:

  •  Woman-Owned Business Enterprise
  •  Minority-Owned Business Enterprise
  •  Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise
  •  Disabled-Owned Business Enterprise
  •  Historically Black Colleges & Universities
  •  LBGT-Owned Business Enterprise
  •  Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)
  •  Small Business Enterprise
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