Issue 6.24
June 12, 2020
DSCC Receives Top Communication Honors in National Contest
In March, the State Chamber received top honors in the annual Delaware Press Association’s Professional Communications Contest with two submissions placing first and one in second. First-place winners moved on to the national competition, hosted by the National Federation of Press Women.

The results of the national competition were released on June 6 with the DSCC receiving first place for its new logo design and honorable mention for its 2019 Small Business Day in Dover video.

“It was an eight-month research and design process to create our new logo,” said DSCC's Kelly Basile. “The entire State Chamber team played a part in its creation by giving input to help create the final result. We are so proud of our new logo, and even more thrilled it received national recognition!” Read full press release >
1st Place
Graphics and Design
"DSCC unveils New Logo"
Honorable Mention
Videos for Nonprofit/Gov. Org.
"2019 Small Business Day in Dover"
Phase 2 Begins Monday at 8:00 am
As the State of Delaware continues to implement a rolling economic reopening, it is important to regularly check for your industry’s current guidance.

Phase 2 highlights:
  • Restaurants and other businesses may expand to 60% of state fire occupancy with fitness centers and personal care facilities at 30%.
  • Child care facilities are open for all Delaware families.
  • Indoor gatherings of up to 50 people will be permitted with appropriate social distancing.
  • Fully unenclosed outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people with appropriate public health precautions in place.
Webinar Recap:
Child Care in a Post-COVID-19 World
Sponsored by:
A COVID-19 world has proven how critical child care is to the labor market.

Now that providers are once again open to all Delaware families, we had Cheryl Oldham of the US Chamber of Commerce and Representative Quinn Johnson join us for a webinar. They discussed the effects the public health crisis has had on the industry — both nationally and in Delaware — and what needs to be done to help providers survive past the pandemic.

The impact of overcoming language barriers

Not all wolves are the same. A rising population of pups, often English Language Learners (ELLs), may struggle to express their ideas in English while concurrently learning the written, verbal, and audio aspects of the language. This continuous battle to express their thoughts and ideas in English, combined with teachers’ lack of preparation in teaching ELLs, can create a language barrier that is often difficult to surmount. ELLs are as capable as every other student to think at cognitive levels about complex texts through scaffolded instruction to ensure comprehension.

Due to the growing ELL population, Las Américas ASPIRA Academy (LAAA) designed and implemented the W.O.L.V.E.S. Reading Program in 2017, which addresses the problem of limited teacher instruction and student engagement in grade-level, complex texts with language acquisition scaffolds. Read more >
Q&A with Captain Brian P. Hogan, the First Commanding Officer of the USS Delaware
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
USS Delaware commissioning was
performed administratively on April 4. The vessel has since began performing normal operations with its fleet. However that didn't stop us from catching up with the submarine's very first captain, Brian Hogan.

John Riley sat down with Captain Hogan who described what it's like to prepare a vessel to go to sea for the first time. Read interview >
SSS Clutch Company

This past April was historic as the U.S. Navy commissioned the 7th vessel to bear the name of the First State. The USS Delaware, designated SSN 791, is a Virginia-class, nuclear-powered fast attack submarine. It's the first to bear the name of Delaware in more than 100 years. What makes this story that much more special is that Delawareans played a role in the building of this vessel. Read more >

The Delaware Division of Small Business has shared PPE starter kits with us for our members filled with the necessary safety equipment to help you and your employees return to work safely.

There are 35 kits available. The kits include hand sanitizer, face coverings, and surface cleaner.  Contact Melissa Brayman to receive your PPE kit. They are first come, first served.
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