Issue 5.43
October 25, 2019
Dogfish Head founders Sam & Mariah Calagione to keynote State Chamber Annual Dinner
Monday, January 6, 2020, marks the  Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s 183rd Annual Dinner . The State Chamber is pleased to announce Sam and Mariah Calagione, founders of Dogfish Head Brewery, as this year’s distinguished keynote speakers. The Calagione’s will take this opportunity to share Dogfish Head’s story with the business community as they enter their 25th year of business.

“Sam and I are excited to share our story with Delaware’s amazing business community,” explains Dogfish Head Co-founder & Communitarian Mariah Calagione. “From starting as the smallest brewery in the U.S., through continual production and hospitality expansion, adding a distillery, right through merging with one of the most dynamic companies in the beverage industry,” continued Calagione, “we are having a blast, and we look forward to a fun evening with many of Delaware’s leaders and entrepreneurs.”
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Message from the President
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reported on Monday: "Manufacturing production declined 0.5 percent in September, falling for the sixth time year to date, but following a gain of 0.6 percent in August. The latest decrease was led by a sharp decline in motor vehicles and parts production, down 4.2 percent, which was likely negatively impacted by the strike at General Motors. (A   tentative deal   was reached last week.) Excluding motor vehicles and parts, manufacturing production fell 0.2 percent in September." 

October 30, 2019
7:30 - 9:00 am
University & Whist Club

Bob is a Jedi Master of government arts with long practice as the legislator he once was and the lobbyist he now is!
October 21 - 25, 2019
This week more than 120 schools throughout the state opened their doors and welcomed a business leader to be a guest principal.

And what does one do as a principal for a day? Visit the program's Facebook page to find out!
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Minimum Wage Increases Unintended Impact
Monthly Labor Review - September 2019
For the third consecutive month, Delaware’s unemployment rate has risen one-tenth of a point. The unemployment rate for September is 3.5 percent and is equal to where it was at the beginning of the year in January. Delaware’s unemployment rate for September is also the same as the US rate, which ends a streak of 15 consecutive months of Delaware’s unemployment rate being below the US. While there are 600 more unemployed Delaware residents in September than there were in August, the number of unemployed is 200 less than a year ago.
Nonprofit Spotlight:
Energize Delaware

Energize Delaware, also known as the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DESEU), is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created by the State of Delaware in 2007 to operate as the premier one-stop shop for connecting and empowering Delaware energy consumers with the resources to reduce costs, improve the environment and ensure energy independence for future generations.

DECEMBER 11, 2019
4 -7 PM | Washington, DC

Join us and honorary host US Senator Chris Coons for the  #TasteofDelaware, a crowd favorite in the nation's capital that showcases the finest culinary traditions from the First State.
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