November 4, 2019
State Chamber Update
I am attending the Delaware State Human Resources Conference & Expo sponsored by the Delaware SHRM this week because so many of our State Chamber policy priorities center around human resource (HR) issues. For example, we remain steadfast in our opposition to recreational uses of marijuana until spot tests for impairment, precedence of employer drug policies and more are part of any future state policy. The State Chamber is also a leader in workforce development issues and is pursuing innovative policies to retrain underemployed Delawareans. 

These are only a couple examples of where our member interests and HR issues are inextricably linked, and future policy choices have impacts on large and small employers alike. Compounding these challenges, however, are the implementation realities of a small business. The CEO or “Chief Everything Officer” of a small business may be very entrepreneurial yet called upon to oversee customer accounts, training of employees, pitching in when someone is absent, and even making sure there is coffee in the break room! Human resources work, albeit very important, was not likely the idea that launched their business. Thus, the alignment of the State Chamber, HR professionals and workplace issues is important to all.
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Today we’ll have a look at factory order data from September, while trade deficit information for September becomes public on Tuesday. On Thursday, September's consumer credit data will be available and we end the week on Friday with an early look at the consumer sentiment index.
Michael J. Quaranta
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
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President Scott Kammerer also keynoted the Superstars in Business awards luncheon in 2018. We are looking forward to another great Superstars event this Wednesday at the Hotel du Pont!
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