Issue 6.39
September 25, 2020
Message from the President
One of the most valued benefits businesses offer employees is health insurance. Read more >

With many employers approaching “open season” or decision time as they begin to plan and look ahead to 2021, we thought it would be helpful for State Chamber members — especially small business members — to hear about grant options that cover health care policy expenses from Damian DeStefano of the Delaware Division of Small Business, and policy options from providers like Nick Moriello of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware and Louis Memmolo of Weiner Benefits Group.
Sponsored by: Weiner Benefits Group
Thursday, October 1 | 12 pm - 1 pm

The second round of the DE Relief Grant opens on October 1. Learn how this grant money can be used towards healthcare-related costs your business incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will also offer options and ideas for coverage as many companies and their employees will soon enter open enrollment.
High-Speed Internet is a "Must"
for Business Development and for Economic Rebound after COVID-19
Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic shifted much of our lives online — from education and work to healthcare and retail shopping. And remarkably, our broadband infrastructure performed superbly, helping families across Delaware adapt to these seismic changes.

But many Delawareans are stuck on the wrong side of the digital divide – lacking a home broadband connection for different and sometimes complicated reasons. It’s a problem that needed to be fixed even before the pandemic, and one that has more urgency now. Read more >

Gary has spent his entire career in leveraging data to power decision-making, helping businesses put big data to strategic use. Gary and his team at Dynata, the world’s largest first-party data and insight platform, recently surveyed people who moved to Delaware in the past decade and those interested in moving to the state to learn WHO they are and WHY they chose or are considering Delaware. Gary will share the findings from these surveys and give recommendations on HOW these insights may help Delaware in making strategic economic decisions around talent — both in retaining and attracting a ready workforce. Register for Developing Delaware on October 14 >
Building the workforce of the future

Delaware is competing with neighboring states to retain young talent and develop a workforce built for the future. According to a Wall Street Journal study, 42 percent of graduates from Delaware colleges and universities move to Philadelphia, while another 26 percent move to New York, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. Another study by Zippia states that over 70 percent of Delaware graduates leave the state for their first job.

Although Delaware offers a business ecosystem with varied career options, a low cost of living, and limitless networking opportunities, young professionals are choosing to relocate after their time in Delaware. Read more >
J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is a global running series that celebrates teamwork, camaraderie, and community worldwide. This year J.P. Morgan is introducing a new innovative virtual component.

JPMorgan Chase is offering professionals from all industries and, at every level, a unique opportunity to connect, compete, and have fun... virtually! Get ready to #RemixtheRun with them in from October 9 - October 22, 2020.

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