Issue 6.26
June 26, 2020
Creating a Door of Opportunity:
An Employer's Role
Sponsored by:
Stephanie Creary, Ph.D. of University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Dr. Tony Allen of Delaware State University joined us this week for an important conversation on how employers can play a role in closing the opportunity gap. They also provided concrete steps businesses can take to recruit, engage, develop, and retain Black and African American employees.

7 Ways We Know Systemic Racism is Real

Yes, systemic racism is real. And people of color - African Americans, Latinos, Asians, and other minorities - face it every day. We still have a lot of work to do, America. The good news: by speaking up about it, you can be part of the solution.

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Message from the President
Nearly two years ago, I gave a presentation at the Kent County Economic Summit on change — economic disruption — and the need to be nimble, speedy, and flexible. This mindset is important to businesses of every size and industry, and includes policymakers who oversee the delivery of public services. Adaptation is key to survival.

It’s safe to say we live in a time of constant innovation and change. Advancements in technology occur daily and result in entirely new ways of doing business or improvements to current, inefficient models. Because of this, I'm going to add a new wrinkle to my weekly message. Read more >
Join us on July 1
JULY 1 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A regular guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, Stuart Hoffman, Senior Economic Advisor at The PNC Financial Services Group will join us to provide an expert forecast on economic and financial trends with national, regional, and Delaware focuses.

One Group's Vision for Student Success

“There are so many people in Delaware that really have a passion for education,” muses Gary Stockbridge, regional president of Delmarva and Atlantic City Electric. “And 80 percent of the stuff we all have a passion for, we all actually agree on.

“But so often today, people spend 90 percent of their time on the 10 percent of the stuff that they don’t agree on—fighting. There is so much stuff we can work together on; let’s focus on that and let’s get stuff done.”

Therein lies the ethos of The Vision Coalition of Delaware, a group that Stockbridge chairs, and one of the nation’s most enduring public-private partnerships dedicated to improving public education on a statewide level. Read more >
Survey: Childcare Needs
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is working with Cicero Group, a third-party researcher, to understand how employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are thinking about returning to work – with a particular emphasis on the childcare needs of employees.

Your input is essential to helping all business and civic leaders prepare for returning to work. Please complete no later than Friday, June 26. Take the Survey >
Did you miss our webinar on childcare?

When you think of Meals On Wheels, you likely think of the elderly man or woman who is home alone waiting for their lunch to arrive. Their face brightens as the bell rings and a friendly voice lets them know
it’s time for the daily visit. This scene is repeated at more than 3,000 doors each day in our state. Read more >
In Case You Missed It
Upcoming Events
Economic Forecast with Stuart Hoffman

July 1, 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am

8th Annual
DYPN Golf Outing

July 10, 2020
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Deerfield, Newark
Putting Delawareans Back to Work: Economic Recovery in the First State

July 21, 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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