September 30, 2019
State Chamber Update
Webster’s Dictionary defines leadership as:
  • An office or position of a leader
  • The capacity to lead
  • The act or instance of leading

One of my favorite programs here at the Delaware State Chamber is our Chamber Leadership breakfasts. These events highlight the journey our featured speaker has experienced and the lessons he or she learned along the way. At each of these I found an interesting quote, a key insight or relatable event that made me think differently about how I approach my work. 

Tomorrow we turn the calendar to October, a month when we are hosting two leadership breakfast events. The first is Wednesday, October 9 with former FBI Director and Judge Louis Freeh. Judge Freeh has certainly seen plenty during his career in New York and Washington, and the stories he’ll share will be compelling. 

Later in the month, on October 30 th, we’ll be treated to Delaware political stories from former legislator turned lobbyist Bob Byrd. Bob played an active role in much of what has gone on in Delaware for decades, and his stories should not be missed. 

While both will share stories, I’m sure they’ll impart some interesting leadership insights – things that worked and things that didn’t work. I hope you’ll attend and enjoy these as much as I do.  
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On Tuesday we’ll learn of August construction spending figures and September motor vehicle sales. Wednesday morning brings us ADP employment figures for September and Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker speaks that morning, too. We wrap up the week on Friday with unemployment figures for September, average hourly earnings for September and foreign trade deficit numbers for August.  
Michael J. Quaranta
President
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
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