Issue 6.38
September 18, 2020
Download the State of Delaware's App:
Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and download the COVID Alert DE app, Delaware’s official, confidential and anonymous COVID-19 exposure notification app. The COVID Alert DE app uses Bluetooth technology, not GPS navigation, and does not compromise your privacy or collect personal information. Learn more & download the app today:
2020 Delaware primary election results: See who won

The unofficial results of the statewide primary election will be released tonight after the polls close at 8:00 p.m. Though the state kept all 286 polling locations open, registered Democrats and Republicans in Delaware were able to vote by mail...

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National Diabetes Prevention
Program Improves Health and Can Reduce Health Care Costs
How can you improve the health of your employees and their families and reduce health care costs at the same time? Offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Diabetes is a chronic health condition affecting more than 34.2 million Americans at an annual cost of $327 billion, including $237 billion in direct medical costs and $90 billion in reduced productivity, work-related absenteeism, unemployment from chronic disability, and premature mortality. Health care spending for people with diabetes is 2.3 times greater than those without diabetes. Read more >
To better understand awareness, interest, and recent action related to coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program. Please take this 10-minute assessment by Friday, September 25 >
I-95 Major Construction Starts Early 2021
How will this impact your business and employees?

September 29 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is providing an opportunity to learn more about the I-95 Restore the Corridor project that will start early 2021.

At the Virtual Business Forum you will learn about:
  • Project description, schedule, detours and potential impacts
  • Early work projects that have been or will be completed by Spring 2021
  • Construction Manager/ General Contractor (CM/GC) procurement and construction process
  • Commuting solutions
  • Business and employment opportunities

More than Just a Computer
We live in unprecedented times as unemployment rates
skyrocket and income inequality expands. As of May 2020, the State reported the unemployment rate at 15.8 percent, while Wilmington’s rate rose to 19.9 percent. The COVID-19 crisis has added layers of complexity to an already inequitable workforce ecosystem.

One gap that creates inequities in job readiness is lack of access to technology. Read more >
Message from the President
So just how do you network virtually? Does it work? Is virtual networking a real substitute for in-person events? My answer to questions like these is this: virtual networking is good and getting better, it’s here to stay and people who get comfortable with it will be rewarded with connections that for logistics and efficiency reasons, make virtual an advantage.

Make no mistake, being in-person is more human and preferable, but think of the events, places and connections you could make if you didn’t have to travel to a destination. All of a sudden, connections can be made with people who were not going to travel an hour for a breakfast meeting or happy hour, only to turn around and travel an hour or two back home. Just like in-person networking, you get out of it what you decide to put in to it. Read more >
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