Time is running out to register for the 3rd Annual Delaware Entrepreneurial Summit, which includes the 8th Annual Swim with the Sharks Pitch Competition, on October 20 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Keynote addresses by Author, Venture Capitalist, and Acting Secretary of Banking and Securities for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Richard Vague and U.S. Senator Tom Carper, plus an incredible lineup of speakers and entrepreneurs. WTC Delaware will gift a year membership to the winner of the Swim with the Sharks Pitch Competition.

October 2020 Updates
WTCDE Premier Members
Port to Port International 
Learn more about Port to Port International: http://www.ptpshipping.com/?lang=en
STAT International
It’s Fall and COVID 19 is still a major concern. We here at Stat International are here to help you stay business forward and socially distant all at the same time! We provide professional offices, co-working space and virtual services. Our co-working space is perfect because we have several different membership levels and we make sure the area is kept socially distant and clean. Whether you are just starting your business or you are a seasoned veteran who needs some help, take a moment and visit our website, https://stat.international, to see how we can help you. We are proud of our low cost, high value services and the experienced, helpful staff that will serve you.

So fall into a better business environment!!
Learn more about STAT International: https://stat.international/
Meet Michele Chynoweth, our new Marketing Specialist   
World Trade Center Delaware is growing, and so is our staff.  Please join me in welcoming Michele Chynoweth, our new Marketing Specialist. Michele will help us to expand our connections that will help our members and those we serve to improve their business. Michele brings to us over 30 years of marketing and communications experience. Well-known in Delaware and the region, her previous work experience includes being the owner and operator of her own regional marketing firm for 20 years. She was marketing director for the Emory Hill Companies in New Castle, Delaware, an account executive and senior copywriter for a Wilmington, DE advertising agency and a news reporter for several newspapers including The News Journal in Wilmington. She is also a freelance book coach/editor, public speaker and best-selling author of several award-winning novels as well as a part-time writing instructor for the continuing education program at Cecil College in Maryland. Michele holds a Bachelor degree in communications from the University of Notre Dame. Do let Michele know how she can help you to share your international business success story around the world.

Contact information:
Phone: 302-656-7905

The importance of Language
This week, I had the privilege of speaking with University of Delaware seniors taking the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures capstone career preparation seminar. I learned that most of the students have fluency in 3 or more languages. This gives them a head start to pursue any type international career, even if they never work in a country where the languages they studied are spoken. Most importantly, they will have learned how to listen to someone speaking in another language and to non-native speakers of their own first language. Being able to listen and communicate with people of other cultures is crucial to operating in our ever-expanding world of work. I salute these students and hope that they will become life-long learners, adding understanding of accounting, engineering principles, and statistics to their rich foundation of languages and culture.
Welcome to the 3rd edition of International Delaware® the yearly magazine of World Trade Center Delaware.
This year, we are focusing on agriculture, Delaware's largest industry. Agriculture, and the technology necessary to produce, process, transport, preserve, and market food, form the backbone of international trade for countries around the globe. Delaware is a leader in both agricultural production and the technology to deliver food quickly and safely to consumers. Our expertise in poultry production and processing is world renowned. Sussex County is the number one poultry producer in the entire United States. We also are the leading lima beans producer and rank in the top 10 for watermelon production. The Port of Wilmington has more dockside cold storage than any other port in the entire United States. Each year, delegations come from all over the world to learn about agriscience and precision agriculture from our companies, universities, and research institutions to help them improve seed production, cold chain, water and soil protection, aquaculture, and disease prevention and control, among many needs. International companies locate in Delaware to take advantage of our innovation nurturing environment. Please enjoy reading all of the articles. Be sure to contact us for more information and to learn how the World Trade Center Delaware can help you to achieve your business goals. To read/download your copy, please click the image above.
World Trade Center Delaware Gala



Secretary of State 

NEWS RELEASE – For Immediate Release
For more information contact: Michele Chynoweth, Marketing Specialist
Email: michele@wtcde.com Phone: 302-656-7905

World Trade Center Delaware Welcomes Three New Board Members, Elects New Chairman of the Board

New Castle, Delaware, October, 2020—World Trade Center Delaware is pleased to be growing to meet the needs of its members and as part of those efforts, would like to welcome three new members to its Board of Directors—Damian DeStafano, Carmen Facciolo Jr. and Howard Henderson—and to announce that Charlie Tomlinson has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board and that the Center is open in its new location at 42 Reads Way, Suite B in New Castle, Delaware with a grand-reopening planned for next year.

Charlie Tomlinson is the newly elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Trade Center in Delaware. He is the vice president of business development for Today Media, publishers of Delaware Today Magazine, Delaware Business Times and six other publications. He joined Today Media in 1993 as director of sales and marketing for Delaware Today Magazine and was instrumental in launching Main Line Today Magazine in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. After graduating from Temple University, he had a career in radio, coming to Wilmington to serve as general sales manager of WJBR/99.5 FM. He was also director of marketing for two local retail automotive groups. In addition to the World Trade Center, he is active in the Committee of 100, several Delaware chambers of commerce and the CIRC, and serves on several other boards including the American Heart Association as well as on the marketing advisory group of the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“I have always had an affinity for economic development and I wasn’t on the World Trade Center board for more than a meeting when it was clear to me that WTCDE is an economic development driver for Delaware,” Tomlinson said. “The other aspect that attracts me to care about this organization is the services Carla Stone and her team provide to anyone looking to import, export, or otherwise engage in international trade, whether they are members or not. WTCDE is a true resource.”

Damian DeStafano is the Director of the Delaware Division of Small Business, a position he has held since August 2018. Prior to that, he worked as the Deputy Principal Assistant at the Office of Management and Budget, as the Economic Development Policy Advisor to Governor Jack Markell, handling workforce development, business attraction, and related legislative policy for the Governor, and as a legislative aide in the Delaware General Assembly. ​Damian graduated from the University of Delaware in 2011 with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science, and from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2020 with a Master of Business Administration degree with a major in finance.

Carmen Facciolo Jr., who became an Emory Hill partner in 1983, is the Director of NAI Emory Hill, President of Emory Hill Real Estate Services, Inc. and Vice President of Emory Hill & Company, the construction division. ​Carmen was previously with the Jackson Cross Company and Facciolo Construction. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and current board member of CIRC and the Mary Campbell Center, where he also serves on the golf committee for the prestigious annual Charmie Welch Open golf fundraiser. ​Carmen is a graduate of Widener University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in business, as well as his MBA degree. He is a licensed real estate agent and broker of record in Delaware and New Jersey.

Howard Henderson works as a Senior Associate for Triad Associates, a premier economic development consulting firm in Southern New Jersey. Previously, Howard had a 42-year career at USDA Farmers Home Administration/Rural Development providing financial assistance to rural communities and individuals to promote economic development. During his career, he worked in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and at the headquarters office in Washington, DC. Howard served as State Director for New Jersey from 2009 until his retirement in January 2017, as Acting Chief of Staff to the Administrator of the Rural Housing Service in the USDA, and as a special advisor to the Under Secretary for Rural Development. Howard is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics and earned an MBA degree from American University in public financial management.
WTC Delaware provides a full range of international trade-related services with an in-depth focus on export/import of services and manufactured goods.
  • INDIA: A tender for procurement of 58 Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS)
  • PHILIPPINES: Treat foam in wastewater seawater discharge
  • PANAMA: A new water management system
  • BRAZIL: Sewage treatment plant equipment 
  • And more!

STANDARD - $475 (1-49 employees), $825 (50-99 employees), $1,375 (100+ employees)

PREMIER - $2,675 

Market Research:
Understand the foreign market in which you are interested before investing your time and money in an unknown country. WTC Delaware staff can help you customize the information you need before you start doing business in a new country.
Click here to learn more about the benefits of being a member of World Trade Center Delaware. 
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The World Trade Center Delaware, a not for profit organization, is Delaware's premier international business resource. We give our members the knowledge and opportunities to develop strong ties with buyers and suppliers around the world. As a member of the World Trade Centers Association, we provide resources in more than 90 countries, supported by 15,000 WTC professionals in over 320 WTCA member centers. The US Government, other countries, and international organizations have recognized World Trade Center Delaware's expertise. We are a member of World Trade Centers Association Member Advisory Council on Agriculture and a signatory to the Agreement. We have an Agreement of Cooperation with the Government of Mexico, and represent the US EXIM Bank in Delaware (REPP), and serve as USTDA's Making Global Local Partner. 
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