Issue 6.46
November 13, 2020
Meet Preston's March for Energy
2020 Superstars in Business
WHAT CREATES A SENSE OF FREEDOM for you? For a young man named Preston, freedom is achieved when he rides his bike. But Preston isn’t just any young man and his bike isn’t just a bike. Preston has Mitochondrial Disease, which causes low muscle tone, fatigue, and balance issues. His adaptive bike is designed to allow him to keep up with his friends and family.

“It was August 10, 2011. That was the day of Preston’s first bike ride,” shares Deb Buenaga, Preston’s mother. “I will never forget that day.”

The bike was donated to him through a local fundraiser. “The smile that was brought on through this bike made us determined to ‘pay it forward’ by raising money for more children to realize their dream of riding their own bike,” explains Buenaga. With this goal in mind, she and her husband went on to create Preston’s March for Energy. Read more >
Watch their video:
Message from the President
I was asked for my interpretations from the elections last week. There are many answers, but for me, regardless of who you voted for, a few takeaways are clear. The voting public lost its patience long ago with inaction – especially on issues where there is broad agreement. Elected officials would be wise to consider two very important solutions... Read more >
Become part of our 184th Annual Dinner production

We are in the midst of planning an unforgettable virtual event for you and look forward to sharing the format, our speakers, and virtual networking opportunities with you soon.

Every business was impacted by the spread of COVID-19, challenging business models. Yet with every challenge comes opportunity. We want to hear your stories of perseverance and overcoming adversity. Send us:

  • Written stories or testimonials on how your business pivoted (no more than 100 words)
  • Photos of your staff working hard or giving back to the community
  • A 20-30 second video on how your business stepped up in a time of crisis

We want to celebrate you, our members during this year's Annual Dinner! The deadline to submit materials for consideration is Friday, December 4. Submissions should be sent to Kelly Basile at
Cultivating Tech Talent
As Delaware tackles unemployment, business leads on tech

This summer, a group of business leaders joined Governor John Carney and Delaware Technical Community College president, Mark Brainard virtually, to kick off a newly formed IT Industry Council. The Council was formed to play the important role of bridging information and opportunity between education and industry. The competition for tech talent is fierce and this Council is meant to help Delaware build on its reputation as an emerging tech hub. Read more >
with JPMorgan Chase Foundation Grant

Delaware Prosperity Partnership was awarded a workforce readiness grant during the State Chamber’s Developing Delaware conference in October 2019 by JPMorgan Chase Foundation. The goal of the grant is to help improve the state’s tech talent pipeline by offering recommendations to support a more diverse pool of highly qualified tech candidates. Although launched pre-COVID-19, the findings of the analysis are particularly relevant as Delaware businesses are facing an unprecedented demand for well-prepared IT talent throughout the pandemic and beyond. Here’s what the tech talent profile revealed about Delaware’s tech talent pipeline: Read more >
Seeking Nominations:
Warrior Friendly Business Award
Does your company stand behind our military? Do you hire military members, family members of the military? Do you or your employees help prepare our men and women in uniform, or veterans for the workplace? Do you help get the word out in the community about the benefits of hiring the men and women who have stood up to defend our country? If so, this award is for you.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 15.
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