Issue 5.48
November 29, 2019
Message from the President
Sara Josepha Hale, a prominent writer and poet in the 1800’s, was persistent in her efforts to establish a national day of thanks. According to  History.com , “she lobbied state and federal officials to pass legislation creating a fixed, national day of thanks on the last Thursday of November.

From all of us here at the State Chamber, we wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. We have much to be grateful for, and we appreciate all that the employers, employees, entrepreneurs and job creators in our state do every day to make Delaware a great place to live, work and play. Read more
MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020
Featuring Guest Speakers:
Sam and Mariah Calagione
Co-Founders of Dogfish Head
2019 SUPERSTARS IN BUSINESS
Ferris Home Improvements, LLC
Optimizing Real Estate Assets and Human Capital through "Place-Making" and Inclusive Economic Development

The most important decision people make today is the “place” they choose to live. Communities that recognize this new market paradigm and develop innovative real estate and “place-making” strategies targeting the “creative class,” will capture more than their fair share of future market demand, economic growth and new jobs. For the State of Delaware and its municipalities, telling our market story as one of innovation, entrepreneurship and diversity is critical to attracting new businesses and residents. Read more
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT:
1440 FILM CO.

Although 1440 Film Co. was launched in January of this year, its founder Mike Pfeifer has worked in the film industry his entire life. “From the time I was a kid, I always had a passion for taking pictures and had a camera in my hand,” said Mike. His passion for film and desire to give back to the local community led him to create 1440 Film Co., a full-service video production company. Read more
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Small Business Credit Survey
The State Chamber is partnering with the Federal Reserve to conduct a  Small Business Credit Survey  for both pre-start and existing businesses, and we’d like you to participate. This short survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and the questions center around business conditions, financing needs and experiences. Summary results will be shared with you and all responses are confidential. The survey highlights the experiences of small businesses and provides critical information that service providers, policymakers and lenders use to improve programs for small business owners.
The survey closes December 20, 2019
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