NCC Chamber October 2013 business matters
New Castle County Chamber of Commerce monthly newsletter - October edition
Photo by Katie Buckley Kraatz A Publication of New Castle County Chamber of Commerce October 2013 www.NCCCC.com The NBA is Coming to Newark This Edition 2 I Chamber Events Matter 3 I As a Matter of Fact What’s the Next Big Thing? Let’s Start with Some Small Steps The NBA is Coming to Newark (Continued from page 1) 4 I Legislative Connection It Is Time for Congress to Get Serious 5 I Economic Development Deadwyler Named Private Sector Co-Chair of EDC What’s Happening at the Emerging Enterprise Center 6 I Calendar of Events - Oct Networking, Business Education, Legislative Events & More 7 I Membership Matters New Member Listing Save the Dates - November 8 I Member Profiles 16 Mile Taphouse Comes to Newark Eden Delmarva is Helping Both Businesses and the Environment 9 I Advertorial Reybold Group of Companies Divided as a Division, United as a Group 10 I Chamber Member Benefits Do You Know How to Connect, Save, and Grow? 11 I Ribbon Cuttings Restaurant Deal of the Week T he Philadelphia 76ers are coming to Newark, Delaware to operate a minor league team in the National Basketball Association’s Development League. The new D-League, as it is called, is the NBA's only minor league. The team will be known as the Delaware 87ers, and will be nicknamed the "Sevens." The new D-League franchise will play their home games at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark and will start their inaugural season in November and play through April. The team name "87ers" was selected in recognition of Delaware's place in United States history, as it was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on December 7, 1787. The 87ers name also is immediately evocative of the parent "76ers," a name similarly derived from Philadelphia's place in U.S. history with the Declaration of Independence being signed there in 1776. The 87ers team will also be nicknamed the "Sevens," a nod to the way the parent club’s official name is often shortened to the "Sixers." The Development League, founded in 2001, currently features 16 other teams, and is a proven developer of talent: 27 perEXHIBITORS • cent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2011-12 season had D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through D-League Cares programs. The D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. The NBA D-League season is made up of 50 regular season games plus a post season. D-League teams are located throughout the country. The 16 other teams are: Austin Toros, Bakersfield Jam, Canton Charge, Erie BayHawks, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Idaho Stampede, Iowa Energy, Los Angeles D-Fenders, Maine Red Claws, Reno Bighorns, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Santa Cruz Warriors, Springfield Armor, Texas Legends and Tulsa 66ers. Many fans are familiar with attending a Minor League Baseball game through the Blue Rocks. The D-League is similar in providing a fun, affordable, family KEYNOTE LUNCHEON • WORKSHOPS • entertainment product, but different in the sense that the level of competition is only one level below the NBA. Fans will see first and second round draft picks, in addition veterans either attempting a comeback or those working through a medical rehab program. It is exciting, fast-paced basketball, offering the most advanced players in the world outside of the NBA. Aaron Moszer, president of the Delaware 87ers, said the team will focus on providing a family fun atmosphere and will also offer Kid’s Zone right behind one of the baskets. To help accommodate families, 16 of the 24 home games will be on Friday, Saturday or Sunday with most games starting at 7 pm. An evening at a “Sevens” game will be very affordable and fun with a wide variety of up-close seating options are available. Prices range from $9 to $19 for individual games. Over the next few weeks, the “Sevens” will be announcing their first head coach and begin the process of selecting the team. The relationship with the Philadelphia 76ers will also bring some extra excitement to Newark as the “Sixers” will play a preseason game at the Bob Carpenter Center on October 11th against the Boston Celtics. This will be another first for the First State since it will be the first time an NBA game will be played in Delaware. Continued on page 3. NETWORKING • WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS KEYNOTE SPEAKER PRIZES ENTREPRENEURIAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR Diane Gilman Connie R. Charles HSN Personality & Fashion Entrepreneur Thursday November 14, 2013 • Founder and CEO Strategic Solutions International, Inc. Clayton Hall at the University of DE www.NCCCC.com C H A M B E R E V E N T S M AT T E R 5th Annual FallFest “A Taste of the Chamber” Chamber Charity Challenge & Golf Outing Visit www.NCCCC.com & click Events Calendar Over 250 people attended our 5th Annual FallFest “A Taste of the Chamber” at the Sheraton Wilmington South. This third of four seasonal ChamberFests offered the opportunity for our member restaurants to shine by offering samplings of their best dishes. Over 80 golfers/sponsors enjoyed a beautiful day of golf and networking on the gorgeous grounds of Deerfield. Truly a good time was had by all. Thank you to all of our Sponsors! We are grateful to have raised $1500.00 for the Delaware chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association! Policy Makers Lunch with Congressman Carney “Fore Your Information” Golf Clinic & Networking Business Fundamentals Ladies of the Chamber have been enjoying a series of beginner golf lessons at several of our member golf clubs in partnership with the EWGA. This series has been an avenue for women to add the game of golf as an option for networking. 2 I October 2013I www.ncccc.com Chamber members listen in about HR policies, the latest Business Fundamentals program. Nearly 100 members attended the Policy Makers, Movers and Shakers Lunch with Congressman Carney at the Hilton Christiana. With so many complicated issues facing our state, the congressman remains very optimistic. While fielding questions, he was able to clarify issues things for our members. New Castle County Chamber of Commerce A S A M AT T E R O F FA C T By Mark A. Kleinschmidt President New Castle County Chamber of Commerce What’s the Next Big Thing? Let’s Start with Some Small Steps A s President of the Chamber, I have had the opportunity to speak with many of our 1,400 businesses which range from the largest corporations in Delaware to sole proprietors and every size business in between. Chamber businesses employ more than 100,000 people. That’s almost 25% of Delaware’s non-governmental workforce. From this I have been able to gain a “hands on” understanding of the economic conditions facing Chamber members. So what are Chamber members saying about economic conditions here in DE? If I had to pick one issue that was mentioned the most, it would have to be uncertainty. Our members are very cautious about taking on new expenses. So they are not hiring, not adding equipment or expanding facilities. There is also a consistent theme of doing more with less which has become the “new normal.” Almost every business is worried that Obamacare is not going to work and result in higher costs. Many omy. We need to understand the importance things that will give our economy momenof these assets and leverage their value. tum and restore confidence. By imple1. Our colleges and universities are menting a number of related smaller “things,” engines of economic development and we we can create some momentum that will must leverage them to attract and retain the get shoppers shopping, businesses hiring, best and brightest young minds as well as incomes rising and Delaware on a path The Great Recession has caused a fun- foster their efforts to spin off high-tech re- toward full economic recovery. John Kennedy had a favorite phrase that damental shift in the structure of our local search into local job-producing companies. he frequently used to defend his economy. The days when three Cs (Chem2. The Port of Wilmington can be a ical, Cars and Credit Cards) were growing strong and vibrant economic driver if economic policies: “A rising tide lifts all industries and creating thousands of jobs adequate capital investments are made by boats.” Kennedy believed and rightly so, that when the overall economy is improving, and related economic activity are gone. the state or a private operator. it will create opportunities for economic Many Chamber members are adjusting to 3. Being strategically located in the advancement for everyone. He further the realities of the post-recession economy by seeking out new markets, holding the center of the Mid Atlantic area with an ex- believed the role of government is to stimulate line on spending and doing more with less. cellent transportation network, makes NCC the economy by holding the line on taxes and implementing government spending for Government policy on the local, state and a very attractive location for a business. 4. There are significant redevelopment job creating public works project. federal levels also needs to refocus and implement legislation and policies that will opportunities in Wilmington that can Let’s get started with a few small steps accommodate the growing needs of the that will promote economic activity that promote growth in the new economy. We are very fortunate to have a number creative class and the knowledge worker. will be very beneficial to Chamber members members mentioned the reduction of personal income due to the end of the payroll tax holiday and the increased costs associated with doing business in Delaware due to Workers Compensation insurance and recent tax increases. We need to stop focusing on “the next and the entire Delaware community. of powerful economic assets that will be big thing” and look at a series of smaller critical elements of Delaware’s new econ- The NBA is Coming to Newark Continued from page 1. On November 23rd, the “Sevens” will kick off the season with an away game in Canton, Ohio. They will stay on the road to play four more games and then they will have their home opener on Sunday, December 8th against the Canton Charge. A sell out crowd of over 5,000 is expected to watch the first ever D-League game in Delaware, so if you want tickets you better move fast. If you are interested in ticket information, you can go to their website and check out the schedule and season ticket prices or call (302) 504-7587. Tickets for individual games will go on sale later this month. The “Sevens” have already hit the ground running by joining the Chamber and participating in many community events. It will be easy to follow the “Sevens” as they have implemented a great set of communications options with the team website, Sevens.com, a page on Twitter (@Sevens), Facebook page ("Delaware 87ers"), an Instagram account (@delaware87ers), and a YouTube channel ("Delaware 87ers"). www.ncccc.com I October 2013 I 3 L E G I S L AT I V E C O N N E C T I O N It Is Time for Congress to Get Serious O It is irresponsible on the part of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives to use the full faith and credit of the United States as a bargaining chip. Both Speaker Boehner and Majority The operations and services of the federal Leader Cantor need to exercise stronger government have been funded via continuing leadership and work to curb some of the resolutions for the past four years as the Con- more extreme elements of their caucus. In fairness, the Democratic majority in gress has not been able to pass a single annual the United States Senate and President federal budget during that time. On Friday, September 20, the House passed Obama share part of the blame as well. In a continuing resolution to fund the federal the public discussion of these challenges, as government through the first eleven well as the larger issue of Congress' inability weeks of the new fiscal year, which to get much of anything done, there is often begins on October 1. Contained in considerable focus on the Republican House. the resolution was a provision strik- It is worth noting that when the health care ing federal funding for the Patient overhaul was passed in March of 2010, the Protection and Affordable Care legislation was rushed through both Houses of Congress, both in Democratic hands at Act, also known as Obamacare. the time. So great was the urgency on the As was predicted, following a protest part of the majority to get the legislation filibuster by Senator Ted Cruz done that the legislation was passed without (R-Texas), the Senate passed the continuing going through the conference process. The resolution with a restoration of the funding for outcome was far from perfect and rife with the Act. House Speaker John Boehner indicated unintended consequences. The Democratic on September 26 that the House is unlikely to majority in the House at the time sought pass the measure upon its return without the little to no input from Republicans. The provision stripping Obamacare of federal high-handed approach taken by then Speaker funding. Unless an agreement is reached Pelosi helped to poison an already difficult between Democrats and Republicans, it looks atmosphere in the House. as though a government shutdown is imminent. While Republicans have been inflexible The length of the shutdown and what concession will be necessary to end it are not clear at this and – at times - reckless, so have the time given the lack of willingness on the part Democrats. President Obama's pronouncements that he will not negotiate over the of both parties to compromise. debt ceiling and other items smacks more Whether or not an agreement is reached, of brinksmanship exercised against a foreign the matter of the federal debt ceiling must be power rather than the loyal opposition at addressed. Based on Congressional Budget home. If the President does relent and Office projections, the federal government has agree to negotiate, will his proposals be cononly enough cash on hand to last until roughly sidered in good faith rather than be used as the last week of October absent an increase in more political fodder? the borrowing limit. This would cause the With all of the challenges confronting our United States to default on its debt obligations nation: war, unemployment, the strong – an outcome expected to roil markets here likelihood that the Affordable Care Act will and abroad. require significant legislative correction, an Republicans in the House are expected to outmoded infrastructure and a gross federal call for a one-year delay in the implementation debt of $16.95 trillion versus a gross domestic of the Affordable Care Act and to include a product of $15.9 trillion, it is time for Congress number of conservative priorities in the debt to forge real solutions instead of playing ceiling legislation such as approval of the chicken with our nation's solvency. Keystone XL pipeline. nce again we find our Congress at an impasse and a government shutdown looming. To add to an already contentious atmosphere, a debt ceiling vote is pending in November. Save the Date! Economic Dev. 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In 2008, Deadwyler was recognized by The News Journal as one Rick Deadwyler of the “Top 40 Private Sector Co-Chair NCC Economic under 40” black Development Council professionals and in 2009 was named one of Delaware Today magazine’s “Most Influential People under 40.” He is a Delaware native; he graduated from The Tatnall School, received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Delaware and holds a master’s degree from Wilmington University in elementary education. “Rick is a leader in this community. He’ll bring lots of energy to the table and drive conversations and ideas that steer our local economy in a more positive direction,” said Chamber President Mark Kleinschmidt. Bob Chadwick, Council Director and Chamber Executive Vice President, added that “we are very pleased that Rick has accepted this new role, and I look forward to working under his leadership. His appointment is a recognition not only of his leadership ability, but of Deadwyler succeeds Dennis Rochford, the tremendous value we place on the University of Delaware’s increasing im- Director of the Maritime Exchange for portance as an economic development the Delaware River, who served as Private Sector Co-Chair for the past four years. engine for our state.” In his role at the university, Deadwyler Rochford has taken on new duties as a serves as UD’s primary point of contact member of the County Chamber’s Board for state and government officials, of Directors. Economic Development Council Member List Aloysius Butler & Clark ◆ AstraZeneca Bancroft Construction ◆ Bernardon Haber Holloway Christiana Care ◆ City of Newark City of Wilmington ◆ Commercial Industrial Realty Council Committee of 100 ◆ DE Taxes/DE Staffing ◆ University of Delaware Delaware BioScience Association ◆ Delaware Contractors Association Delaware Economic Development Office ◆ Delaware Park Delaware River & Bay Authority ◆ DelDot ◆ Delmarva Power DiSabatino Construction ◆ DuPont ◆ Emory Hill Real Estate Services Facility Services Group ◆ Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau Harvey, Hanna & Associates ◆ Info Solutions LLC Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay M&T Bank ◆ New Castle County Government New Castle County Board of Realtors ◆ PNC Bank Saul Ewing LLP ◆ Setting Properties, Inc. ◆ TD Bank ◆ The Byrd Group The Commonwealth Group ◆ The Garland Company University of Delaware ◆ W.L. Gore ◆ Wilampco ◆ Whiting Turner Wilmington University ◆ World Trade Center Delaware For information on joining the EDC, contact Bob Chadwick at firstname.lastname@example.org What’s Happening at the Emerging Enterprise Center O ver the summer there has been a lot of things going on at the Emerging Enterprise Center (EEC). We have been actively recruiting new companies to join the EEC Program, made some changes to the structure and scope of the EEC, and continued to help coordinate the growth of the New Castle County Open for Business Program. Two companies, Brand Builder Solutions and University Consulting Experts, graduated from the EEC this past spring, bringing to Five, the number of companies that have successfully completed the program and have moved on to continue their growth.The five remaining companies in the program have increased their revenues by 9.8%, created 19 additional jobs and have participated in 48 more networking events and 15 additional Business Education Workshops than the prior year! We’ve talked to 24 entrepreneurs who have expressed interest in joining the EEC and are actively engaged in discussions with four or five that have or are ready to submit their business plans and application. community in New Castle County. The EEC has also developed a new program designed for entrepreneurs who are really serious about starting their businesses, but need a little help with developing their business plans and getting their basic financial budgets ready. The Pre-Incubation Program was developed as a six-month program, whereby an entrepreneur commits to work with one of the small business resource partners, like SCORE, YWCA-DCWE, or the SBTDC, to complete their Business Plan, while they begin to participate in the other EEC Programs. It is expected that within the six-month period, these businesses will then apply for formal acceptance into the EEC Incubation Program. Back in the spring, the Small Business Administration and the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce partnered to bring together the various resource organizations in the county to hold a monthly Open House for Small Businesses. New Castle County is Open for Business was launched in April. There are 13 organizations, including representatives from the State of Delaware, cities of Wilmington and Newark, and New Castle County governments that make themselves available to any small business looking to find the answers to questions they may have about starting or doing business in New Castle County. These monthly sessions are held from 9:00 to 11:00 am, on the fourth Thursday of every month, and, in an effort to reach all businesses, the location is rotated between the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, Delaware Technology Community College – Wilmington Campus, and Delaware Technology Park in Newark. Attendance is growing each month, not only with business owners, but bankers, service providers and other community organizations are coming out to meet the resource organizations available to help small businesses. There have been a couple of major changes that will greatly enhance the ability of the Emerging Enterprise Center to serve the needs of entrepreneurs and existing small business in New Castle County. The first is that the EEC has been formed as a Nonprofit Corporation, and is awaiting recognition from the IRS as an Exempt Organization. This will enable the EEC to access additional funding resources so that we can expand the number of entrepreneurs we can serve and the types of programs we can offer. As part of that change, the Business Education Programs of the Chamber have been incorporated into the EEC. With four separate tracks in the curriculum; Finding Your Next Customer, Business Fundamentals, Business Issues Roundtable and the Nonprofit Forums, the EEC will For more information contact Frank continue to help in developing the business DeSantis, Program Manager of the EEC skills of EEC Companies, Chamber at email@example.com. Members and the general small business www.ncccc.com I October 2013 I 5 OCTOBER EVENTS CALENDAR Sun Mon 29 Tue 30 Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri Sat 3 4 5 10 11 12 4:00 - 6:00 PM Greater Newark Economic Development Partnership Fall Mixer at the Newark Reservoir 8:00 - 9:30 AM Nonprofit Roundtable 17 18 Noon - 1:30 PM Chamber Orientation (at lunchtime) a FREE event (registration requested) UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED All events are held at the New Castle County Chamber, 12 Penns Way. Call (302) 737-4343 for details. 6 7 5:30 - 7:30 PM 8 W.I.N. Women Into Networking at Hilton Wilmington/ Christiana 9 5:30 - 8:30 PM Cigar Connections Both events at Hilton Wilmington/ Christiana 13 14 15 16 SAVE THE DATE! Women’s Expo November 14th 7:30 - 10:00 PM Young Professionals Network Fall Fun Event: Hayride and Bonfire 20 8:00 - 10:00 AM 2 1 How to be a MEGA Success -Workshop, a FREE event for registered participants of Mega Marketplace by Get Life Coaching 27 28 W.I.N. Women Into Networking & Cigar Connections Hilton Wilmington Christiana 23 Mega Marketplace Economic Development Luncheon 25 26 1 2 Network at Night New Castle County Economic Development Council Sullivan’s Steakhouse Joint event with Greater Newark Economic Development Partnership Embassy Suites Newark Tuesday, October 6 5:30 - 7:30 PM (W.I.N.) 5:30 - 8:30 PM (Cigar) Noon - 2:00 PM Network at Noon at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Wilmington 8:00 - 10:30 AM 2 4 Business Issues 5:00 - 7:30 PM Roundtable Ladies Sip-n-Chip 8:00 AM - Noon Golf clinic Mega Marketplace at at Newark Embassy Suites, Newark Country Club 9:00 - 11:00 AM NCC Open for Business 2 9 8:00 - 11:00 AM 3 0 31 Non-Profit Forum #2 11:30 AM -1:30 PM Running Your Non 2nd annual Economic Profit Like a Business Development Luncheon 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the DuPont Network at Night Country Club at Moodswing Network at Noon 22 19 Friday, October 18 Noon - 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 29 8:00 AM - Noon DuPont Country Club Moodswing Night Club Catered by Out of the Ordinary Catering Tuesday, October 29 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Dance music by “Ussense” Wednesday, October 30 5:30 - 8:30 PM To register for events, please visit www.ncccc.com and click ‘Calendar & Registration’ 6 I October 2013 I www.ncccc.com New Castle County Chamber of Commerce M E M B E R S H I P M AT T E R S NEW MEMBERS 16 Mile Taphouse Restaurant (302) 266-8111 www.16miletaphouse.com Johnstone Supply Plumbing/HVAC (609) 272-8222 www.johnstoneSupply.com/266 Allstate Insurance - Wiseley/Hamill Agency Insurance (302) 235-3111 www.allstateagencies.com/a0706 McDonald Safety Equipment, Inc. Safety/Equipment/Training (302) 999-0151 www.mcdonaldsafety.com American Karate Studios Martial Arts Training (302) 737-9500 www.aksnewarkde.com New Castle County VocationalTechnical School District Education (302) 995-8000 www.nccvotech.com C.E.R.T.S. - Collaborative Effort to Reinforce Transition Success Non-Profit Human Services (302) 731-0301 www.certsinc.org Over Easy Cafe Restaurant (302) 525-6151 www.oecafe.com Christiana Spine Center Medical (302) 623-4144 www.christianaspinecenter.com Parker Construction, Inc. Construction/Contractors (302) 798-8530 www.mlparkerconst.com Cleaning Girl, Inc. Cleaning Services/Supplies (302) 999-7524 www.thecleaninggirlinc.com Santora CPA Group Accounting Services (302) 737-6200 www.santoracpagroup.com Contract Finishes, LLC Distributors (302) 764-0696 www.contractfinishes.com SkipJack Dining, LLC Restaurant (302) 456-1800 www.skipjacknewark.com Delaware Academy of Science, Inc. (Iron Hill Museum) Non-Profit (302) 368-5703 www.ironhill-museum.org Tantini Tanning Bar Beauty/Haircare/Cosmetic Services (302) 444-4024 www.mytantini.com Delaware Division of Libraries Non-Profit Education (302) 257-3000 www.delawarelibraries.org Delaware Lahore Delhi Partnership for Peace Non Profit (302) 764-6654 www.delawarelahoredelhi.org DFT Audio Visual, Inc. Audio/Visual (215) 432-9680 www.DFTaudioVisual.com Evolve Bank & Trust Mortgage Services (302) 286-7838 www.evolvelpo.com/newark-delaware Firsd Tea North America Food Distributors/Markets/Services (302) 322-1255 www.firsdtea.com Jay Stutman Designs Retail/Wholesale-Jewelry (302) 369-1819 www.jaystutmandesigns.etsy.com The Greene Turtle Restaurant (302) 454-1592 http://www.greeneturtle.com/ Save the Date - November Events! Nov 7, 2013, 8:00 – 10:30 AM Business Fundamentals Nov 8, 2013, 8:00 – 9:30 AM Nonprofit Roundtable Nov 12, 2013, 8:30 – 10:00 AM Chamber Orientation, a FREE event (registration requested) Nov 14, 2013, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM 23rd Annual Entrepreneurial & Business Women’s Expo at Clayton Hall at the Univ. of DE Nov 26, 2013, 3:00 – 5:00 PM Mid day mixer at Sherm’s Catering at the Christiana Fire Hall 24 Hour Medical Eye Emergency Ser Service vice Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors Financial Services (302) 654-4298 www.waddell.com Weichert - DeYenno Real Estate (302) 690-1314 www.theperfecthouse.us Wells Fargo Advisors - Hooper Financial Services (302) 754-1988 home.wellsfargoadvisors.com/Tiffany.Hooper Zoup! Fresh Soup Company Restaurant (302) 660-4400 www.zoup.com 800.734.2010 www.halperneye.com www w.halperneye.com .h . Schedule Y Your ou our o Appointment At The New Kirkwood Highway Location All major medical & vision insurances accepted including Davis & Spectera Comprehensive Eye Exams Dry Eye Evaluations Extended Dayy, Evening & Saturday Hours Diabetic and Glaucoma exams Laser Vision Correction On-line appts & contact lenses Cataract Evaluations Fashion & Designer Eyewear Pediatric Exams Contact Lenses including Bifocal & Hard to Fit List complete as of September 20, 2013 Join the Chamber to have your business listed here! Visit www.ncccc.com or call (302) 737-4343. Kirkwood Highway • Bear • Middletown • Smyr Smyrna na • Dover • W West est Dover • Milford • Seaford • Millville www.ncccc.com I October 2013 I 7 MEMBER PROFILES Eden Delmarva is Helping Both Businesses and the Environment H elping small businesses, farmers, and the environment at the same time is the mission of Eden Delmarva, a new non-profit in New Castle County. Eden Delmarva, founded under the parent group Delmarva Community Wellnet, helps educate businesses and promotes business models that protect our resources and environment. Visit www.NCCCC.com & click ‘Member News’ they can be recycled and used to benefit everyone involved. Most recently they have brought their new program, Replenish, to New Castle County. Through Replenish, restaurants are taught how to separate food scraps so that they can be recycled DC Kuhns, the Executive Diinto compost to be rector of Eden Delmarva, used at local farms. Eden has made it a describes them as a “Non-profit priority to both protect the environment organization that creates business while benefiting business. opportunities for small business and farmers that are in harmony For more information on Eden Delmarva, with the environment.” visit their website www.edendelmarva.com Have you ever wondered or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can what happens with your food also reach DC Kuhns, Executive Director, scraps? Eden Delmarva has been a at 510-381-4493 or Dr. Kim Furtado, Program catalyst for creating a business model where Director, at 302-236-0582. 16 Mile Taphouse Comes to Newark T he remodel of for pour. You can the Stone Balenjoy their beer loon Winehouse to and wine at home 16 Mile Taphouse as well; there will promises to offer be growlers and patrons a unique wine available dining experience. for takeout. Whether you are 16 Mile will looking for a burgcontinue many of er and craft beer the specials that or a romantic dinStone Balloon offered. They will continue ner for two with wine and cocktails, 16 Mile Wine Down Wednesdays with $5 select red Taphouse has you covered. and white wines during Happy Hour, a 16 Mile Taphouse boasts an impressive Friday Happy Hour featuring beer, wine, selection of craft beers, wine, and spirits. 16 and cocktail specials, and mug and beer Mile, an English inspired American brewing specials on Sundays as well as Sunday company based out of Georgetown, brunch from 10-3. Delaware, has five signature beer series as This redesign has combined the history well as special and seasonal selections. of the building with some exciting new In addition to these drafts 16 Mile offers changes. Pictures throughout the restaurant 140 canned and bottled beers. 16 Mile will tell the story of 115 East Main Street. continue to have a large wine selection inFor more information, visit their website cluding a cruvinet housing 20 wines on tap at www.16miletaphouse.com. as well as many additional wines available Save Time. Save Money. 8 I October 2013 I www.ncccc.com New Castle County Chamber of Commerce R E Y B O L D G R O U P O F C O M PA N I E S Advertorial Reybold Group of Companies Divided as a Division, United as a Group A s a developer, builder, owner and manager Reybold Group (www.reybold.com) is one of the leading full service multi-divisional real estate company’s and general contractors in the Delaware Valley, with over 40 years of expertise in building our own private portfolio, as well as for the general public. Together as a company we create quality homes and extraordinary communities, while maintaining the utmost respect for the environment. The foundation of our good name is the reason Reybold Construction builds homes, why Reybold Self Storage has 8 locations throughout Delaware to service personal and business needs, and the logical residential choice for anyone wishing to own a Townhouse, Twin Home or a 55+ Carriage House within Meridian Crossing. The array of distinctive choices at St. Andrews rental community allows you to select the property that best supports your life and style with offerings of 1, 2, & 3 bedroom Apartments, Townhouses and Single Family Homes with well thoughtout designs and floor plans, everything about Reybold Residential alludes to communities like no others. Reybold Commercial Properties offer flex, office, retail, medical and industrial storage, so we listen and understand how our tenants operate in order to generate the best solutions in the best locations. Our aim is to create value by offering workplaces that foster innovation and productivity through modern and expertly maintained facilities. play, through our commitment to our customers and the communities we build, which remain the defining traits of every Reybold enterprise www.reybold.com Opening Doors, Storing Memories, Building Tomorrow – Experience the Reybold Group road map begins in Reybold Difference places people want to live, work and We’re closer than you think…. EXPERIENCE THE REYBOLD DIFFERENCE. Opening Doors. Storing Memories. Building Tomorrow. B U I L D I T R E N T O W N I T I T S T O R E I T REYBOLD.COM www.ncccc.com I October 2013 I 9 CHAMBER MEMBER BENEFITS Do You Know How to Connect, Save, and Grow? The Chamber and the County are Partners in Economic Development Visit www.NCCCC.com & click Member Resources The New Castle County Economic Development Council has a partnership between the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and New Castle County government. As its core mission, the Council will foster responsible economic development and sustainable business growth in New Castle County. The Council supports and promotes initiatives to improve quality of life. In addition to its role as a catalyst for economic development, the Council serves as a select forum for the discussion of issues facing the business community. Newark Network of Businesses The Greater Newark Network is a network of business, academic and community leaders who seek to establish the Greater Newark Area as a center for innovation, creativity, and technology. A New Castle County Chamber of Commerce venture, it is co-chaired by Mark Kleinschmidt, NCCCC President, and Paul Pomeroy, Chamber Board member. Members of the Greater Newark Network (GNN) include other Newark officeholders and representatives from the Delaware Technology Park, the University of Delaware, W.L. Gore, and other organizations. Please visit GreaterNewarkNetwork.ning.com to join. There are Five Referral Groups in the Chamber Chamber Networking Groups are designed specifically for our small to medium-sized member companies who want to expand their network of business contacts, generate new business leads, and learn the most effective strategies for networking. Held twice a month, these events have a minimal fee and are open to Chamber members only. For more information, contact email@example.com or (302) 737-4343. Ambassadors are the Public Relations Arm of the Chamber Our Chamber Ambassadors are the link in maintaining strong member relations. A 10 I October 2013 I www.ncccc.com dedicated group of volunteers, the Ambassadors donate their time and energy to provide customer service to fellow members and serve as the public relations arm of the chamber. The overall purpose of the Ambassador program is to recruit new members, help orient the newest Chamber members, and to assist staff with membership retention. Contact Denise Treml at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (302) 737-4343 for more information. Young Professional Network Are you under 40? Then you qualify to be a part of the YPN of the NCCCC. Our goal is to provide young professionals the chance to pursue their interests, connect with peers, and learn from one another in an atmosphere of coordination and support. We have established a community of likeminded young professionals with the shared goals of personal and career development, community impact, and meaningful connections. These are hard-working individuals aged 21-40 with diverse interests, experiences and capabilities. Working the Government for Your Best Interests The Chamber represents member business interests at all levels of government. As your partner, the Chamber works to minimize the legislative and regulatory burden on your company, and foster a sound economic environment in our county and state. We speak as a unified voice for the business community to elected and appointed officials. So pay your PAC (Political Action Committee) that you see on your annual bill. This pays for our ability to Lobby for your rights. Office Supplies through Office Depot You can save up to 5% on all your purchases. This is a program that will bring deep discounts on all your office needs. 15-30% off copy paper, ink, toner, and general supplies; Next day delivery; 5% discount on all Office Depot sells; Free shipping on all orders over $50. For more information visit www.ncccc.com and select Member Resources then Benefits of Membership, and click on Office Supplies. Credit Card Processing through Applied Bank Room Rental at the Chamber Getting paid for your product or service with a credit card is fast but it can also be costly and complicated. Applied Bank offers Chamber members a simple and affordable merchant services program. Got a big client coming in and not enough space in your office for a meeting? Looking to impress or just donâ€™t have the room. Chamber members can rent a meeting room from the Chamber for as low as $50 90 Day Risk Free Trial; Local & Person- for half a day. Please contact Barbara Weiss alized Service & Support; $100 Credit; Next at (302) 294-2068 or email email@example.com. Day Funding Availability; Low Cost Notary Provider; Full Range of Loan Products; The Chamber has a certified Notary on No Middleman; Easy on-site set-up. staff. For a small fee you can have your For more information visit www.ncccc.com legal documents notarized and ready to go and select Member Resources then Benefits for you that day. Contact the Chamber at of Membership, and click on Applied Bank. (302) 737-4343 for more information. Auto & Home Insurance through Liberty Mutual The Chamber offers a voluntary member benefit program for auto and home insurContinuing Education with UD ance that save you time and money. The The University of Delaware Professional program entitles you to a group discount and Continuing Studies extends a 10% disof up to 5% off their already competitive count to all Chamber members who register auto and home insurance rates. Call for their professional and career develop302-993-0500 for more information. ment certificate programs. To see what proBenefits Connection grams are being offered, visit their website Along with all the other exciting benefits at www.pcs.udel.edu/organizations/associlisted, the Chamber is proud to provide af- ations.html. Contact the Chamber for you fordable insurance solutions. Through the promotional code. It will be necessary to Benefits Connection, the Chamber offers a present this code upon registering. Once wide range of insurance solutions for your you have your code, you can register for a business. The Benefits Connection pools all certificate course and receive your discount companies to reduce costs of the healthcare by calling the Registrar, Louise Jones, at and other employee benefit coverages. (302) 831-1171. Group coverage is available for Medical, Office Space and Mentoring Program Dental, Term Life, Short & Long Term DisThe Incubator is designed to provide ability, Voluntary Health related products business support services to entrepreneurs and Workers Compensation. Over 500 and associated companies. The incubator Delaware businesses participate with our is not merely about a physical building ofprograms. For more information go to fering lower rental rates, but rather is a www.ncccc.com. program intended to help new businesses Room Rental at the University & Whist Club succeed to the point of "graduating" from Chamber members are entitled to make the program within a defined time period. use of the banquet/catering facilities of the Participants have access to customized busiUniversity and Whist Club without being ness and technical assistance geared toward charged a room fee. In addition, the organizer the specialized needs of individual compaof the event may use the dining facilities of nies. The EEC provides an environment in the Club on the day of the scheduled event which like-minded businesses accelerate without becoming a member of the Club. their potential through interaction, partContact the catering/banquet coordinator nerships, joint ventures, and other mutually Margaret Reilly at (302) 658-5168 x 103 or beneficial collaborations. For more firstname.lastname@example.org and identify mation, please contact Frank DeSantis at 302-294-2056 or email email@example.com. yourself as a member of the Chamber. New Castle County Chamber of Commerce RIBBON CUTTINGS Diamond State Financial Group www.dsfg.com Unique Impressions 4 Seasons Liquors e to hanc atured c a For deal fe eek,’ your he W have eal of t ccc.com D ‘ as www.nc l i visit or ema .com c c cc e@n crell www.uniqueonline.com (302) 368-2137 Chelsea Tavern 821 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 482-3333 www.chelseatavern.com ARG Communications Inc. www.argcominc.com BOGO Buy one entree get one item free of equal or lesser value. Does not include alcoholic beverages. DETAILS Must present digital or printed coupon for redemption. Available on the Chamber’s mobile app - DelBiz2Go or by visiting www.NCCCC.com EXPIRES: 12/31/2013 DISCLAIMER: The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce accepts no responsibility for coupons not accepted at this establishment. 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