DEBCC Business Beacon #11

DEBCC Business Beacon #11

DEBCC Business Beacon

Issue #11| September 2021



From the President's Office

Dear Members, Neighbors, and Friends,

Happy Anniversary!

September is a banner month for all of us, as we celebrate our one-year anniversary in serving the business community, and serving you, are valued members.

As we celebrate, we also take the time to pause and reflect on our progress, and importantly, extend our heartfelt thanks to our advisory board, our community partners, the Delaware business community, our State legislators, and our community of members, who have made the past year happen, and have supported us along our way.

Our world continues to change, however, our mission remains the same. Our resolve to our commitment to serving Delaware’s minority business community, advancing Delaware’s economic footprint, and delivering support, programs, and value for you - our valued members, remains stronger than ever. You are always at the heart and soul of everything we do, and you are the reason we are here.

We hope that you are able to join us at our (SOLD OUT) First Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser on September 17th, and we look forward to seeing each of you there.

Again - we thank you for your continued support. Together, we are stronger!

Ayanna Khan
Founder, President & CEO



Outcomes - All In One Year!

We are happy to report that in our first year alone, while navigating the pandemic, we have collectively:

  • Grew our membership to over 300 members.
  • Hosted over 60 events and webinars.
  • Stand By Me Minority Initiative - 63% of participants consisted of DEBCC members.
  • DEBCC Member Business Elite Feet wins the Edge Grant. 
  • Assisted over 86 businesses with PPP loans and economic support, securing over $400,000.00.
  • Assisted over 127 businesses securing over $1,200,000.00 in Delaware Relief Grants.



Grant Opportunity:

Comcast RISE is now accepting applications for their next round of grants for minority-owned businesses! Comcast RISE provides marketing, creative media, and technology services to small businesses owned by individuals of color. The deadline for applications is October 16, 2021. For more information on how to apply and eligibility requirements, visit 



DEBCC Celebrates National Black Business Month with Governor Carney


We spent a terrific day in downtown Dover with Delaware Governor John Carney and his staff visiting black owned businesses in celebration of National Black Business Month.

Additionally, Governor Carney also gave each business a proclamation to officially recognize August as National Black Business Month in the State of Delaware.

We appreciate the continued support that Governor Carney and his team provides to our entire business community!



DEBCC Members Host Back 2 School Events

DEBCC member Elite Feet held a “Back 2 School” event in Middletown. The August 29th event was a huge success, and provides our returning students much needed supplies to start the school year ready to learn!

DEBCC member Sweets & Treats held a Supply & Backpack Drive in Dover, supplying many students and families with backpacks, school supplies and other necessities to hit the ground running on the first day of school.

We appreciate all of our members and community partners who give back and invest their time, talent, and treasure to ensure a brighter future for all of our young Delawareans.



Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Events!

Coffee & Muffins with Matt Meyers and Kathleen McGuiness (Members Only)
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM) (EDT)
Come and join us as Matt Meyers, County Executive and State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness comes to the DEBCC new office to speaks to our members.
DEBCC New office
1105 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801  
Coffee & Muffins with Matt Meyers and Kathleen McGuiness (Members Only) - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce (

EnrichDelaware! Open House
Thursday, September 9, 2021 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)
Join us as we have an Open House for our EnrichDelaware Program by Interise.
1105 North Market Street Suite 102 Mezzanine FL Wilmington, DE 19801  
EnrichDelaware! Open House - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce (

DEBCC EVENT Facilitated by ABC Delaware - Networking 101
Thursday, September 9, 2021 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)
Come join us on zoom and learn the importance of Networking.
DEBCC EVENT Facilitated by ABC Delaware – Networking 101 – Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce

Friday, September 17, 2021 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM) (EDT)
Come join us as we celebrate our One Year Anniversary.  Tickets $100 per person.  SPACE IS LIMITED!!!  First come, first served.  This is a formal event!
Christiana Hilton
100 Continental Drive, Newark, DE 19713-4319 United States

DEBCC EVENT facilitated by Delaware Housing Authority
Monday, September 20, 2021 (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM) (EDT)
Come and join this webinar as the Delaware Housing Authority discuss rent, utilities, and mortgage assistance programs.
DEBCC EVENT facilitated by Delaware Housing Authority - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce

DEBCC EVENT - DelCare Health Solutions, LLC Mixer
Thursday, September 23, 2021 (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM) (EDT)
Meet other business entrepreneurs by joining us at DelCare Health Solutions.
DEBCC EVENT - DelCare Health Solutions, LLC Mixer - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce

DEBCC EVENT - Sweets & Treats Ribbon Cutting
Friday, September 24, 2021 (5:00 PM - 7:59 PM) (EDT)
Come join us as we celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony of Sweets & Treats!
Sweets & Treats, 1404 Forrest Ave Suite 5, Dover, DE 19904  
DEBCC EVENT - Sweets & Treats Ribbon Cutting - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce

Cyberattack Solutions for Small Businesses
Thursday, September 30, 2021 (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM) (EDT)
Join us as Covington & Associates present information on Cyber-attack solutions.
Cyberattack Solutions for Small Businesses – Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce (



Welcome New Members! 

Join us in welcoming the following businesses who have become DEBCC Members in the past month:


  • Authentic Tailoring Service, LLC
  • Black butterfly Boutique
  • Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
  • Delaware Hospice
  • Dip’s Oceanmart Deli
  • Errol E Photography LLC
  • First State Notary Services, LLC
  • House of Je’Lon
  • J&E Brothers, LLC
  • Kristin Holden LLC DBA Ginger House Consulting

  • Melrose Trucking and Transportation
  • Pink Salon LLC
  • Prosperity Cleaning of DE LLC
  • Sevyn Consulting LLC
  • Sweets & Treats
  • The Christopher Wayman LLC
  • The Sony Show-Podcast
  • TTCAD/Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Association of Delaware
  • TWardConsulting,LLC
  • Youth Entrepreneur Leadership Program Son Of Salah Foundation (YELP)



Member of the Month!




Please Join Us!

Become a member today and let’s work together to advance our economic footprint in Delaware during these unprecedented times. We can’t wait to help you grow your business!

In honor of our One Year Anniversary, we are now offering a 20% discount on membership.  To learn more, sign up for our events and membership at










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