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DEBCC Business Beacon

Issue #5 | March 2021

From the President's Office

Dear Members, Neighbors, and Friends,

As March approaches, the Spring season will soon be upon us.  We look forward to the weeks and months ahead with renewed optimism, and to further our success as we advance the economic footprint in Delaware. Since our launch, we have hosted 23 educational webinars that have been FREE to our members. We have assisted 95 businesses and counting with their DE Relief Grant applications. We have also assisted 43 businesses through our partnership with Customers Bank apply for the PPP loan - that is a total of $1.4 million in loan applications! We closed out February with 37 new members for a total of 203 businesses, and 216 individuals that have trusted us - all while in the middle of a pandemic! Our outlook has never been better.

Thank you to ALL our valued members!!!

As always, we continue our resolve to advance our economic footprint in Delaware, and our commitment to our members has never been stronger. 

Warmest regards,
Ayanna Khan
Chief Executive Officer 

- PPP Announcement -
A Big Win for Small Businesses!

The Small Business Administration has announced that, for two weeks beginning Wednesday March 3rd, they will only accept Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications from businesses with fewer than 20 employees. 

Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Events!

Economic Aid Act
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM) (EST)
Economic Aid Act - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce ( 

DEBCC EVENT - Explore Your Communication Style with DiSC Personality Assessment Tuesday, March 9, 2021 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM) (EST)
The DiSC® model provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves and to adapt their behaviors with others — within a work team, a sales relationship, a leadership position, or other relationships. It centers on four different personality traits which are currently Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), and Conscientiousness(C).
DEBCC EVENT - Explore Your Communication Style with DiSC Personality Assessment - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce 

Doing Business with the State - DBE Certification
Monday, March 15, 2021 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)  
Doing Business with the State - DBE Certification - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce ( 

Completing your Back Office
Thursday, March 25, 2021 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM) (EDT)
Jenn will walk through how to use your back office, the hub!
Completing your Back Office - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce ( 

Member of the Month!

Welcome New Members! 

Join us in welcoming the following businesses who have become DEBCC Members in the past month:
  • Gamma Mu Nu Foundation
  • Global Ubuntu Impact Foundation
  • Parris Nail Lounge
  • Brooks Men's Salon
  • Salon Ollae Beauty Salon
  • T.Nicole Solutions
  • IHeart Dance Studio
  • Nick Wallace Photography
  • With Love, Annie
  • Help Desk, LLC
  • ProCutz Sports Barbershop
  • Self-Employed
  • Focus Pharmacy
  • Covington & Associates, LLC
  • Care Concepts LLC.
  • Ambishes Diva
  • Appoquinimink School District
  • ComfortTouchTherapeutic Services
  • La Bonne Nutrition LLC
  • Wilmington Alliance
  • Union Press
  • Cornerstone West CDC
  • S&M Flower Rentals
  • Posh & Perfect Events
  • Excel Business Systems
  • Alstasia Waters
  • Advanced Family Care
  • Spay Neuter Clinic of Delaware
  • Primerica, Inc
  • Anitra Johnson
  • 1st State Staffing Solutions, LLC
  • I'm Whipped by Yara
  • CJ and Sons LLC
  • Rysheema Dixon
  • Minds Brand Management, LLC

Please Join Us!

Become a member today and let’s work together to advance our economic footprint in Delaware during these unprecedented times. Sign up for our events and membership today!
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