DEBCC Business Beacon
Issue #7 | May 2021
From the President's Office
Dear Members, Neighbors, and Friends,
May promises to be an incredibly exciting month, with many events planned, as well as our upcoming Spring Forward Fundraiser. We look forward to seeing you, engaging with you, and collaborating with you to advance our collective economic footprint in Delaware.Thank you to ALL of our valued members – our commitment to you, and to our business community remains steadfast, as collectively, we are better together!
Chief Executive Officer
Stop The Violence
This past month we had the honor and pleasure of celebrating DEBCC member, Dr. Jay Macklin on her 20th anniversary of Stop The Violence Coalition. The DEBCC along with Stop The Violence Coalition, advocate for the financial literacy needs of our many partner groups to better educate and prevent violent crimes.
This month saw our “socially distanced and hybrid virtual” Strategic Planning Board Retreat at Celebrations On Market. (Thanks to DEBCC member and host Chef Tony!) Advisory Board Members and Consultants, Patrick McDevitt and Carl Colantuono lead an engaging discussion through Political, Economic, Social, and Technology factors surrounding our business landscape, as well as analysis and planning on developing and serving our members and business community. Strategic planning is essential for any business, as it charts the course for success!
The Black Franchise Experience
This past month the DEBCC partnered with WSFS Bank and the International Franchise Association for a panel discussion on Franchise Financing, Franchise Ownership Experience (New and Multi-unit ownership perspective), and Franchise Recruitment. Eric Ames, a franchising guru, represented DEBCC as a minority owned multi-unit franchise business owner and provided his unique and insightful perspectives. There are so many business opportunities and incentives for minorities in franchising that are worth exploring for a business startup.
Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Events!
DEBCC EVENT - Facilitated by Legal Shield Small Business Solutions - The Game Changer: How to be Empowered in Business During COVID19
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (EDT)
With the global spread of the novel coronavirus, we all must remain vigilant and attentive. LegalShield recognizes that during times of uncertainty, the need for sound legal help is more important than ever to the daily operation of your business. With an average of 22 years of experience, our knowledgeable law firms stand ready to serve the legal needs of your business and help you navigate potential legal concerns caused by COVID-19. Protect Your Business’ Legal Rights in Times of Uncertainty… Let us show you how! DEBCC EVENT - Facilitated by Legal Shield Small Business Solutions - The Game Changer: How to be Empowered in Business During COVID19 - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) facilitated by the SBA
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM) (EDT)
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) facilitated by the SBA - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce (debcc.org) A Conversation Roundtable with Representative Sherae’a Moore on Minimum Wage Increase
Monday, May 10, 2021 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM) (EDT)
Join us for this Roundtable of discussing solutions that would help small businesses with the minimum wage impact and how to manage with the increase going forward. Space is limited! A Conversation Roundtable with Representative Sherae’a Moore on Minimum Wage Increase - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce (debcc.org) How to Become a Truck Operator Owner
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)
Learn how to be a truck owner operator. Ada will explain the steps it takes to start a truck company as an owner operator. How to Become a Truck Operator Owner - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce (debcc.org)
DEBCC Spring Forward Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM) (EDT)
Join us for our DEBCC Spring Forward Fundraiser on Leadership and Managing the Mental Health Risk. DEBCC Spring Forward Fundraiser - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce
Welcome New Members! Join us in welcoming the following businesses who have become DEBCC Members in the past month:
- ABC Delaware
- Bethrant and Company
- Christiana Care
- Delaware Division of Libraries
- Fitzgerald Consulting, Inc.
- Grace Miracle Home Care LLC
- GPN Solutions (Grant Partners Network Solutions)
- Greater Kent Committee
- New Castle County Executive Office
- Old Swedes Historic Site
- Pathways to Success, Inc.
- Philanthropy Delaware
- State of Delaware - Division for the Visually Impaired
- SUMTER BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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!