DEBCC Business Beacon
Issue #9 | July 2021
From the President's Office
Dear Members, Neighbors, and Friends,
We are in the heat of Summer, and while the outside temperatures have been hitting record highs recently – so too has the DEBCC organization and our business community. Yes, we have been “on fire”, with many exciting organizational announcements – grant approvals, funding, the launch of new and exciting programs for you, our valued members, and so much more!As we welcome July, we welcome the continued re-opening of our economy, and we remain focused on advancing Delaware’s economic footprint, and delivering support, programs, and value for our members. You are at the heart and soul of all we do. Collectively, we are better together! – We thank you for your membership, your participation in our business community, and for your continued support.
Chief Executive Officer
Welfare Foundation Awards DEBCC $50,000 Grant to Support Operations, Programming, Communication, and Expansion
We are proud to announce that the DEBCC has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Welfare Foundation, which is earmarked to support our organizational expansion, infrastructure, communication, member services, and DEBCC programming. These funds will significantly help us grow our programming reach, support communications, membership development, and importantly, grow our programming in the areas of community leadership, financial literacy, and workforce development, as well as enable DEBCC to provide greater resources for the State of Delaware. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all who worked long and hard to help make this happen – and we look forward to delivering many outcomes statewide as a result!
M&T Bank Awards DEBCC $10,000 Grant to Support Programming and Expansion
We are proud to announce that the DEBCC has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the M&T Bank, which is earmarked to support our organizational expansion and DEBCC programming. These funds will significantly help us grow our programming reach, support communications, membership development, and importantly, grow our programming in the areas financial literacy, and workforce development, as well as enable DEBCC to provide greater resources for the State of Delaware. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all who worked long and hard to help make this happen as well as the team at M&T Bank for their investment in us.
Laffey-McHugh Awards DEBCC $25,000 Grant to Support Operations, Programming, Communication, and Expansion
We are proud to announce that the DEBCC has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Laffey-McHugh, which is also earmarked to support our organizational expansion, infrastructure, communication, member services, and DEBCC programming. This grant award will enable DEBCC to continue to expand the organization, expand and develop programs, and better serve the entire State of Delaware. We would like to thank both teams that helped make this opportunity a reality, and to Laffey-McHugh for their investment in us. We look forward to delivering many outcomes!
DEBCC Launches EnrichDelaware! Program to Offer Interise StreetWise ‘MBA’ Education Curriculum for Small Business Growth and Expansion
DEBCC has partnered with Interise, a national not-for-profit with award-winning small business programs, to offer EnrichDelaware! Using Interise’s StreetWise ‘MBA’ curriculum, the program provides small business owners with the knowledge, know-how, and networks needed for business growth and expansion.
Participants will join a committed group of Delaware-based business owners for interactive class sessions; peer mentoring groups; and the opportunity to learn from local experts in the fields of finance, marketing, and procurement. Participants will complete the program with a customized, three-year strategic growth plan – plus, the confidence and ability to turn those plans into action.
Addressing barriers to minority business growth and empowering minority business owners to add focus to working on their businesses, obtaining training and resources, and advancing the small business economic footprint is our passion here at the DEBCC. By providing these much-needed services, EnrichDelaware! will not only strengthen the minority business community, but Delaware’s business sector at large. We are so thrilled to be bringing this program to Delaware.
You can learn more about EnrichDelaware! by visiting: https://programs.interise.org/enrichdelaware/?fbclid=IwAR3aZgyQfL1Wvcr5PsSzFMoMYG2Gz3gCw1w3DEnom84jDvLLLHddnc6OaLA
DEBCC Celebrates Juneteenth in Delaware with Dancing Governor Carney!
Why is Delaware Governor John Carney Dancing? Juneteenth in Delaware. What an amazing day we had at DEBCC’s 1st annual Juneteenth event! We had a blast!!!Thanks to all who came our to celebrate with us and for supporting us! Special thanks to Governor Carney, Senator Carper, and Representative Sherae’a Moore, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall Long, County Executive Matt Meyers and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester who all came out to celebrate and show their support. We extend our heartfelt thanks to our DJ Evolution 1, our caterer Motomoto Kitchen, Trini Quizeen for her amazing potato salad, and Velvet Cakes by Gwen for providing the delicious cupcakes. Huge shout out to our volunteers, you guys worked so hard, and to our sponsors for donating the gift bags, gift baskets, and supplies to make it a super successful event. We look forward to seeing all of you again next year!
Marlo Tha Jeweler
We had the honor of facilitating a ribbon cutting event for Marlo Tha Jeweler. Marlo opened up her store at Christiana Mall in November while in a pandemic, and she has been flourishing ever since. Go see her for all your accessory needs, she is here to “accessorize your world.”
DelCare Health Solutions, LLC
We had the honor of doing the ribbon cutting for our esteem members at DelCare Health Solutions. They bring to you a new primary care for everyone in and around the Wilmington area.Thanks to Matt Meyer and his team as well as the Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long for supporting small businesses in our community. Thank you also to DETV for coming out and covering!
Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Events!
Ribbon Cutting - Club Pilates Pike Creek
Saturday, July 10, 2021 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM) (EDT)
Join us as we celebrated Club Pilates Grand Opening. Ribbon Cutting will be held at 4pm. Activities will be held all weekend. Address:
811 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808 Ribbon Cutting - Club Pilates Pike Creek - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce (debcc.org) DEBCC EVENT WITH NCCCC - Microsoft EXCEL
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM) (EDT)
NCCCC and DEBCC Partnering with Microsoft for Excel: July 13th at 9:30am
Join us for Microsoft Excel Level 200 training!
Microsoft Excel, the spreadsheet app, lets you create, view, edit, and share files quickly and easily. Take a dive into the intermediate features of Excel formatting, functions, and accessibility. Attendees taking this course should have a strong understanding of Excel’s basic features, navigation, functions, and custom formulas. DEBCC EVENT WITH NCCCC – Microsoft EXCEL – Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce DEBCC EVENT - ENRICHDELAWARE!
Monday, July 19, 2021 (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (EDT)
The DEBCC has partnered with Interise, a national not-for-profit with award-winning small business programs, to offer EnrichDelaware! What you will learn: Business development strategies Strategic planning Finance and financial management Marketing/sales Human resources Accessing capital Contracting with the government & major corporations. DEBCC EVENT - ENRICHDELAWARE! - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce DEBCC Event- Mental Health in the Workplace: Tools to Manage Stress in & out of the Workplace.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM) (EDT)
Join us for a webinar designed to teach 'Tools to Manage Stress in & out of the Workplace. DEBCC Event- Mental Health in the Workplace: Tools to Manage Stress in & out of the Workplace. - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce DEBCC EVENT WITH NCCCC - Microsoft Pivot Tables
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)
Pivot Tables: July 27th at 10am More information to be followed. DEBCC EVENT WITH NCCCC - Microsoft Pivot Tables - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce DEBCC EVENT - Cyber and Ransom Attacks for Small Businesses - Facilitated by Covington & Associates, LLC
Thursday, July 29, 2021 (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
Join John and his Covington team as they present Cyber and Ransom Attacks for Small Businesses.DEBCC EVENT - Cyber and Ransom Attacks for Small Businesses - Facilitated by Covington & Associates, LLC - Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce
Welcome New Members! Join us in welcoming the following businesses who have become DEBCC Members in the past month:
- Club Pilates Pike Creek
- Dover Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
- Realtist Association of Delaware
- Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce
- New Level Staffing LLC
- Rep. Sherae'a Moore
- United Agent Services LLC
- XCare Unlimited LLC
- Kirkland Creameries Inc dba Bruster’s Ice Cream of Wilmington
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!