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July 2016 Calendar of Events

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Business Resiliency Checkup

The Small Business Development Center will host a Business Resiliency Checkup for small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

It will take place at Penn’s Place, Middletown Main Street office, 216 N. Broad Street in Middletown from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will consist of four topics of interest including Accounting and QuickBooks, Legal Matters, Insurance and Knowing Your Risks, and Business Continuity and Resiliency Strategy. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free.

How to Create an Effective Pitch

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce is holding a program from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 12 Penns Way near New Castle. Three speakers will teach entrepreneurs how to present a clear, concise and compelling pitch. The event will focus on group work to ensure that each person is able to find a clear objective, layout, planned outcome and supporting details for a pitch. The second half of the presentation will show how to create an effective video pitch and giving tips and tools of the trade for how to put everything into practice. This event is free and open to the public.


Speed Networking

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its third quarterly connection event at its headquarters at 12 Penns Way near New Castle. Each participant will get the opportunity to stand and make a two-minute pitch five separate times. This will result in a guaranteed minimum of 24 networking connections. Only one per business category may attend, so to register contact Heather Fisher at (302) 294-2055 or fisherh@ncccc.com. Sherms Catering will be providing lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


11th Annual Golf Outing

The Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 11th annual golf outing at the Odessa National Golf Club. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m.

A networking social, dinner, and special awards will begin at 5:30 p.m. The entry fee is $150 per golfer or $500 for each foursome. This fee includes greens fees, a cart, lunch, dinner, beverages, networking social and many prizes. For more information on the event and available sponsorship opportunities, visit the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce website at www.maccde.com. A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit the MACC Foundation that provides educational opportunities and scholarships for local youth.


Are You a Leader or a Manager?

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce is holding its business education series from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in its headquarters at 12 Penns Way near New Castle. This event’s topic will be an active discussion on the differences between a manager and a leader. The facilitator of the talks will be Chris Burkhard who currently leads the Chamber’s CEO Think Tank or CEO Advisory Program, the Placers, CBI Group, and Barton Career Advisors. These companies provide talent solutions and workforce programs for talent-minded customers. This event costs $15 and is limited to 20.


World Trade Center’s 17th Annual Tug Cruise

Sponsored by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, the annual tug cruise is a local tradition that brings businesses together for an evening cruise with hors d’oeuvres and drinks from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 1 Hausel Road, Port of Wilmington. Please be sure to bring a government-issued ID along with a signed copy of the tug cruise release and waiver form found on the event’s website. Also be sure to wear casual boat attire with flat-heeled shoes for comfort and safety. All guests must be registered at least 24 hours in advance of the event. The cost is $80 for members and $90 for nonmembers. For more information visit the event’s website, http://www.wtcde.com/events/17th-Annual-Tug-Cruise-149/details.

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