Republicans blast Carney for handling of COVID crisis, insist state should move on

DOVER — A handful of Republican lawmakers lambasted Gov. John Carney and the state’s approach to COVID-19 Friday, claiming his policies have left citizens removed from government, created a “culture of fear” and represent “the biggest source of the transfer of wealth … from Main Street to Wall Street” since at least the early 1980s. […]

Chambers discuss reopening businesses with governor

DOVER — Chambers of commerce representatives statewide met with Gov. John Carney as discussion to further reopen businesses continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following a roughly hourlong conversation Wednesday afternoon, more is planned. The chambers will now meet with Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Albert Shields and Division of Small Business Director Damian DeStefano, […]

Legislative Luncheon focused on wages, weed and taxes

DOVER — The big talk of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) Legislative Luncheon on Thursday was, as one might assume, taxes. The annual event that hosts over 200 business owners, dignitaries and community leaders at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is an opportunity for chamber members to quiz Kent County politicians specifically about […]

Legislative Luncheon centers on taxes, government mandates

  DOVER — For those who have been to the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon more than once, Thursday offered little that was surprising, although it did indicate what businesses in Kent County are concerned about. Predictably, the crowd was cold to tax increases and a higher minimum wage and applauded calls for […]

Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Awards for Excellence Dinner

The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards for Excellence Dinner honored a number of individuals and businesses for their work on behalf of the community, from volunteerism to economic development. It also recognized those who serve on the chamber’s board of directors. Delaware State News Advertising Manager Katrina Sullivan, a member of the chamber’s […]

SLIDESHOW: Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence

DOVER – The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards for Excellence Dinner Tuesday night at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino’s Rollins Center. Volunteers were recognized and the current Leadership Central Delaware class was graduated. Small Business of the Year was Jen-Mor Florist and Large Employer of the Year was Delaware Electric Cooperative. […]

Lawmakers talk business at chamber of commerce luncheon

  DOVER — Many Kent County businesses are united firmly against a government-imposed hike in the minimum wage rate, an increase in the gasoline tax, and more state regulations. The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Luncheon gave hundreds of men and women a chance to hear from Gov. Jack Markell and local lawmakers […]

MilCon spotlights DAFB projects

The runway renovation ran into unexpected problems, but still is expected to be finished by the end of 2015. (Delaware State News/K.I. White)

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — Dover Air Force Base is set to finish runway construction by the end of next year, will open its revamped dining facility this month and has plans to build both a hangar for repairs and a new school within the next three years, officials said with pride Monday. More than […]

12th Annual Night at the Races

HARRINGTON – Food, fun and horses were on the bill at Monday’s 12th Annual Night at the Races, sponsored by the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce and Harrington Raceway and Casino. But along with the good time, the night had another purpose: A portion of the proceeds benefited the Mid-Del Foundation, a charitable foundation that […]