Submitted by Dr. Dina Carol Vendetti, CDCC President

Are you searching for ways to grow your business? Are you thinking about starting a new business? Would it be helpful to hear about the newest trends and strategies used by fellow business leaders? Do you seek new ways to tell your company’s story? 

Are you interested in building and growing your network? Would you like to have an impact on those charged with creating business-friendly legislation? If so, it sounds like you need to connect with the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC). 

The CDCC is all about connections. As a result of the work of the CDCC, business members are connected to information and education. 

They are connected to their legislators and opportunities to help influence business-friendly legislation. They are also connected to an abundance of marketing opportunities. And, finally, CDCC members are connected to each other.

Established in 1919, the CDCC boasts over 100 years of service to the Central Delaware business community. The chamber’s vision to serve as “the essential resource for the development of businesses in Central Delaware” is carried out every day on the foundation of the CDCC’s four pillars: education, legislation, marketing and networking. 

The CDCC’s 5-star accreditation motivates excellence and provides accountability, placing it in the top three percent of chambers across the United States. Four-time winner of the coveted and prestigious Abilene Trophy, the CDCC works diligently to maintain a strong partnership with Dover Air Force Base, in addition to its service to the civilian community. 

The CDCC orchestrates over 75 events and activities every year that foster connections. As people come together around a variety of topics for many different reasons, they connect with each other and tell their stories. Often these connections develop into partnerships that lead to productive experiences of collaboration and growth. 

CDCC events and activities also give businesses prime opportunities for exposure. Seeing a business name over and over, hearing about what they have to offer, knowing they are a fellow chamber member and fostering a familiarity with potential clientele are just some of the benefits of sponsoring and participating in chamber events. 

Communities are made up of people who feel a strong connection to each other. 

The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce is proud of the connection it maintains with each of its members and the return on their investment that is realized through those connections. 

The CDCC is grateful for the role that business leaders play in making Central Delaware a strong and healthy community. 

If you want to grow your business and your relationship with the Central Delaware community, let’s connect. 

To learn more about the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, visit or call 302-734-7513.