Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce
As business leaders well know, there are so many details involved in owning and operating a business. There are so many facets to creating a solid business model, not the least of which is the development of a strong financial plan.
Planning for the financial well-being of our community’s businesses depends on several variables: current trends, an accurate analysis of the market, the rate of inflation, the effect of the gross domestic product, supply and demand, and the unemployment rate — just to name a few.
All too often, our local business owners do not have the time, the vocabulary, or the expertise to delve into these matters before their budgets are due and their fiscal predictions are expected. Having someone to help with those predictions and with translating the facts into laymen’s terms would be a great help to the leaders of our business community.
As the essential resource for the development of businesses in Central Delaware, The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce is here to help. The CDCC’s annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, sponsored by BIG Investment Services, is designed to give everyone a snapshot of the economic health of our nation, our state, and our local community. Our guest speakers will be able to share facts, trends, predictions — and they will also be able to speak knowledgeably about the implications these factors have for impacting our business community.
This year’s speakers will represent a powerhouse of knowledge and insight as they guide us through the ups and downs of recent months and shed light on the trends and patterns that will guide the year to come: David Boothe, president and chief compliance officer of BIG Investment Services, will share information on a national level; Cerron Cade, Delaware’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, will give us the latest on the economic health of the state; and Shannon Heal, business developer at Kent Economic Partnership, will explain what’s happening on a local level in terms of bringing new businesses into Kent County’s economy.
This informational event brought to you by BIG Investment Services will take place on Jan. 13, at Maple Dale Country Club, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Tickets for this event are $20 for CDCC members, $25 for non-members. To register online visit www.cdcc.net or call the CDCC Office at 302-734-7513.
We all know that economic forecasts are simply predictions and there is certainly room for error even with the most educated guesses. They can, however, demonstrate for us the general direction in which the economy is moving – and that can be very helpful. We look forward to seeing you at this event where we can all learn things about our region’s financial health that will help to inform our fiscal decisions for the year to come.
Thursday, Jan. 6: Kent County Open for Business, Kent County Levy Court – Room 220, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 12: Coffee Coaching, CDCC Board Room and on Zoom, 8 – 9 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 13: Member Orientation, CDCC Board Room and on Zoom, 12 – 1:30 p.m.