About the Chamber

Committees

Many State Chamber members play an active role in the organization by volunteering to serve on a number of committees. These committees focus on specific areas of interest that are important to different segments of the membership.

The Ambassador Committee is a specially chosen group of volunteers that assists in increasing membership and retention, and acts as a liaison between the State Chamber staff and the membership at large. For more information, contact Chuck James at (302) 576-6562 or cjames@dscc.com.

The Employer Advocacy and Education Committee promotes and assists the employment interests of Chamber members. It is a forum for members of the Chamber to discuss and evaluate human resource and personnel issues facing Delaware employers; to actively engage in the legislative process to develop and implement legislative solutions; to advise the Chamber leadership on the impact of proposed legislative and regulatory measures; and to educate the membership about regulatory requirements affecting their bottom line. The committee meets at least quarterly to identify and develop strategies for current and future issues, and holds special events open to Chamber members to focus on timely topics in the field of human resources and personnel management. For more information, contact James DeChene at (302) 576-6560 or jdechene@dscc.com.

Working closely with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the Environmental Committee is involved in the review and shaping of environmental legislation and regulation. For more information, contact James DeChene at (302) 576-6560 or jdechene@dscc.com.

Members of the Health Care Committee discuss key health care issues facing Delaware businesses and provide feedback to the Chamber legislative team to assist in formulating policy. For more information, contact James DeChene at (302) 576-6560 or jdechene@dscc.com.

The Military Affairs Committee aims to build efforts to support the hiring of military veterans, and to support the local branches of the military on other relevant issues. Its goals include building business relationships to support the military community, and to create jobs for reserve components and veterans. For more information, contact James DeChene at (302) 576-6560 or jdechene@dscc.com.

The Tax Committee reviews tax legislation and lobbies for the reduction of personal and business taxes in Delaware. For more information, contact James DeChene at (302) 576-6560 or jdechene@dscc.com.

The Infrastructure and Transportation Committee recognizes the critical role that the condition and functionality of Delaware's infrastructure and transportation systems play in creating a strong economy and quality of life. The Infrastructure and Transportation Committee monitors issues, policies, and trends affecting Delaware's infrastructure and transportation systems, as well as advises the Chamber's Board of Directors on related policy issues. For more information, contact James DeChene at (302) 576-6560 or jdechene@dscc.com.

The Delaware Young Professionals Network was formed in the spring of 2010 to encourage young professionals in Delaware to get involved in the Chamber, networking with other young professionals and further their business growth. DYPN, for professionals between the ages of 21 and 40, aims to develop Delaware’s young workforce through professional business networking and personal growth. For more information, contact Kelly Wetzel at (302) 576-6564 or kwetzel@dscc.com

The Economic Development Committee promotes policies and regulations that facilitate the expansion of existing companies and advocates for practices that expand the tax base and create higher-income employment opportunities. The committee will also act as a key resource for businesses that are considering locating in Delaware by partnering with the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO), County and City Economic Development Offices and local chambers, to promote innovative strategies that foster a business climate that attracts new and cutting-edge companies to Delaware. Contact Mark DiMaio at (302) 576-6575 or mdimaio@dscc.com.