We attract, retain, connect, and leverage champions of free enterprise who are invested in securing the future of Delaware's business community. Play an active role in shaping policies and regulations by participating on one of our committees:
The Delaware Manufacturing Association serves to improve the climate in Delaware for manufacturing to thrive and grow. This affiliate strives to enhance the competitiveness of Delaware manufacturers, serves as manufacturers advocate at the state and local government level, advises the State Chamber on topics that specifically impact manufacturers such as government regulation, trade and tax policy, and sponsors networking events focused on the needs of manufacturers and assists manufacturers to be more competitive in the global economy.
The Delaware Retail Council supports and improves the retail climate in Delaware. This affiliate serves as retailers' advocate at the state and local government level, advises Chamber leadership on retail specific issues, and holds events focused on retailer's needs.
The Delaware Young Professionals Network (DYPN) encourages ambitious young professionals in Delaware to get involved in the State Chamber and further their professional growth. The DYPN, for professionals between the ages of 21 and 40, aims to develop Delaware’s young workforce through business networking and personal growth opportunities. The group holds bi-monthly networking events that range from happy hours, golf outings, community volunteer opportunities to guest speakers. For more information about the DYPN, contact Helana Rodriguez.
The Employer Advocacy (HR) Committee and Healthcare Sub-Committee promotes and assists the employment interests of State Chamber members. Its purpose is to serve as a forum for members 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 Chamber leadership on the impact of proposed regulatory measures; and to educate the membership about workforce requirements affecting their bottom line.
The Environmental Committee brings environmental leaders together to discuss and solve challenges facing businesses and helps shape environmental policy in Delaware. This committee serves at the forefront of the conversation regarding environmental issues (air, water, energy, site remediation) and works closely with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to develop new insights and influence policy decisions.
The Infrastructure & Transportation Committee is paving the road to Delaware’s future – literally. The State Chamber 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. This committee monitors issues, policies, and trends affecting Delaware's infrastructure and transportation systems and advises the Chamber leadership on related policy issues.
The Joint Military Affairs Committee brings the business community and the Delaware National Guard together to connect and support our service members and their families through events like the annual Francis D. Vavala National Guard Youth Golf Tournament and State of the Guard Address.
The Small Business Alliance supports small businesses of fewer than 150 employees by bringing them together to network, share ideas, and help solve problems. It helps small businesses by providing connections/solutions and advocates for policies that support new and existing small businesses in a dynamic economy, safeguarding their long-term competitiveness and the retention of jobs.
The Tax & Finance Committee reviews tax legislation and discusses tax policy issues impacting Chamber members and advocates for policies that support Delaware’s tax-friendly environment and the state’s financial well-being.
The Technology Committee brings industry leaders together to discuss how technology is changing the way we live and work, and its impact on businesses as new advancements emerge. This committee also advises the State Chamber on policy issues related to technology and serves as business advocate on technological issues, helping ensure they can use technology to provide the best products and services to their customers and be more competitive and successful – especially for small businesses that can’t afford more expensive means to support and grow their business.
The Ambassador Committee serves as an outward-facing representative of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce with three key goals: fostering new relationships, engaging member businesses and the community as a whole, and amplifying the voice and mission of the State Chamber. Contact Regina Donato to learn more about this committee.
For more information on a specific committee, contact Tyler Micik.