CDCC Committees

committees

Ambassador Committee (5-Star Ambassador Program) – Chair: 

It is the purpose of the Ambassador to serve as an official representative of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce.   Responsibilities include participation in a variety of programs and activities. 

Leadership Central Delaware Steering Committee – Chair: Dina Vendetti, St. John’s Lutheran School

Leadership Central Delaware brings together current and emerging leaders to develop diverse networks of resourceful, informed and pro-active leaders who will create a more vibrant county and region. This steering committee consists of alumni from the program.

Legislative Affairs Committee– Chair: C. Scott Kidner, C.S. Kidner & Associates

The Legislative Affairs Committee’s goal is to take a proactive position in government affairs. It formulates positions on municipal, county and state legislation and regulations and strongly advocates support for the positions that are established. 

Marketing Committee – Chair: Dora Cheatham, Austen Marketing & Communications

The Marketing Committee is the official “think tank” for the CDCC when it comes to program development and marketing special CDCC events/programs. The committee oversees membership surveys and assists the Chamber’s Marketing Director with promoting the organization. 

Military Affairs Committee – Chair: Lynne Schaefer, Dover Federal Credit Union

The Military Affairs Committee supports a variety of activities that support our military community in Kent County. 

Transportation Committee – Chair: Joe Wutka 

The Transportation Committee works closely with the Delaware Dept. of Transportation, the Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Delaware Transportation Management Association. The committee continually focuses on wider transportation and infrastructure issues. 

Chamber Event Committees
Planning events is a fun way to interact and get involved in YOUR Chamber

55+ Active Adult Expo – Chair: Robert Ware, Home Instead Senior Care                

 The 55+ Expo targets one of Delaware’s most important and growing markets with vendors, seminars and entertainment geared to the over 55 population. 

Annual Holiday Gift Auction Committee– Chair:

The Annual Holiday Gift Auction is the CDCC’s largest fundraising showcasing 150+ member’s products and services in a silent and live auction!

Bluesuiters Golf Committee – Chair: Lynne Schaefer, Dover Federal Credit Union

Chamber Christmas Party – Chair:               

What could be more fun than helping to plan a holiday party?! Food, Fun and Entertainment. Participation is an important piece of the big picture!

Excellence in Business Award Committee – Chair: Bill Strickland, L&W Insurance Agency

The CDCC bestows one of its highest awards to fellow CDCC members in 2 different categories – Small Business of the Year and Large Employer of the Year. Nominated and voted upon by the CDCC membership, these awards recognize people from each category whom you see as being the most outstanding in terms of growth, innovation, and community contribution. This committee is made up of previous award winners!