CDCC Special Events

Your CDCC presents several special events throughout the year in which support the Four Pillars on which the Chamber’s foundation is built.  Please consult the Calendar of Events for specific dates and times – and to register or sponsor!  

Economic Forecast Breakfast: This January event provides leaders of the Central Delaware business community with an economic forecast for the year ahead. Presented by selected experts in the field, participants will learn about the health of the economy at the national, state, and local levels.  

Capital Reception: Presented by the CDCC Legislative Affairs Committee and typically held in January at the start of the new General Assembly session, this event is designed to provide an opportunity for the CDCC Board of Directors and the Legislative Affairs Committee Members to discuss issues that matter to the business community with newly elected and current Delaware lawmakers. 

Legislative LuncheonThis event, presented by the CDCC Legislative Affairs Committee and usually held in March, provides a forum for CDCC Members to meet with area legislators to ask questions and discuss the governmental issues directly affecting their businesses (ie. minimum wage, workers compensation, taxes, paid family leave, the legalization of marijuana, etc.).

Military AffaireCDCC Members and military personnel, including commanders, gather for this annual event, presented by the CDCC Military Affairs Committee, to get to know each other.  This event provides the perfect opportunity for civilians to thank our DAFB friends for all they do to serve our country and to learn about what military life is all about.  Military personnel take this opportunity to learn about the surrounding community and connect with area business leaders. 

THE Chamber Mini MastersThis NEW fundraising event, held in conjunction with the April Sunset Business Mixer, promises to provide our members with an opportunity to market their businesses and network with other professionals while having fun and building relationships on the putt putt course.  

Home & Garden ShowBusinesses throughout the state of Delaware are invited to introduce, market, and showcase their goods and services to potential customers interested in home repair, construction, renovation, landscaping, pools, lighting, lawn service, and more at this late winter/early spring event. 

Bluesuiters Golf Tournament: Presented by the CDCC Military Affairs Committee, this popular event is designed to strengthen and celebrate the incredible relationship between the civilians of Central Delaware and the Officers and Airmen of the Dover Air Force Base.  Participants are invited to enjoy a day on the golf course, playing on a team of both civilians and military personnel, followed by a dinner.  

Awards for Excellence DinnerTypically held in June, this event is a highlight of the CDCC year.  CDCC Members and guests join gather to name the Small Business of the Year, the Large Employer of the Year, and the Young Professional of the Year, all selected by CDCC members.  In addition, volunteers are recognized, the CDCC Board Chair presents the “State of the Chamber Address,” and members celebrate the graduation of the Leadership Central Delaware class. 

55+ ExpoA major event on the CDCC calendar each year, this event provides an opportunity for businesses throughout the state of Delaware and nearby states to introduce, market, and showcase their goods and services to the 55+ population (the prominent and growing sector of our population) nd their caregivers. 

Night at the Races – Harrington RacewayTypically held in September, this evening of fun and fellowship is held under the “Big Tent” trackside at Harrington Raceway.  This event is a great networking event as participants enjoy delicious food and a lively evening of harness racing.  A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit the Mid-Del Foundation. 

The Amazing ChaseThis event, usually held in September, provides increased exposure for business in our downtown area, as teams participate in a competitive race featuring stops at retail establishments, historical sites, law offices and more!  

Holiday Gift AuctionHeld annually at the end of October, this CDCC fundraising event provides an opportunity to showcase the goods and services of CDCC Members by holding a live and silent auction to promote the idea of “shopping local” for the Holiday season.  

State of the Base Briefing BreakfastPresented by the CDCC Military Affairs Committee, this late fall event is designed to provide an opportunity for the Central Delaware community to receive a briefing from the Dover Air Force Base regarding their various projects, construction, and activities.  Delaware’s Congressional Delegates are also invited to share with the community a briefing on governmental issues that could affect the area and the DAFB. 

CDCC Holiday PartyThis fun annual tradition gives CDCC Members an opportunity to celebrate the Holiday Season and provides an additional marketing and networking opportunity as the calendar year comes to a close. 

To learn more about participating in or sponsoring any of these events, contact the CDCC Office at (302)734-7513 OR email us at


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