Chamber Connection: Plan ahead for 2023 economic forecast


Happy New Year Central Delaware. Was that too soon?

The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) apologizes for any premature scare that may have caused, but that’s right, 2023 is practically right around the corner and the CDCC wants to keep you, the community, in the know on all things financial. The CDCC has your New Year’s financial and economic resolutions in mind to equip you with information to make better financial decisions on behalf of yourself and/or your business.

Save the date for the CDCC’s 9th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast occurring on Jan. 31, 2023, in the beautiful ballroom of Maple Dale Country Club in Dover, the Capital of the First State, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Join the CDCC & BIG Investment Services for an educational and engaging start to your day with your local business professional community addressing a topic that impacts us all – the economy. This event’s speakers will provide insight into the economic forecast at the federal, state, and local levels to help members prepare and position their businesses for success in the coming year.

Attendees can expect to hear from this event’s primary sponsor, BIG Investment Services.

Founder and President, David Boothe, will be present to address, advise, and admonish the current economic market at the national level. The CDCC thanks Mr. Boothe and the BIG Investment Services team for not only sponsoring this beneficial event for another year, but for also being trusted experts for the Central Delaware community.

BIG Investment Services are proficient in helping their clients plan for retirement, taxes, personal investments, college, risk management, and estate planning. If you’d like to know more about BIG Investment Services it would be ideal to attend this event and hear from the representatives themselves, visit their website at, or give them a call at 302-734-7526.

Expect to hear from Brenda Wise, director of Policy & Communications at the Delaware Office of Management & Budget. Ms. Wise brings a background of Delaware law and experience in urging budget analysts to consider the fiscal impacts of pending legislation. Ms. Wise is passionate about changing the system for Delawareans on a larger scale, especially in the economic sector. All attendees will walk out feeling much wiser after Ms. Wise’s financial address at the state level.

Linda Parkowski, executive director of Kent Economic Partnership/Choose Central Delaware, will be present to share her wealth of knowledge on economic development of the local area. Being a Kent County native for over 30 years, Ms. Parkowski knows what the community needs and how to attract business to the area. Her local insight on the economics of Central Delaware will surely hit home, while providing direction to listeners as they take what they’ve heard and apply it to their businesses or personal goals.

The economic landscape can be an intimidating and overwhelming one, especially when that is not your background. Business professionals have enough to worry about the day-to-day functions of their business or within their companies. Therefore, the CDCC’s Economic Forecast Breakfast is so important to attend because professionals in the industry will be able to brief the public on the highs, lows, and ‘need-to-knows’ in easily understandable language that will help you and your business. In addition to the educational benefit, this breakfast meeting of the minds will also be a networking opportunity for all to connect with each other in ways that may not always be possible on a normal workday.

Tickets for this event are only $27 for CDCC members and $32 for non-members. Registration for this event opens in December. Please visit the CDCC’s website at or call the office at 302-734-7513 for more information and to register by Jan. 4.

Upcoming events:

Nov. 21 – State of the Base Briefing & Breakfast, DAFB, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Dec. 1 - Kent County Open for Business, 8:30-10 a.m.
Dec. 1 – Capital Holiday Celebration, Downtown Dover, 5-8 p.m.
Dec. 6 – CDCC Holiday Party, Roma Italian Restaurant, 5-7:30 p.m.

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