Free business help with Kent County Open for Business

Central Delaware Cahmber of Commerce announces program will return Aug. 3


The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) is proud to announce the return of one of its most popular and highly revered educational sessions - Kent County Open for Business (KOB). KOB returns Aug. 3, at Kent County Levy Court, Room 220, from 8:30-10 a.m. Kent County Levy Court is located at 555 Bay Road here in Dover, Delaware. After a short break, this event is finally back to serve central Delaware’s present and future entrepreneurs and business professionals. Held on the first Thursday of the month, KOB is a one-stop shop for access to Kent County agencies and representatives to support all stages of your business.

Wonderful local success stories have originated from this event, such as the opening of Tomeka’s Homestyle Eatery by the wonderfully resourceful and engaged, Tomeka Crawford. Other CDCC members and friends have gratefully expressed the help this event has been for their professional goals. You should register with the CDCC and make the effort to attend this free business development session to see for yourself. KOB is an expo-style event, which means numerous agencies are tabled around the room, ready to answer questions, give crucial information, and serves as friendly faces for those in any stage of their business venture. The CDCC and its partners are ready and willing to help.
Agencies that protect, assist, and advocate for the success of small businesses here in Kent County will be present. Attendees can expect to see representatives from Delaware Center for Enterprise Development, Delaware Division of Small Business, SCORE Delaware, Launcher Business Resources, Downtown Dover Partnership, Kent Economic Partnership, U.S. Small Business Administration, and many more. A representative from the CDCC will also be available in addition to its credible partners.

KOB is the perfect one-stop shop for business professionals in all stages, whether your business is a vibrant idea, whether you are looking for land, capital, or guidance. KOB is a tremendous time-saver because it houses representatives from many agencies under one roof at one time, so you don’t have to travel and set up multiple meetings to get the support you’re looking for. While society is still emerging from the aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the CDCC understands the challenges small business owners are facing in today’s economy and they hope KOB can be a dependable resource which enables many businesses to thrive in Central Delaware. The CDCC fully believes that education is power and wants to equip the business professional community with as many tools as possible to succeed and grow with the return of this FREE business development session, KOB.

The CDCC invites you or anyone you may know who has a small business or wants to someday open one to KOB this Aug. 3, so that you can make valuable connections and receive knowledge to empower you and your business. Your attendance at KOB will be the catalyst for your next steps in your business venture. The CDCC and their partners in attendance want to be a part of your business journey here in Central Delaware by offering information you need to achieve your personal and professional enterprise goals.
For more information about this free business development session, or to register, please give the CDCC office a call at 302-734-7513 or visit Feel free to stop by – walk-ins are welcome, no registration required. The CDCC can’t wait to see you there.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, July 26: Sunset Business Mixer, Residence Inn by Marriot Dover, 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 8: Professional Power-Up Online, via zoom, 12-1 p.m.

Thursday, August 10: Member Orientation, via zoom, 8:30-10 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug 31: Sunset Business Mixer and Member to Member Expo, Pizzadili Winery, 4-7p.m.

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