Save dates for Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce fall events


DOVER — Time flies when you’re having fun in the sun, and the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hopes you are having a wonderfully sunny summer and making the most of it before the leaves start to fall and the crisp air sweeps in.

We hope you enjoy experiencing all four seasons as much as our staff does. Though you are probably busy at the beach right now, the chamber is thrilled to bring attention to a lineup of engaging fall events. They are designed to bring the community together, foster business connections and celebrate the vibrant spirit of central Delaware. Mark your calendars and get ready for a season filled with opportunities for fun networking.

First, save the date for the CDCC’s “The Amazing Chase: Downtown Dover Edition,” coming Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. Merchants who participate in this event provide clues that, if debunked correctly by teams of three, lead them into the establishments’ doors, then on to their next locations to solve more clues. The Amazing Chase is not only a race against other teams but also against time. It is a test of teams’ quick wit, knowledge of downtown Dover and community involvement. Sneakers, smiles and coordinated costumes are highly encouraged.

Are you a downtown business? Consider participating as a merchant. Are you interested in competing for the cash prize? Register your team today. Plus, spectators are welcome, as this will also be a Sunset Business Mixer.

Secondly, save the date for the chamber’s annual Holiday Gift Auction, coming to the public Oct. 30 from 5-8 p.m., at a location to be determined. Beat the stress of the holidays by crossing off gifts for your loved ones ahead of time. Peruse over 100 unique items, experiences and services to make everyone on your list (including yourself) smile this holiday season.

Businesses: This is a perfect way to make a lasting memory, while increasing your brand exposure and encouraging guests to shop small. Consider donating an item to this well-attended event. Attendees can expect delicious food, beverages, community connections, fun and, of course, holiday cheer.

Lastly, also save the date to attend our annual holiday party Dec. 10 at Roma Italian Ristorante/Sul Tempo Cocktail Lounge (3 President Drive, Dover). Officially ring in the Christmas spirit with your local community, amid delectable food, drinks, live music and jolly attitudes. Do not miss this fun opportunity to celebrate the holidays, the past year and central Delaware businesses. It’s not too early to reserve your spot by purchasing tickets today. We are excited to see you in your best festive attire.

Are you excited yet? The CDCC hopes so! The chamber appreciates your support and attendance in advance. For information on any of these gatherings, contact our office at 302-734-7513 or visit Until then, keep enjoying your summer; we’ll see you this fall/winter.

Upcoming events

  • Thursday: Member orientation, via Zoom, noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • July 31: Sunset Business Mixer, Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, 5-7 p.m.
  • Aug. 1: Kent County Open for Business, Kent County Levy Court Room 220, Dover, 8:30-10 a.m.
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