2020 Chamber Impact Report
During the COVID-19 pandemic, information and protocols were constantly changing. Throughout this difficult time, local businesses in knew they could rely on the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and the Bringing Back Delco Task Force for support. Whether providing important information, distributing PPE, or encouraging residents to shop local, the Chamber and Bringing Back Delco worked hard to help Delco businesses stay healthy – literally and figuratively.
Bringing Back Delco: One Year Later
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce has always worked to unite the business community, as a voice, a resource, a place to connect with one another and grow.
In 2020, the goal stayed the same and the Chamber became the primary resource in Delaware County to both Chamber members and non-alike. As the initial shutdowns happened one year ago, the Chamber took the lead by sharing information being passed down from Governor Wolf’s Office to the local business community.
The Chamber advocated for industries to be on the “Essential Business List” and partnered with County Council for the first of many virtual meetings with the Small Business Administration, the Department of Labor and the Commerce Center with over 600 attendees.
“This past year has transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. As we embrace what normal is, we look forward to new initiatives and more opportunities to grow business. The Chamber will remain a constant as we move on and help build our businesses to be stronger than before,” says Trish McFarland, Chamber President.
The Foundation for Delaware County, Delaware County Council and WHYY will host a virtual Public Health Town Hall on August 20
MEDIA, PA (August 6, 2020) -- The Foundation for Delaware County and Delaware County Council will host a virtual Public Health Town Hall on August 20 at 4:00 p.m. that will include an update on plans for a new public health department as well as other public health updates. Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend this free event. There will be a panel discussion, followed by Q&A with residents. The panel will be moderated by Sandra Clark, Vice President of News at WHYY.
Posted by Pivot.Today, Written by Denise Romanelli
Today’s chamber of commerce provides a more robust venue for business leaders in the community for networking, education, and peer engagement. Chambers foster partnerships and provide tools for commercial and industrial initiatives in the community.
Their purpose is to vitalize and stimulate the economy through business relationships. Their work is for the best interests for the communities they serve as business advocacy and grassroots activists for political and municipal operations in the county.