Community leaders, individuals forging paths in business and education, and elected officials will join together to raise public awareness of business connections that work at the 18th annual Sussex County Today & Tomorrow Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carter Partnership Center at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown.
“Connections that Work” represents businesses and organizations connecting on a local, state, national and global level to expand their business opportunities. In a state as small as Delaware, businesses of all shapes and sizes depend on connections to get ahead, organizers noted.
In the spotlight for the conference will be “Made in Sussex” and “Expanding Reach.”
The “Made in Sussex” panel includes three Sussex manufacturing companies, O.A. Newton, Craig Technologies and First State Manufacturing, whose representatives will answer the question “How do you manufacture products in the United States through connections that work?”
The “Expanding Reach” panel is made up of two healthcare providers, Nanticoke Health Services and Beebe Medical Center, as well as Southern Delaware Tourism and Academic Challenge. That group’s question is “How do you deliver effective services locally through connections that work?”
The agenda also includes a keynote address by Shaun Tyndall, president of Inclind Inc., a local Web design firm, who will address the importance of collaboration to expand a business’ reach and how to make effective use of resources.
Sponsors for the conference, to date, include: Host Delaware Tech; WSFS Bank; Delmarva Digital; Beebe Medical Center; Creative Concepts; Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council Inc. (DCRAC); Delmarva Power; George, Miles & Buhr; Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner, P.A.; Nanticoke Health Services; PNC Bank; Delaware Beach Life magazine; HOY en Delaware; Laurel Star; Morning Star Business Report; Seaford Star; Cape Gazette; Coastal Point; the Bethany Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce; Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford; Georgetown Chamber of Commerce; Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce; Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau; Milton Chamber of Commerce; Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce; and the City of Milford, City of Seaford and Town of Georgetown.
Tickets cost $30 for the general public and $25 for members of sponsoring Chambers. The late registration (Oct. 18-22) fee is $40. Seating is limited, and the conference is expected to sell out. A continental breakfast and networking lunch are included.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Web site at www.sussexcountyconference.com or contact Jackie McQuaide at (302) 855-1659.