Today & Tomorrow Conference to focus on hiring


The 19th annual Today & Tomorrow Conference will be held this coming Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carter Partnership Center at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown.

The yearly event puts lawmakers, businesspeople, educators, community leaders and interested citizens together in one room to discuss current issues. This year’s theme is “People: Your Most Valuable Asset.”

The keynote speaker will be Laura McCann of Burris Logistics. Sussex County Council Michael Vincent will start the conference off with welcoming remarks, as will Dr. Orlando J. George, president of the college, along with vice-president and Owens Campus Director Ileana Smith.

Alan Levin, Secretary of the Delaware Economic Development Office, will give an update on Delaware economics.

Following those speakers, there will be two panel discussions and then a networking lunch. The first panel, titled “World of Hiring and Development,” will include Dan Schlabach of Atlantic Aluminum Products, Cindy Dunson of Dogfish Head and Cathy Ressler of Wawa. The second panel, titled “Job Seeker Preparation,” will focus on preparing graduates for the workplace and on-the-job training.
Delaware Tech is the host of the event. Additional sponsors include Perdue, Artesian Water Company, PNC Bank, Beebe Medical Center, Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council, Delaware Electric Cooperative, Delmarva Power, Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner P.A., Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Sussex County Association of Realtors, Tidewater Utilities Inc., Delmarva Digital and the Coastal Point.

Other sponsors include Delaware Beach Life, Great Scott Broadcasting, HOY en Delaware, Laurel Star, Morning Star Business Report, Seaford Star, Sussex County Post & Delaware State News, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, Milton Chamber of Commerce and Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets for the conference cost $30 for the general public and $25 for members of the sponsoring Chambers. The fee for late registration, after Oct. 21, 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.