The CDCC is the
leading resource essential to business growth in Central Delaware.
reinvent the message of the CDCC to reflect the leading resources which are
education, legislation, marketing and networking with a retention rate goal of
93% or higher.
HISTORY OF THE CHAMBER
Established in 1919 as the Dover Chamber of Commerce, the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce evolved over time with the merger of the Smyrna-Clayton Chamber of Commerce and more recently, with the addition of the City of Harrington Business Association.
general purpose of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce is to advance the
balanced economic development of Central Delaware by promoting civic,
industrial, commercial, agri-business, and social interests of the community,
and by strengthening the freedom of private business to operate competitively
for profit with minimal governmental regulation.
as a non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian, apolitical corporate entity, CDCC
stands as an advocate of business geared to improving the economic well-being
of the community by qualitatively expanding the income potential of its
members. Through active work in organizational and economic development, as
well as community, military and legislative affairs, the Chamber helps to
increase job opportunities for residents; to attract new industry and business
to the area; to encourage programs of a civic, social and cultural nature; and
to promote business conduct and practices.
serves as a forum to articulate contemporary issues facing the business
community and to act as a public relations medium for the interests, problems,
and needs of its membership.
the general welfare, prosperity and quality of life in Central Delaware and
stimulating public sentiment to these ends, are principal themes of purpose for
the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce.
Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce was the first accredited chamber in the
State. They received their first accreditation in 1975, and have
been accredited seven consecutive times, achieving the Five-Star Accreditation
in November of 2013. This places the CDCC in the top 1% of accredited chambers
in the U.S.
CDCC is financed through the annual dues of its members and by the support of
activities and events.