LEADERFUL DELAWARE Emerging Leaders Program



Our Chamber team hosts more than thirty events throughout the year. From monthly “Business and Breakfast” meetings and our online “Chamber Connects” conversations, to “Business After Hours” receptions, to educational seminars and annual favorites, our events help members network, learn about vital business topics, increase their community awareness and involvement, and achieve business success.

Partnering with the Chamber is an excellent way to market your business and promote your commitment to the community. Become an event sponsor and reach some of Delaware County’s most influential corporate leaders, mid-level managers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, young professionals, educators, elected officials, and others.

Chamber sponsorships offer all members the ability to promote goodwill along with their products and services. It is a unique marketing tool that reaches both Chamber member businesses and the community, while providing needed revenue for your Chamber.

Contact the Chamber for more information.



Business and Breakfast

Our monthly membership breakfasts give business owners opportunities to network while sharing strategies, learn more about Chamber programs, and become more involved in current workforce development issues.

Chamber Connects

Our Chamber Connects public policy series brings elected officials and public policy makers in contact with our Chamber members for purposes of dialogue, mutual learning, and constructive planning. Held monthly in a virtual setting.

Business After Hours

Give your business a boost by attending our Business After Hours and network with Chamber members and other business owners. Bring business cards and be ready to connect with new contacts and referrals.


Leaderful Delaware Emerging Leaders Program

Participants in our nine-month program receive in-depth exposure to critical issues facing Delaware County and the Catskill Mountains region through lectures, small group conversations, personal introspection, and panel discussions featuring current community leaders. New classes begin in September.

Make Decisions. Take Action. Workshop Series

This eight-session series takes participants through a 360° look at their businesses or business ideas. Using the GrowthWheel toolbox, we explore the four challenges all business owners have: create an attractive Business Concept, build a strong Organization behind it, develop lasting Client Relations and do so while maintaining profitable Operations.

Startup Saturday Entrepreneur Bootcamp

This three-hour introduction to the GrowthWheel toolbox is designed to help early stage and growth companies get focus, set an agenda, make decisions and take action.

Topics covered will include:

Getting a holistic view at how to grow business

How to make smarter decisions and avoid blind spots

Taking effective action by focusing on next steps

Growing your entrepreneurial confidence by tracking results


Delaware County Business Awards

This membership celebration reviews the past year’s accomplishments and presents awards for outstanding achievements by our member business owners.

Business Links Golf Tournament

Take to the greens at the College Golf Course in Delhi for a morning filled with networking, fun, food and golf! Grab a golf cart, some colleagues, and enjoy a day out of the office. Lunch and light breakfast are provided, along with awards for Tournament Champions, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and Hole in One.

We’re Hiring Job and Career Fairs

Held on an annual or semi-annual basis in partnership with our regional workforce development agencies and BOCES centers, our fairs bring qualified job-seekers and local students together with employers for full-time, part-time, and seasonal work.

Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon

In recognition of October as National Women Small Business Month, we host a luncheon recognizing the achievements of women-owned businesses and their lasting impact on the Delaware County economy.

Small Business Saturday

During the months of November and December, the Chamber, a designated Shop Small Neighborhood Champion, reminds neighbors to shop at local small businesses through our I Pledge campaign.

Twelve Days of Chamber-mas

The Chamber throws its spotlight on at least one Chamber member each day in early December on its Facebook and Instagram pages as a way to remind area residents of the ways our business members support our local communities.

Toys for Tots

Collection bins are distributed to dozens of member business sites each November. The campaign increases foot traffic at member business sites, while assisting our neighbors in need in Delaware County. Participating members get promotional boost through news releases, newsletter photos, and posters.