The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce is a Delaware premier business event. It has always been the place to be for high-level networking with business leaders, dignitaries, and elected officials. The annual dinner delivers the opportunity to mingle with over 950 of your colleagues, friends and new acquaintances.

 

Wallace Johnson Award for Community Service

Each year, the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce gives awards to notable individuals in the community. The Wallace Johnson Award for Community Service honors someone who has given contributions of time, talents and dedication to the community.

This years recipient, J.C. Boggs regularly interacts with U.S. financial regulators on matters pertaining to global and mobile payments, marketplace lending, crowdfunding, and cryptocurrency. He also represents technology and innovation companies in their public sector outreach relating to data privacy and cybersecurity, e-government, public policy and regulatory compliance. In 2009, Boggs was appointed by the president to the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Summarized from Middletown Transcript original article.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Another award presented at the 96th annual New Castle County Chamber of Commerce dinner, was the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Delaware Senate Majority Leader Margaret Rose Henry. Her above-and-beyond commitment and passion for public service have continued to pave the way towards building strong communities and improving the lives of women, children, families, and the elderly.

In 1994, she became the first African-American woman to serve in the Delaware State Senate, of the four women currently serving in the state senate she is the only black woman, and in January 2017 she became the first African- American majority leader to serve in either chamber of Delaware’s legislature.

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