(Gallery) State Chamber dinner remains top business event

Heffron, Marvel Award winner Carpenter

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The Delaware State Chamber Annual Dinner  Monday night reinforced its status as the state’s top business event on a night that featured breaking news on DuPont and Chemours. 

The  900 or more attendees who braved the cold temperatures  clearly relished the chance to grab a moment with busy business people and government leaders. Before business gets under way in Dover. 

Over the years, the event at the Chase Center on the Riverfront has changed, with the state’s congressional delegation and others offering their salutations via video, rather than rushing in from the nearby Amtrak station.

Background music from a  recorded string orchestra included a bow to the new era with one song from rap rock band Linkin Park. 

One tradition remains in place  – the announcement of the Josiah Marvel Cup. The name of the recipient is never revealed before the dinner, not the easiest thing to do when it comes to summoning family members from out of state to attend the dinner.

This year was no exception as  stunned community leader and philanthropist Carroll Carpenter accepted the honor.

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