(Gallery) State Chamber dinner remains top business event
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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