May's a Wrap... June's the Ticket

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Golf Volunteer's Meeting at Twin Lakes - June 13 @ 4:00

It's time again for our famous Golf Volunteers' Meeting at Twin Lake Brewing Co's new Tasting Room!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
4:00 p.m - 5:30 p.m. - Golf Volunteers Meeting with Twin Lakes Brew & Snacks provided

6:00 p.m. Musical entertainment on Wednesday evenings (All are welcome. Cash bar.)

Twin Lakes Brewing Co. - Tasting Room
405 E. Marsh Lane #7, Newport, DE 19804

(Directions: Go through Newport to James Street and turn onto Water Street and follow to end. Follows signs to the left. Entrance is just past Harvey Hanna's offices.)

We would like to invite all of you who will be volunteering to help with our June 25th Golf Outing to gather to plan for the outing.

RSVP - Cindy Fleming, JLL - Voluteer Chairperson and let her know:

  1. if you are coming to the meeting at Twin Lakes on June 13th,
  2. when you are availabe to volunteer for the June 25 event, and 
  3. if you have a donation, may we pick it up in advance, or will you bring it to the meeting.

Cindy Fleming, JLL

222 Delaware Ave., Suite 1610
Wilmington, DE 19801

O + 1 302 356 2858
D + 1 302 356 2866
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Golf News - Monday, June 25 - Hartefeld National

Visit our Golf Newsletter online at INFO / Newsletter for outing news, Golf Pairings, Waiting List, and a BIG thanks to our sponsors!
Click HERE to open Golf Newsletter

Golfers - Please send your Foursome Golf names to Janet -

Waiting List - Golf Foursomes: please take a look toward the bottom of the Golf Pairing list for our Individuals, Two somes and Waiting List. We are trying to tight up the ranks to get as many in as possible.  If you invite any of these individuals, you can elect to get a refund for that golf spot if you so choose. 

Happy Hour & Dinner - Not golfing?  Come for the Fun on "the 19th Hole" (the "Watering Hole") 
Click HERE to register online at our MEETLINGS / EVENTS page for just Happy Hours (5:00 - 6:00) or to stay for the GREAT Barbecue Dinner that follow (London Broil, Grilled Shrimp Skewers, and Buttermilk Fried Chicken - YUM!)

20th Annual CIRC Golf Outing
Hartefeld National

One Hartefeld Drive
Avondale, PA

Golf Schedule of Events
9:00 - Practice Range and Putting Greens stocked & open (Lockers available, bring your own lock)
10:00 - Bag Drop & Registration Open
10:30 - BBQ Lunch on Patio Opens
12:00 - Shotgun Start
5:00 - Happy Hour Open 
6:30 - Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Pro Shop: 20% discount on all Soft Goods - Open until 7:30 p.m.

Board of Director Elections Held May 9

Congratulations to seven Directors that were elected to a new two-year term beginning on July 1, 2018:

Barton L. Mackey, Jr., Patterson-Woods (newly elected)
Donald Robitzer, The Commonwealth Group (reelected)
Bayard Synder, Esq., Snyder Associates (reelected)
Robert Stenta - Pettinaro (reelected)
Carmen Facciolo - NAI Emory Hill Real Estate Services (reelected)
Michael Hahn - 44 Business Capital, a div. of Berkshire Bank (reelected)

Gregory Ellis - Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties
The Board recognizes and thanks Greg Ellis for his years of exemplary service to CIRC as a Director, President, and Legislative Affairs Chair. Greg has graciously and professionally served the organization for over a decade and decided to step down, allowing for election of a new member to begin service to the organization as a Director of the Board.

Officers (7/1/18 to 6/30/19):

President: Don Robitzer
Vice President: Rob Stenta
Treasurer: Jeremy Abelson
Secretary: Barry Snyder


CIRC Delaware Leases (Office, Retail, Industrial) Complete

The Board has announced that CIRC has completed it's updated Delaware Office, Retail and Industrial Leases for use by its current members. We are preparing for members to have the ability to login and download these files from our website's Member Resources/Lease page and will advise when that service is available. If you have a need in the meantime that is urgent, you may make a special request from Janet Pippert. 


Welcome New Members

Pleae welcome our newest members that attended our May Annual Meeting (left to right):

Marco DiPrinzio, The Buccini/Pollin Group - e-mail  

Jeff Joseph, PNC Bank - e-mail

Mason Wilson, Johnson Controls - e-mail

Shaila Ritz, Paychex, Inc. - e-mail

Anna Monreal, ServPro of Brandywine/Wilmington - e-mail

Jim Manna, BrightFields, Inc., Membership Chairman. e-mail

As a reminder, prospective new members should plan to attend a regular luncheon event as a non-member, and come early for a Meet & Greet with Membershp Committee members. The Committee reviews and approved applications quarterly. The next meeting will follow our September 12 Lunch Meeting. 


Megan McGlinchey Updates Wilmington Riverfront Projects

CIRC President Don Robitzer welcomes Megan McGlinchey, Executive Director of the Riverfront Development Corporation.

Megan McGlinchey provided an inspiring keynote speech with an amazing timeline of success stories and a lot of exciting projects on the horizon, which should carry the Wilmington Riverfront story well into the future.  

Thank you all for participating in our Annual Meeting and Elections.


Congrats to Bob Chadwick, named President of New Castle County Chamber

The Board of Directors of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce has named Bob Chadwick as President.
Chadwick, an 11 year veteran of the Chamber, has served as Acting President since the resignation of former President Mark Kleinschmidt in November of 2017.  Previously, Chadwick was Executive Vice President of the Chamber as well as Director of the Chamber’s New Castle County Economic Development Council.  Prior to joining the Chamber, Chadwick had a long career in government, politics, and business.  He worked in public affairs for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III, served as a spokesperson for the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services in the administration of Governor Mike Castle and was Executive Director of the Delaware Republican Party through most of the 1990’S.   After a five year stint as a marketing officer with First USA Bank and Bank One, he managed his own consulting firm until joining the County Chamber in 2007.

“We are thrilled to have Bob Chadwick as our President,” said County Chamber Board Chairman Tim Boulden.  Said Boulden, “He has successfully led our organization through a critical transition over the past several months and is uniquely positioned to provide the leadership we need to advance the interests of our 1,000+ member companies.  We have tremendous confidence in his ability to not only successfully manage our organization, but also to be a leader and advocate for the business community throughout New Castle County and the entire region.”

According to Chadwick, “I am honored and privileged to have this opportunity to lead a dynamic and impactful business organization.  We play a leading role in advocating for the business community at all levels of government, building the entrepreneurial ecosystem in our state via our Emerging Enterprise Center, and offering our members a robust suite of networking and business education programming throughout the year.”  “Looking forward”, said Chadwick, “I envision our organization also playing a key role in accelerating business growth through targeted industry and subject matter initiatives.”

Chadwick, 58, lives in north Wilmington with his wife of 34 years, Galina Chadwick.  Together they have two sons, Zachary, 25, and Benjamin 21.  Bob is a 1981 graduate of the University of Delaware and a 1977 graduate of Caesar Rodney High School.  He serves on the Boards of Directors for: Jobs for Delaware Graduates; Downtown Visions; Wilmington Renaissance Corporation; the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council (CIRC) and the InWilmington Campaign.


See you in September!

SAVE THE DATE for our Upcoming CIRC Events:

Wed. Sept. 12 - Membership Luncheon

Wed. Oct. 10 - Membership Luncheon

Thurs. Nov. 15 - Joint Dinner Meeting 

Wed. Dec. 12 - Holiday Luncheon