In March, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce received top honors in the annual Delaware Press Association’s Professional Communications Contest with two submissions placing first and one in second. Judged by out-of-state communications professionals to ensure impartiality, the contest encourages and recognizes excellence in communication and inspires all contestants to strive for their personal best in this competitive and rewarding field. First-place winners move on to the national competition, hosted by the National Federation of Press Women. The results of the national competition were released on June 6 with the State Chamber receiving first place for its new logo design and honorable mention for its 2019 Small Business Day in Dover video. “It was an eight-month research and design process to create our new logo,” said Kelly Basile, vice president of communications. “The entire State Chamber team played a part in its creation by giving input to help create the final result. We are so proud of our new logo, and even more thrilled it received national recognition!” State Contest Results: 1st Place: Graphics and Design – "DSCC unveils New Logo" 1st Place: Videos for Nonprofit/Government Organization – "2019 Small Business Day in Dover video" 2nd Place: Electronic newsletter – Nonprofit, government, or educational – “The Weekly Report” National Competition Results: 1st Place: Graphics and Design – "DSCC unveils New Logo" Honorable Mention: Videos for Nonprofit/Government Organization – "2019 Small Business Day in Dover video" DSCC UNVEILS NEW LOGO A refreshed Chamber with a refreshed look The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has been headquartered at One Commerce Center on 12th and Orange Streets in Downtown Wilmington since the early 1980s. Upon entering a new decade, the organization refreshed its logo for the first time in forty years. The new logo honors the organizations history and trusted identity while highlighting how the State Chamber is looking towards the future: • It features the cupola tower at the top of Legislative Hall to represent the State Chamber’s public policy efforts. • The window is the shape of Delaware to show we are a statewide organization 'looking out' for the entire business community. • The ‘C’ encircling Legislative Hall stands for ‘Chamber’ and respects the historic brand its members have known over the years. • The text has ‘bookends’ that spell ‘DE,’ the state’s abbreviation, another nod at being a statewide organization. While the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce received a fresh coat of paint, it remains true to its mission, which is to promote an economic climate that enables businesses of all sizes and types to become more competitive in a constantly changing, increasingly global and unpredictable environment. The Delaware State Chamber has been serving Delaware’s business community since 1837 and looks forward to continuing this tradition for many years to come.