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March 2014 Member Newsletter

CODE Conference, Wilmington Delaware

  • Several of our ACP board members attended the annual CODE Conference held at the CHASE Center in Wilmington Delaware on Saturday March 1st.
  • We setup a table to provide information about our programs.
  • The Coalition of Organizations for Delaware Entrepreneurship (CODE) provided a free seminar featuring award-winning financial journalist and The Money Coach, Lynnette Khalfani-Cox.
  • She provided a talk to inspire.  Students from the Wilmington area setup tables and products for sale in the convention center.  The Money coach provided strategies and tips to build a strong brand at any business stage: Start-up, emerging and established. We learned how to build and sustain buzz about your brand.
  • This is an annual event for small business and entrepreneurs.  The ACP First State Chapter joined CODE and participated in the event on March 1st. Members of the First State Board were able to interact with potential new members and speakers.  About 40 brochures were distributed and board members talked to 50-70 attendees about BC/DR practices.  We encourage members to come out and participate in these events along with board members.

Here is a recap of the March 11th Chapter event in case you weren't able to make it.

  • Facility Tour: George Gilles, Wilmington EOC Director
  • The topic was "Bring on the Coordination" featuring Dave Carpenter, Jr. CEM, NCC OEM Coordinator

    Dave Carpenter currently serves as the New Castle County EOC Coordinator.

    As a lifelong New Castle County resident, Dave understands the emergency preparedness needs of his fellow citizens. He has been employed with New Castle County for 21 years, the last 13 in Public Safety as an Emergency Planner, later he became Acting Coordinator, and in July 2007, was formally named Coordinator (Director) of Emergency Management. His tenure with New Castle County includes positions in the Finance Office and in airport operations. Dave holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Wilmington College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-­‐Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

    Dave holds several certifications including: Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Management; Hazardous Materials Technician; NFPA Firefighter I; Swiftwater Rescue Technician; and is a registered Emergency Medical Technician. Dave is also a FEMA approved instructor for the Incident Command System, Terrorism Awareness, Terrorism Planning, and Law Enforcement Awareness of Terrorism Response. Dave is also a State Instructor for the Citizens Corps Community Emergency Response Team Training and is a licensed Amateur Radio Operator.

    He has also been actively involved in several community service organizations including: Civil Air Patrol in 1981 achieving the Carl Spaatz Award; Volunteer Fire Service as Fire Officer and Administrative Officer; President of AFSCME Union Local 3109; President & Treasurer; and most recently, Board of Director for the Historic Red Clay Valley, Inc. which operates the Wilm. & Western Railroad.

    Dave resides in the St. Georges area with his wife of 17 years and their adopted children, a 6 year old son and 3 year old daughter.

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Lori Gorman

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