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Business Conference

During this event you will hear from a panel of experts discussing how they leveraged their own network and Delaware community for their personal or professional growth. You will also be able to catch a glimpse inside the minds of Delaware's big businesses and how to access the diverse and small business supply chain. We will also have a portion of speed networking to make new connections IRL. Bring those business cards and get excited.


  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am | Registration & Light Breakfast
  • 10:00 am - 10:15 am | Opening Remarks
  • 10:15 am - 11:00 pm | Program
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Leveling up Panel Discussion
    • Cabinet Secretary Cerron Cade, Delaware Department of Labor
    • Andrew Cercena, WilminGo
    • Tricia Clendening, HR Strategies, LLC
    • Soraya Gutman, CEO at Cross Talks
    • Zachary Jones, Director at Dual School
    • Matthew Lombardi, WilminGo
  • 12: 00 pm - 1:00 pm | Lunch and networking with Big Businesses
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Delaware’s BIG Businesses’ Panel Discussion - Learn how to access the diverse and small business supply chain
    • Moderated by: Michelle Morin, Executive Director of the State of Delaware Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD)
    • Dr. L. Jay Burks, Supplier Diversity Director, Comcast
    • Luis Concepcion, CPSM, CPSD, Global Procurement Leader Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, Dupont Sourcing and Logistics
    • Peggy DelFabbro, CEO, M. Davis & Sons, Inc.
    • Loren Hopkins - Taylor, Sourcing Manager for Small Business and Supplier Diversity, DuPont Company
    • J’nelle Lawrence, MBA, Supplier Diversity / Learning & Development Lead, The Chemours Company
    • Wendy Mann-Flores, Diverse Business Empowerment, Atlantic City Electric/Delmarva Power, Exelon Companies
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Speed Networking

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Emerging Enterprise Center co-located at the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce
920 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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  • Wendy Mann-Flores

    Wendy Mann-Flores

    Wendy Mann-Flores is a Diverse Business Empowerment Specialist for Exelon Corporation. In this

  • Loren Hopkins-Taylor

    Loren Hopkins-Taylor

    Loren is the Sourcing Manager for Small Business and Supplier Diversity at the DuPont

  • Luis Concepcion

    Luis Concepcion

    Luis J Concepcion is a Sr. Buyer and Supplier Diversity Advocate, who works for the Dupont

  • L. Jay Burks

    L. Jay Burks

    L. Jay Burks, PhD, is the Director of Supplier Diversity at the Comcast Corporation where he is

  • J'nelle Lawrence

    J'nelle Lawrence

    J’nelle Lawrence, MBA, is currently the Supplier Diversity/Learning Development Lead for The

  • Soraya Gutman

    Soraya Gutman

    Soraya (Morgan) Gutman founded and successfully grew her business advisory firm, Morgan Business

  • Cerron Cade

    Cerron Cade

    Cerron was confirmed as the Secretary of Labor on January 24, 2018 where he leads state efforts to

  • Peggy Del Fabbro

    Peggy Del Fabbro

    Peggy Del Fabbro is the CEO of M. Davis & Sons, Inc., a 5th generation industrial

  • Zack Jones

    Zack Jones

    Zachary Jones is the Director of Dual School, an organization that empowers high school students to

  • Tricia Clendening

    Tricia Clendening

    Patricia Clendening is a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and a Senior

  • Michelle Morin

    Michelle Morin

    Michelle N. Morin, M.B.A.: is the Executive Director of the State of Delaware Office of Supplier


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  • Delaware Office of Supplier Diversity

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