Building your network is a crucial component to the success of your business. Often times it is the most valuable resource! The DCDC is here to give you the tools and venue to promote your business while making connections and growing relationships. Whether it's through the DCDC’s professional development workshops, networking programs or community events, there is something for everyone to get involved in! View the 2017 DCDC Member Programs & Events here!

Networking/ Professional Development programs: 

Revive After Five:  Held on the third Thursday of the month between 5:00 and 7:00PM at a member business. DCDC members and their employees are encouraged to join other professionals for this "open house" style networking event. Enjoy a variety of great food, beverages and prizes while getting to know other DCDC members and learning about the hosting business. Click here to view the 2017 Revive After Five Schedule.

DCDC 101: Held quarterly, this session walks new DCDC members (or existing members wanting to better understand the organization) through the benefits offered to them as members.  Also explained in this session are ways new members can optimize their involvement with the DCDC. 

eat Lunch & Learn something: This mini business seminar is held on a quarterly basis and is completed over the lunch hour.  During the session attendees enjoy a delicious lunch, networking opportunities and a featured speaker that will explore a timely, relevant business topic. 

DCDC Ambassadors: This group helps welcome new businesses to the community along with celebrating business milestones and their investments in the community. Ambassadors are responsible for maintaining relationships with current members, as well as encouraging potential members to join.

Golf Bash Fundraiser: This popular summertime member event is the DCDC’s primary fundraiser. The day consists of 9 holes of golf (including cart), complimentary beverages while on the course, great prizes, exceptional food and more! This event is also an outstanding time to network while enjoying a relaxing outing!

Year in Review: This annual meeting allows us to look back and celebrate the successes of the DCDC and the entire business community. Click here to view the 2016-2017 DCDC Year In Review Annual Report!

 

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  • As a pastor at a local church, I chose to become a member of the DCDC because I want to better understand what our local businesses are concerned about and possibly find a way to help make a...

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    - Rev. Paul Lang, Emmaus Road Church
  • Networking is only one of the many valuable tools the DCDC provides.  First Central State Bank is now able to spread the word on such things as Grilling for Charities, Bake Sales, Benefits and...

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    - First Central State Bank
  • We look forward to the DCDC events, as they really work! We would highly recommend for any new or existing business to invest in a membership.

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    - First Central State Bank
  • I optimize my DCDC membership by attending and participating in DCDC’s organized events such as Lunch & Learns, Revive After Fives, Retail meetings, Hometown Christmas, Autumn Fest and other well...

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    - Vanessa McNeely, Central Performing Arts Center
  • By hosting a Revive After Five in September, we were able to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with the DCDC membership and gain great exposure in our community.

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    - Kathy Donahue, Hansen Monuments

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