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Conference: Education, equity and economy


The 27th Sussex County Today and Tomorrow Conference focused on the economy, equity and education during an Oct. 27 hybrid presentation. Attendance at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown was limited to 100 people, so the event was also available online.

Before the conference started, there was a moment of silence for Frank Calio of Laurel, who passed away Oct. 19. Calio, 83, former state elections commissioner and director of Sussex County Economic Development Office, was a founding member of the conference planning team.

Welcoming remarks were offered by Mark Brainard, Delaware Tech president, and Sussex County Council President Mike Vincent.

Bobbi Barends, vice president and Owens Campus director, served as emcee. “Focus on action and what you will do with what you learned today,” she told attendees.

Keeping pace with growth

Keynote speaker Dr. David Tam, Beebe Healthcare president and CEO, touched on all three elements. Tam, who…

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