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The Blue Hen News is a quarterly newsletter which, includes educational articles written by our members, business partners, past event speakers and other professionals in the legal industry. It includes fun features on our members and business partners, local polls on hot topics, social and community service event pictures as well as information on upcoming events and programs presented by both the First State Chapter and National ALA.
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Our Business Partner sponsorship program enables the First State Chapter to provide many of our scholarships and educational programs to our members. We would like to thank all of our vendors for their continuing support; they are all a key part of the benefits our members receive. For more information regarding our Business Partner sponsorship program please contact the chair of our Business Partners Committee, Denise Frawley, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To sign up to become a business partner in 2018, please complete the Registration Form and return it to Denise Frawley at email@example.com.
The First State Chapter invites business partners to subscribe to the e-newsletter titled ALA Means Business using the online form click here.
For information on 5 key resources for our Business Partners please click the following link to ALA's national chapter, UNPACK ALA .
Current Business Partners click the following link to access exclusive information!
First State Chapter members and business partners are encouraged to visit the following sites:
230 North Market Street PO Box 27
Wilmington, DE 19899
Contact Person: Vito DiMaio
Phone: (302) 658-9926
Parcels is a leading provider of high-quality support services to the legal and corporate community. The one driving force behind the company is simple: the client comes first. Incorporated in 1980, Parcels is owned and operated by James A. and Maureen Cauley Johnson, Delawareans with deep ties to the community.
The company's objective has always been to grow the organization and its reputation through extraordinary service to the client, through the recruitment and retention of exceptional cross-trained staff, and through prudent financial management. The focus has always been on expansion of services that are useful and cost-effective to our clients rather than on increasing the number of locations.
Although Parcels' clients are from diverse segments of the corporate world, it specializes in serving the legal community in Delaware. Established first as a Courier service to law firms, Parcels kept a fine ear tuned to the needs of its clients; it built relationships with the major law firms and with the courts, and it developed a deep, integrated staff with expertise in the services it offered. Parcels, with its wide range of peripheral services, allows law professionals to do what they do best - the practice of law.
B+H Insurance (BHI) is an independent insurance agency that provides insurance solutions to businesses and individuals in the mid-Atlantic and beyond. Our product offerings include business insurance, home and auto insurance and employee benefits. In addition to traditional insurance brokerage services, in the last two years we’ve added safety and human resources consulting as available services.
Our mission statement was revised in 2017 to be authentic, factual and truly reflect how our independent agency operates on a daily basis. Gone are the catchphrases, such as “exceeding expectations”, and subliminal messaging. Our leadership team, consisting of our CEO, VP of HR, VP of Operations and two senior advisors, met for nearly two months to develop our new mission statement. In addition to our leadership team meetings, we also asked our entire staff for their input and more specifically, “why do you do what you do?” During this time we also developed our foundational principles, focusing on our need to communicate, be accountable, act with integrity and evolve.
As an independent insurance agency, we “sell” someone else’s product; a product that over time, and against our wishes, has become largely commoditized. Our philosophy is very simply: Our product is our people. By having a client-focused environment, we have been able to develop strong relationships with our clients. We feel that while many clients initially purchase from us as part of a commodity transaction, rarely do they treat each annual renewal with us like a commodity purchase. By having the best people in the industry and offering safety, claims and HR services in-house, our clients think of BHI as their insurance relationship, not the actual insurance carriers, which is the industry norm.
We believe in the power of personal relationships. We are committed to helping our clients make the right financial choices in order to establish a solid foundation for today and a clear vision for the future.
Since 1989, Diamond State Financial Group has been committed to helping our clients improve their long-term financial successes. We make available a wide range of quality financial products and the advice and expertise of some of the best financial professionals in the industry.
Teamwork is the defining factor that sets Diamond State Financial Group apart from the rest of the financial services field. We have created a team of specialists from all disciplines who work together to focus on our clients' full financial life.
121 Continental Drive, Suite 110
Newark, DE 19713
Contact Person: Peter Bradshaw
Phone: (302) 438-9420
Fax: (302) 454-9405
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If you are an administrator or manager of a legal services organization in Delaware and your responsibilities include human resources, finance, facilities, technology or other systems or services, you are eligible for membership in the First State Chapter. To qualify for membership in the First State Chapter, you must first be a member of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). Please visit www.alanet.org for more information on joining ALA.
The First State Chapter was formed in 1979 and is part of ALA Region 1 which includes Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, as well as Newfoundland, Ontario, and the CyberChapter. There are more than 50 members throughout the State of Delaware. Included in your membership are monthly catered lunches at local law firms and other venues with top-notch educational presentations by national and local speakers on today’s hottest topics as well as updates on labor law and banking regulations, social events, and opportunities to participate in various charitable and community outreach programs. Continuing education credits are available to members of SHERM and other professional organizations.
In addition to local professional advancement opportunities, ALA offers national and regional, as well as discipline-specific, conferences and programs throughout the year in various cities. Chapter scholarships are available to those interested in attending.
For more information about ALA and the First State Chapter, contact our Membership Chairperson, Cathy James at firstname.lastname@example.org She will be happy to answer your questions by email or phone, meet with you, and/or bring you as a guest to an event.
If you are ready to join, you may click on the membership application to the left that applies to you. We offer full membership privileges to all types of membership. Your annual dues cover the cost of monthly speakers and lunch catering and attendance at all social events.