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Delmarva Power Hosts Veterans Business Seminar May 12

Thursday, May 08, 2008

NEWARK, DE – As part of Pepco Holdings, Inc.’s (PHI) Supplier Diversity program, Delmarva Power is hosting a Veteran’s Only Business Seminar on Monday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event takes place at the Delmarva Power Conference Center, 4100 Wakefield Drive in Newark. PHI is Delmarva Power’s parent company.

The free seminar will focus on federal contracting opportunities, business benefits and financial information to help veterans further enhance their entrepreneurship.

U.S. Senator Tom Carper and Scott F. Denniston, Director, Veterans Affairs Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, are among the seminar’s featured speakers.

The conference is a Delaware Small Business Development Center’s (DSBDC) Procurement and Technical Assistance event. The DSBDC helps Delaware entrepreneurs grow and manage their small businesses through varied programs, training and services.

Delmarva Power Region Vice President Glenn Moore said, “This event demonstrates our commitment to regional economy and supplier diversity. Our Supplier Diversity program strives to expand competitive purchasing opportunities for diverse suppliers -- including veteran-owned businesses.”

Veterans Business Journal recognized PHI as one of the "Top 10 Companies for Veteran Businesses” in 2005 and 2006.

To pre-register for the event, call the DSBDC at 302- 831-0770 .

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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to about 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 118,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .