Monday, February 2nd at 9:30 a.m.

Governor Markell will sign a proclamation declaring February as African American History Month in Delaware – Joined by Department of State and Public Archives Director Stephen Marz and employees, Delaware historian Syl Woolford, as well as the fourth grade class from Star Hill Elementary School, the Governor will honor the achievements and celebrate the rich heritage of African Americans with the signing and presentation of a proclamation in recognition of February as African American History Month. The program will include a brief presentation about the importance of African American genealogy. Delaware Public Archives Lobby, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North, Dover

Monday, February 2nd at 2:00 p.m.

Governor Markell will announce a new website at the Business First Steps Launch Joined by Department of State employees and business leaders throughout the state, Governor Markell will announce the creation of a new website by the state, which will help small businesses find information on business licenses, permits, and other state requirements. The site, which is called Business First Steps, is an index of nearly 200 different industries, professions, or products that require state registrations, licenses, certifications, or permits. The goal of the site is to allow businesses to more easily find information on various requirements across state government. New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, 12 Penns Way, New Castle

Tuesday, February 3rd at 9:15 a.m.

Governor Markell will speak at the Governing 2015 Outlook Conference. National Press Club, 13th Floor, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, February 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

– Governor Markell will speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the new 3rd Floor Progressive Care Unit at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital. Bayhealth/Kent General Hospital, 3rd Floor, 640 S. State Street, Dover

Tuesday, February 3rd at 3:30 p.m.

Governor Markell will participate in the swearing-in ceremony of the new Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan. Felton/Farmington Room, DelDOT, 800 S. Bay Road, Dover

Wednesday, February 4th at 11:00 a.m.

– Governor Markell will present a proclamation in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Governor’s Office, Carvel State Building, 12th Floor, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington