Kudos: New Castle Chamber award winners named; WSFS wins Jefferson Award

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The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce has announced award winners that will be honored at its annual Awards Luncheon at the White Clay Creek Country Club in Stanton from 11:30 a.m. To 1:30 p.m. On May 7

Named Entrepreneurial Advocate of the year was Clinton Tymes, the long-time director of the Delaware Small Business and Technology Center. The center has office in all three counties.

Named Entrepreneur of the year was Michael Porter of Sherm’s Catering.

Ambassador of the year is Brooke Grubb of Unique Impressions,

Cost of the event is $50. Click on this link to register for the luncheon.

WSFS gets Jefferson award

WSFS Financial Corp., Wilmington, parent company of WSFS Bank, announced it was awarded “Outstanding Service by a Major Company” by the Jefferson Awards for Public Service during the

inaugural “Salute to Service in Delaware” luncheon held at the Hotel duPont on April 22.

The Jefferson Awards for Public Service are a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service in America at both the national and local level. The organization was founded in 1972 by Senator Robert Taft Jr., Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Sam Beard to create a Nobel Prize for public service. Today the organization’s primary purpose is to emphasize a “Call to Action for Volunteers” in local communities. WSFS was anonymously nominated for the award and WSFS president and chief executive officer, Mark A. Turner, accepted the award on behalf of the bank.

Turner said, “We are extremely humbled and honored to be recognized with the Jefferson Award. WSFS’ Mission is ‘We Stand For Service’ and that service is applied directly into the many homes, schools, hospitals, service agencies and other worthy causes, thanks to the hundreds of WSFS Associates that volunteer their time and energy with a heartfelt passion for making a positive impact in our communities.”

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