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Kudos: Small Business Chamber awards; ChristianaCare honored as top employer

Kudos: Small Business Chamber awards;  ChristianaCare honored as top employer

 The Delaware Small Business Chamber has announced its Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual who has achieved a high degree of success in business and/or has demonstrated a history of promoting and supporting the Delaware small business community over the course of their career. The DSBC’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bill Stevenson, founder of the Stone Balloon. Stevenson is an entrepreneur, inventor, and author. 

The President’s Award of Excellence is given to an organization that has achieved a high degree of success and has brought positive recognition to the Delaware area small business community.

The DSBC’s 2022 President’s Award for Business Excellence is being presented to Carvertise.  Carvertise is  America’s largest rideshare advertising company. Previous winners of the Lifetime Achievement award were Jayne Armstrong, Governor Pete du Pont, Michael Hemphill, and Brother Ronald Giannone.   Previous winners of the President’s Award for Business Excellence were ILC Dover, So Del Concepts,  Dogfish Head Brewery, and WSFS Bank.


The Delaware Small Business Chamber was founded in late 2011 as a statewide organization.

This year’s winners will be honored at a banquet in April.

ChristianaCare honored again as Top 500 employer For the second consecutive year, Forbes magazine has ranked ChristianaCare as one of the best large health systems to work for in the United States.ChristianaCare ranked as the 29th best health system overall, within Forbes’ list of the 500 best large employers in the United States.

ChristianaCare was the only health system in Delaware to make Forbes’ list.

“At ChristianaCare, we anticipate the needs of others, help with compassion and generosity, and show respect to everyone,” said Neil Jasani, M.D., chief people officer at ChristianaCare. “These values and behaviors start with our workforce, as we create a supportive environment that enables our caregivers to find joy in their work and provide consistently excellent care to everyone we serve.”

While the pandemic has taken a  toll on the health care workforce nationally, ChristianaCare has been recognized for its success in supporting its caregivers.

The American Medical Association recently recognized ChristianaCare with the highest honor in its Joy in Medicine program, which recognizes health systems that demonstrate a commitment to preserving the wellbeing of health care team members by engaging in proven efforts to combat work-related stress and burnout.

Driver of the Year works for Delaware relocation mover

 John Mistretta, of Armstrong Relocation, New Castle, was awarded United Van Lines’ Van Operator of the Year Award.

In his nearly 45 years in the industry, Mistretta has driven more than four million miles. John believes his background in hauling household goods helped position him for success — especially when it comes to safely and efficiently loading up the truck. He believes his confidence in himself and the ability to do his job coupled with the presentation and organization of his truck contributes to his success. Mistretta resides in the St. Louis area.  There are more than 3,500 drivers in the United Van Lines system, and Mistretta was one of three winners this year.