Small Business Chamber announces Blue Ribbon Awards


Newark, DE – The Delaware Small Business Chamber is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Blue Ribbon Awards. These awards recognize small businesses in Delaware that have demonstrated exceptional customer service, ethics, innovation, and community involvement.

The winners for this year’s awards are as follows  *(VC=Voter’s Choice  JC=Judge’s Choice):

The Amy Eschenbrenner Best Home-Based Business  VC – Coffee Rendezbrew 

Best Customer Service JC  Antique Alley of Bridgeville   VC & JC  Bing’s Bakery  

Best Marketing  VC ShopRite of Delaware  JC Ole Tapas Lounge


Best Non Profit JC Children & Families First   VC  Delaware Hospice  

Best Community Involvement  VC Diamond State Financial   JC  Waste Master Solutions 

Best Family Owned Business (at least 2nd generation of the original family that started the company) VC  Woodside Farm Creamery

Best Man Owner  VC Dave Wilderman – Wilderman Physical Therapy  

Best Woman Owned VC Karen Feeley – Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home 

Emerging Business of the Year (in business less than two years  VC  In Jest Events

Best Restaurant  VC Dom’s NY Style Pizzeria  JC  Timothy’s of Newark

Best Professional Company  (lawyer. contractor, plumber, electrician, accountant etc.)

VC Enviro-Master of DE  

Best Franchise  VC  Fish Window Cleaning – Wilmington

Best in New Castle County   VC  Bing’s Bakery 

Best in Kent County   VC Mobile Cloud Video Game Party 

Best in Sussex County   VC  Arena’s Deli and Bar

Member/Ambassador of the Year  Stephanie DiMartine – Children & Families First

John P McKay Jr Most Outstanding Individual Award   Kathleen Wood – Delaware Hospice  

Lifetime Achievement Award    Peter Morrow

President’s Award for Business Excellence  EDiS

“We are thrilled to recognize these outstanding businesses and entrepreneurs who have made a significant impact in our community,” said Bob Older, President of the Delaware Small Business Chamber. “Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence serve as an inspiration to all of us. It means even more that these awards are voted on by their peers.”

The winners were selected by nosiness owners and leaders by invitation only and by a panel of judges based on a variety of criteria, including reviews, innovation, leadership, and community involvement. The awards ceremony took place on April20 at the Delaware Small Business Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Blue Ribbon Awards Brunch at White Clay Creek Country club,.

“The Blue Ribbon Awards are a testament to the strength and resilience of the small business community in Delaware,” said Older. “We are proud to honor these exceptional businesses and entrepreneurs who have made a positive impact on our economy and our community.”

The Delaware Small Business Chamber is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting small businesses throughout Delaware. With members across the state, the DSBC provides resources, education, and networking opportunities to help local businesses grow and thrive. For more information,