BOB OLDER – President/CEO

Bob Older owns and operates Creative Travel, Inc., a full service travel agency located in the Liberty Plaza/Possum Park Mall in Newark. He had been involved in the food industry for many years prior having a cooking show on local TV, a restaurant, catering company and gourmet shop.He is also the founder of the Delaware Small Business Chamber.
Bob is very passionate about local small business and doing everything possible to support them. His vision for the Chamber has helped a lot of local small business owners and he thanks the board and members for being an integral part of the growth of the organization. Bob has a daughter, Alex and collects cookbooks, eagles and Oriental figurines and items.  Bob is an avid traveler and amateur photographer.


Neil Stalter is a Financial Advisor at Diamond State Financial Group. He graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. His practice focuses on clients of all ages and backgrounds and he finds innovative solutions to fit their individual needs. Neil is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc.Born and raised in Baltimore, Neil and his wife, Melinda, have three sons – Lyle, Ryan and Jack – and reside in North Wilmington. Neil volunteers for the American Lung Association and participates in several 5k runs for charity. He is an active member of the Delaware Small Business Chamber and the Cape Business Network. In his spare time Neil enjoys exercising, golf, baseball and relaxing with family and friends. His favorite job came as a teenager when he served as batboy for the Baltimore Orioles.Neil is Chairperson of the Business Education Committee.

DENISE ALLEN – Vice-Chair 

Denise Allen is a realtor at Keller Williams Realty in Delaware as part of Team Allen with her husband Patrick. She serves both buyers and sellers, including first time home buyers, move-up buyers, new construction, short sales, bank-owned and relocation clients. Denise is Chairperson of the Networking Committee.

CATHY TURNER – Treasurer

Cathy Turner is a  Vice President Small Business Relationship Manager for WSFS Bank. Her focus is working with businesses and assisting them with their financial and lending needs. She has a passion for helping businesses grow and be successful and takes a hands on approach with her clients. Cathy has had the pleasure of serving the Delaware Community for over 8 years with the bank. Cathy is a graduate of the University of Delaware and currently resides in Newark with her husband Wayne and daughter Lilly.Cathy is the Co-chair of the Membership Committee.


Amy Eschenbrenner is proprietor of the Blue Hen Bed and Breakfast (circa 1692) in Newark, Delaware. She is developing Amy’s Cottage which will focus on baked goods and homemade items like her Blue Hen Soaps. Amy earned her bachelor degree in Theatre from the University of Delaware and studied for one semester in London, England.  She understands the importance of branding her business within our Delaware community and has developed an amazing referral base through her strong networking efforts and community service.
Her previous professional accomplishments and business achievements include:
2014, 2015 and 2016 Delaware Small Business Chamber Best Home Based Business of the Year
2014 New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Business Woman of the Year
2014, 2015 and 2016 Northern DE Happenings Most Historic Spot and Romantic Escape
2016 Northern DE Happenings Pet Friendly Establishment and Best Bed and Breakfast
Amy is Co-chair of the Membership Committee.


Kenna is part of Mid-Atlantic Benefits Group, specializing in worksite benefits and Health Care Reform. Kenna works with businesses nationwide to help provide the business and their employees a financial safety net. In her spare time Kenna loves cooking, boating and spending time with her husband Brian and their two cats, Morgan and Stoney. Kenna is Co-Chair of the Grants & Scholarship Committee


Megan Varley is the owner/operator of New Life Floors and Epoxy By Design. She was born, raised and still resides in North Wilmington. Megan started New Life Floors in 2012 when she needed her own floors refinished/refreshed, but was unable to find a decent, local sandless hardwood floor refinisher. Cooking, reading and hanging out with her grandson, Cole, are some of Megan’s favorite things to do. Megan is Chairperson of the Events Committee..


Michael is the owner of Enviro-Master of Delaware. He lives in Dover with his wife of 34 years. He graduated from Holy Cross High School and and the University of Delaware. Michael is passionate about causes that support Animal Welfare, Children, the Environment, Health and Disaster and Humanitarian Relief.


Jane is a multi-disciplinary graphic designer and front-end web developer, specializing in strategic problem solving, branding and marketing. Freelancing since 2002, Jane works from her home-based studio in Newark, DE. Jane’s diverse portfolio and awards set her apart as one of the top designers in the greater Delaware Valley. She has over 14 years of web and graphic design experience, a degree in visual communications, and teaches web design at Cecil College.
Jane’s passions include: horror films, cooking, gaming, yoga, caffeine, bulldogs, DIY home projects, dubstep, mentoring and collaborating with other women, students, and design professionals. Jane is Chairperson of the Marketing Committee.


Casey Fitzgerald thrives in the fast paced world of technology. A Salisbury University graduate, Casey received her degree in Medical Technology and quickly discovered her love for helping people make the best technology decisions for their environment. As Vice President of Sales for DelmarvaVoip and SecureNetMD, Casey spends most of her time working with clients on their technology plans and helping grow the Sales Department. Having grown up in lower Delaware, Casey enjoys going to the beach, traveling, and currently resides in Lewes with her husband and two Cairn Terriers, Knox and Luna and their new baby boy Teigen.


Christine Menser is Vice President and Branch Manager for MidCoast Community Bank at the Concord Pike location. With more than 32 years of Banking experience, the last eight of which with MidCoast Community Bank, Christine’s focus is serving the financial needs of both business and personal depositors. She enjoys getting to know each and every customer, spending time with her family, going to the beach and crabbing.

Chamber Staff

    • Bob Older – President

Pamela Mayse – Executive Vice-President

Pamela Mayse was born in St. Johns Michigan but has lived for over 20 years in Elkton Maryland with her husband Greg of 33 years.  She also has a son Justin (29), daughter-in-law Kristalyn, and granddaughter, apple of her eye, Paiten Olivia (almost 4). After finishing her degree in Fashion Merchandising and Modeling and being in retail management for 18 years she decided to start planning events locally for Associated Builders and Contractors in 1993 while starting up her Entrepreneurial business as well called “Weddings by Pamela”. She moved to the Three Little Bakers Country Club for 13 years as their only Wedding Coordinator for 2 banquet rooms and a dinner theatre, until 2007 when she became the NCCCC Director of Events and Sponsorship where she helped plan over 100 events a year prior to becoming the EVP of the DSBC early 2018.  In her spare time, Pamela loves to go to concerts and musical’s in NYC, Candlelight Dinner Theatre, Cecil Covered Bridge Theatre and Delaware Theatre Company. She dabbles in photography and inspirational poetry (possibly writing a book one day).
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