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.


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

DENISE ALLEN – Treasurer

Denise Allen is a realtor at Keller Williams Realty in Delaware as part of Team Allen. 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 Co-Chairperson of the Networking Committee.


Amy Eschenbrenner is proprietor of the Blue Hen Bed and Breakfast (circa 1692) in Newark, Delaware. She earned her bachelor degree in Theatre from the University of Delaware and studied for one semester in London, England. Amy, with her husband Don, now owns, operates and markets her own pet-friendly B&B more effectively due to her previous experiences. 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.


Cathy Turner is a Vice President Retail Office Manager for WSFS Bank at the Midway Banking Office. 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.


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 Kelly

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 Clark

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

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.

Wayne Shannon

Wayne is President of Shannon Builders, Inc. and graduated from Delaware Technical & Community College.

Christine Menser

Christine is VP Branch Manager at MidCoast Community Bank.

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, 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. Due to budget cuts Pamela was let go on January 29th unexpectedly and so the door opened to a huge opportunity with President Bob Older and members of the DSBC, officially beginning on February 26th. Although primarily focusing on helping the chamber grow through memberships and sponsorships, Pamela genuinely LOVES the networking aspect of her job and is constantly telling people, “Face to face networking is the BEST way to sell your company and yourself… join the DSBC and get involved…we have networking/educational events morning, noon and night and can help you make connections and build relationships to help your business grow!
Remember, if you’re not Networking you are Not really working!”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), shops on main streets in North East Maryland and Newark, Delaware, and enjoys dancing with her husband when time allows. Now that she is a grandmother (GaGa), Paiten takes up all her time with play dates and overnighters and shopping trips, fighting her husband (Poppy) for “Girl Time”!
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