Board of Directors

Bob Older

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.

More special information about Bob:                                                  Hobby(ies) – Cooking & photography

Music they are listening to – All different things from 60’s to today

Their cheat food – Sushi and pie

Pets – Dachshund name Oscar and Red Slider Turtle many names

Their Collections: Cookbooks, Asian items & Bald Eagles

Favorite movie line: “The name’s Bond. James Bond.”

In another Life, they are pretty sure they were… Quiet and shy.

Their favorite word in the English language – Tickle

Cathy Turner

Cathy Turner

Chair

Cathy Turner is a Vice President, Small Business Relationship Manager with WSFS Bank. Her goal is to understand her customers business so she can recommend the best products and services to meet their needs. Cathy has a passion for helping businesses grow and takes a hands on approach with her clients. She has had the pleasure of serving the Delaware Community for over 12 years with the bank. In addition to her board position with the Chamber she volunteers with other local organizations including the Bank at School Program. Cathy is a graduate of the University of Delaware and currently resides in Newark with her husband Wayne and daughter Lilly.

More special information about Cathy
Hobby(ies) – Hiking, Kayaking, Paddle boarding

Music they are listening to – WMMR always

Their cheat food – Never.. ok Maybe French Fries, but never.

Pets – 1 dog Gabby

Their Collections: Hair products. YES, that’s a thing!

Favorite movie line:  Movie?  who can sit still that long?

In another Life, they are pretty sure they were…Living near the water because she loves the beach, a water view, palm trees, water sports & vegging in the sun.

Their favorite word in the English language – Positive

Megan Varley

Megan Varley

Vice-Chair

Megan Varley is the owner/operator of The Surface Restoration Company, formerly 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.

More special information about Megan
Hobby(ies) –  Working out and walking

Music they are listening to – Alternative Music or Classic Rock

Their cheat food – Who has time to cheat?

Pets – 1 dog Finn and 1 cat Alice

Their Collections: tables, lots of tables. Anyone have one to get rid of?

Favorite movie line: She clicks through too often to hear one.

In another Life, they are pretty sure they were… The exact same

Their favorite word in the English language –  &#$% *&$

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Treaurer

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.

More special information about Michael
Hobby(ies) – Challenging himself to accomplish new things.

Music they are listening to –  Static  – On phone too much to listen.

Their cheat food – He never cheats…  he just eats all good food all the time.

Pets –  His son’t Shepard/Pit  Silas

Their Collections:  car parts – Had to build an addition to the house and a two bay garage for his “collections”.

Favorite movie line:  “..Hey Mikey,…He likes it!”  That’s a commercial not a movie! 

In another Life, they are pretty sure they were… Left alone

Their favorite word in the English language –  Why?

Casey Fitzgerald

Casey Fitzgerald

Casey’s mission is to be a trusted partner for businesses to turn to for all things Merchant Service related. Working for Mercantile Processing Inc., located in Millville, she travels up and down the state working with small businesses. She thrives in the technology world and loves to help businesses build, grow, and prosper- cost effectively and efficiently. A Salisbury University graduate, Casey now lives in Lewes with her husband and two children, Teigen and Thea.

More special information about Casey
Hobby(ies) – A slight obsession with gardening

Music they are listening to –  Spotify – Release Radar

Their cheat food – Anything Italian: All pasta dishes, pizza, ohh and cheese! But seriously do people really only have ONE cheat food??

Pets – 1 dog Cairn Terrier, Knox 

Their Collections: Plants – Did we not mention that obsession above?

Favorite movie line:  “Coffee is for closers”

In another Life, they are pretty sure they were…An herbalist/naturalist

Their favorite word in the English language – Patience 

Christine Menser

Christine Menser

Christine Menser is VP, Small Business Banking Officer for FCCB. With more than 34 years of Banking experience. 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..

More special information about Christine
Hobby(ies) – Cooking

Music they are listening to – Country Music

Their cheat food – Mac & Cheese

Pets – Dog Bella Mae

Their Collections: Antiques

Favorite movie line: “I feel so pretty”

In another Life, they are pretty sure they were… No idea

Their favorite word in the English language – Love

Troy Boxton

Troy Boxton

Troy have been married for 15 years to his beautiful wife Ibeth. We have two boys who really are the brains of their family business Arlo who is 10 and Troy Jr who is 13. I have 20 plus years of military service and 20 plus with the federal service. The military allow me and my family serve during the Operations Iraq Freedom/Operations Enduring Freedom campaigns after the World Trade Center Bombing in New York City. We served 5 years during the campaign. I have a Master in Business Administration and truly wanted to utilize my degree for myself and my family.
In the preparation for retirement my family and I started a video game business. Mobile Cloud Video Game Party has allow us to bring our Friday Night family game night on the road to many Delawareans throughout the state.

More special information about Troy
Hobby(ies) – Bike riding and Cooking

Music they are listening to – Jazz – But also anything from Rock to Country.

Their cheat food – Goobers or Kit Kats

Pets – Dog Jade

Their Collections: State Quarters

Favorite movie line: “I have the need.. The need for Speed!”

In another Life, they are pretty sure they were… A leader

Their favorite word in the English language –  Why?

Brooke Miles

Brooke Miles

Brooke Miles founded Delaware ShoutOut to help busy entrepreneurs take the time and stress out of their social media marketing. In 4+ years of business, Delaware ShoutOut has served nearly 200 clients, who have reported significant gains in followers, engagement, and traffic to their websites (without breaking a sweat). Brooke is a highly sought-out public speaker, having won multiple awards from Toastmasters International. She is also a member of the DSBC’s Marketing Committee.​

More special information about Brooke
Hobby(ies) – Learning foreign languages

Music they are listening to – eclectic variety

Their cheat food – Any pint of Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy flavors

Pets – None

Their Collections: Who needs clutter?

Favorite movie line: “Spontaneity has its time and its place” – The Sure Thing

In another Life, they are pretty sure they were… A gold medal figure skater.

Their favorite word in the English language – Literally

Dee Cairo

Dee Cairo

A graduate of St. Mark’s, Dee also attended Widner University.  For almost 20 years, Dee was a local small business owner before selling her company and staying on with Excel Business Systems.  See is a proud mother and very spiritual.  Life is too short to be on
anyone’s journey but your own~ Dee Cairo

More special information about Dee
Hobby(ies) – Refinishing furniture & cooking

Music they are listening to -Contemporary Christian, Jazz & Classic Rock

Their cheat food – Pizza

Pets – 2 Dogs Kovu & Bodie 1 cat Zucca

Their Collections: Shells, heart shaped rocks & pine cones

Favorite movie line: “Say hello to my little friend”

In another Life, they are pretty sure they were… A nurse

Their favorite word in the English language – Love

Jim Power

Jim Power

Jim Power is the Executive Director at Huntington Learning Center in Newark, DE. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Jim has over 30 years in operations, management and leadership experiences in small, medium and large companies and non-profits. Jim is married and a proud father and grand-father.

More special information about Jim
Hobby(ies) – Cooking & Golf

Music they are listening to – Smooth Jazz

Their cheat food – Pizza

Pets – 2 cats Peaches & Columbus 

Their Collections: His wife won’t let him

Favorite movie line: “Iooks like i picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.”

In another Life, they are pretty sure they were… Taller with more hair.

Their favorite word in the English language –  Precocious

Larry Wendel

Larry Wendel

Larry Wendel, From Wheat Ridge, Colorado, is the Chief Managing Partner at MOT Chiropractic with his wife Pat Wendel.  Larry attended Regis University.

More special information about Larry
Hobby(ies) – RVing & Hiking

Music they are listening to –  Rod Stewart, Michael Boltonn The Eagles & whatever his 22 year old daughter is playing.

Their cheat food –  Vanilla Ice Cream

Pets – Cavachon puppies

Their Collections:  Fountain Pens & Cufflinks

Favorite movie line:  “Didn’t put enough dirt down. Saw it right off.”

In another Life, they are pretty sure they were…Young and vibrant

Their favorite word in the English language – specificity

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Bob Older

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