DSBC Annual Meeting & Blue Ribbon Awards 2020

The 9th Annual Meeting and Blue Ribbon Awards Brunch was held July 30, 2020 at Deerfield. 

Trophies for 2018 Blue Ribbon Award Winners
Brunch served at the ceremony
7th Annual Blue Ribbon Awards - 2018
Ceremony to announce the award winners

VC = Voter’s Choice          JC=Judge’s Choice


The Amy Eschenbrenner Best Home-Based Business

Sponsored by Kona of Newark/Elkton

Beads by Carol – VC Winner
Creative Image Associates
Creatively by Design
Pixingo – Sue Bennett

Best Customer Service

Creative Travel, Inc

Epic Marketing Consultants Inc
Churrascaria Saudades Brazilian Steakhouse
Metro Merchant Services
MidCoast Community Bank/FCCB VC Winner                                  Moore Sealcoat & Stripping
Unique Impressions –  JC Winner

Best Marketing

Sponsored by Costco

Choice Insurance Agency LLC
Delaware ShoutOut – VC Winner
Epic Marketing Consultants Inc – JC Winner
Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce
Stam Promotional Marketing
The Executive
The Happy Self-Publisher

Best Non Profit

Sponsored by Tekettica

Coins for Cakes
Easterseals delaware and Marylands Eastern Shore
Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation
PAWS for People – VC Winner
The Ronnie Williams Foundation

Best Website

Sponsored by Creative Travel, Inc

www.brewhaha.com – JC Winner
www.teakettica.com – VC Winner

Best Community Involvement

Sponsored by Delaware ShoutOut

Choice Insurance
Community Powered Federal Credit Union
Sonora at the David Finney Inn – JC Winner
WSFS Bank – VC Winner

Best Administrative Support  (employee of member business)

Sponsored by WSFS Bank

Missy Baker – Easterseals
Barbara Day – Unique Impressions
Anne Fields – Huntington Learning Center – Newark
Annemarie Harrison – The Executive Banquet – JC Winner
Lisa Henson – Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce
Mary Maslowski – Sparano, Vincelette & Joiner, CPAs

Best Family Owned Business  (at least 2nd Generations of the original family that started the company)

Sponsored by WSFS Bank

Hawkins & Sons, Inc.
Kirkwood Auto Center
ShopRite – Delaware Supermarkets  – VC Winner

Best Man Owned

Sponsored by FCCB

Cartridge World of DE – Bob Nicholson – VC Winner
Excel Business Systems – Frank Montasano
Kirkwood Auto & Tire – Norm Jones
NERDIT Now – Markevis Gideon

Best Woman Owned

Sponsored by FCCB

Aspire Wellness – Eileen Hasty et al
Brew Ha ha! – Alisa Morkides – VC Winner
Delaware ShoutOut- Brooke Miles
Just Get Away Today – Cruise Planners – Tee Alexander
Ramone’s Flowers – Darlene Dolbow
Teakettica – Jane Clark

Emerging Business of the Year (in business less than 2 years)

Sponsored by Teakettica

Coins for Cakes
DIGG-N Cuisine LLC
Robot Captain Crabs Restaurant
Sonora at the David Finney Inn. – VC Winner

Best Restaurant

Sponsored by WSFS Bank

Churrascaria Saudades Brazilian Steakhouse
La Casa Pasta  TIE VC Winner
Ole Tapas – JC Winner
Olive Tree Cafe
Sonora at David Finney Inn
Steak and Main  TIE  VC Winner
The Courtyard by Marriott UofD

Best Professional Company

Sponsored by Delaware ShoutOut

(lawyer. contractor, plumber, electrician, accountant etc.)
Creatively by Design
Doherty & Associates
NERDIT Now  –  VC Winner
Shelly Sons Electrical Contracting

John P McKay Jr Most Outstanding Individual Award

Sponsored by ShopRite

Melissa Woolman – Choice Insurance Agency

Best Franchise

Sponsored by WSFS Bank

Cartridge World of DE
Envio-Master of Delaware
Huntington Learning Center – Newark
Oasis Senior Advisors
Texas Roadhouse – Bear   VC Winner

Best Health & Wellness

Sponsored by Delaware Dental Sleep Medicine

Akeso & Aglaia
Aspire Wellness  VC Winner
Delaware Injury Associates
JuicePlus+/Tower Garden Marilyn Del Duca
Oasis Senior Advisors
Pea & the Pod Chiropractic

Best in New Castle County

Sponsored by Delaware Dental Sleep Medicine

Bing’s Bakery – VC Winner
Community Powered Federal Credit Union
Excel Business Systems
Metro Merchant Services.
Moore Seal Inc
The Executive

Best in Sussex County

Sponsored by Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce

Arena’s Deli-Rehoboth  – VC Winner
Gifted Focus Photography
RAPA Scrapple

Best in Kent County

Sponsored by Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce

Enviro-Master of Delaware – VC Winner
Dover Federal Credit Union
The Country Women’s Journal

Member/Ambassador of the Year

Sponsored by ShopRite

Melissa Woolman – Choice Insurance Agency  Winner
Ana Yevonishon – Expressions Photography
Sue Bennett – Pixingo
Christine Menser – MidCoast Community Bank
John Skilton – Prime Destinations Travel
Denise Allen – Keller Williams Realty
Tee Alexander – Cruise Planners -Justgetaway2Day
Larry Wendel – MOT Family Chiropractic
Cheryl Strootman – Costco Marketing
Cathy Turner – WSFS Bank
Bob Cole – Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems of the Delaware Valley
Will Webber – Will Webber Homes Keller Williams Realty


Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by ShopRite

Michael Hemphill

President’s Award for Business Excellence

Sponsored by ShopRite

Dogfish Head Brewery

Special Thanks to:

Our Esteemed Judges

Jessie Micchelli – WJBR Morning Show

ken Grant – AAA Mid Atlantic

Lucy O’Donnell – Stand by Me

Simon Hewson – Aramark UD


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Bronze Members

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