Recognition of Excellence

The Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce recognizes excellence in leadership with annual award programs.

Business Person of the Year

The Business and Economic Development Committee has selected one or more business person(s) for this honor each year since 1995. Several of our recipients include Steve Rose, CEO of Nanticoke Health Services, Rob Harman, Alliance Real Estate Professionals and Rob Rider, O.A Newton and Body & Soul Fitness and Amy Higgins of Sussex Printing/The Guide.

Community Service Award

The Community Involvement Committee selects the recipient of this award in recognition of their long-standing community service that has made an impact in the community and with our local residents. Our 2017 recipient was Lynne Betts, for her work with St. Paul deSales Society, Community Integrated Services and Code Purple.

Volunteer of the Year Award

The Chamber recognizes the value of the hundreds of hours our volunteers contribute to the Chamber and to the community. Each year, one Chamber member is acknowledged as the outstanding volunteer of the year. In 2017, the Chamber recognized Beverly Blades of Callaway, Farnell & Moore. Bev leads the Western Sussex Tourism Committee as well.

Blazing New Trails Award

The Business Economic & Development Forum Committee chooses a business who has exemplified pioneering and expansion of services throughout Western Sussex County. The 2017 recipient was Heritage Shores of Bridgeville.

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