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. Our 2018 recipient was Susan Henry-Jones of Day Spa at the Marina.
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 2018 recipients were Craig Dimes of Hungry Howie’s and Rita’s Ice of Seaford and Sussex County Health Coalition.
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 2018, the Chamber recognized Denise Crockett of Delaware Department of Labor.
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 2018 recipient was Jose Quinones.